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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1572 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  4:15:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Frank! I was thinking that you went a bit deep on the hull but after looking some more it looks fine. So, how big of a hole are you going to bash into the side?

Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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Rick
Administrator

USA
23717 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  4:37:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5858 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  7:18:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Pete, Can you handle it? The Poseidon taking over?

Thanks Jerry.

Karl, that was quite the disaster.

Phil, A couple of boards here and there, just enough to make it so itíll never float again.

Rick you oleí goombah you.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 11/25/2019 7:19:07 PM
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
7269 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  7:52:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,

The Poseidon transition, yes indeed. Orion was a good and faithful servant, but after more than half a century, its time has come.

The realization that I'm also an Antique... not so much. [:-irked]

Pete
in Michigan
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1572 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  11:26:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, so, quick repair and back in water? I was thinking more damaged beyond repair scenario! Masts overboard, hard up on the rocks, back broke, engine laying out in the surf.
Oh, well your scene.

Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5858 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  09:13:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

No no Phil, you're right on course. It'll never ply the seven seas again. Beached she will be.

Frank
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5858 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  09:26:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The deck house received the same paint and hair spray treatment. One good thing about hair spray if you donít like the result you can wash the whole thing off and start over. Which I did several times.

I broke out some of the planking exposing the ribs since this was a full-fledged ship wreck.





I made an extension piece for the layout that I could wreck my boat on.





The masts are going up. What a tricky fitting assembly. The mast and the two supports are held at the top and middle with etched brass pieces. You have to slide the middle piece up and down while fitting the bases into pockets in the deck. Those triangular middle pieces are so flimsy if you look at them wrong the bend.

I replaced the plastic masts and supports with brass, much more sturdy.
The tub affair was bent to one side to make it wrecked a little more.










Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 11/26/2019 09:34:30 AM
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
12487 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  11:31:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope the crew escaped without anyone harmed!!
The master of rust strikes again!!

Show that to Dave it may give him incentive to work on the sub!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1572 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  11:41:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I forgot! it's in Florida not up north in the rocks. So, stranded on the sandy strand. I see someone has already scavenged the propeller! What else has been stolen?
Looking real good.

Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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mark_dalrymple
Fireman

New Zealand
1205 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  1:16:41 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
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Even the transport of the model to The Center was very impressive.


Perhaps Frank towed it into the center on a hand made boat trailer?

Looking absolutely fabulous, Frank!

Cheers, Mark.
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Rail and Tie
Section Hand

Canada
61 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  1:58:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rail and Tie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stunning work Frank! Stunning![:-jump]

"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5858 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  2:03:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, the crew made it off safely. It was during the height of the hurricane Pauline that all he// broke loose, blown off course and onto the beach.

Phil, wait a minute youíre from Kansas, you donít have a coastline. Vandalism is hard to stop on a deserted beach, especially at night.

Thanks Mark, I do have that little boat cradle all I need is wheels.

Thanks Rail n Tie.

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 11/26/2019 2:05:21 PM
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3792 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  2:30:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hurricane Pauline..... Careful there friend.

The wreck is looking good.
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Rick
Administrator

USA
23717 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  2:34:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking better and better.
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BurleyJim
Fireman

USA
5438 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2019 :  8:05:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gnarly dude. Love it!

Jim

Take the red pill
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