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PostSubject: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptyFri Jun 10, 2022 6:39 pm

I've made a start. The first bit was easy  Rolling Eyes

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The hull framework slotted together beautifully.
However, things then started to get more difficult Rolling Eyes

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The bottom skins (if that is what these are) are not wide enough, and the side skins are too deep Shocked I also think there should be a keel, but there is nothing supplied or any provision for fitting one to the framework.

I am reluctant to glue the framework until I am reasonably sure its correct, so more pondering and research.

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySat Jun 11, 2022 3:18 pm

It looks as though I have been done Shocked Rolling Eyes Shocked bounce bounce bounce

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As you can see, the deck does not fit the hull  bounce bounce bounce
I am fairly sure the hull has nothing to do with the other items I received. I suspect the parts other than the hull are designed for the plastic hull version of this model.
Unfortunately it was described as "for parts" so I have no recourse to the seller or ebay Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

I will have to try to find a plan or hull which I can use to use the superstructure parts.

For now I've started on Artur - so watch this space for Artur Mk 2  lol!

Barrie

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySun Jun 12, 2022 8:31 am

That is a bummer Barriew, good luck on your search.

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySun Jun 12, 2022 8:45 am

Mobile Marine Models have a Stan Tug hull that I think I could use. It will be easier than trying to design and build a hull Rolling Eyes
I'll build Artur then have another think.

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySun Jun 12, 2022 11:25 am

Those bottom skins wouldn't make up a deck would they? your picture doesn't give a good view (no criticism) but the shape looks right.

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySun Jun 12, 2022 1:48 pm

They could do - but that's not the only thing wrong. There's too much ply in the structure. No space to install motors etc. Lots of it would have to be cut away. Its almost as though its designed to make a mould for a fibreglass hull - which would still be too big Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 1:06 pm

You love a challenge don't you? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySat Jun 18, 2022 1:13 pm

Swab wrote:
You love a challenge don't you? Very Happy
But not so big lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptyMon Jul 11, 2022 11:12 am

So having put Artur to one side during the hot weather, I started to examine what was left in this package after removing the components of the wooden hull.
It looks to me as though there are bits of a possible third model here as well. Shocked
I can see how to build a suitable wheelhouse with the remainder. There is a good selection of small fittings, two good prop shaft assemblies and two rudders. The props are 50mm, which I think is a bit too big.
On this basis I think it will be worthwhile ordering a Damen Stan 1605 hull from Mobile Marine Models, and making the superstructure fit that.
Watch this space - but don't hold your breath. lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptyFri Aug 12, 2022 3:26 pm

Hi Barrie,

Interesting.

Would it be possible to see what else is in the kit box ?

Looking at this kit ( see link) it looks the frames fit into a pre-made hull.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174783601126

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptySat Aug 13, 2022 6:57 am

Hi Barriew,

I have been thinking about this conundrum and I think that possibly the two pieces of ply that look as if they go on the bottom of the hull are actually the main deck and the smaller deck section is the insert after the main deck has the middle cut out.

Looking as the shape of the smaller deck and comparing it with the link that i attached to my last post.

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PostSubject: Re: Fraser River Tugboat   Fraser River Tugboat EmptyThu Sep 01, 2022 1:55 pm

After a lot of thought I have decided that the large wooden 'hull' is not in fact meant to be used to make a powered model. Given the egg box construction there is no way that you could get a motor etc into it.
I now think this may be intended as a plug to make either a fibreglass or vac moulded hull. I also doubt it is for the other parts - the hull would be too big.
This will now probably go in the recycling bin.

This is the end of this thread. When I buy a hull and start using the superstructure items I will start a new thread.

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