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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:14 AM
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And one other item. I sincerely hope you never experience first hand the violence of a steam flash in a lead pot.
You bet!

An expansion ratio of 1:1700 definitely sounds violent enough.

Didn´t know that.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:56 PM
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tbarjohn,

Your correct.

I should have used cubic inch of water in my example. That would make 1700+ cubic inches of steam.
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I was not specific enough. Job hazard.
My business is using adjustable volume tools to product finish fixed weight assemblies.

I also have assemblies that use a specific volume though the weight varies.

I have a product that just happens to work out that it's weight equals it's volume in grains. I use this to set the tooling up for other products that need the same volume but not the same weight. Example: I have a assemblies that use 105 grains of one product and the same volume of another that weighs only 55 grains. They both product the same finish product results. If I were to use the same weight, the second product would produce disastrous results being almost 52% over data limits.

Point is, thanks for straightening that out so I could correct it.
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Old Sep 05, 2011, 04:38 AM
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Some "meditation" done about an external keel lately.

First of all:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1433601&page=2
Lots of much too complicated and only confusing stuff written there!
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All you´ll need is the bulb calculator!!!!!
http://www.onemetre.net/Design/Bulbcalc/Bulbcalc.htm

More datas/pics will be uploaded soon.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Not much progress here!

I´ve been quite busy with other stuff lately.

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Actually not really "other stuff" - his name is BAILEYS and we love him!

And he has grown up allready - a 6 months old "Gangster" with lots of nonsense in his mind.
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 04:39 AM
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Redesigning my tiny appartement currently.

Due to the several rc-model projects I´m planning to continue,
I simply ran out of building and storing space.

Lately everything got jammed.
As soon I tried to make one step forward on one project,
I had to get five other things out of the way first.

Thinking back and forth for some time I was able to find a proper solution.
I decided to build a complete new workstation with shelves above
and so forth.
Pics of the new setup will follow soon.
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 12:05 PM
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great!...then you'll be able to add some more projects to do..
oops...i hope you have a sense of humor
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 06:00 PM
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He must - he hangs out in RCGroups!
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 04:37 AM
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Ya´ need some sense of humor in any case if -...-

-...- you look like this:
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 04:39 AM
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And to make fun of you as well -...-

-...- here is my next project:
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 11:14 AM
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wow....super!....my kind of ship................maybe you can find an apprentice to help you finish the others
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 02:57 AM
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Definitely not, Admiral Sir!

I want to do this on my own.
I think I simply have to do it this way.
This is something I wanted to do since my own apprenticeship as a boatbuilder/shipwright - more than 33 years ago by now.

But I never found the time to do it.

Nowadays it looks like nobody wants any of my design abilities or my socalled "hightech" experiences any more.
You know - all these superlight race catamarans and/or race trimarans built in epoxy/carbon and so forth.

Therefore I would like to digg into the "oldfashioned" boatbuilding techniques again.
Hardwood frames, wooden planking (nut?), maybe even copper nails -
just like Jerry Todd does it right now.

And after some time of searching I found this beautiful and very precise plan of the "Royal Catherine" in scale 1/75 on www.bay.de:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Bauplan-Royal...item2a0dc7aacb

But as crazy as I am I´m thinking about building it three times bigger ->
1/25 scale - would have a length of 2.6 meters overall then -...-
hull width 50 cm -...- just imagine

And when I ever get it done,
I might be 75 years old as well - 24 years to go.

How long did it take you to build your ship?
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 09:38 AM
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i know....you are really the actual person who wrote the song..."my way"
1/25 scale would be a nice size!....would be just a wee bit longer than mine....i feel a ship like this has to be large.....i could only make a very very rough guess as to how long i took....maybe 5 years...i wonder if lucc has kept track?.....i should have use a timer like they do in chess games ............ actually i think i started 7 years ago, but i took off 2 years to build ww1 flying models....pfalz, fokker and sopwith triplanes...not to forget the albatross dva....but i still can't fly well....may try again this spring....
be nice if some close up details of that plan would be available...details of stern carvings etc....so you'd know what you're getting....for me, if i have a photo of a carving to copy, i can come up with something that looks reasonably acceptable...but making carvings from rough sketches would be more difficult for me since i've never carved figures before ..(which i had to do on the sides of the william)
...but....if you focused on one ship (and maybe a small side project for distraction), you should get it done faster than me, as you seem to be a fast worker, knowledgeable, and well organized..(not like me).....and likely, have the time and money to do it...
but don't forget to make provision for storing and moving it around
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:00 AM
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My way:

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1/25 scale would be a nice size!....would be just a wee bit longer than mine....i feel a ship like this has to be large

be nice if some close up details of that plan would be available...details of stern carvings etc....so you'd know what you're getting....for me, if i have a photo of a carving to copy, i can come up with something that looks reasonably acceptable...

but making carvings from rough sketches would be more difficult for me since i've never carved figures before ..(which i had to do on the sides of the william)
Just one thing after the other, Admiral:

Just to demonstrate how consequent/rude/brutal I can be
regarding my own future (projects):

I cut my 6 ft wide doublebed in half to create more buildingspace.
The new (second) workbench will therefore be 2.35 m long - 0.6m wide.
Still not enough to do the rigging on that big ship,
but I´m far away from that anyway.

Close up details for the carvings:
Pics 1 + 2: You know that book - page 111 in my german version.

Most other pics: directly from the plans.
Last pic: current building situation - quite a mess!

If you really want to digg into that carving, I suggest you buy the plans directly from the ebay link I provided yesterday allready.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/180619815627?...84.m1423.l2649
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Sorry for the bad (dark) pics!
In reality the plans are bright white, all lines are really pitch black and very sharply defined - just as they are supposed to be - so no problem to expand them to 300 % with a computer copy machine to reach the intended 1/25 scale.

I believe the pics should be informative enough for now to give you the idea.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 09:14 AM
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yes the pics are blurry, but it seems like the plans are very good.....good luck with this, if you decide to do it......
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 10:34 AM
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As soon as the new workbench is mounted,
there will be better, brighter lights installed as well!
Then I will provide better pics.
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