1922 Gold Cup Racer "MISS SEVERN" - Page 25 - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Feb 02, 2013, 02:12 PM
Registered User
Tito59's Avatar

Miss Severn


About 1020 hrs in. Stained and ready for epoxy.

Rich, Question about assembling the gauges, When gluing the plastic gage glass to the paper gauge with med CA, do I put the dot of CA directly on the gage over the printing and then press the glass to it?

Want to make sure I have the process right and that the CA won't smear the ink on the paper and/or yellow, crack or craze the plastic.

Thanks,

Paul (Tito59)
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Feb 02, 2013, 03:11 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tito59
About 1020 hrs in. Stained and ready for epoxy.

Rich, Question about assembling the gauges, When gluing the plastic gage glass to the paper gauge with med CA, do I put the dot of CA directly on the gage over the printing and then press the glass to it?

Want to make sure I have the process right and that the CA won't smear the ink on the paper and/or yellow, crack or craze the plastic.

Thanks,

Paul (Tito59)
1,020 hours since 10/12? that is a full time job and a half+!

Looks great!

re: CA and gauges, I'm not sure what Frankg recommends but I would avoid this approach. Often CA "smokes" (fogs) clear plastic/glass- not good- I use Pacer "canopy glue" around clear plastics with good results-
Feb 02, 2013, 03:55 PM
mahoganyfan
californiakid's Avatar

Awesome job


Nice!!!!!!!!
Feb 02, 2013, 04:01 PM
Registered User
I put the paper gage face up on a piece of waxed paper, place a drop of medium CA on the center of the gage, then place the plastic on top of it. Do not use accelerator and leave the glue cure completely, then cut and trim gage to fit in snug in the bezel.
Feb 02, 2013, 04:06 PM
Registered User
TITO- I had to go back and read the post again. Really, 1020 hours so far. Holy Cow I hope you leave that model to some one in your will. By the way, she is coming out great.
Feb 02, 2013, 04:46 PM
Registered User
Tito59's Avatar

Miss Severn


Got everyone going on that last post,

Little typo there, got crazy with the zeros, 120 hrs.
Feb 02, 2013, 04:51 PM
Registered User
120, that's more like it! 'course, depending on how you measure shop time, 1,020 is possible... 120hrs of labor, 900 hours of sitting at the bench day dreaming, making motorboat noises, etc. - it has been known to happen.

Frankg, no fogging from the CA? what's the secret? I've not had any luck with CA and transparent plastic.
Feb 02, 2013, 07:23 PM
Registered User
Tito59's Avatar
I've had the same experience with CA and clear plastic. Maybe because its on white paper it's no so obvious? I've used the canopy glue as well, it's better, but takes awhile to dry.
Feb 02, 2013, 10:14 PM
oldtribefan
oldtribefan's Avatar
Nice boat, Tito59!
Feb 04, 2013, 04:40 PM
Registered User
Tito59's Avatar

Waterline


Rich,

A quick question as I layout the waterline; The 3 27/32" measurement at the bow, do you measure perpendicularly down from the bow as in pic 1 or on an angle as in pic 2?

the difference is about 3/16". I wan to make sure I get it in the right place.

Thanks,

Paul
Feb 04, 2013, 05:22 PM
Registered User
TITO- follow the stem post line with the measurement.
Feb 04, 2013, 06:00 PM
Registered User
Tito59's Avatar
Thanks Rich.
Feb 05, 2013, 12:22 PM
Crackin' Claws
STONECRAB's Avatar
Beautiful boat!
Wow, I was sitting here counting fingers, and though I'm semi-retired, wasn't sure I could commit thousands of hours to a mahogany build!
I've only been married for 5 years this time, and I can get away with hundreds of hours, but thousands would be pushing it!
Got a keeper this time.
Happy wife, happy life!
Hope you all don't mind this interjection?
Feb 24, 2013, 03:41 PM
Registered User
See this post on some help using Z-poxy
this can be some help in use
WShores

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1838424
Nov 29, 2013, 06:55 PM
Registered User
Hi Group,

My first posting to this thread so I hope it goes well. Just thought I'd post some pic's of Miss Severn. I just finished her and won't be able to water test her till Spring butg if she goes as good as she looks, WOW !


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cool Atosis - 1907 Gold Cup Racer Chinewalker Dock Talk 12 Apr 27, 2014 08:53 AM
Sold 75" Gold Wing Edge Racer - LPU hjcolman Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Mar 15, 2012 11:16 PM
For Sale HP Gold Cup 40 with muffler davedwards Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories (FS/W) 2 Feb 01, 2012 08:55 PM
Sold NIB Hirtenberger 40 F-RC Gold Cup joemetal Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories (FS/W) 3 Jan 26, 2012 04:02 PM
Sold Hirtenberger 61 F-RC Gold Cup joemetal Aircraft - Fuel - Engines and Accessories (FS/W) 3 Jan 24, 2012 04:43 PM