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About Davesellindge

  • Birthday 10/09/1947

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    Ashford Kent
  • Interests
    Ancestry, Steam Traction Engines and know Model boat building

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  1. Sad bit of news have just discharged myself from hospital after 4 weeks needed to get home with the wife, they found lung cancer.being refered for treatment will keep in touch Dave
  2. Managed to recycle old steps by cutting them smaller not so sure if its looks okay yet, will think about before I make new ones, will compare the other side when done with correct size.
  3. Thank you David its down to all the helpful comments from everyone that spurs me on, every one is so helpful
  4. How to waste time, money and precious wood cut out the steps using 4mm instead of 3mm I wouldn't mind but from the front view they looked quite good for me. Start again.
  5. Thanks Paul about the davits it was like the advice doing the rudder earlier that made a difference. Did you make the barrels
  6. Its going to a show piece when done, I just cant believe how much you are doing
  7. I am still working away every time I built the bell a bit came unstuck, but got there in the end. Will add more photos soon but as I have said before I cannot master the bending so when it came to the reinforcements I stuck two planks together and decided to sit and whittle away till I got the shape. I don't think it looks to bad only five more to make
  8. Have done one side and I think it works. The engine in the background is an American Case half size there's six of us get together at my mates place for the annual steam test and inspection.
  9. I found an wooden cigar box and have been drawing the curves on it for the bow, cutting them out and then sanding them down 2mm, its a type of ply but very fine and does not splinter. Also when its sanded down its very bendable so when glued just bend it to shape when gluing. Will post photo when completed one side.
  10. When looking at the angle of the davitts they were not correct so removed them and replaced them. I just thought you might like to look at my other hobby, I restored this traction engine, I had to strip it down to the last nut and bolt and put in a new boiler. You can see why I am struggling with tiny pieces of wood
  11. Have had a good day today and managed to get some more done, as I am painting I am going to have to do it as I go along other wise it will be impossible holding it to get to certain part's and not break other bits off like the rails. Gave up on bending 1mm so carved the pieces out of scrap wood.
  12. It seem's I have cracked it, made both the longer rails the joints were so tight I could not put any glue into them, but they seem tight enough no movement.
  13. Thanks everyone for your support, I have started on the railings, I found cutting the posts into to two pieces was a pain trying to get them to look straight. When I started on the front ones I thought I would recess the complete post on the ends, this worked. So on the side railings I am going to try and cut out the the holes so that I can put complete post's in.Photo shows first attempt on the small part, know to try the long piece.
  14. Thank you all for your comments it has been one of the best things I did when I joined Modelshipworld, I will continue to do my best and with all your help I shell get threre. The trouble is I write down the suggestions and then get carried away following the plans and then make a mess and remember the help offered.
  15. Hi Andy I might have another go and change them. The paint is a dull yellow and so is the blue the photos make it look much lighter. I use the Caldercraft Admiralty Paints. Have a look at Cornwallmodelboats.co.uk they have the kits or you can also buy them separate.They are a very good shop to deal with and have a good range of products If you look at the above photo and the yellow at the stern is nearer to the colour

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