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ESVAGT CAROLINE
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:30:29 »
Hi all this is my latest project the Esvagt Caroline.                                               
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 13:14:56 »
I started this build quite some time ago but decided to put her on hold while I built the Svitzer Maltby. Esvagt Caroline is a C class rescue vessel 1:40 scale. The hull measures 43in long with a beam of 12in
The hull for this build was purchased from Orion Mouldings.  http://www.orionmouldings.com/modelboats.htm
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 19:12:47 »
Going to be a beauty....I just know it!

Right on Brian cool
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 06:29:09 »
That is one big boat you do like a challange  Brian,  cool
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 07:01:38 »
Looking forward to your build.

If you start working out now you may be able to lift her when she is completed.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 12:57:37 »
As always on a model the first job is fitting props and shafts plus bow thrusters, on this vessel she has Zdrives and two bow thrusters. Here is a photo showing the stern of the Capella in dry dock, the Caroline has the same type of drive system.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 13:16:24 »
Here are a few photos showing how I made my drives for the Caroline.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 13:26:29 »
Hello chipchase, This is a beautiful project you're building there.
Nice work with the brass.
with best regards Cor
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 13:43:14 »
Thanks Zeevaart1, here is a photo showing the drive after fabrication.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 23:46:19 »
Looking very good. cool
What stuff do you use for modeling.
epoxy, polyester.
And how do you make the model, do you use a mold.
with best regards Cor
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 03:21:10 »
I wish I could make drives like that....  :'(

Excellent project so far, looking forward to seeing the future updates!

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 13:17:58 »
Hi Cor, the stuff I used for the fabrication was easy sand and no I donít have a mold.

Have a go at making the drives Dan, the first set that I made took quite a bit of thought but it gets easier.  :)

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 13:24:05 »
I need a lathe and milling machine first! Then a set of plans, and then some talent.  ???

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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 13:59:02 »
Yes Dan I agree with the lathe but I donít have a milling machine. Itís on my wanted list.
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Re: ESVAGT CAROLINE
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 14:27:26 »
This is the third model that i have built with Z drives and on each one I have used different methods for driving these units. The first one I used belt drives these worked OK but I thought that this could be improved. When I built my Svitzer Maltby I managed to obtain the headgear from two graupner drive units these work great I am very pleased the way that she performs. Unfortunately itís not every day you come across old graupner headgear units. Quite some time ago I read a thread on the rcgroup forum about headgear drives and decided to have a go at building this type of headgear for the Caroline. Here are some photos showing the units.                       
Brian