ZHL Royal Caroline Kit, scale 1/30

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I then moved onto the rails on the roof of the cabin, just cheking to make sure all are the same length,


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last one still to be cut down to size,


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Then there were supposed to be some small beads in the kit, which I cannot find, luckily over the years I have
collected all sorts of bits and pieces and I had some beads of just the right size,


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I had to drill them all out to 2mm so they would slip onto the stanchions, I only needed twelve but I drilled
a few extra just in case of breakage,


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This is a pic from the video, once they are drilled to the right size, you have to sand one end a little bit flat, you
can see in the pic one at the top and one at the bottom,



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some of the beads after sanding,


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after sanding I only had sixteen, so i still had a few extra ones,



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To make it easy to blacken them I put them one at a time on the end of piece of brass,


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Then I used a black marker pen to colour them,


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the twelve beads in place, the ones at the base of the rails are already glued,



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front view, the holes for the base timber and the top rail timber were Pre drilled,


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I had to be careful and line up the stanchion on top of the companion way with the one on the roof,

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The top rail glued in place,


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trimming the stanchion and rails to accept the hand rail from the companion way to the roof, in the kit it just
shows a stub of rail approx 12mm long that gets glued to the main rail, i just thought it would be better to
have a full rail from the companion way to the roof deck,



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test fitting the rail, I was wondering why there weren't any rails on the outside, and then i realized that the
shrouds would go up along side of the cabin, so there wouldn't be a need for any, I suppose,



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and after it is glued in place, there is an etched brass cover plate to go along the main rail and i hope to have enough
left to cover the extra rail from the companion, that's for next time,


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These next pics are just various views of the rails,

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I'm just wondering if the companion rail needs to come down a bit more, I have doubled checked and all the
stanchions are the same height, I think that with the steps being curved and the rail straight it gives a false
impression, any questions or comments are welcome, thank you for looking,

Wishing you all the best of health, Stay safe and look after yourselves and your loved ones,
also look out and help anyone in need,

best regards John,

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Thank you Maarten, the box is just the right size for all the little blocks etc,

best regards John,
 

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This is one of the sheets of photo etch in the kit, the long wide piece and the short wide piece at the bottom along
with the seven little square pieces are the bits to go on the rails,


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after cutting the long piece from the sheet,


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This is the where it will be glued to the rail, not yet glued,



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and these are the little bits that glue on top of the brass rail over where the stanchions are,



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and after gluing in place,



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another view,

thank you for looking and the comments and likes,

best regards john,

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While I was up on the cabin roof I thought that i might as well finish the railings around the aft companion way
hatch, this is a pic from the manual on how it should look,

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They supply 2mm brass rod for this, but I thought it looked a bit on the thick side, you are supposed to use the
rod and form eyelets at the top of each stanchion you make for the 2mm rails to go through, I had some 1.5mm
single hole stanchions left over from a 1/32 scale tug I built, they were just right and I also used 1.5mm rod as
the rails,

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the first two stanchions lined up, you have to be careful drilling the holes as if you get them wrong there is no
way to hide the mistakes, measure twice and drill once,


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bending the rod to shape,


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nearly there, just a little bit of final adjusting,


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and the final result,


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another view,

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Next up is the pumps, you get two round pieces like on the right and then have to make them look like
they are made up from separate pieces, with saw cuts across the top and down the sides,


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They have got to be cleaned up a little bit,


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These are the other parts for the pumps,


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have had a bit of a clean up and the reinforcing bands have been added,


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This is the stuff i used for the bands only it was 1.5mm tape I used on the pump bodies,


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The two pump arm supports marked ready for shaping the sides,


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and after shaping, still need a bit of a sanding,


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The pump body has to sit 36mm in front of the cabin and 75mm from the bulwark, its going to tight as they are
right behind the Gallows, I may have to adjust them a little bit,



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And the yard Supervisor has his eye on me,

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have to make them look like
they are made up from separate pieces
BTW were they made from separate pieces at all? I have heard in the Batavia audioguide (click here, story #12, "Pump or swim") that the pump tubes were drilled out of the trunk of a tree. The metal rings as well as ropes were used indeed to provide the tension. At least I made some use of my izi.TRAVEL project here, ahahaha.
 

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BTW were they made from separate pieces at all? I have heard in the Batavia audioguide (click here, story #12, "Pump or swim") that the pump tubes were drilled out of the trunk of a tree. The metal rings as well as ropes were used indeed to provide the tension. At least I made some use of my izi.TRAVEL project here, ahahaha.
Alex, I think you are right and that they were drilled from a single piece of popular or elm wood.
 

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After a lot of thought i have decided to use the pumps provided in the kit,


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This is the etched piece of brass supplied in the kit, you have to bend it to the shape on the right, on the piece on
the left you can see the lines where you have to bend it, it is a very delicate to bend, but once you have it pinned
and glued in place it is quite strong,


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both brackets attached,


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the pump plungers come turned to shape as on the left, the pump arms on the right are made out of 1.5mm tube
and they supply a piece of 4mm wood for the middle pieces, they say to cut the tube into two pieces and then
trim both ends of the wood down to a size that will fit in the ends of the tubes, I didn't like that idea so I cut some
6mm x 6mm wood and drilled a hole through and slipped it over the tube and CA glued them in place and then
filed the wood down to 4mm x 4mm, a lot stronger and easier way, the tube has been pinched in at the end and
will have a hole drilled through for a attaching to the pump plunger, I also have to drill another hole for attaching
it to the pump stand, see next pic,


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the main parts of the pump, still have to make the handles and attach them,


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and roughly what it will look like in place,

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for attaching the handles this is the way they show, file the end of the tube just over half way through,


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then roll it back on itself and glue in a piece of brass,


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I didn't like this idea also, and as i still had some of the brass stanchions I decided to cut off the ball piece and glue
them in the end of the tube,


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both handles fitted,


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and after a coat of varnish and some black paint,

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the pumps now in place,


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front view,


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and with the gallows just sitting in place, not yet glued,


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I have drilled the holes for the pins that will hold the blocks, they are not glued in place yet, I will attach what blocks
I can first, i will probably also leave the Gallows off till later,


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another view,

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The new sheaves that I had ordered from Cornwall Model Boats arrived and they fit the blocks just great, these
are the 7mm and 8mm blocks at where the Gallows will stand,


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and these are the ones up on the focs'le deck,


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and the last two of this set at the break of the Focs'le,

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and a close up,

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I had a go at making the window that gives light to the kings bed,


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and a close up,


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starting to attach the timber heads around the focsle deck, these all have to be painted black, and that is not
the proper mast, just a spare piece of dowel so I could line up across the deck,


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Just seventeen more to go,

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A little while ago I mentioned about the starboard side rails at the break of the focsle being a bit lower than
the port side, so finally took the rails off, heck of a job but managed it without any damage, then I glued some
packing strips to the base of the starboard side, and reglued them in place,


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I cut a small triangular fillet of wood for both sides of the rails, this is just test fitting the fillet,


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and after varnishing and gluing in place,


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and the other side done as well,


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looks a lot better now,

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