Jasmine CN110, Nobles, Girvan 1958, job No.28
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    Default Jasmine CN110, Nobles, Girvan 1958, job No.28

    finally made a start on my first attempt at building a model trawler, Nobles of Girvan built Jasmine, Alistair Noble very kindly gave me a loan of the original drawings and with the purchase of a scrollsaw and a bandsaw i can finally make a start.

    fully expect to encounter numerous snags along the way, as long as i get the lines of the boat right i'll be happy, not expecting the finished boat to meet the standard of those featured on this site but since i intend to build many more in the future i might one of these days get one to look "alright"
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    Just outside Fleetwood, Lancs


    looking good already, quiet waters, and a very interesting way of constructing a bread and butter type hull.I would never have thought of doing it that way, but after 40 odd years of trying different methods, I am still learning.
    Well done, and don't forget.......there's never a bad model.enjoy the build, and don't give up.cheers,neil.

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    thanks, i just noticed that my pics look a bit misleading, i could bread and butter them as you call it but t finished boat would only be about 20" long, a bit smaller than i want. i'm working from the original plans and there are 41 frames or ribs in a boat that is 54ft. i'm beginning to think that i could have done with only a third of that for the purpose of the model. haven't decided wether to leave each frame as it is or to hollow them out for realism, if i do that then with the addition of a few extras for bow and stern i have spent the last two days cutting out enough to make three models!!!!

    i set them up using only about ten over a length of 81cm and it looks a bit narrow in the beam? i switched off the power in the shed and cmae in to the house for caffiene and nicotene to mull it over.

    i got a very interesting letter today, i had returned the original plans to the yard on wednesday and today i recieved a copy of the builders certificate and the original fitting out instructions, with every little detail accounted for, including the number of coats of black varnish the underfloor sections of the hull had to get, the two coats of white undercoat and two of top coat the outside got, it makes fascinating reading all six pages of A3, typed in 1958.

    Alistair Noble has sent them to me to keep, a very generous gift which i will treasure. i had intended to build it so that the deck could be lifted to reveal the fo'casle,hold and engine room in detail, a lot more work and a lot more trimming of the bits i've cut out already but i enjoyed my bunk for many years and would like to be able to see it in the finished model!!!!!!!!

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    the wheelhouse so far, bit more work to do on it before its finished, another couple of days at least. i'll leave it just now as i wanted to try out a new theory that came to me to steam the planks to bend them. i borrowed a steam stripper and taped hose to three lengths of vacum extension hoses. blocked off the narrow end with a wooden plug, taped the stripper hose to other end thru a split wooden plug i cut out on the scrollsaw. just split it in middle, put plank lengths of mahogany cut from length of mahogany trim on tablesaw. join the ends up and start stripper, leave steaming away for 30 mins or so and then bend into rough shape on former made of rows of nails using plan sied elevation as a guide.

    seems to have worked, looks good, nice and bendy now ans should go onto frame quite easily.
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    Default my steambox

    another view of the steambox or should that be steamtube? never seen anyone else use this method but i'm sure there must be a great many who have and do use a method similiar to this.

    my own little haven to hide in, my "wheelhouse"
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    this is how i spent sunday morning, pics taken at 7am, i'd been out in the shed for over an hour by this time

    STEAMBOX in action
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    Looking good there. I like the steam box idea, will have to try that one out. I have used a kettle with the thermostat shorted out, and a length of plastic drain pipe shoved through a hole in the top. A brass mesh grating at the bottom of the pipe stops the planks falling into the water.
    Cant wait to see your model progressing.

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    neither can i, delaying the enevitable by spending the day making the winch, maybe tomorrow as the song goes.

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    I used to have a book written by Alex Noble, "Building of a Scottish Inshore Fishing Vessel", had loads of yard building pics. Unfortunately, I lent it out and the fella died, so never got the book back. Shame, the pics probably would have been of interest to you, could have scanned and emailed. Unless theres someone else on the site who has a copy??

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    interesting, never heard of it, must do a bit of digging to find out more, never even heard of anyone who had it, lot of nobles passed thru here over the years, i'll ask local retired skipper and master modelmaker joe brown if he's heard of it. joe builds the most detailed models you are likely to see, absolutely magnificent, he used to own the true token before he retired so knows his nobles when he sees one.

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