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Zeesboot- wooden fishing vessel-small Zeesboot c. 1876 by Mirabell61 - scale 1:24

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Thank you very much for your nice comment Mark,

 

the small parts of the engine are taking more time than I thought....., I wanted to do the dome nuts for the cylinderhead from  small brass hexagonal brass bar but it looks like I lost the remaining bit I still had.

In the meantime the housing was painted and I`m working on the cooling tubing with connection to the water pump. Generator and its terminal box are also painted, need to do a bit of wiring, and I`m looking for a suitable mini V-belt or two, perhaps  the thin sealing "O-ring" for wrist watch glasses can do for this. I`ll have to see the jewelery shop in town if he has some old ones in his scrap box...

Will post some more pics when I have all things together

 

Nils

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Nils thank you for posting further pictures of your progress with this model.

The engine is a masterpiece in wood and yes The clutch lever really looks the part.

I do hope you keep us informed on further developments as it will look splendid when finished.

 

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thank you very much Peter for your appreciative words,

I`m pleased you like the engine...

Yesterday I received some brass etched fish for the catch together in scale 1:25, with two fish box kits (sides get folded and soldered together). For the fish there needs to be some uppadding, which will favorably will be done "Fimo clay" that can be baken for curing, before the fishes get painted. I decided also to produce some eels in appropriate scale made completely from Fimo clay. Trust that all together this will enhance the working boat character, when done...

 

Nils

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Many thanks Slava, and for looking in,

have`nt heard from you quite some time now, nice to know that you`re watching this build.....

I`m still working on the engine, installed generator, water cooling pump and tubing and fly-wheel, more to come the next days...

 

Cheers,

Nils

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Wow...brass fish!!!!

Who would have thought of that!!!

And the mesh basket for them too.

Absolutely brilliant idea.

Reminds me of when I made brass etched model locomotives.

The motor is looking good.

I hope you will leave the brass pipes in brass?

Maybe varnish them to prevent them going dull and ugly in the passage of time.

When I made my model locomotives in G scale, I bought some sheets of plastic with hundreds of nut and bolt tops moulded on to them.

One simply slices them off and epoxy or super glue them where you want them.

This could be of interest to you and the engine build?

Keep it going please.

Love it.

Pete

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I used to make such bolts and nuts in my pre-lathe days on the hand-held drill: take a piece of brass rod (I actually used small brass nails that turn better, due to being work-hardened from the stamping process) into the chuck, turn a step on the front with a small file, then (using the hex-nut of chuck as guide) I filed the six sides by counting the number of file strokes on each side, finally filed the short 'bolt' that will go into a pre-drilled hole and parted off. You won't produce them by hundreds this way, but it's quick enough for machinery, such as winches or the engine.

 

Today, of course, I use the lathe and the dividing head on my milling machine.

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Thank you very much Pete, Geert and Eberhard,

your answers and input are very much appreciated....

 

Pete,

model locomotives and marine craft in G scale  often have details that can be adopted of another..

I went looking for polysterol screw head imitates (your pic...) but could`nt  find them in the web net, do you kindly perhaps have a source (link) ?

 

Geert,

As I could only model the engine from Photos I found on the web, this was my best effort to produce something alike in scale 1:24, am pleased you like it

 

Eberhard,

I remember , when doing the bolts with dome nuts, that connect the blades to the hubs ((KWdG model) I worked a bit like you described in your "pre lathe days".

Instead of nails as base material I used quite small hexogon brass bar.

Many thanks for your kind input here...

 

Nils

 

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The muffler and exhaust looks great.

The nuts and bolts as mentioned are made by the firm Meng.

There are three different sets A ,B and C.

They are 1:35 scale but nuts and bolts are nuts and bolts.

I think you need set A whereas the nut is fastened on the bolt with a little of the bolt protruding.

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I bought mine from a local model shop but I have just checked ebay and they can be purchased from there or Amazon.

Just type in 

MENG NUTS AND BOLTS SET A 

And you should get there.

Pete

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13 hours ago, Mirabell61 said:

Many thanks for the link Pete,

I found the set A straight away and ordered already... :)

 

Nils

Great.

You are an excellent modeller and will therefore realise that small details like this make the model. 

I will continue to view your blog.

What will you call her?

I have a suggestion ....

Tuc Tuc???

Ha ha.

Pete

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Thank you Pete,

I know sometimes I get lost in details, but if the time for completing is not pressing I can try and realise some of the thoughts I have saved in mind, and its a lot of fun. The tuc- engine is the little heart of the boat.

Your name suggestion is not bad, but I intended to call her "Lorbas" as this name was not yet registrated for heritage Zeesboots list, to my knowledge

 

Nils

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not much progress this tme..

the engine is complete and the sockets for main- and aft mast set in place

 

Nils

 

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the mesh fish boxes have been chemicaly blackened

 

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the V-belts are from sealings for wrist watch covers

 

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added an oil dipstick

 

 

 

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upper right corner : day fuel tank ca. 20 Liter

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Thank you very much Geert,

will start with the removable engine bonnet, that will have some outcuts so the engine remains visible.

Have also added silicone shock dampener pads for bolting the engine down, and with reference and  thanks to Pete`s suggestion I received the small panel with dummy screw heads, these are also installed already, as well as the prolonged exhaust tube that is now leading to the outside hull planking...

 

Nils

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Thank you Pete,

Yes there will be several cuts, also in the cabin area giving view to the whole interior. Thanks again for your link to the screw heads, great idea I think....

 

Nils

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bolts holding the gear housing to the machine block, and silicone rubber dampening pads

 

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slicing off the round heads with hexogonal sockets

 

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exhaust to outside (well above waterline)

 

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screws for exhaust tube flange to cylinder 

 

 

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Yes. Any adjoining pipe work would have to have a flange.

I was going to suggest it but it t is your project and you need time to do these refinements.

So I kept quiet in anticipation.

I thing I am just as enthusiastic as you Nils about your model.

I must zip my mouth and keep watching.

Brilliant.

Pete

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Many thanks to Pete and Mark,

and to all who clicked the "like" Button...

 

today I made the hand-bilge pump, which discharges into the centerboard case, and the upper sill of the centerboard case

 

Nils

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