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Schooner Germania (Nova) by KeithAug - Scale 1:36 - 1908 / 2011

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Sometimes the eye strain gets a bit much and I need to return to the full sized world of machining.

 

I needed to complete a project that had been on the shelf for about 7 years and I spent a couple of days doing so.

 

I made 4 steel rods 12mm diameter and just over 150mm long, axially drilled and tapped at both ends. I also drilled a cross hole about 10mm from the upper end. Additionally i needed 2 shorter and larger diameter pieces which I made from a printer roller salvaged some time ago. All were polished.

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I also needed 8 small and 2 large conical washers, cut from 6mm plate and then turned on a mandrel mounted in the lathe.

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Once tuned the washers were polished.

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Once made the parts were assembled and soft rubber pads were glued to the 2 large washers and 4 of the smaller washers.

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I now need to finish the 7 year old project.

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 OK, I'll be the first to take a bite out of this poisonous apple.  It's real pretty but, what in the world is it? And if it's patently obvious to all but myself I'm gonna feel real stupid for the second time today. 

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3 hours ago, Keith Black said:

 OK, I'll be the first to take a bite out of this poisonous apple.  It's real pretty but, what in the world is it? And if it's patently obvious to all but myself I'm gonna feel real stupid for the second time today. 

It's obvious what he's doing, I'm surprised you can't see it.

I won't spoil his fun though!

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Eberhard, Keith, Mark, Eric. I really should have explained that while it is relevant to this site it isn't for use on Germania. I think Steve must have made this assumption which is why he found it easy to work out. 

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Ok - I apologise for my little game, I blame my incarceration.

 

About 7 years ago I completed HMS Cornwall and since then she has resided in a plastic bag on a top shelf of the workshop, occasionally picking up minor damage.

I couldn't be bothered to make a case, or get round to ordering one. Finally the need for workshop shelf space prompted me to buy one and fortunately it was delivered the day before lockdown. 

Rather than install the model on a stand inside the case, I decided to engineer the stand into the base itself - hence the metalwork.

 

Well done Eberhard - you win the prize. Oh! and of course Steve you too!!!!

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Hhmm ... not too far off then. But why did you attach the side supports so high up on the hull - ok more stability, but it looks a bit like those outside supports, when you have a broken leg ...

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 Beautiful ship but I can see our snooker playing days are over. That beast is huge, the snooker table is the only place in the house that can accommodate the HMS Cornwall and case. 

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Keith, it's obvious - now!

 

With all due respect to your talents, I agree with wefalck: those lateral supports take the eye away from the model. Perhaps lower them or even substitute clear acrylic would make them less obtrusive. I hesitate to be critical of your superb work, but....

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OK now I'll come clean, I sent Keith a PM after my previous post saying I didn't really know what it was I was just stirring the pot to promote the mystery of it.

Although I did have an idea because I know how Keith did the cradle for Altair, it's his style.

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23 hours ago, wefalck said:

But why did you attach the side supports so high up on the hull - ok more stability

Eberhard - yes it was for stability but having tested them out I think I can reduce them by about 2 inches without too much compromise.

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23 hours ago, Keith Black said:

Beautiful ship but I can see our snooker playing days are over.

Yes Keith - snooker playing days are over, my playing partner (son) got married and had a child. The table is on the disposal list but I can't find anyone who wants it - even for free.

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23 hours ago, druxey said:

Perhaps lower them or even substitute clear acrylic

I agree - but will shorten them - I don't think acrylic would be strong enough without going to a bigger diameter.

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