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Title: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on November 02, 2006, 06:15:47 pm
Hi everyone,
here's my Loyal class tender in progress. I think you may decide is it super-detailed or not  :)

It has working navigation lights, interior and deck flood lights, radar, bow thruster, JJC's sound modules etc. The motor is Graupner Speed 720 Torgue with direct drive and controlled by Robbe Rokraft Navy ESC.

Regards,
Harri, Finland
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on November 02, 2006, 06:23:07 pm
Cargo winch waiting for paint. End of the cable drum was very bad casting, so I made better one from styrene.
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Post by: chromedome on November 02, 2006, 07:11:49 pm
great hull...keep us posted with your progress.

 chromedome
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Post by: Voyager on November 02, 2006, 09:31:12 pm
Looks very good, i would say without a doubt...Super detailed!


Keep up the good work!


Voyager.
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Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 02, 2006, 11:12:57 pm


Nice piece of engneering. Super detail. Keep posting the pics.


Cheers....Ken
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Post by: Pointy on November 04, 2006, 07:55:42 pm
Awesome bridge detail !!!
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Post by: harrin on November 11, 2006, 06:25:20 pm
Working lights installed, wires running inside the mast. Mast can be lowered for easier transportation.
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on November 24, 2007, 04:36:46 pm
Over a year since last posting to this thread, not much happened...  ::)

However this is how it looks now. Hull is painted gloss and waiting for decals.
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on November 24, 2007, 04:37:44 pm
Some bridge details.
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Post by: harrin on November 25, 2007, 05:14:24 pm
Noticeable progress today. Handrails on wheelhouse roof waiting for paint (yes, this model certainly is used to waiting...  ;)).
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Post by: Stavros on November 25, 2007, 06:28:49 pm
Keep up the good work looking excellent

Stavros
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Post by: harrin on November 28, 2007, 05:46:54 pm
Radar scanner dry fitted. Shaft is running through wheelhouse.
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Post by: johnf on November 30, 2007, 02:18:39 pm
Harri,

I am just starting a MS Loyal Tender kit and am very impressed by the kit's completeness and general quality.  Indeed it is even better than the MS "mini" Steam Drifter I have just completed.  I also enjoyed reading your summary on this Forum and sincerely hope I can match your very impressive quality of build.

I too would like to include a bow-thruster if possible on this great model subject - but I am far from sure if this is a scale feature.   Could you please advise if a thruster was fitted to any of the original vessels?   

with best wishes                         John               Knaresborough North Yorks  :D

Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on November 30, 2007, 07:47:03 pm
Thanks John,

I'm pretty sure there was no bow thrusters in original vessels. However some of them has later installations. I just wanted a bow thruster  ;D

Hope you enjoy the build. I am very pleased to this model so far.

This is my model today. (wow, it starts to look like a ship!  8) )

Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on November 30, 2007, 07:48:32 pm
Couple more
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Post by: Shipmate60 on November 30, 2007, 09:21:56 pm
I can confirm that while with Govt service none of this class were fitted or retro-fitted with a bow thruster.
Since disposal however several that I have seen have been.

Bob
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on June 10, 2008, 11:37:12 am
Very slow progress, lots of hard work ahead :)

Some pics:

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Post by: hama on June 11, 2008, 11:52:51 pm
The detail of your work is outstanding, and I must say that your pics of her in the water are like true art by them self. Magnificent!
Hama
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Post by: offshore1987 on June 12, 2008, 12:11:50 am
Just WoW  :D

Fantastic stuff  O0

Great pics too
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Post by: harrin on March 09, 2009, 07:46:12 pm
Very good progress in last few weeks. I think I'm getting her ready for summer competitions  :D

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Post by: harrin on March 09, 2009, 07:50:05 pm
There was no flagstaff supplied so I built one from scratch.
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Post by: harrin on March 10, 2009, 04:04:44 pm
Today working with liferafts. Easier than I expected. Masking tape is a great help for holding pieces together when glue is drying.
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Post by: harrin on March 18, 2009, 06:48:42 pm
Here's a photo of drive line. Wiring is very messy as usual in my models. Main reason is that there's three different voltages: 12V for drive motor and JJC's sound modules, 6V for bow thruster, water pump, navigation lights and radar motor and 4,8V for receiver, servo, deck and interior lights.

Drive motor is Graupner's Speed 720 Torgue which is very powerful and low revving. Robbe's Navy 535 is my very favourite esc since it's very silent and smooth operating. Actually the whole drive line in this model is so quiet that you hardly can hear any noise when model is in water :)
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Post by: barryfoote on March 19, 2009, 08:11:31 am
Harrin,

I would definitely say your detailing is super!!!Magnificent work and your photos on the water of of a very high standard.

