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  1. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    The sail winch was about $25.00 off eBay. The only downside was it didn't come with instructions, so I had to experiment. I did find that if rigged incorrectly, the sail winch is stoic enough to break 14 lb test fly fishing line . The plan is to fill most of the room with trains, leaving...
  2. Bill Nelson

    a new mini HON3 layout started

    Some progress My other project , a scratch built R\c sailboat , covered in a thread in the R/C section .
  3. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    Have worked on the lateral stays . And their scratch built dead eyes. The lower deadeyes are built onto clevises that are pinned into the chain plates with brass pins . With a hole drilled into the end . Soft copper wire. Run through the hole. And wrapped around the end of the pin, acts...
  4. Bill Nelson

    a new mini HON3 layout started

    I made it back to Texas. Need to organize the shop after the chaos caused by the Sheetrock work Later this winter, I'll need to paint the room . Everything , but the RR got moved for the Sheetrock job , and there is little organization. Added to the Chaos is this...
  5. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    The Magnolia made it to Texas . I did have two home made cleats split. They were made out of yellow poplar ; so I'm fabricating more out of red oak, hopeing they will be more durable. As I work on rigging, I keep finding more lines that will need to be tied off somewhere. My Texas...
  6. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    The last post kind of locked up , and my keyboard wouldn't work . I'm working on rigging. Next week we will make a run to Texas, and the boat will go. Along with a Sewing machine I will have to use to create sails. In the Next couple days I will need to focus on things that require...
  7. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

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  8. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    The Wood in front of the stand is some mahogany left over from a wood carving class my wife took in college . I'm thinking there is enough for this model to get mahogany railing, and perhaps just a bit of mahogany trim here and there.
  9. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    Thanks. The larger the scale, and the closer to actual construction techniques and materials you get, the easier it is to get that effect. It's handy that the plan shows a retractable bowsprit. This makes it easier to build it removable . That is important as it sticks out very...
  10. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    I'm four months into this build, making exceptional progress for This kind of work I have the bulwarks in position , and got the scuppers in quire satisfactorily. I have some leftover mahogany I can use for the railing, that should really pop. Below are the chain plates , that will...
  11. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    Last night I masked the bulwark posts , the transom, bow post , control line tubes , and upper hull. This morning I sprayed the deck with several coats of a clear satin finish , sanding in between. The aspen deck sanded in a much more civilized manner after a couple coats of clear finish...
  12. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

  13. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    My last effort had a removable extension for the rudder . This rudder has about 160% the effective surface of the one in the scale plans . I will evaluate it's sailing , many Model sailboats are ridiculously manouverable. Necessary, if one has limited sailing area , I'll sail...
  14. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    The plan was for this to be a getaway, and for us to split our time between our farm, and hour away, and the lake. My Wife had to relocate to Texas to care for her folks, and we got a place there. We have both retired since then . It seems we are living primarily at the lake house...
  15. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    The previous post had photos of the progress with the deck some scratch built pulleys , and a photo showing off some of the fancy carpentry On the deck planks around the support posts for the Bullwarks. At the bottom is a file showing the sailing room on white oak creek bay of...
  16. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

  17. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    Much of the work is being done on my dad's old workbench . My grandfather was a Chicago area patent lawyer, and liked to buy top end stuff from firms he represented. I have been building stuff on this bench since the 1960's.
  18. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    Here are the deck beams , cut out of plaster lath removed from the farmhouse's kitchen years ago. This gives you an idea of the size of the model. The extra wide , extra deep hollow keel has lead chunks cut from a scuba diving weight belt weights. Some old automotive wheel weights. And...
  19. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    As promised , here are more progress photos . In this first photo I'm attaching the first plank on each side , my bulkheads, frames , or whatever were a bit wonky , due to errors in transferring the shape from the plans , errors introduced adjusting the shapes to accommodate the fatter and...
  20. Bill Nelson

    Magnolia

    I have some narrow gauge trains rolling in Texas. But when in TN. I'm mainly at the lake; and I don't have dedicated space for a layout there yet. I figured my project this summer would be to work on an R/C sailboat. My last two efforts were home designed; and both had insufficient...