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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  12:34:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys!

Greg I’m looking forward to it!

Håkan



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Pennman
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  10:30:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, it's been quite a while since I posted on your thread. You have made great progress since I last saw many things you have made, and all are excellent builds. This ship is no exception. It will be a great addition to an already exceptional layout. Seems like everything your hands come in contact with turns to gold!

Rich



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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  10:09:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the kind words Rich!

There has been some progress since last time. I have added rubbing strakes to the upper hull. It looked a bit naked before. I also have made some belaying pins (koffernagel). They came out a bit to small so I'll make some smaller ones. As I didn't fancy making about 20 of these on the lathe so I cheated using the printer.






Belaying pins


I also have had some progress with the 2-8-0. It is nearly finished and I tested it on the layout yesterday. To my surprise it worked great which isn't usually the case after painting. Here is a video of it running without the boiler mounted.

https://flic.kr/p/2jJxMHN

Thomas belongs to my youngest son

Håkan



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bandman
Section Hand



Posted - 09/22/2020 :  11:43:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

Fantastic and amazing modeling. Such a pleasure to see. Thanks for sharing your creations.

Horton M.



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railman28
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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  1:15:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The schooner is looking sharp. And and the engine is running sweat. Excellent work all around.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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Greg Rich
Crew Chief

Posted - 09/22/2020 :  7:36:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hakan,
Your schooner has some very graceful lines. Is she going to be gaff rigged? With 2 masts?
Also, you have to think about a name.

Greg R.



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CNE1899
New Hire



Posted - 09/25/2020 :  1:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hakan,

Beautiful hull and nice details. Reading thru parts of the thread I see you use Sketchup. How long did it take to become proficient?
Love the 2-6-0 and 2-8-0 by the way.



Edited by - CNE1899 on 09/25/2020 1:20:00 PM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/27/2020 :  12:10:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the kind words Guys! I’m happy you like the 2-8-0. Its nearing finish and at the moment its only assembly left. I’ll post some pictures later this evening.

Greg it will be a gaff rigged two master. The name of the vessel is Spray named after Joshua Slocums famous boat.
I have made a name plate that will go on the transom.

On Sketchup its is very easy to learn. I estimate giving it about two evenings in total 4 hours of testing and using tutorials on Youtube you will have come a long way.

Håkan



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masonamerican
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Posted - 10/11/2020 :  03:50:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
the going is slow but my vessel is getting spars at the moment.
I also 3D printed a sign for her. It was more of an experiment but went rather well.




I tried to find a suitable font but it was tough but I hope I succeeded somewhat.

I found a great series on wooden sailing vessels on Youtube. It is from BBC and they had one vessel that is close to mine the "HMS Pickle". It is a english vessel but I'm basing my riggning on her. I'm not sure if it is entirely correct for America and 1890s but I'll use some modeling license

Here is a link to the series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWoI5yT2qk

Håkan



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 10/11/2020 :  08:32:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/11/2020 :  08:49:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

Your vessel has beautiful lines. The font looks good to me. I’ve sometimes faced the dilemma in modeling of deciding between guesswork and inference in the face of incomplete knowledge about a prototype or accurately modeling a well-documented prototype as a stand-in. I’m sure your decision is a good one.

Excellent work.

Mike



Edited by - Michael Hohn on 10/11/2020 08:51:35 AM

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/11/2020 :  10:47:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
The nameboard on the stern looks good and I think the typeface works really well.



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masonamerican
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  6:28:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys! I’m glad you like it.
Thanks Mike its tuff to find good reference on Internet for the time period.
Today I ordered some rigging thread and some tiny wooden blocks
from a source in UK. Its hard to not go all in on the rigging but I’ll try to
find a good enough level. Otherwise its all ship modeling and no trains.

Håkan



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Ensign
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Posted - 10/14/2020 :  2:29:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, I see that your shipbuilding skills, are as goods as your other modeling talents that you share here with us.
I can't wait to see her in the water!

Greg Shinnie



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Greg Rich
Crew Chief

Posted - 10/14/2020 :  8:08:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hakkan,
Now that your boat has a name, she has a personality.

She is a tight, trim little vessel. I am looking forward to your rigging. It can be challenging, but also very rewarding.

A how-to & reference book on ship's hardware & rigging that I have found to be very helpful is named,

"Jackstay"
by George F. Campbell, M.R.I.N.A.
Printed by Model Shipways Co. Inc

This book is written by a ship modeler for aspiring modelers and is replete with diagrams and drawings.

I have seen copies for sale on the internet.
Good Luck to you my friend

Greg R.



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