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  1. Just caught up with you build Joe shrouds look brilliant and well worth the doing and all look to scale. Regards Richard
  2. Just looked in the book I have by Arthur Bugler O.B.E and he has the drawings of 12 pounder Short 8'-2", 12 pounder Medium 9'-2" and 12 pounder Long 9'-8" 24 pounder 10'-3 1/2" and 32 pounder 10'-3 1/2" 32 & 24 pounder gun carriage 6'-2 1/2" long, and both the same width, 12 pounder gun carriage long and medium are the same at 5'-6 1/4" and short 5'-0 1/4" all the same width 12 pounder (long) 30 in number upper deck 12 pounder (medium) 2 in number forecastle deck 12 pounder (short) 12 in number quarter deck 24 pounder 28 in number middle deck 32 pounder 30 in
  3. Thanks for dropping by Keith and Robin have had a few distraction, remaking, but all is good and do hope you had a good as can be Christmas, in the next few days will catch up on all of your builds Regards Richard
  4. Thanks a lot Keith and Joe I've had a blast making all these parts made most as per the scaled drawings provided with the kit. Regards Richard
  5. Lovely job Jond, and do like all your info as you are building, will be looking in on your journey she does look like the Bluenose eh, this is what I would like to do one day. Regards Richard
  6. Your ships deck is looking fantastic Robin and yes the Capstan does look way better 👍
  7. Hi Denis you say "since this is a fictitious ship, I guess I can do a few things" I like your thinking, nice cabin and deck 👍 Regards Richard
  8. Thanks very much Dave, Robin, Eamonn, Michael, Gary and Denis for your very kind comments, I think these parts were the last items of metal work to be made did just finish the last handle, will need to blacken them. Now have to the finish the painting of cove , adding ship name, scroll work on the hull, look for all the small stuff like eye bolts and rings etc etc that I have not added yet then will start to paint some of the items in my parts box, then I can start to assemble. Also thanks for all the likes until next time Regards
  9. I agree with what the others have said, you do have a very nice build going and all you need is a few tweaks here and there 👍 Regards Richard
  10. Looked at Gary's (FriedClams) Bilge pump on his 1920 New England Stonington Dragger and he built a Edson Model #2 so looking at the drawing of Bluenose supplied it did not look the same so I have gone with the drawing. Made some rough sketches Machined the body first out of 5/16" brass bar here it is just taken it off the lathe Machined the top brackets Once all that was done, cut the part were the water would flow out and ground sides so that I could solder a piece of bent brass to the
  11. My Dad long time ago said to me "try and learn something each day", well I just did, brilliant Keith 👍
  12. For the front and rear pieces could you make flat then soak in water and bend to the shape in a jig 🤔 Watching and learning thanks very much Keith 👍 Regards Richard
  13. I also have had the way I posted pictures before not working. I use ImageShack and I use to just hit "Get image sizes or links" then you see Type, Size so I use to hit Forum in Type and then hit large in Size then I would copy and paste to my blog and picture now does not work, I now have to hit Direct in Type to get picture to come up this happen the last time I updated my blog.
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