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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2015, 12:09:33 »
Nice job Pete, the bulrush code No is 6040Y40R   and plasticote sold in B &Q  do a Nut Brown which is very close.   Geo
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2015, 07:47:11 »
Thanks John and Geo. Took the paint code back to B and Q but it appears that now they mix valspar and not Dulux they dont do that colour anymore. Anyway that was what the saturday lad said. Actually I dont think the colour I used dried out too bad from a colour match point of view. Now got the hull blacked and the unique Watkins green waterline strake added. Started making the railings, but  nothing above hull level yet attached permanently. Have now also run the steering chains through the tubes. Originally they just laid on the deck but found by terminating each in a very light coil spring under the band stand there was just enough tension to lift them from the deck. The front ends are glued into the tube. Hopefully be attaching some bits this week as quite a few fittings ready made and painted.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2015, 12:27:36 »
Looking good Pete, Nice paint job.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2015, 06:01:58 »
Many thanks Terry

Getting some of the deck furniture assembled and fitted now.
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2015, 07:22:43 »
Not far off until launch day, by the look of her Pete. Another superb build.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2015, 11:27:40 »
Looking good Pete ready for tug day,see you there
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2015, 11:30:25 »
A very nice job Pete she is lookin smart, see you soon from a very sunny and hot Minorca.   Geo
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2015, 05:52:51 »
Thanks all for kind comments. George its a hard life!!!

Engine room skylights, bunker hatches and tow bows now made.
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2015, 07:06:19 »
smashing job Peter,  I hope that's genuine welsh steam coal in the bunkers,   Geo
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2015, 02:16:31 »
Thanks Geo and it is real coal!!

Boat deck railings made and fitted. Dodger frame for wheelbox fitted, and pipe and whistle added to funnel. Davits and boat next I think
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2015, 08:13:28 »
Lovely job Pete    Geo
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2015, 05:21:34 »
Now got davits and boat cradle on, boat painted, stern tow bow supports on, anchor davit fitted and vents painted and temporarily positioned. Starting to look like a tug now.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2015, 10:29:27 »
Looks good Pete, will she be ready for the 26 July.
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2015, 12:31:42 »
Thanks John. Yep thats the date I am aiming for. Hopefully the boat will be finished by then even if the rx etc isnt in situ.So confident I have even got a table to bring with me!!!!
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Re: RUMANIA Another old Thames steamer.
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2015, 07:37:41 »
Funnel stays fitted, Vents fitted. Some bridge furniture fitted Started fitting out lifeboat and shaping mast
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