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Re: Tiree
« Reply #180 on: May 31, 2019, 09:40:49 PM »
Evening Awl,
Well nothing was done on tiree tonight,  I had a meeting about the 3 Rivers Race.
Tomorrow is the start of the 59th running of the 3 Rivers Race, 100 sailing boats from 14ft to 40ft . Sailing a course of 50 miles which includes lowering your mast 4 times to get under 3 bridges. And you have 24 hours to do it. The record is about 8 hours, the worst only 13 boats finished.
It's classed as the toughest inland waterway race in Europe the 3rd toughest mass participation event in the UK. Here's a video clip which shows an introduction the start of the race and near the end going through Potter Heigham bridge. I'm in there somewhere, but this year I'm one of 100 ish volunteers helping to run the race.. I'll be on a boat
on hickling broad counting the boats round the turning point. Radioing the details back to control.  I'm leaving here,  08:00 I'll get back probably Sunday 15:00 having not been to sleep.
 https://youtu.be/mnWHWgAnXGI

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« Reply #181 on: June 07, 2019, 11:31:00 PM »
well no work on the layout this week either. As we had a debrief on the race.
It itself went well,  about 70 finishers of the 102 that started. The winner finishing in under 8 hours the last boat home in about 22 hours we have had enquiries about next years race already.

We unusually had a 999 incident,  one husband failed to secure a mast and it fell giving a glancing blow to the face of his wife.. I doubt he'll ever be not reminded of it by her.

One thing came out of that.. Ambulance crews are not allowed even onto a moored boat without the presence of a lifeboat crew and the fire brigade..our own rescue boat crew and our  people at that site got the casualty ashore from the moored boat for the ambulance to take away.  Luckily the two man crew of our rescue  boat included a GP.

All. Our guardships include at least, first aid trained people. Each of the 10 guardships a 30ft motorboat,  has an accompanying rescue boat. I with others man a  guardship / rescue boat pair,  for the duration of the race with radio contact to base, full first aid gear.  Maps to getting designated ambulance pick up points and lists of emergency procedures ( with training).

 It's the first time in years it's been needed,  but I just listened to it occurring 10miles away on our radios.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #182 on: June 12, 2019, 07:57:34 AM »
And back to muddling railways..

As I'm sat here unable to move while waiting for a 10 G Ohm resistor  to settle, (7 such measurements to do.) I've been considering the proscenium arch / light pelmet.

I's occured to me that as I have just over 5 foot head room in the trailer and the highest point on the layout is about 4 ft . I could have the pelmet permanently mounted, on  sliding brackets to the back of the layout.

So when in transport it's slid down to just above the layout, giving a total height of about 4ft 8inches.
Then when the layout acheives it's position at a show, slide the pelmet up to 6 ft at it's bottom edge, and pull the front out to inline with the outer edge of the dropped  flap.  it's done..

Considerations at the moment,
Is aluminum tube needed for strength?
What clamping mechanisms are needed or would  pins / bolts do the job?

Measurements will Be taken and maybe an experiment or two over the weekend

Layout / arch combinations are an interesting topic, many are built as a layout "coffin" with the arch built in of wood. (easy for transport). Especially with the advent of laser cut baseboard kits.

 If you have the layout base at say 4 ft so a average height person can see through the "slot",  then children and wheelchair users can't see the layout.

If it's low enough for wheel chair users then the top of the arch means the average person has to duck to see the layout and can hit their head on the pelmet.

 The above is why I've not converted Tiree into a "coffin" layout.
Tiree will have the base level is just over 3ft, and the pelmet base no less than 6ft, so I don't hit my head.


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Re: Tiree
« Reply #183 on: June 12, 2019, 09:28:31 AM »
Reminds me of the 2 Chinese shopkeepers........

Me So Lo - can't see over counter
Me So Hi - head bump ceiling

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #184 on: June 14, 2019, 10:00:59 PM »
Well carriage 3 had the slot cut in the side,  then the shelf for it fitted inside.  the board that wil Go inside is inside.  But it's not finished yet,  as the shelf sides have yet to be fitted. I would have done those but some guests turned up and I lost too much time talking to them.
Lots of measurements have been taken  for the pelmet and supports.
Problem.. The only place for two of the supports is in the way of the triangular infill on which the radar station  should stand.  The radar station will have to move,  but as yet I haven't worked out where to.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #185 on: June 21, 2019, 10:24:46 PM »
evening all,
Sides to first shelf fitted
Hole cut in another carriage
Reinforcement and support battens fitted
Shelf In place but not yet glued and screwed 
Next week
Sides to be cut and fitted.
Start fitting pelmet  supports.

 

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