Barry
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Post by: Garabaldy on March 19, 2009, 07:59:24 pm
thats a cracking boat :-))
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Post by: spiderman on March 20, 2009, 09:03:22 am
Hi Harrin,

I can only echo whats already been said " Brilliant Job" and again the on water photos are superb.
The only thing I 'm not happy about is,
That I had one for Christmas and its going to be a hard job getting anywhere near your high standard!! but a least I've got yours as a reference point,
and I know who to contact if I need advice.
I'm finishing off a scratch built Clyde Puffer so I won't be starting mine till the summer.
Very very well done and many thanks for sharing it with us all.

John 
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on March 20, 2009, 01:15:27 pm
Many thanks  :-)

The wheelhouse and most of the skylights, boxes etc (there's quite a lot of them!) are glued on place. Now I'm working on anchor winch and crane. Still wondering how to attach cable of cargo crane to the winch drum and wheelhouse still be easily removed.
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on March 20, 2009, 06:38:38 pm
Anchor winch and stuff. Cyano is still drying :D
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Post by: john strapp on March 22, 2009, 10:23:41 pm
Harrin
I served on the tenders for 18 years and I would like to draw your attention to the straight stem and narrower fore deck they have, which I find wrong with the kits of the LOYALS.
Also from my photos you will see that the hull underside is not red but chocolate brown - what the Ministry of Defence calls CHOCADMAR and there is no white line at the waterline.
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on March 23, 2009, 08:24:33 pm
Magic?

No. I'm experimenting with magnets for attaching cable to winch. Superstructure has to be easily removed. Small knob on winch base is a little magnet. There's piece of steel in the end of cable.
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Post by: awvs on March 23, 2009, 11:56:41 pm
Excellent detail, great job. Can't wait seeing the finished boat.
Regards
Wilhelm
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Post by: harrin on April 19, 2009, 01:18:51 pm
Pics of finished Loyal Moderator: http://www.sulara.fi/images/loyal/index.html .

The model is all brush painted, since I'm too lazy to learn airbrushing   %)

Cheers,
Harri
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Post by: Mark47 on April 19, 2009, 06:56:02 pm
I've got to say, it's not my type of ship. But that is a build and a half................................. O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

Without doubt, one of the most detailed/best builds I have seen. O0 O0 O0

Mark

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Post by: hama on April 19, 2009, 09:53:10 pm
Amazing!   :o
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: dan on April 19, 2009, 10:03:02 pm
Magic?

No. I'm experimenting with magnets for attaching cable to winch. Superstructure has to be easily removed. Small knob on winch base is a little magnet. There's piece of steel in the end of cable.

like many people have already said, the model is fantastic and superbly detailed.

is that a electromagnet your using for the winch?
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on April 20, 2009, 05:49:12 am
is that a electromagnet your using for the winch?

No, it's a permanent magnet (not sure if this is correct word in English?).

Many thanks for your comments!
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Post by: barryfoote on April 20, 2009, 07:53:10 am
A beautiful job..... :-)) :-))
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Post by: Roger in France on April 20, 2009, 08:13:56 am
harrin,

Yes, that is the correct term for the magnet.

I have the Loyal Tender on my slipway and must build it one day soon. Your job is most encouraging, well done. I intend finishing mine in the alternative buff colour.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: farrow on April 27, 2009, 09:07:58 pm
I reply to the underwater colour, all the MoD vessels I have seen including the RNXR Loyal boats had red anti-foul paint, with RN vessels having Black boot topping. I can remember some old Auxilliary Vessels having the old copper Green anti-foul bottoms, but they where few in number.
David.
P.S. As everyone has said it is a fine model a real beaut.
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on June 19, 2009, 03:55:33 pm
Couple of sailing pics.
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Post by: CGAux26 on August 21, 2009, 07:34:41 am
I, too am building a Loyal from the Model Slipways kit.  How does your boat handle?  Does she back straight without correction from the bow thruster?  How tight does she turn?  Is steering predictable, so docking is easy?  I have installed a Raboesch bow thruster.  Which one do you have and how does it help in handling?

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 21, 2009, 09:23:17 am

It's photos like yours Harri that make me want to invest in a Slipway Loyal class Fleet Tender.   :-))
What we need on here is a Masterclass build thread!
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: harrin on August 23, 2009, 12:27:22 pm
I, too am building a Loyal from the Model Slipways kit.  How does your boat handle?  Does she back straight without correction from the bow thruster?  How tight does she turn?  Is steering predictable, so docking is easy?  I have installed a Raboesch bow thruster.  Which one do you have and how does it help in handling?

