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1/12 TID wheel ?
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:24:28 PM »

Hi guys,


Don't suppose anyone knows where i may be able to find a wheel for 1/12 TID, needs to be around 5-6cm in diameter?


Just a simple design, something like this is what I'd like:



I was thinking of making my own just using some thin brass pole for the spokes but not quite sure what to use for the inner & outer circle & the handles on the end of the spokes?


Thanks guys ^^

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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 01:36:43 PM »

If I'm remembering some old photos correctly, the wheel was a simple iron ring, with spokes passing through it to a crude hub. Not a posh wheel, but a simple thing to make.
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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 02:01:45 PM »

Try browsing in the plumbing section of your local hardware shop. There might be some plastic pipe or fittings you can slice up to make the wheel rim. Slightly different diameters could give you the subtle steps of the different parts of the rim.


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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 04:00:03 PM »

You could do with having a look at the thread "George's TID tug" which is one of the nicest TID models I've seen.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,13720.msg158825.html#msg158825

Some of the picture don't show up but if you click on the link they do open.
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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »


I wonder if a Mounfleet Highlander puffer wheel would do the job...


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,242.msg112334.html#msg112334

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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 10:41:26 PM »

hmm, what size is it roughly :) ?

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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 07:53:22 AM »

Have a look at banister poles for doll's houses.
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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 10:36:10 AM »

Got to realise that these tugs were built using what they had at hand, nothing fancy as long as it did the job, after all it was wartime with all the shortages they had. nemesis
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Re: 1/12 TID wheel ?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 10:49:21 AM »

I would have thought something around
4" would be more to scale.
The leverage would have been needed
to turn the barn door rudder as there
were no steering engines.
All the old tugs I ever saw had huge
wheels.
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