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Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, 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, 24 October 2012

More on the OL2

This week I've done a bit more on the OL2 ie
Namely the construction of the wheelhouse sides 
Sides built on the wheelhouse floor, have to make sure it doesn't get stuck to the deck, tacked first and then done properly off the deck!.

Front a bit tricky, and as you will see the top insert is a bit too big, but after a bit of a trim, sits nicely into place

And here is the finished article.

Then it was the exhaust and vent trucking to add, nearly missed the instruction, to add the small box on top of the main roof!!. not at this stage!.

Then it was on to the main roof.
It was at this stage I was not sure what the plans were saying so on Sunday took the pieces and instructions to John's house as he is a time served Draughtsman and he had a look and said my thoughts were correct. It was still a job for two pair of hands though, so I held the parts in position whilst he ran some Polyweld round the joints. Much easier with two people, as all the parts are overlapping and not very easy to tape up with the curved front and all.

Then it was home to add the nav light boxes.

And here is the nearly finished wheelhouse, and you can just see the top of the exhaust vent at the back of the roof where it should be!.
Well that's all folk's, perhaps not in the sequence in the instruction manual, but it's where the mood takes me on the day, but its getting there.

Well that's it for now.

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