Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

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Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby trippwj » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:50 pm

Greetings from the PHTS Shipyard

The next build for the PHTS Shipyard has arrived. Attached hereto are photo's of the kit and contents. We will need to hold off on laying the keel for at least a short while, as the Shipyard Overseer has issued a management directive that states we must launch at least one of our current builds (either the Harriet Lane or the Ranger/ Detector) prior to beginning this one. Looks like we need to put in some overtime!!!

The box cover

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Instructions and contents

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Laser cut pieces

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Looks like one broke - believe it is a part of the windlass. Will check into what it is supposed to be and decide how to handle.

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My junior apprentice showing the size of the 4 sheets of plans.

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I utilized the most effective set of logical points and reasoning in a detailed conversation with the overseer. Even tried having Cricket do her "sad puppy dog eyes". Finally got special dispensation to begin work on the EC Berry, HOWEVER - at a cost. You wouldn't think that a person with over 300 skeins of yarn waiting to be knit into something would need more...oh, well, it is a reasonable sacrifice!

Started work on the building board. Now I need to find some more space at the shipyard for the in-progress builds. This little corner is getting crowded!!!

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The PHTS crew preparing the building ways.

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Verifying the squareness and alignment

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Checking for the fit of the scarph. A bit of sanding to remove the char, and with any luck the keel gets laid and start work on figuring out where that rascally rabbet goes!!!

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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby trippwj » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:44 pm

Not a great deal of building today. Needed to make some modifications to the shipyard to accommodate the build.

First step was to empty the bookshelf next to the workbench and convert for tool storage. The ECB will now reside on top of the desk until other space clears out (that is, if I ever finish the Harriet Lane and Detector...)

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A different bookshelf emptied and relocated - nautical books now reshelved.

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I invested in a second set of plans so that i could extract the key sections for working copies - nearly ready now to glue the first keel pieces and get underway!

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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby otrax01 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:47 pm

Wayne, nice work on getting around the overseer. I see at your house it's the same situation as mine. I am large but not in charge is what my wife says. Are those ribs I see on the cutout sheet? :text-woo:
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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby cog » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:57 am

Wayne,

Good to see Emma and her working crew!!! Hope you and your family had a super Easter. Marleen and I just relaxed all day. Today is a holiday too here in the Netherlands, so a second relax and slow going day. Bit of work on the new bedroom, maybe I'll prepare my Witch for the first layer of paint on the hull.

Be following you closely mate ;-)
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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby GaryM » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:14 pm

Glad you could start your build. Those little workers looked like they were ready. It would be sad if you had to tell them all to go home especially when they had all brought their tools with them.
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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby trippwj » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:32 pm

Dang - over a year since I last updated this topic! Rest assured, there has been progress!

Given all that has gone on, I think I will just update some of the highlight pictures until I get to where I am today.
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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby trippwj » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:50 pm

So, then, that catches up to this update.

WIth both boys gone (one back to Arkansas for the school year and the other moved into a college dorm), have gotten what, for me at least, is a lot done on the ECB. I have been working on the interior details, including the posts and beams for the cabin sole. Here are a couple of shots of the process.

Used the heavy "plugs" from the workbench as weights to install the sole planking. Worked quite nicely!
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Cabin sole
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Also built out the supports and laid the port side bunk and back "wall". Still some finish sanding to do, then prime and paint. The sole and bunks will be grey and the "wall: white. Not sure what color to do the overhead when I get to that stage.
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Similar process for the forecastle sole.
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As you can see in the following, I have also started to install the ceiling planks - I am using a 4-butt pattern, scale length, top plank is 20 feet (max length I am using for the planks).
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Here is a good view of the bow framing - still some cleanup to do, and those with the black marking a a tad "proud" and will likely need to be trimmed when I get the deck beams installed.
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And, lastly, the token scenic view looking over Passamaquoddy Bay.
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So, next steps are to continue with the starboard side bunk, then tackle the wetwell.

I will be keeping the midship section on the starboard side partially un-planked, including the ceiling, to allow a view inside. The cabin will have a bulkhead closing off the forward end, so will be leaving off some of the planks on the deck (including above the starboard bunk) to allow a view inside the cabin.

Contemplating how to build a small stove for the cabin, with a brickwork base, and perhaps a small table and benches. The admiral is going to come up with some blankets for the bunks, and may see what I can find for scale cloting to hang from pegs on the forward bulkhead.

At any rate, the hull seems to have held it's shape well, and be faired pretty well. I have one dip inside at frame 12 on the port side I need to fill a smidgen, and will probably need to thin that frame on the outside as well when I get to the planking.

Observations, suggestions, or queries are, as always, encouraged - and greatly appreciated!

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Until the next time, then -
Wayne

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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby catopower » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:33 am

Nice to see your latest updates, Wayne. That Emma C. Berry is a really interesting kit. Every now and again I see the kit for sale and have to stop and think about getting it. What a great way to get into P-O-F model construction. Seems like one can learn so much from a kit like this.

Your work looks great and I will be watching for future updates!

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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby GaryM » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:34 pm

Nice to see this coming along. Still looks very fragile. I am sure that once it gets planked, it will be strong.
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Re: Model Shipways Emma C. Berry

Postby Donnie » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:35 am

Hi Wayne,
just checking on you and your build. How's things going - haven't heard from ya in a while?

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