Mary Ann Billings 1/56

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Re: Mary Ann Billings 1/56

Postby fragle123 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:27 pm

Hi Popeye sorry for the delay in replying iv'e been away from modelling for a while as not had the time what with work and home but hopefully will be getting back into the swing of things soon,Yes they are great kits and with this model being my first ever attempt i wanted to do something i was familiar with and having worked on these ships for over 20 yrs i know my way around them including the one in the photo's which i sailed on for a year or so but she looked different then as those are earlier pics of her and all that style of vessel who fished the same way had identical winches which were operated by a belt drive system.
There was a drive shaft that went from the bottom of the winch through the lower casing and into the engine room a long handle was fixed to the casing next to the winch which had an arm on the inside and wheel on the end of it, the engine had a large fly wheel on the front and when you pushed on the handle the arm and wheel would be pushed onto a large belt that would be tightened up and make contact with the fly wheel as so operating the winch.
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Re: Mary Ann Billings 1/56

Postby modelshipwright » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:51 am

Looks like a fun build. And, you have put some extra originality into it. Nice work.

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Re: Mary Ann Billings 1/56

Postby fragle123 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:09 pm

Thank you when i get home this time in about 2 weeks i hope to put a few more pics of the build up, it was a good choice of kit for me and was pleased with the outcome.
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Re: Mary Ann Billings 1/56

Postby fragle123 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:09 pm

Thank you when i get home this time in about 2 weeks i hope to put a few more pics of the build up, it was a good choice of kit for me and was pleased with the outcome.
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Re: Mary Ann Billings 1/56

Postby Donnie » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:20 am

Very nice clean planking of the hull. I always applaud folks that can handle this part well.

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Re: Mary Ann Billings 1/56

Postby fragle123 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:01 am

Thank you Donnie that was my very first attempt at building a wooden model when i get time i will be posting more photo's of the build but just a little busy with life and work at the minute and really missing it all.

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