Boat Deck Update

Today has been very productive with the completion of the boat decks main framework and the creation of the raised walkway.  The walkway is from brass etch and is part of the range of N gauge accessories for detailing model railways, but to my surprise when I measured it...

Boat Deck

Great progress has been made on the boat deck, and as you can see from the photos below its taking shape quickly. The next major job for this deck is to make the raised walkway from brass etch, whilst not a complicated job the etch is very fine so...

Upper Deck Test Fitting

Today sees another 12 hours work but the progress is getting more noticeable with every hours that passes, this time its work on the upper deck.  All the main structures have been printed and painted, this includes the revolving hoods for the funnels, ladder ways and skylights and the...

Fitting the Decking

Now the paintwork is complete its time to start fitting the wooden decking. This job to about 2 hours as I needed to check the fit of all section prior to removing the protective film on the rear of the wooden sheets.  Once the self adhesive started to bond...

Hull Painting

Today see the completion of the spray work on the hull, with the top coats being applied. After a roll of masking tape to allow for the boot-topping line to be applied between the light grey upper part of the hull and the red anti fouling.  The boot-topping is...

Decking – Test Fitting

Today was a rather slow day as it took most of the day to create all the decking sections from the 4 sheets of wood veneer, both for accuracy and to ensure we are able to do all the deck with this material. Now all four sets of decking...