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PostSubject: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Sep 20, 2022 9:41 am

Hi One & All
 
As I have now finished the Pilot boat and with winter going to start knocking on the door, I started looking for a build that I can do indoors, it has to be small and not make to much mess (need to keep SWMBO happy), I looked at the 12” Beaver Tug http://eezebilt.tk/Beaver.html thinking that I could just pop down to the local copy shop to do the plans, No that was a no starter as he has closed down, so that meant a run of 7.2 miles to Hove or 15.8 miles to Eastbourne just to get them copied that was out of the question, as the next day was Sunday and Monday was a bank holiday and I wanted to get it started ASAP.
 
I have some old free plans in my stock file, may be one of them would be the one, Yes it was as I found the plans for a small tug by Vic Smeed called “Tiddler”, now I have made the before when it first came out so now would be a good time to make her again, yes I could have gone back to my other Pilot boat “Guardsman” and I will.
 
As it turned out I have most of the items that I will need to start her in stock, so Monday afternoon out came the Balser wood and the knife, let work commence.
 
 
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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Sep 20, 2022 12:11 pm

Hi Fred,
I am looking forward to seeing your progress , maybe in a build log.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 12:07 pm

Hi One & All

When all the pomp and ceremony was over on Monday (19/09/2022) I started cutting out the two half's of the deck and the backbone in 1/8 Balsa.

I then had to glue the deck together and leave over night to dry., the glue that I am using is Aliphatic resin it is good for all type of wood and is supposed to be quick grab and water proof so it says on the label. 

Moving onto Tuesday I fixed the 1/8 Balsa backbone in place and again I left it over night.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 5:21 pm

Hi Fred,
I am looking forward to this.

I think this will help with the motivation.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 5:56 pm

Hi Martin

The one that I need motivation on is the 1/24 scale TID that I have been working on and off,(more off than on) I have had the plans since the early 90s and the wood pack for the last three years.

This is as far I have got 

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyWed Sep 21, 2022 6:02 pm

Hi Fred,
You mean something like this LOL!!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 8:02 am

Hi Martin

Seeing that I think I will have to get my 1/72 puffer out of the loft as by now it must have started to look like that.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 10:04 am

Hi Fred,
That sounds like a good plan.

You could even have two builds on the go so that when you get a bit fed up with one you could do a bit on the other.
How you will manage to write two build logs as well would be challenging.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 4:29 pm

Hi Martin

Only two Laughing Laughing I have a MMM Lady "T"  - Deans "Robert E Peary" along with the TID tug all on the slipway.

I am going to concentrate on the Lady "T" when every the weather lets me get into the garage, as I have had the hull - fittings and all the paperwork since the 04/06/1998, so I think it is time I made an effort and get her finished. 

Fred

P/S no build log on the Lady "T" or I will never get her finished. Smile Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Sep 22, 2022 6:40 pm

Hi Fred,

You are going to be a busy boy LOL!!

With that amount of boats to build you will need a bigger shipyard.

At least now that winter is on its way lady 'T' will have to wait another year LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Sep 23, 2022 9:03 am

Martin

I also forgot the "Guardsman" 

I have waiting in the wings the following  

Kit; Aziz
Hulls; Seaforth Clansman - Seaforth Conqueror - Clyde Puffer  
Restoration; Smit London - HMS Bulldog
Along with any that I have forgotten

God put me on this earth to do so many products, I am so far behind with them, I am never going to die.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Sep 23, 2022 10:45 am

Hi Fred,
With that amount of projects to do I think you had better get an apprentices and train him to continue your good work. LOL!!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Oct 03, 2022 3:56 pm

Hi One & All

Since my last report on this build I have had to deal with non boat events, September we had  four Birthdays + mine to sort out. thank you to all who sent me good wishes.

Now back to the build.

The ribs are now in place along with one of the stringers, as you can see I have also painted the under deck, ribs and backbone, this is if they ever get wet with any luck the water will not penetrate into the wood.

Fred

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Oct 03, 2022 4:04 pm

Hi Fred,
Good to see you are making some progress.
What are the dimensions of this Tug ?

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Oct 03, 2022 4:49 pm

Hi Martin

It is Length 20 inches Beam 51/4 inches, just the right size for the back seat of the car.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Oct 03, 2022 5:08 pm

Hi Fred,
At least you won't do your back in getting it in and out of the car.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Oct 04, 2022 6:22 am

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PostSubject: TID Wast removal    What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Oct 07, 2022 3:18 pm

Hi One & All

Just a quick update on the TID.
I am in the process of removing the wast balsa wood from the backbone and ribs, it look bad at this moment but with some sandpaper it will look O.K soon.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Oct 07, 2022 3:37 pm

Hi Fred,

I have lost track is this the bug TID Tug or the small one.

