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Author Topic: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build  (Read 6011 times)

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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2017, 02:18:23 PM »


A few more progress pics.
I decided to make the cabin very light. I guess this works. A few strategic stiffeners and braces, and its as solid as ply.
1/16" and 1/8" balsa only. I extended the sides down a bit and made everything square at first, rather than cutting the deck contours as in the plans.
I taped the structure together and then hit the joints with thin CA.
I lapped the cabin to the deck very nicely by sticking self-adhesive strips of sandpaper to the deck where the cabin edges are. Then just moved the cabin back-and-forth with a bit of pressure... good fit.







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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2017, 11:44:01 AM »

looking good Peter  :-))
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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2017, 04:10:08 PM »

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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2017, 04:11:15 PM »

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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2017, 01:27:35 PM »

A couple of progress shots.
I'm using a new fast dry enamel paint from Krylon.
It's really thin, but sprays beautifully, very resistant to runs.
Best of all, it dries to the touch in 8-10 minutes.
Waterproof hatch cover is made from oak veneer I found at the side of the road.
I put food wrap over the hole, then put a nice thick bead of clear silicone on the sealing edges of the cover.
Pressing the cover to the hole, it molds itself to the surface perfectly.
The plastic peels off easily when the silicone is dry.


I got 10 lbs of lead shot today. I will commence ballast trials today I think. I want to get the waterline painted.



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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »

Trying to figure out what to use for a rubbing strip.
If I had thought it through, I would have just extended the deck a few mm all around.
I read where someone makes mouldings by running an index card or old credit card with an appropriate shape notch over a bead of silicone on glass. After it's dry they cut it free with a razor blade.
I'm really leaning towards this.
Any other suggestions?
(I am going to try and bend some very tiny wood mouldings, but I doubt they will make the bow and stern curves.) %%
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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »

hi there

Hows about using strip styrene or plasticard as some people call it - cut the same width as your rubbing strake but only half the thickness and build your rubbing strake thickness up using several pieces all glued on top of one another.   Have a look at the Cervia build that is how I did the rubbing strake on her.

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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2017, 05:16:49 PM »

Ahhh!
It's so simple, but my mind just wasn't going there!  :embarrassed:
I even have styrene i bought for doing details on the CNC.


Thanks tons. :-))
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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2017, 03:02:19 PM »

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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2017, 05:23:59 PM »


Very smooth.   Nice driving.    :-))

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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2017, 06:34:37 PM »

Yup. The hull looks like it is made from fibre glass and not balsa, ovely smooth finish Peter  ;)
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Re: First build "Klimek" tug, scratch build
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2017, 12:29:27 AM »

Thanks guys!
It was a very rewarding project, and i've met a number of like-minded people at the pond.
Wonderfully rewarding hobby.
This winter I will dress it out, and then maybe another.?!?!
Cheers to all, and thank-you for the forum and all the kind help.


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