Mirabell61 Posted April 5, 2014 Share #1 Posted April 5, 2014 SS BOHUSLÄN swedish live museum steamer, scale 1:50 by Nils Langemann This model is already completed Introduction to this Build log This already completed model was built with many interruptions out of the (long time out of production) Billing Boats Kit, but without the separate available fittings kit. The still running actual steamer, homeport Gothenburg, is operated by the Historic Swedish Steamboat Society, and is proudly knifing her way through the many Swedish archipelaqgo waters of the Swedish Bohuslän-County of the westcoast in the sommer months of the year for passengers and all steamship enthusiasts. Some data: Built 1914 at Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstad, build N°. 166, Gothenburg, Sweden as flagship for Marstrand Shipping Co, 12 knots, 304 tons Engine 3-fold steam expansion engine, 700 Psi, 3 oil fired boilers Fast coastal passenger steamer, since 1966 as actual and live operating museum ship The model The 87 cm long model in plank on frame make (single planking) and is representing the early look like provided by the kit, but also some kit-bashing features like metal plating of the hull, metal funnel, vents and masts. The whole top deck is removable allowing access to the inside, where I had fitted an electric motor, power supply and RC control devices. After launching and RC controlling it first time, the decision was made, to change it to a static model, after the fine mahagoni planking had suffered cracks under the paint due to being submerged in the waterand splashwater getting in. The model was initially built without metal plating in the beginning, but later on, and after the model was sitting a long time idle and forgotten taking on dust on a cupboard I needed a trial object to practice the intended plating procedure for another model, when the “Heinrich Kayser” steamer was under construction, so the Bohuslän was my very first prototype metal plated ship. At that time the models progress was revived to life again and finalized. In all it must have been two years building duration in total. Much to my regret I have no documented pictures of the building sequences before the pictures shown here start, simply because I had no digital camera at that time. The first pictures are showing the hull as it looked like without plating. Also the bowpost was fixed then for a more 1914 like straight down nostalgic look. The nice little clinker planked (on frames) lifeboats are actually small built models of their own. Enjoy the build log Nils Build log part 1 the White triangle flag with the blue ball is that of the Historical Swedish Steamboat Society This overview plan came with the kit I still have the old box (just for the Picture) the Billing Boat Bohuslän kit was distributed by Simprop Electronics of course I could`nt wait to Launch her to the near Pond for RC controlled maiden voyage, The complete top deck is removeable, no bulleyes fitted yet, and still it was not a good idea to get her in contact with the Ponds water. Thats when her build was set forth as a static model the funnel sheet was formed around a wooden template the Card sheet acted as a template for 0,3 mm brass sheet mini 90° elbows were used to make the vents from many portions of the Mahagoni planking started to crack apart beneath the painting (somehow moisture got into the Wood) after sanding those Areas, I used this thin viscosity creep-glue for the cracks. One could realy watch it creeping into the cracks and then curing out transparent and hard. After sanding over everything was fixed again. Build log part 2 to follow Nils tarbrush, WackoWolf, Gregor and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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