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PostSubject: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:50 pm

This vessel came to me courtosey of a good friend from the previous RCMB forum who found it in a yard sale of sorts







a little research turned this up







and many hours of patient work and some blue air moments she's come out as a really nice model.







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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:56 pm

I should say so ..

A really tidy ship. Great job. cheers well done.




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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:14 pm

thanks Kenny it was very pleasing to get her back to this state. she still needs a light switching unit as there are a total of 26 lights on here now that need switching in 4 different groups. I've got plans to get the action 4 way switching unit for this.



The lights are :cabin, bridge/navigation, trawl and deck lights
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:28 pm

It's great when old and seemingly broken models get a second chance.
And very nice it is when the result is like this.
Great job Phil

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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:33 pm

thanks Ole it is indeed very stisfying to be able to give the old girl a second lease of life
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:45 pm

smart. very well done that.
love to see old ships being brought back to life.
wish i had your talents
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:34 am

What a lovely looking boat.



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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:07 pm

thanks for the kind comments lads I'll post some evening shots on the water once I eventually get the lights sorted
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:39 pm

Not a shot on the water and there are a couple of lights still to fit but she looks pretty good on the workbench in the dark



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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:10 pm

Good one Phil. A right tidy job there...... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:16 pm

Thanks matey have to say I'm pretty pleased myself with the overall effect can't wait for good enough weather for an evening sail
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:18 pm

Looks great mate,about time you got them working lol!
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:22 pm

bloody hell Chris thought you'd left the country mate lol!
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:26 pm

No just got cut off mate! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:35 pm

Nice job there Phil i'm impressed, makes me wish i had some free time to do some work!


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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:57 pm

thanks Aron but here's the rub this has only got done because I've suddenly got to much free time unfortunately, such is the life of a self emp joiner seems the industry is having another blip. Does any one want a good joiner lol!
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:57 pm

well at last my student skipper (aka her indoors's G/daughter) good weather and a bit of free time around dusk all came together so here's a pic of her with all her lights on plus a video both on the water at last







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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:22 pm

smart that. well done.
someone should maybe have a word with the skipper though, bad luck to turn a boat against the sun Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:09 pm

Very nice model mate
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:21 pm

looks fab that mate and very moody,well done.Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:09 pm

thanks for the kind comments lads as for the turn against the sun it would help if a certain 16yr old knew her right from left lol!
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:54 pm

Don't you mean port from starboard.!!lol!
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:12 pm

Great job Phil, I've a few questions I hope you can help me with though. I won one of these on fleabay for a whopping £4-99 back in the summer but has no prop or shaft and no rudder either, any chance of some sizes for these please and also what motor/battery combination you used. Thanks, Grub.
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:13 pm

Hi Grub

Have you posted the correct link there - or is my grey stuff just addled? Either answer would be valid.

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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:29 am

Hi Norseman, I've not posted a link; that's my signature Rolling Eyes . If you've had a look through though you've probably realised I'm growing bananas instead of veg Laughing .
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:46 am

Oops, having drank the Magic Mead I misunderstood your 'I've bought one of these' comment. Lol that your signature is Bananas - says a lot. I did grow a Banana tree once - boy do they grow fast. Forgot to bring it indoors though and Jack Frost had it.

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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi Grub sorry for the delay in answering put it down to a 60hr week and fighting of a dose of Bronchitis I will get out in the shed and photo the relevant details for you before sunday night
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:56 pm

Thanks Phil, I'll try and get a pic to stick on of the awful colour scheme it's wearing Laughing .
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:49 pm

no worries grub as for colour schemes you'd be amazed at what some of these boats had in the real world back in the 60's
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:12 pm

It only took me three months but here's the pictures I mentioned Laughing
It say's on the stand George F Perkins, now I don't know if that's the makers name or the boats what do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:07 pm

Good grief I owe some one an apology here. Sorry mate totally forgot about this thread.

the prop is a 35mm 3 blade driven by a 385 motor on 7.2v the rudder on mine is the one that was fitted when I got it and the pics give you an idea of size. inside the linkage space is tight yo the rear of the hull and a bit of a challenge



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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Cheers Phil, I bodged it together on Sunday Laughing , Jack was desperate to give it a go so I went to Howes and just bought a 385, a light duty prop shaft and 35mm prop and a medium brass rudder. Looks great in the bath (oops,domestic test tank) although there is some water ingress and I can't see where it's coming in, then to top it all off I took him down to Jubilee lake to give it a go and it was frozen solid Rolling Eyes .
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:19 pm

Just had a proper look at the pics of your boat and to my eye she seems to be in very good almost original condition, just a couple of items i see missing, one is the life boats and davits and if you give mark of marks model bits in newport a ring and ask nicely and mention my name, he may still have the masters for the replacement boats he resin cast for me and if i can find time this weekend i'll get a tracing of the davits and the the the other item the haul gallows to send to you they are made from 3mm ply or possibly balsa thats assuming you want to fit them.
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:24 pm

one possibility for the water ingress is inadequate grease in the prop shaft tube especially noticable if reversing a lot as i assume you haven't got the same issue i had with mine at 1st with the ply keel de-laminating. solved buy using a syringe to inject epoxy resin then clamping with lots of spring clamps then i coated the inside with grp resin that solved the issue
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:32 pm

Thanks Phil, I'll give Mark a ring if you fancy sending me the davit templates, as for the water I think it may be where I drilled for the rudder post; I drilled it and it was largely filler so I lost maybe a little more than I should. You are right though about getting at the rudder post, bit of a bugger with fingers like sausages Laughing .
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:05 pm

I have always liked these trawlers, nicely proportioned. A pity it is not made any more......


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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:57 pm

No probs Grub will get on to it fri or sat.

Windy I do believe that drawings are available to make one of these from scratch the only slightly complicated bit really is the bread and butter style hull and even that could easily be fabricated from 1/2" balsa and 1/8th ply, as the original is.

I may even be able to put some drawings together (free of course due to copyright issues) if you fancy a go. the superstructure is all from 1mm and 1.5mm ply
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:25 pm

Thanks for the offer Phil but it won't get done for a few years!!!!! At the moment I am working on a 1/12th pilot boat and next on the slipway is a Dromedary class paddle tug followed by a modern 3310 tug followed by an ocean going salvage tug followed by a transport coaster... Ect Ect..........

I reckon I might be able to pencil it in around 2025!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:02 pm

lol!

now where have I heard that before
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:49 pm

Jack finally gave his a run out yesterday Very Happy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkjlJC1UdeQ&context=C32d2dbfADOEgsToPDskLH5iqKcOBE_NTCOz3iPYrk
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:32 pm

that looks good Grub if you pm me your address I'll post those templates on tues when I get back from south yorkshire
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:54 pm

Wow! Jacks very impressed with his fiver investment, one of these has just gone on e-bay along with a tug for £115-50. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=251012638295&nma=true&rt=nc&si=nggu62NvQ6JL1J8AOdyh%252B5vIoik%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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PostSubject: Re: my veron MFV restoration   Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:48 pm

I've been looking at this trawler site lately

http://bostondeepseafishing.com/trawlers.php

and just thought I'd post it up as some vessels are

very similar and might be of interest.

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