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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.

Barrie

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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!

Barrie
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