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HMS Triton Cross Section by Edwardkenway - 1:64 probably more like 1:60

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Hi all, this will be a very slow build as I'm still undecided wether to build 1:48 or 1:64. With the latter I'm going to have to get my plans resized, with the former a whole new stock of wood will have to be bought. That said I may end up doing both just for all the experience. 

Any way not alot to post about apart from having spent the last hour or two printing the plans.

Cheers all 

Jon

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Depending on that programs, apps, etc. on your computer, you might be able to import the plans and reduce them down to print out at the right size.

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Hi Mark, Hmm I'm not at all tech savvy and can just about manage an email but I will look into it. Do they do things like that for tablets (a very old galaxy tab s?)

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Hi all, I have managed to resize the plans and have reprinted the smaller versions.

I've cut out one test frame template and glued it to my wood which is walnut, and now just need to cut the frame components which will be slow work as I'm using a coping saw with a very fine blade. Unfortunately I don't yet own a scroll saw but depending on how I find making my own parts I will buy one.

Til next time

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Well after a couple of hours I have my first frame cut, it definitely in need of some serious sanding but for a first attempt and that with a coping saw I'M happy. Only eight more to go.😅

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20190906_221412.thumb.jpg.f37e8cd86dddcc8387ed5bfb9be6b809.jpgfirst frame glued, hopefully these make do clamps will work.

I'm buying stronger clamps for the rest of the frames. Having put this one together I now think it is not 1:64 but 1:60 so as long as all the rest of the parts are the same it will  be  ok.

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First frame looks good! As long as all your drawings are to the same scale I don't see it mattering all that much.

 

 

Chad

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This is going to be a long, slow and enjoyable experience as I'm learning new skills and seeing something I've made come slowly together. 

I checked that my drawings were the same and yes all frame drawing are  identical, apart from position number/letter.

Bought some  new and finer blades for my coping saw. 

Well I cut my 2nd frame and it's better than the 1st, at this rate my last one should be perfect!! It's now glued and clamped and while waiting for the glue to dry I attempted to cut the rabbet into  the keel, the one you see in the photo is my 3rd try, I think I may go with that one.

Cheers

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Edwardkenway,I feel your pain re the sizing of the plans when printed. I recently printed a whole pile sheets to begin a project.. I was very pleased with myself at having given such forethought to the matter.Of course I went straight in like a bat out hell and started sawing cutting &sanding....all went well... I then needed to copy a few more sheets and after cutting them and sanding could not understand why things were not fitting as they should.After cursing the publisher of the plans  I checked the computer and printer...…. The size of the print had altered.!!!Not by me...

So a cautionary tale..like you Edward I went ahead at the original size for the experience.

Cheers. DanW

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Hi Daniel 

This was supposed to be 1:64 but has ended up about 1:60 luckily all drawings have been printed and all of them are the same scale. 

Thanks for looking in

Cheers 

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Hi all

Rain today so not at work so I have done a bit on my build. Tack glued another frame template ready to cut out and made the gun carriage sides. These are made from some scrap 2mm walnut ply.  These 4 are the best of my efforts. I'm not quite ready to tackle the wheels yet so I'll leave them till later when I'm a bit more confident. 

Cheers

 

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On 9/8/2019 at 1:28 PM, Edwardkenway said:

This is going to be a long, slow and enjoyable experience as I'm learning new skills and seeing something I've made come slowly together. 

I checked that my drawings were the same and yes all frame drawing are  identical, apart from position number/letter.

Bought some  new and finer blades for my coping saw. 

Well I cut my 2nd frame and it's better than the 1st, at this rate my last one should be perfect!! It's now glued and clamped and while waiting for the glue to dry I attempted to cut the rabbet into  the keel, the one you see in the photo is my 3rd try, I think I may go with that one.

Cheers

 

 

Don't feel bad.  This project was my first scratch build also.  Well.. actually I did a 1:24 cannon first, but I digress.   I remember redoing the frames.  As I recall, I did the first one about 3 times... then started the next one.  I think by the time I was happy with all frames I could have built several models from the throw aways.  ;)

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Hi all, 

Could not find the time to get any more frames made up, so decided to have a crack at the gun carriage axles and wheels. 

I racked my brain thinking what to use for the wheels but then I looked at the pencil I'd been chewing, it would be perfect as it was 5mm diameter and the lead ran exactly through the centre. So I drilled the lead out and then sliced the pencil into as many rounds as it would make as I was bound to break some.20190911_222648.thumb.jpg.f1f9df0e25b598dbd38741a2cf951d2a.jpgI could not cut them to thin as they just broke apart so there was a lot of sanding to make them look passable.  All in all I had an enjoyable couple of hours doing this.

Oh well back to the frames next time, although there's no rush as I'm waiting for the wood for the deck structure to arrive. 

Cheers

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Hi all, had 2 or 3 hours on my cross section mainly cutting frames and assembling them. I've only got four more to make, but as my decking timber has not arrive yet I'm not going to rush them.

This is because I've found that when rushing thing go wrong, and that's  why my last two frames were cut out twice with one of them going in the scrap box.

Well till next time, 

Cheers 

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