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PostSubject: Big or Small now that is the question ?????   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Oct 07, 2022 6:39 pm

Hi Martin

This is the small one. 2023 will be the 1/24 scale one

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptySun Oct 23, 2022 9:22 am

Hi One & All
Things are a bit slow on this build at the moment, I am still waiting on the new prop and shaft, to come from MBB, it’s now been three weeks since I placed the order, as Steve is a one man band and the way things are at the moment he may have more important things on his mind.




Looking back on this build with hindsight some of the things I would have done, first I would have cut out all the waste from the backbone – Ribs & propshaft , fitted a base between ribs two & six, fixed in the propshaft, fixed a motor mount, fixed some 1/4 inch square around the deck hatch -  cut out the hatch for the rudder post, then I would have fitted the stringers.




Like the say  'Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but Foresight is better'




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PostSubject: Suppliers   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Nov 17, 2022 11:30 pm

Hi One & All
Things have come to a halt at the moment, all down to a suppler not suppling the parts,
I placed an order with MBB back at the end of September; I emailed him on three occasions and only received one email back saying that it would be in the post that night, I have now put it into the clams dept of PayPal let’s see how that goes.
I then placed the same order with another company and today I was informed that it will be at the end of November before they can send out the items.
So much for the small companies and one well established old company.
As we used to say when I was in retail “It’s not a bad job if it was not for the customers”

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Nov 18, 2022 11:22 am

Hi Fred,
It is really annoying It seen that the whole world is going all to pot.
I remember the days when suppliers and shop keepers used to go the extra mile to keep the customers happy and that ensured that the customer would keep coming back.
Now they don't give a sh1t, it is this type of suppliers with this attitude that deserve to go bankrupt and close.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Nov 18, 2022 1:58 pm

Hi Martin
The thing is MBB was a good suppler, but for some reason he has gone off the boil, it looks as if I am going to have to sort out my local shop for the parts from now on.
Back to the TID build, I have had a look at just how far I can go with the build-up of the hull, so over the next few days I will start fixing all the lower bottom plates to the hull, this way I can still gain access to the hull to fix the motor and shaft, also I will start the build-up the deck housings.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Nov 18, 2022 2:01 pm

Hi Fred,
Working on the TID Tug sounds good to me.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Nov 18, 2022 6:18 pm

Hi Martin

It is only the small one, then if it gets to cold in the garage I just may be able to smuggle it into the house.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyFri Nov 18, 2022 6:28 pm

Great Fred,
Looking forward to seeing the next update.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Nov 22, 2022 3:39 pm

Hi One & All
Back to the build, I have started on the plating of the hull bottom, I have cut out the outlet for the shaft and It looks as if I will have to get my local shop to get me the prop shaft and prop, as the shaft that I ordered is wrong I need to get a slim shaft also the prop that I was going to use is also to big,
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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Nov 22, 2022 5:55 pm

Hi Fred,
You don't seem to be having a lot of luck with your model making at the moment.
Hopefully it will get sorted soon and then you will be at full steam ahead.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Nov 22, 2022 6:24 pm

Hi

Some of it my own problem, looking at the plans I should have worked it out the I would have to use a slim shaft, as for the prop it is one that I had in the spares box, any way it is a four blade 35mm where on the plan it is a three blade 1" prop which makes it about 20/25mm.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyTue Nov 22, 2022 6:54 pm

Hi Fred,

Oops ! not to worry I am sure you will sort it out.
Looking forward to your next update.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Nov 28, 2022 2:36 pm

Hi One & All

Just a quick update on the build so far.

I have now finished the bottom plating and also fitted the battery & motor plate along with a M2 shaft that I had laying around in one of the old box's. the shaft comes with a 20mm four blade prop, just hope tha it works.

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The next thing is clean up the work bench.

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Nov 28, 2022 3:00 pm

She is coming along nicely Fred.

Once you clean off your work bench you wont be able to find anything again. LOL!!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do now Winter is coming   What to do now Winter is coming EmptyMon Nov 28, 2022 4:12 pm

That will be so true. Martin

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PostSubject: I am an Idiot    What to do now Winter is coming EmptyThu Jan 19, 2023 4:21 pm

Hi One and All

O.k my last post was back in November 2022, and with Christmas out of the way I had a look at this build.

As it's a bit on the cold side in the garage I decided to read the write up that came with the plans, now this is were I found out that I had printed the plans off in the wrong size I had printed them off at 50% not at 100%.

Now I see just why the motor - prop would not fit, so I am now going to just make her and put it onto the shelf.

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