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Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« on: October 20, 2009, 12:28:19 »
Good Evening All,

As some of you saw a few months back I swapped my Caldercraft MILFORD STAR for a Model Slipway YORKSHIREMAN, I don't know why I did it but I did and my wife wasn't happy as I was selling to make space not to replace a trawler with a tug  ;D

Also some of you will be aware that I was about to move house a couple of months ago so I boxed everything up and then we didn't move so I thought I would make a start on rebuilding this 20year old model but only using bits & pieces that I already had (hopefully not having to buy anything).

So for a start here are some photos that show the terrible hand-brushed paintwork when I got the tug ;
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 12:29:31 »
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 12:31:06 »
You will see on these next 2 photos the build up of paint on the metal fittings ;
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 12:35:08 »
It looks like a fairly long term project to clean all that up to a decent standard! Having said that, I've seen a LOT worse!!

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 12:38:35 »
Yes Eddy, it has been along slow job, the hull got its first coat of primer today to see what else needs filling but luckily there are only a few small parts to be done (photos to come - probably in the morning  ;))

Luckily ALL the white metal fittings that were glued to the deck came off with a gentle prise of a pair of long nosed pliers, I think the glue was that old it was just the paint holding them down, so it was then a case on removing all the paint from every single fitting (handrails, stanchions, winches etc etc)

This was my method ;

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=1994.msg21545#msg21545
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 12:39:51 »
O my Dan you have got your work cut out here  :o
But i am sureyou can do it  :) :).
dont forget pictures  ;)go for it dano ;)
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 12:49:56 »
To cut along story short, apart from where the wheelhouse came off the hull there were NO ACCESS HATCHES to get to the motor (under mid deck), servo (under towing bits) and the previous owner seemed to have used a chainsaw to access the rudder couplings  :o

Everything was removed apart from the original deck which I sanded & sanded & sanded until sort of smooth then relaid 0.5mm styrene sheet for the forward & maindeck and 1mm styrene for the aft deck to add some strength.

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 12:53:13 »
A few more photos, then the next ones will look better (I PROMISE  ;D)
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 13:00:39 »
So after about 3 weeks I have got to this stage today, renewed all the inner bulwards with .25mm styrene as it was not possible to smooth and fill to a good standard, made an access hatch to the rudder posts (I know this is not correct for the Yorkshireman but at the end of the day I had no option) so ontop of this hatch I will be adding 'deck-clutter' ie ropes chains etc.

A quick coat of primer today has identifyed very few bits I will have to go back to fill (mainly around the scuppers where I raised the deck by 1mm).
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 13:04:30 »
I'm absolutely amazed Dan - What a transformation!!

It just goes to show that we probably shouldn't ignore those cheap models with a ropey paintjob as I would normally have done!!

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2009, 13:09:24 »
Cheers Eddy, I am well pleased with it so far, still got alot of strenghening inside the hull to do but I could only do this after I had done the decks. A bit back-to-front really but I am getting there.

Regards, Dan.

So for the final photos I took today, and my current spend so far ; 2.50 for a new set of blades for my knife.

As I progress with the model I will keep you all updated, looking forward to anymore comments, questions or suggestions  ;)

Regards, Dan.
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2009, 13:17:18 »
I do have one question Dan.... The next time I buy a heap of rubbish, how about doing a refurb on it for me? I could probably afford the 2.50 for new knife blades  ;D

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2009, 13:18:45 »
I do have one question Dan.... The next time I buy a heap of rubbish, how about doing a refurb on it for me? I could probably afford the 2.50 for new knife blades  ;D

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Eddy

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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2009, 15:56:38 »
Coming along nice, Dan :) :)

Keep the pics and info coming :) :)
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Re: Rebuilding The YORKSHIREMAN
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2009, 22:31:29 »
Well you could blow me over with a feather!!!!!Not just a pretty face...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ..Great work there Dan   :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Barry