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Dr PS - Paul Schulze

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  1. I finally got the missing parts from Model-Expo. I cannot say enough good about the folks at Model-Expo. Missing a part - they send it. Break a part - they send it. Finished the wheels - Assembled the carriage chassis - Finished the coffee urn platform and springs - Below notice the chimney brackets have also been installed. Next I glued the floor onto the carriage chassis and painted it red. The wagon tongue was installed as well - After the paint dried, the springs were attache
  2. When working on chimneys, I found the kit supplied 9/32” (1/4”ID) brass tubing would not fit over the stove top chimney pipe attachment points. They needed a tube with a 9/32” ID so I ordered a 5/16” tube which has a 9/32” ID. I plan to carve three 1/4” dowels at one end to fit the hole in the attachment point on the stovetop, slip the 9/32” tubes over the dowels, and finally slip the 5/16” tubes over the 9/32” tubes. The dowels will stabilize the chimneys while fitting snugly into the 9/32” tubes. The outside 5/16” tubes will fit snugly over both the 9/32” tubes and the stovetop fitting. W
  3. Missing some parts so I decided to start on the cast parts first as I wait for the parts to come in. I tackled the coffee urns first, gluing them together with CA glue, priming them, and then painting them black. The wheels were cleaned up and primed and then painted red. In the photograph you will see that I have used a 3 mm masking tape to mask off the rim of the wheels which will be painted black. Next I will work on the flues.
  4. Hello All, I am taking time during the building of the New Bedford Whaleboat to build the Model Shipways Guns of HISTORY Civil War Coffee Wagon 1:16 Scale. I will be posting progress as a build log here. First I will post the Kit photos. I am looking forward to building this interesting piece of history. For those interested, there are some YouTube videos of Civil War enactments involving the Civil War Coffee Wagon which could produce over 100 gallons of coffee per hour. That is a lot of coffee 👀
  5. I have the stern fairly well in hand now except the knife. The rudder is painted and the Tiller is fastened. The Tricing line (lower stopper knot on rudder) runs up port side through a Fairlead in Cuddy to port cleat. The Trip line (upper stopper knot on rudder) runs up starboard side through a Fairlead in Cuddy to starboard cleat. The Tricing line hoists and holds the rudder when the Whaleboat is hoisted on the mothership. The Trip line is used to light the rudder off the Gudgeons. The final line completed was the Steering Oar Strop. It has a stopping knot in the stern post, then runs to t
  6. Arthur, thanks. There are lots of details to work out before I put this one to rest. One could skip a lot of the details like a raised stitched sail and loads of Whaleboat craft but I plan to push through. However, I am going to take time off to build the MS Civil War Coffee Wagon as a Christmas present for someone.
  7. Only worked on the NBW for a few hours and have partially finished the oars and paddles. I decided to carve the complete pieces from 1/8” basswood sheet instead of using the provided precut parts. This should make for a better look after staining. In the photo, the oars are pretty much done. Four more paddles need to be cut out before the final shaping of all six.
  8. Been doing a lot of work around the house getting ready for winter so the NBW has been on the back burner for a while. With the holidays coming up posts will be few for a while but I will work on the boat as I get a chance. I did get the hull painted though. Next I will be trying to do various detailing of the inboard side.
  9. Scoot, your boat looks great. I have already started painting and my hull scheme is the same as yours - green with the second strake white.
  10. The Whaling Gun Box was constructed from 1/16” sheet boxwood. The ends fit the curve of the ceiling. The front side joins the two shaped ends while the backside is formed by the ceiling itself. The top was split as shown and the front piece was hinged to the back piece by leather strips. The box was stained to match the Bow Sheet.
  11. Tiller and Rudder completed. The Gudgeons and Pintles were made from the supplied thin 3/8” wide brass strip. The Pintles were formed and fitted to the rudder and small brass nails were soldered to them to serve as the hinge pins. The Gudgeons and Pintles were attached using small copper nails. The Tiller was “riveted” with copper nails The Steering Oar Brace is also shown in the last photo. The support brace was made from 1/32” brass wire.
  12. Completed the Compass and Compass Box. The Box was made from 1/32” basswood sheet according to plans. Compass Rose reduced in Photoshop. Lens effect was made using a drop of CA glue. In the first photo below, the box slides were glued to a scrap of wood as shown, then glued to bottom of Cuddy. When the glue was dry, the scrap was cut away leaving the slides attached.
  13. Finished carving and attaching the Peak Cleats, Oarlock Pads and Foot Brace. Also, I decided to remove some of the dark brown paint from the thwarts. I used lacquer thinner which gave the thwarts a “worn” look which I like. Photos don’t do the “look” justice.
  14. Finished carving and mounting some unpainted cleats. Starting at the stern is the cleat on the Cuddy Board. Next to the Cuddy Board are the Standing Cleats with another cleat above each. Near the stem are the Preventer Cleats. Stern Stem
  15. This will be the inboard color scheme. The Gunwales are black; Thwarts, Thigh Board and Cuddy Board are dark brown. The Stem and Stern Sheets, Lion’s Tongue and Logger Head are Golden Oak stained. Two other colors, as seen here and in earlier photos, are buff and blue.
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