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Jan 11, 2011, 03:20 PM
KC8WPF
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Brownell boat stands


I needed to make six Brownell boat stands for my latest project, a USCG 65' tugboat. These boat stands are similar to car jack stands, and they come in different sizes.

For 1:24th thru 1:35th scale boats, you'll need the following materials:
2-56 all thread rod (for jack screw)
1/8" brass tubing (center tube)
1/8" or 3/32" brass rod (support rods)
1/16" brass rod (jack screw adjustment)
2-56 brass nuts (jack screw adjustment)
thin plywood for pad
Soldering jig is oak with support rods on 3/4" centers

For 1:16th scale thru 1:10th scale, you'll need the following:
4-40 all thread
5/32" brass tube
5/32" or 1/8" brass rod
3/32" brass rod
4-40 brass nuts
thin plywood for pad
Soldering jig is oak with support rods on 1 & 1/2" centers.

All I need to do is finish cleaning up and paint the base, and add the wood pads.
Last edited by CG Bob; Jan 11, 2011 at 09:26 PM.
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Jan 11, 2011, 03:38 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Neat!
Jan 11, 2011, 04:04 PM
r/c ships and workboats
See CGBOB is going the extra effort for his display stand. Think there just he might just be pushing the next level of quality to a scale display stand. Cool idea.
Jan 11, 2011, 06:12 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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The screw adjustment is functional...
Jan 12, 2011, 10:29 AM
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i'm doing the same thing! they look neat when finished though.
Jan 12, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Very cool!

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Jan 13, 2011, 01:30 AM
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...from the LHS...
Do you still work there, Bob?
A neat addition to a model. Very creative.
Jan 13, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Great job on the stands CG Bob. I attached a couple of pictures showing angled stands, you might consider making a few like that. The ones you are making are right on.
Mike
Jan 13, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepers1940 View Post
...from the LHS...
Do you still work there, Bob?
A neat addition to a model. Very creative.
Yes, I still work there. Tuesday night we were out of stock on the sizes I needed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeC47
Great job on the stands CG Bob. I attached a couple of pictures showing angled stands, you might consider making a few like that. The ones you are making are right on.
Mike
The first picture I posted shows angled stands, and those will be made after I build the next straight stand. The CGC CAPSTAN had four angled stands near the bow and a pair of straight stands near the stern during some drydock maintenance.


While these stands are being made for a USCG 65' tug with its own build log, I thought they needed their own.
Jan 13, 2011, 04:03 PM
r/c ships and workboats
What is amazing in looing at the full size stands is that they do work to stableize something that is extremely heavy. Kind of like ants--able to holld a hundred times their own weight.
Jan 13, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Yeah, stronger than they seem. When bunches of boats are placed on the hard for hurricane protection these stands keep the boats upright against some fierce winds.

It's a good idea to run chains under the keel between pairs of stands, to help prevent them jumping out.
Jan 17, 2011, 10:57 PM
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I got two angled ones made up, and need to make two more. When those are done its off to the paint shop.
Jan 18, 2011, 01:36 PM
r/c ships and workboats
nice!
Jan 18, 2011, 01:49 PM
jda
jda
Fossil builder
Very impressive. I don't recall ever seeing these modeled before. Very nice. jda


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