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PostSubject: HMS Volcano   Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:59 am

Bought my next model today Hull + plan and all the fittings Marks model bits sells, a really good incentive to finish Josie Olsen  soon.
Have to save up for the wheels and fittings Clyde model boats offers for this nice paddle tug already emailed Kim about them.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:10 am

The hull and fittings arrived today I must say it's the best Hull moulding I've ever seen and the fittings require very little trimming.
Mark is an artist of the trade. 

I almost have enough saved for the deck and fittings Kim Maclean of Clyde model boats produces, I expect they'll be of great quality also.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:31 am

Have ordered and paid for Feathering wheels, deck, sponsons, motors mount and Bridge.
Kim said he'd set the machines making them over the weekend and hoped to post monday UK time. 
I'm awaiting an email telling me the mail cost.

The wheels were significantly cheaper without the 12BA or 1.2mm screws to assemble them 
Those tiny screws I put in tips& tricks will fit the bill beautifully.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 am

hi Damien ,

have you got any photos of this model to let us see what you are building 2thumbsup , it sounds like nice boat.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:05 am

Volcano was renamed Volatile.


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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:41 am

I have tried to find some info on her but can't find much at all Damien, do you have anything on her, as in build and service dates,  or other info. It would be good to know a little more.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:34 am

Try this Paul. Sparse info but gives all the version name and years for the Dromedary class paddler.

http://rfanostalgia.org/gallery3/index.php/RMAS/Tugs/Prewar/Dromedary-Class

And this paddleducks thread.

http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6165.msg34338#msg34338

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:34 am

Thanks 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:47 am

All the parts have been made just waiting on Kim getting to post office to get accurate post price then another week while Paypal processes postage payment.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:18 am

Have everything but the paddle shaft as 6mm was sent instead of 5mm and the  the tiny 12ba bolts to put it together Kim suggested Screw shop so purchased them only to be told they were out of 1/4" so sent double the amount of 5/32" instead what the heck i'm going to do with 5/32 12ba bolts is anybody's guess.


I received an email with the instructions  for wheel assembly this morning They're rather sparse info wise not at all confidant of building them correctly a few pic's throughout the 5 pages of notes would make assembly easier.


All up after saving for 3 months this model has cost 508GBP or $862Au before starting and I'm sure there will but a lot more needed before she's finished I WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE ACCIDENTALLY  DROPPING OR SITTING ON THIS MODEL.


And after saving some more I still have to buy 5mm stainless shaft for paddles thought of silver steel but it's more expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:54 am

Any chance of a photo or two of the bits Damien. 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:33 am

I'll see how I go tomorrow Having trouble with my camera Paul only getting 2 or 3 pic's per 2 x AA batteries I've bought another on ebay still several weeks away and it won't work with nicads any more so getting costly with dry batteries I'll try though.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks Damien, I know you will do your best 2thumbsup

My boys bought me a digital camera about four or five years back, I have to take the battery out every time I use it otherwise it goes flat, but when downloading through a USB port it charges at the same time which is quite handy. It's an easy thing to use but does allsorts of other stuff bar dancing a jig, all that stuff is beyond me or I rather have the habit of treating these things on a need to know basis............
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:55 pm

I've had it about 6 years and always used nicads in it with it's charging dock until recently it wouldn't work on nicads at all so Wink unplugged the charger and started using dry cells  it's like it's gone very power hungry it a Fuji finepix A210 about 3 or 4 photos 
if taken in a row goes flat quick if left turned on.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:46 pm

My apologies Paul didn't get to shed today thought I'd pull a few weeds on the way out and put my back out, I'll try again tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:04 pm

Hope your not out of action for too long Damien, I know all about bad backs, I have suffered for years, there's only one thing to do, put your feet up Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:14 am

Been in a back brace after crushing 3 vertebrae in '85 9 years later they said I had osteoporosis caused buy a pituitary tumor which was removed via my nose in '94 I was really sick after radiation treatment at a cancer hospital and was told I'd be more comfortable at home and wouldn't make it to christmas of '94 guess I proved them wrong.  lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:59 am

That sounds like a lot of pain Damien Shocked

I have a back brace that I have to wear when doing anything strenuous these days, I have worn out discs at the top and bottom of my spine, you can actually hear then grind as I move..........
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:56 am

Yeah same here where hip joins spine was lifting 44 gallon drums and putting them under dozer blade to crush them then removing them to a pile last one before knock off time l grabbed it and threw sideways instead of forward it spat the disc out Doctors said If they operated 80% chance I'd never walk again I chose to wear it , I crushed L4 & L5 when I slipped on a slate step and landed on my butt,  Crushed C6 when we went over a bump in the road. heaps of pain as you well know. I take Tramadol when the pain is real bad other wise 2 panadol morn & night ya have to just make the most of what you've been dealt.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:32 am

As promised first off Hull and plan from Marks Model bits.



and the fittings Mark makes "Funnels & bases, Vents, Bollards Std & roller and winch.




Next everything Kim of Clyde Model Boats offers.
First The Laser cut wheels
Beautifully cut wheels no details to identify what the part are.

 

Wheel floats.



Sponsons and Aft Funnel base.



Wheelhouse and Aft Funnel base.
I received two of these.



Sponson and forward funnel base.

 

Motors, pulleys and belts and Wheel centres, not sure about these the mount to shaft vis grub screws force screwed into the plastic rims there was an allen key for the grub screws unfortunately I dropped it on the carpet and I'm darned if I can find it.



Engine room Vents.



Deck and wheel vents etc.



Motor & pulley housing with servo and battery trays. No assembly pictures given only a pi.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:32 am

The only pic from Kim's site and it's a single motor unit and wheel is only half built.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:31 pm

hi Damien,
you are going to be a busy boy,  that looks a great kit. the paddle wheels especially, i hope you post plenty of photos when you start building and sort out your camera. I don't say much but look in every day and enjoy all the builds on here.

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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:45 am

For sure plenty of photos probably much swearing too. 

Not at all confidant building the wheels there is nothing to identify what the myriad of small parts are the instructions say take this part and bend.

The laser cutting looks good still quite a bit of cutting still required on the deck photo the 4 triangles with the top cut off were not in the the package have not been identified as yet and no reply from seller pretty damn slack for the money I've spent.
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:28 am

Thanks for the photo's Damien 2thumbsup looks to be a nice collection of well made parts, I look forward to you starting this build 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:40 am

It'll be awhile yet Paul I want to finish Josie Olsen first.

 I scanned the PDF file as photos to post the instructions.
If you need it larger temporarily increase your font size.

 







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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:01 am

I found the wheel pic's I need on paddleducks site.

http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4110.msg19872#msg19872
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PostSubject: Re: HMS Volcano   Thu May 11, 2017 2:49 am

Kim Mclean of Clyde model boats kindly posted 10 of these pic's which I've added to pic's I took of the Laser cut parts I took when they arrived.














Grub screws were supplied with the hub kit they just screw into plastic I'm a bit sus about that.

























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