Construction of the breakwater and harbour wall at the Port of Radiovia has commenced despite fears that the COVID-19 Shutdown would affect production. The Contractor, Wurray and Roberts Construction Ltd, said there is no reason why the lockdown would affect them, as the harbour is at a scale of 1:48 and this makes the SARS-COV-2 virus the size of a small rat, easy to see and kill.
The Harbour, which will be built in two phases, will take on the form of a U-shape, with phase one being the first leg in an L shape. The breakwater mooring will extend 1,2 meter into the water and can accommodate two vessels at 1:48 scale with a maximum length of 48 meters and 45 meters respectively. (Scale LOA).
The harbour walls will be modular and can be added on as needed. The harbour walls will be 200mm wide and based on the length of the vessel to moor.
Wurray and Roberts said members can construct their own moorings to be attached in sections built to specifications. The sectional units must be 40mm thick and made from polystyrene iso-board with chromadeck plating on at least the top side. The maximum allowable width is 200mm. Sectional units will be made available f0r sale and built according to scale for them.
CapeWest MBC members will receive free drawings to build their own sections.
The reason for the chromadeck sheeting is to allow for buildings and structures to be placed into position on a magnetic base, like flexible magnetic mats used in fridge magnets. Once placed on the harbour wall, the building or structure will remain in position, regardless of water movement or bumps by model boats.
The Harbour wall also extend to include the island and lighthouse previously used for the construction of the 2019 Model of the Year winner. The scale will be altered from the current 1:32 to match the 1:48 scale.
The flow of the harbour wall will be on a reducing scale with the larger scale units fitted near the breakwaters and two trailing ends will be at 1:100 or smaller.
The Construction drawings will be made available soon.