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You are getting better and better, Pat ! Just to put on my 'know-all hat': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutta-percha

 

This rigging warrant is a find we all dream of, when we are researching a ship. The last war, floods and neglect due to lack of interest sadly destroyed so many records in my home country ... particularly the pre-1900 navy is not very well documented, not speaking of merchants ships.

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Thanks all for the likes and comments. Druxey, Wefalck and Ed, yep I was so happy to find that as it will really help settle a lot of my rigging queries; now if I could only locate what happened to ship plan drawings.  Thanks for the encouragement also, still a long way to go to produce small 'clean' items though - the extra practice in making these several times will improve my techniques I hope ;) 

 

Thanks for the link Eberhard, I had found that, and some useful sales brochures that helped also.  I have yet to determine how these hoses were stowed, but I am thinking in a rack on the back of the ER skylight (with the 'L' crank handles for the pumps).

 

There are a few queries arising from transcribing the Rigging Warrant into a spreadsheet which I will post here (queries that is) in the near future in the hope your experience will help me resolve them.  I have to transcribe the document as I was only allowed to take photos (no flash) of the Warrant and they are too unwieldy to work with. besides the Spreadsheet will allow me to value add to the document.  I will do that on a second copy though so that I have a word-for-word transcription.

 

Patrick, plenty of room for a deck chair - nice sunny climes here usually so you can work on a tan at the same time :)

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Hi folks a small update.  These only stand 11mm tall and the thicker looking handles only 0.8mm - may change the handles as they look a little too thick but were supposed to be more substantial for two men to operate it.  The downton pumps are assembled with one dry fitted to the base/plinth n which it will stand on deck.  The next thing is to clean them up a bit and a final coat of white.

 

Wishing all a very merry and safe festive season

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Thanks all for the likes and comments; much appreciated.

 

I hope all had a very happy Christmas, and wishing you all the best in health, happiness and prosperity for 2019.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Pat...I revisited your log and I have to say I copied an image(Lat year) of your build when you just added the figurehead,,,,but failed to comment since.

You are creating very impressive work...fine, clean and accurate.  Very impressive for sure.

I fully enjoyed my revisit......Love your work.  Love the subject too.

 

Rob

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Hi folks, another small update.  Now that I have the PE in hand I can progress on a bit; still waiting for the 3D parts (capstan and revised funnel).  I also had some laser parts cut for the engine room skylight as my attempts to make them kept breaking (stiles and rails) as the walls are only .6mm thick and the rails /stiles just .8mm.  They have come up OK considering the size. 

 

One of the reasons for lack of updates is that I had been busy drawing up all these part.  The two sheets of PE are 0.4mm (larger sheet) and 0.2mm.

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I am in the process of doing the glazing and have added the 'waffle' style ventilation louvres discussed earlier.  The louvers were made from 0.2mm thick brass sheet and folded and soldered to get the effect seen in the photo earlier - they look OK I think?  My biggest decision is whether to add another louvre in the front and after walls.  I show a blank and a louvre version in the photos, but have an additional one of each. 

 

My thoughts are to go for blank (no louvre) as I think there would have been adequate ventilation from the louvres and top pieces?  The reasoning is that the after wall would most likely have been used to store the firehose racks, and supplementary 'L' shaped handle for the Downton pumps (only shipped as required. 

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I have started on the rod/bar grills for the top pieces with the parts shown before cleaning (one made, one unmade); the rods are only 0.6mm diameter.  These have since been blackened but I forgot to take a photo.  When the glazing in the top pieces have dried completely these will be glued over the windows / glazed parts.

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I have also made the bases for the pumps, and manufactured one of the two suction plate assemblies required.  The idea was that the connecting pipe(rounded/horseshoe shape) could be cross-connected to any one of three suction pipes (one to each major compartment/space).  The top end of the pipe ran underdeck between the pipe and this plate assembly.  I still have a 7" hose connection plate (single) to make which was the upper deck connection to the pump in the engine room (for firefighting) whereas the other two are for dewatering and transferring freshwater around the ship.  The wood looks rough but I am zoomed right in and actually looks very smooth to the eye.

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The 'pelorus' has also been completed.  The 'hollow' look of the brass night cover for the compass is a trick of the light as I have painted that face silver to simulate the viewer.

 

These parts will be fitted once the engine room skylight has been fitted.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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you have been very busy. Did you etch the brass yourself or has that been done elsewhere? glasing looks marvelous. You are getting very skilled at those miniatures

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Hi Dave and Carl; thanks for looking in and comments.

 

Dave, I drew the base artwork marking what I needed as etched on the underside or upper side, showing where I need holes etc.  these were done to the required print/etch scale in TurboCAD and passed to the etcher who imported them and turned them direct into his 'negatives'.  This is a screen grab of wwhat I drew up.

 

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Many thanks again for organising the lasercut for me; it has worked out well with the PE fitting very well.  Now to glue the assemblies together and add the 'dadoes'.

 

Carl, I finally caught up with a guy (Model Railroad community here in Melbourne) who had done some etching for my Endeavour and he did this job for me.  I do so little that it is not worth the added expense/complication of learning yet another skill. 

 

Still a bit more photoetch to be done for all the mast work etc, but that will come in due course :)  Most of this is for the Rigmaiden Lanyards, purchase winches etc.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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