Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Rear of OL2

Back to the rear of OL2, since the last post I've cut out the clump recess,

That's the clump recess, I didn't know what one of those was until I started this build either, as you can see by the plans its a recess for the crane I think.

This picture shows it with the top deck in the back ground part finished.
There you go, the top deck finished as well, its remove-abell so you can get into the net deck area later, which means you will see a blank space in the net deck area!.

So I've detailed it a bit, same as the section in Model Slipway website. 
I knew the bundles of spruce 4mmx4mm at £1 a bundle of 10 bought from the Ellesmere show would come in handy Bob!

Now when you look though the net openings at the rear you will see this, makes the top deck a lot stronger as well.

Then I had a look at the sides of the area, this is the port side with the beam in the middle which is the continuation of the gantry supports on the top deck and then "H" girders across and ribs down to make this area a bit more interesting.

More done on the starboard side, an old friend used to say you can't see it when it's 30ft out on the water, but I know its there and now you do too!, plus if you show it later it makes a better impression doesn't it, all this detailing isn't on the original build, but I'm a glutton for punishment.

What about the new camera I heard you asking, all these pictures taken with the old compact and considering they are all whitish they are not bad, but I'm worried that any dust in the workshop might get in the camera works so it's just the compact in there.
anyway here are a few pix's taken with the new camera   
Goldfinch in Bob's garden

More goldfinches

Castor oil plant



Bob's "Rosie"
And finally Pepe, the hairy beast.

And with the zoom 
That's all folks 


  1. Nice interesting blog, Duckie
    Pity, Mr Pointy ain't around?


  2. He's got lost in transit I think, perhaps I can clone another one!.


  4. he used to be on John's railway and was transferred to the Gorton boat yard but got lost on the way , but he's here now, what a plonker, came though Hyde and took it literally