ZHL 1:30, ROYAL CAROLINE; my version, by Peglegreg

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Hi Greg,

The top rol is visible on the painting, see the small blackline before the middle main lamp. The top roll is shorter as the dolphins on the edges are integrated into it. You can see this on the Chapman drawings. I considered to do this but had to alter a lot to nicely incorporate it and this meant I had to dismantle a lot to fit it.
On the quarter windows I think the aots drawings are logical. Symmetri is important in this era so if there is a carving in the rear you also would expect one in the front. See below the chapman drawing.
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If you zoom in you do see the top roll and a carving in front of the window.
 

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When I was googling at Maarten's brilliant version of his chimney stack for his Royal Caroline. It got my brain thinking and I came up with my own variation, to Maarten's fantastic result.
This can be done while still doing my home renovations.
Firstly the pieces in the kit has to be trimmed and sanded to make the stack more circular.
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As you can see it has to be sanded to make it circular.
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A marking lines was drawn so it can be used as a reference on how much these piece has to be altered. After about 3 or 4 sanding processes, the shape was more to my liking.
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I decided to 'hollowed' out each piece to allow for future possibilities.
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Rought removal of the inside.
When they were hollowed out enough they were glued together, and place into clamps for about 3 hours.
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The top wasn't clamped enough so it was placed into another one for extra tightness.
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I decided to show my chimney stack as it were made from sections, rather than a single piece.

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The stack was drawn with horizontal line to represent the sections.
I decided to chisel away the top of each section to allow for my ideas.

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Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more on this subject.
 

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The hollow chimney gives you the option of a smoke generator. That would be a marvelous addition.
Thanks mate for your like and guess..........
..........what I'm planning is only to put LEDs : 3 in fact, yellow, blue and red, together they should make a brown light. I was planning to put a 'fluff' of cotton wool coming out of the spout. I'm hoping to make a static smoke display.
 

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Another update

The next photo is the finish chimney at this first stage.
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Now for the banding that will join thall the copper sections together. The vertical bands were off-set by 180° from each step from the botttom to the top. Please note that the thickness of each banding is the depth that was cut out previously.
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And at the top of the stack a brass ring was positioned for the opening of the stack. At this stage I have not drilled a hole to join the rest of the cut-out in the centre.
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I used the brass ring as a guide to drill the opening of the chimney stack, and then filled the timber to the edge to the brass ring.
Using my heated plank bender and a thermal glove, I managed to bend the banding so it will go around the chimney.
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The final curve as seen here were duplicated for each band.
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Adding the copper foil wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be with all the different levels in the stack.
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The copper foil is very malleable and using a number 3 scaple handle , it was a quite as simple process to smooth out the wrinkles in the copper
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And the result often some work.
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Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more on this subject.
 

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A small update

The copper foil is now computed, but as I was doing it, I tried to put a knell pattern on the main copper sheets, the results, to me was quite good.
it was a simple process of rolling a kneeled handle over the copper.
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so this is the finished stage of the copper plating.
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thanks for watching, more to come soon
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Hi Greg,

Great result and indeed something totaly different.
Are you also putting ribbets in?
Thanks for your likes and comments!

That's a huge question mate. I got a bunch of 0.7mm nails, and for the past 20 minutes I have only got two in so far. I'm planning to put two rows ever 4mm apart all over the vertical and horizontal bands.
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At this rate I'll be here until Christmas...... ;);)
There must be an easier way of doing this.
 

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Thanks for your likes and comments!

That's a huge question mate. I got a bunch of 0.7mm nails, and for the past 20 minutes I have only got two in so far. I'm planning to put two rows ever 4mm apart all over the vertical and horizontal bands.
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At this rate I'll be here until Christmas...... ;);)
There must be an easier way of doing this.
First drill the holes and glue them in. Thats what I did with mine.
 
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