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Old 03-31-2022, 10:08 AM
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Well Jim, hats of the you for taking on this classic!
I’ll be watching with admiration. Great pics y the way, and thanks for passing on the tips. By the way, not really clear what you mean by making the slots longer means exactly.
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Old 04-06-2022, 09:14 PM
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Well Jim, hats of the you for taking on this classic!
Iíll be watching with admiration. Great pics y the way, and thanks for passing on the tips. By the way, not really clear what you mean by making the slots longer means exactly.
Regards,
Alan
Finally enough progress to warrant taking pictures.
Thanks for the comments Alan. The slots thing is that the designers of models lay out perfect parts but we humans can't make perfect parts.
Sum of our slots are too long and some too short. If two short slots are mated the part won't fit properly.
So by trying to make them too long, which does no harm, at least the probability of short ones is reduced.


Just starting to lay the hold-floor/double-bottom-cover. The rectangular openings at the sides are sumps and the middle is for the echo sounder.
The hexagonal hole is for a structural pillar. The rest are manholes.
cheers Jim
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Old 04-07-2022, 02:29 AM
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thats about where i am at present, with the tank tops, are you leaving any open for display?
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Old 04-08-2022, 11:37 AM
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You are making good progress.
I will close the tank tops, maybe leave the side open as Marco did.
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Old 04-10-2022, 06:49 PM
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The forepeak is done. A definite progress point.
Next comes the first transverse bulkhead. It is corrugated
so will be a challenge to build.
cheers Jim
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Old 04-11-2022, 01:01 AM
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lovely work, i also completed the forepeak over the weekend
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Old 04-13-2022, 10:49 PM
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The major box beams seem to be a good stopping point for today.
The hatch opening measures 203mm across the inner corners.
Close enough to square for me.
cheers Jim
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Old 04-18-2022, 09:00 PM
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Making slow progress at merchant ship speed.
After putting in some of the floor beams I tried a little test fitting of the floor plates.
It turns out that I had put the #1 hold access ladder in the wrong place.
It didn't line up with its access opening. Fortunately it was fairly easy to move it
at this stage, there being good access now.
Some more transverse beams need to be in place before the last line of floor
plates can be glued down.
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Old 04-19-2022, 07:09 PM
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This is a huge job!!

Great progress, thanks for putting on plenty of pics.

If ever there was a model screaming to be a cut-away surely this is it. All that internal strengthening has to be seen to be appreciated!

Excellent build log too!

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Old 04-19-2022, 07:25 PM
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VERY impressive! A reflection of the great age of LCL ship building.

And a good save on the No. 1 hold access ladder.

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