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pamlupo
#1 Posted : 19 May 2010 13:57:30

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Do you think we may be able to get any spare parts to replace any broken or accidentally damaged parts whilst attempting to glue or drill.

My number 12 broke but I stuck it together not to bad but I am having trouble drilling small holes in the brass strip for the cannonade. I really could do with another piece of metal.

i have a fear of losing a tiny bit.

thanks Shipmates for all your help
Pam
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#2 Posted : 19 May 2010 14:27:32

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In the absence of a replacement brass strip (I didn't use the ones that came with my carronades, so if you need one, simply PM me with your details), otherwise, you might consider fashioning a suitable part out of styrene strip or, given your experience with wood, maybe some off-cuts.

As a last-ditch suggestion, (if you are feeling brave) you could even cut a metal bean/soup can up and use the metal from that.
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#3 Posted : 19 May 2010 15:21:30

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Thanks
So I could cut some wood and paint it gold/brass brillant
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Hi Pam

You could also go to to Cornwall Model Boats and order some replacement brass strip. It isn't very expensive and it would give you some stock for future use in the project.

Mike T
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#5 Posted : 19 May 2010 15:52:30

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Thanks will do that as I would like it to look goodHuh
I need a dremel stand now looked at ebay -no good as I have problems looking though the magnifying lamp and getting the drill in ---all this keeps me out of mischiefLOL

Pam
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#6 Posted : 19 May 2010 16:42:36

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brass strips if you go to in store or pound land and buy picture hanging kit the small,brass brackets may do, per drilled ,cut to size with the hole where you want it , holes 1.5 mm also nice brass coated nailes which i have used in sead of brass wire with the kit
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#7 Posted : 19 May 2010 21:41:12

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hi pamlupo...i had the same problem i found a shop on the internet called macc models i bought a 300mm x 300mm x 0.3mm thick sheet of brass for only £5.50 plus £2.50 postage arrived in 3 days....i can make as many mistakes as i like now and it cuts with kitchen scissors
cheers benny
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#8 Posted : 19 May 2010 22:09:03

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As a printer or 25 years (litho) I used alluminium plates, these are think enougth to cut, shape et. f you haa lookthought yourlocal yellow pages for Litho printers and give them a call and ask for discarded plates, you may find them useful.

these are exmples of what can be done, all metal litho plates.





worth a go eh!
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Colin...My wife is a printer offset Large Mann Machines I used to use plates from the old press she operated a Goss community,I got a bit concerned about chemicals on the plates I was wondering if these are the same as those you use or used,and should I not worry...printing daily redtops they use a large amount of plates and are readily available to me...sorry to go off topic folks
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Nah, they can be cleaned with white spirits and/or water, you would also be using the reverse side of the plate. For the ammount you would be using it would be negligable.
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thin metal sheet,buy a tin of adsa coffie the seal on to is thin alluminium about 150mm in dia
bit of sheet metal plenty of coffie
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One hint pamlupo....is build up a bits box....bits or sheets of balsa and lite-ply..bits of tin or brass..pins..even bits of thread (various thickness).not huge amounts...from art shops and hobby shops...and check out e-bay (cool for bargains).....because something somewhere will go wrong..(as many of the well experienced wood ship builders have said)..and you have your box of bric-or-brack....to help sort it out....hope this helpsBigGrin BigGrin

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#13 Posted : 20 May 2010 22:24:05

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Thanks everyone
I have looked at Cornwall boat site and there are various brass strips. I do not know which one to buy, I have rang them and left a message -no reply- I have emailed them -no reply. I want to replace the brass strip for the cannonade which is 2.6 mm wide. When I looked at the strips `I couldn't see the same size. Can anyone help me please which strip I need.
Pam
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#14 Posted : 20 May 2010 23:06:21

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Get the 0.5 X3 X 500mm strip it is as close as you are going to get it is a fraction wider and thicker but you will not notice it.
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Thank you so much it is appreciated and will order straight away.
Happy building
Pam
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#16 Posted : 21 May 2010 07:57:23

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Sorry
I can't find that size on the cornwall model boat site? Is it me ?
PamMellow
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Macmedal wrote:
Get the 0.5 X3 X 500mm strip it is as close as you are going to get it is a fraction wider and thicker but you will not notice it.


I agree with Macmedal in getting a thicker brass rod ....the wheels fit on more snug and stops them from bending in....but you will have to enlarge the holes in the carrage..(very carefully)i'm not sure what...0.5 x3 ...is ...i used 1.2 mm brass rod...2 pieces 300 mm long for 1.30 plus postage off e-bayBigGrin
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