Thanks,
Dave

Hi Dave, I installed a Graupner's bow thruster and it's certainly a help when docking. Steering is predictable and the model is very stable, but turning tight as well as reversing needs lot of thrust. She wont't back straight for long as the torgue of one largish propellor will turn the rear end to other side.
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Post by: jenno on August 23, 2009, 12:47:53 pm
Very very nice i enjoyed building the loyal , Model slipway do make exellent kits

        Well done

                                    Jenno
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Post by: ringmaster51146 on November 27, 2012, 07:50:29 pm
Hi Everyone, if anyone is still out there as this build log was last posted in 2009.  Does anyone have any other pictures from building the Model Slipways Loyal Fleet Class Tender?
I had one sitting around since 2004 (glad I did as they are no longer listed) just starting the construction.
Thanks,
Ed/Rhode Island/USA
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on November 27, 2012, 08:51:04 pm

Try the search engine on the front page of Mayhem  (outside the Forum) as it provides a more detailed search.  There has been several builds of this ship to my knowledge.

Regards

Ken

Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Norseman on November 27, 2012, 10:00:46 pm
Hi Ed
Post the start of a build log and I'm sure people will find whatever you need.
Dave.
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Post by: Spook on November 27, 2012, 11:34:28 pm
It looks like a lovely kit to build and the one in this thread is a thing of beauty. I was hoping to build one but MS do not appear to be producing it now.
 
Mrs Spook and I were on a walking trip in Pembrokeshire a few weeks ago and one evening we had a meal at a lovely, quirky little pub called the Sloop Inn in a village called Porthgain. One of the ship models displayed in the pub was of a Loyal tender and I'm sure it was the MS kit. I don't suppose anyone here could lay claim to building it? I'm only sorry I didn't have my camera (AKA my third arm) with me, as I'd left it back at the B&B.  :((
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: CGAux26 on November 27, 2012, 11:44:46 pm
Ringmaster, here is my build log of Loyal Volunteer, completed winter 2010.


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27273.0


A quite enjoyable build, plus the finished boat handles well.


Dave
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: CGAux26 on November 27, 2012, 11:56:42 pm
Oops, I did a Ronald Reagan-I mis-spoke, or mis-typed.  The boat was finished early in 2011, not 2010.
 :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: CGAux26 on November 28, 2012, 12:09:24 am
I just noticed ringmaster lives in Rhode Island, US.  Here is a link to M/V Fintry's website.  She is a Clovelly class as I recall, similar to the Loyals.  Last I knew she was based in Boston Harbor.  So you might get to look at a real one for just a short drive.  I corresponded with Fintry's owner when I was building my Loyal model, but I can't find most it now.


http://www.mvfintry.com
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Tim B. on November 29, 2012, 04:51:41 am
Gentlemen !!!
 
if anyone has a road trip to see the ship CG mentions, Please get as many pics as possible and post them !
 
I have one to build and there be No such thing as too many pics !
 
Tim.
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Model_Slipway on November 29, 2012, 09:22:45 am
Here are a few photos from an old MS website.  http://www.modelslipway.com/loyal_fullsize/index.html

Hope this helps
Jackie
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Tim B. on November 29, 2012, 02:19:49 pm
My Goodness Jackie, thanks So very much for those pics, they are Most usefull for completing small bits and details, I dont think I have seen these particular shots.
 
We are Very pleased with Model Slipway kits, I have an Assurance Class Tug underway and of course a Loyal, one of the last few around I think, I found it in Australia and had it packed all the way to  California !
Quite happy you are there.
 
Tim
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Post by: CGAux26 on November 29, 2012, 04:10:08 pm
Yes, Jackie, I have those pics in my Loyal collection.  They were very helpful during my build.   O0
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Post by: colin-d on November 30, 2012, 05:39:10 am
Hi Ed...
 
i know this link takes you to a German language site (its mine)
http://www.eastonline.de/html/body_llandovery.html (http://www.eastonline.de/html/body_llandovery.html)
but there you can see a few more photo's, i have another 30 photo's of the Loyal Helper
 
i built my Loyal Tender as the Llandovery.
 
not only aimed at Ed, but to any one... if any one is interested in the photo's do by all means let me know..  :-))
 
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: Tim B. on November 30, 2012, 02:36:32 pm
Harin, I just wanted to say that this is an Excellent model, Full of detail and quite real looking !
 
Well Done.
 
Tim
Title: Re: Loyal Tender
Post by: colin-d on November 30, 2012, 06:33:43 pm
here's just a couple
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Post by: colin-d on November 30, 2012, 06:41:38 pm
and here are two of my Model..