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About Mirabell61

  • Birthday 10/14/1947

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    Glinde, state Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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    sailing ship and steamship model building

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  1. Welcome to the build Jason, glad to have you on board, and many thanks for looking in and catching up. Little Caspar is doing so well, one can see the improvement and also the growth from week to week (yesterday 10 weeks, since birth). He is still "leaking" a bit, but also that will be soon overcome... Nils
  2. Getting further on with the ribs... shaping, saw-cutting, a bit fairing to fit, glueing, I get about 4 per day placed. The lead weight I still had, it was orignaly intended as an internal weight block for a schooner some years ago. Nils
  3. Excellent build Christian, you`ve done a fantastic job, shes a beauty !! Nils
  4. Thank you very much Geert, the overstanding rib ends will be trimmed to the sheer-edge line later on, when the deckbeams and cabin interior are fitted.... Nils
  5. Hi freinds, many thanks for the "likes".... further on with the ribs of the front section, on the stb. side I will need to add half a plank to get the hight acc. to the port side planking Nils
  6. Thank you Martin, I`ve been working on the front bulkhead its seperating the cabin area from the compartment ( as a locker for anchor chain, ropes and other things that need to be stowed out of the way ) Nils
  7. Hi Gary, many thanks your words are much appreciated. The use of the contour gauge was the recomendation by a fellow member and I would`nt want to mis it anymore Nils
  8. Thats a beautiful steam launch Ian... and a very nice Billngs kit Nils
  9. An improvement for taking off inner lapstrake contours of the hullplanking...... Yesterday had a vist by a freind and fellow MSW member, we meet now and then to exchange thoughts on our builds and general building techniqes... Many thanks to Siggi52 and appreciations, for introducing his contour gauge that he lent to me, to try it out, and that will make the production of the interior hull ribs with improved contour quality, vs. my humble methode shown here earlier I tried it out today and am very pleased with the results. It also saves time. Nils
  10. Hi Bruce, I intend to install the things that were necessary for this type of working boat in general, such as : Cockpit planked floors, well-box for live fish, motor well, both access form above. Diesel tuck-tuck motor (Dummy) 1-2 cylinders, gear clutch, reverse gear, with large flywheel, machine exhaust Cabin with 2 berths, locker, ladder, cast iron oven with exhaust over cabin roof, fresh air vent, perhaps a small foldable table. As it is a workboat, it will mainly be held in varnished wood The motor pics I borowed from the web. I intend to to work some outcuts into the main cockpit floor to enable view to the stone Ballast beneath, and perhaps into deck /cabin to view underneath /resp inside cabin Unfortunately I have no other finish details or plans (pics) available at this time, other than the enclosed.... Nils

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