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PostSubject: live steam progress   Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:26 pm

After seeing the amazing work that you all do on your models, I will warn you that this steam ship build I am doing now is mostly an experiment  so it will be mostly for strength and operational success . The authenticity and attention to detail will take a back seat. The build will look something like a Tramp Steamer from the 50's era ( I hope) I am just going off pictures I found on the internet of such vessels. The antiquing to make it look old and beat up will be a challenge. I welcome any advise on this process.
Progress so far --- the planking has started.
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PostSubject: Re: live steam progress   Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:33 pm

Steve,

That looks a pretty good start, however, it is normal to plank both sides alternately, not put all the planks on one side, then the other. It helps to ensure the hull doesn't twist.

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PostSubject: Re: live steam progress   Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:52 pm

barriew wrote:
Steve,

That looks a pretty good start, however, it is normal to plank both sides alternately, not put all the planks on one side, then the other. It helps to ensure the hull doesn't twist.

Barrie
Thanks Barrie , I should have found this out a little sooner, but the planking is of 3/32 balsa wood and so far there is no warping or twisting . I will however get going on the other side quickly to prevent that.
This is my first attempt at planking -- live and learn process .
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PostSubject: Re: live steam progress   Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:44 pm

Looking good, interested in the planking process as my fishing boat "Eileen" needs this doing next but will have to wait until I run out of stuff outside to do, probably be at least September before I start on it again. Rolling Eyes  Ne'er mind, it will soon enough come around..........
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PostSubject: Re: live steam progress   Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:08 pm

My Josie Olsen will be my first planked model.

Steve yours is a good start to planking don't dwell on the ooop's events all part of the learning curve.
Keep on planking.

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PostSubject: Re: live steam progress   Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:14 pm

Damien wrote:
My Josie Olsen will be my first planked model.

Steve yours is a good start to planking don't dwell on the ooop's events all part of the learning curve.
Keep on planking.

Damien.
Thank you Damien for your words of encouragement , you are exactly right in saying its part of the learning curve. And the curves are what is difficult to plank lol! anyway "full steam ahead, dam the torpedo's". Not sure what movie or speech that phrase came from, but its a good one.
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PostSubject: Re: live steam progress   Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:52 am

Perhaps it was Tom Petty's Album your remembering?

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