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Title: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on November 03, 2008, 09:03:17 AM
Now that I like. She is going to be a real beauty George.

Barry
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kiteman1 on November 03, 2008, 07:18:13 PM
Hi ggeorge.

Welcome to the Forum.

I've just sent you some pix gleaned from this site.  The sequence folder is of Stavros' TID built recently.

Hope this helps you......................  :-)) :-)) :}
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on November 03, 2008, 09:20:47 PM
Gerry:

  Here's the URL for Stavro's TID tug build: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6613.0

JHV
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on November 03, 2008, 11:16:37 PM
Nice build, keep us posted!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on November 04, 2008, 08:05:27 AM
Hi George,

Most impressive. A quick question....Does the steel plate not cause vibration and more noise? I just wondered why steel and not wood?

Barry
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ggeorge on November 04, 2008, 11:58:48 AM
Hi Barry,
  I normally would not use this as a base but I will need the extra weight. A far as viberation and noise, these motors are very quiet and low RPM and with rubber motor mount seem to work at the test run.

Gerald
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on November 04, 2008, 01:24:45 PM
Thanks for that George. A good idea to use it as extra ballast. :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: offshore1987 on November 04, 2008, 04:26:21 PM
Looks really ace  :} i just really love the shape of them

Cant wait to see more  :-))

All the best
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: farrow on November 06, 2008, 09:23:07 PM
You mention coaling scuttles, so why not make her a oil fired vessel most of the ones I believe in MoD use were oil burners, save a bit of extra research and work.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ggeorge on November 07, 2008, 05:30:54 PM
Hi ,
  In regards to the oil fired vessel and the coaling scuttles. The first 90 were Cole fired with fixed funnels and the rest were oil fired with hinged funnels.  I like detail and idea of coaling scuttles on the deck. I also like the idea of the hinged funnel and mast and the open bridge. Here are a few more pix of a couple of my models. The ENVOY is in the military version and lightly weathered.The flat iron gunboat is a David Medcalf hull. The sailor in the head is reading a model boating magazine.The TID is is off the bench for a week while I finished the 40 ft. torpedo boat that can been seen in other pix of TID. Should be finished this weekend and then back to TID.   



                         
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: farrow on November 18, 2008, 10:26:58 PM
Take my hat of to you superb models, nice paint work.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: craftysod on November 19, 2008, 07:43:11 PM
ggeorge, attention to detail is fantastic
lovely boats,i'm so jealous
Mark
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Hannu on November 19, 2008, 10:02:07 PM
Hi,
superb detailing, great job!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 21, 2008, 12:10:22 PM
Looking the part now, nice work (where's the CMB gone)  :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Garabaldy on November 27, 2008, 01:30:03 AM
the stand you have made for the evnoy is fabulous :-))  All your models are 1st class!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on November 27, 2008, 08:26:52 AM
A superb job. We are learning much from your skill..

Barry
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Big Ada on November 28, 2008, 05:17:22 PM
Hi Guys,

This is my scratch built TID TUG, note the home built OXY ACETALINE Set, made from 2x different sized felt tip pens, some copper wire a short length of chain from a cheap necklace and 2x overall buttons for the wheels.

Len.

PS In the background are 3x barges made from Styrene ( A Ricky Webb Design ) The Digger is a guesswork one that I knocked up working on that the Operator would be 3" tall, again made from Styrene,electric wire for hydrolic hoses and dressmaking pins for the control levers.

Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Dan.Lord on November 30, 2008, 08:07:52 PM
Cracking work there Ggeorge, she's really comming along nicely. Your attention to detail is most excellent, I wish mine were as good. Keep up the good work, it's very interesting to see her progress. All the best Dan.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on December 03, 2008, 07:42:30 AM
Stunning.....Superb....magnificent.......That's enough of the superlatives for now!!

Barry
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: dan on December 03, 2008, 08:02:24 AM
absolutely fantastic metal work  :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on December 03, 2008, 02:01:49 PM
Very nice metalwork!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Capt. Spaulding on December 03, 2008, 04:18:18 PM
Bravo!. A thing of beauty. And an inspiration to the rest of us.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bryan Young on December 03, 2008, 06:12:09 PM
Lovely model. Have you come up with a real answer to "what does TID mean"? I still await a definitive answer....but none of you TID builders seem to know! So muchfor "research".
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bryan Young on December 03, 2008, 07:39:12 PM
Lovely model. Have you come up with a real answer to "what does TID mean"? I still await a definitive answer....but none of you TID builders seem to know! So muchfor "research".
Please, I did not mean that as an insult.....I would really and finally like to put a long standing question to rest.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ggeorge on December 04, 2008, 02:12:34 AM
Hi Brian,
 There seams to be no defined answer to this question. I am quoting from Issue #54 of ARCHIVE The Quarterly Journal for British Industrial and Transport History."Of the seemingly infinite number of the published guesses for what TID represents, TUG FOR INVASION DUTIES  seems to be one of the most likely." Also the article and the photos on the TID is a must for a fan of the tug.
No insult taken and hope this will help.
  G. George   
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: tigertiger on December 04, 2008, 02:14:24 AM
Great metal work
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ggeorge on December 04, 2008, 02:16:47 AM
Hi Bryan,
 Sorry I spelled your name wrong.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bryan Young on December 04, 2008, 06:11:13 PM
Hi Bryan,
 Sorry I spelled your name wrong.
Don't worry about it....when I saw your name I thought you had a stutter. (just joking). Cheers. BY.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: farrow on December 30, 2008, 12:58:37 PM
Hi mate ,
Lovely model you are making, it looks if it could go in a museum display piece. If you are interested there are two good photo's of working coal fired TIDs No's 3 and 52 on this site "riverman.gotdns.com/gallery/index.php" which may be of interest to you. I hope I see your tug on the water at a mayhem event next year , it really looks brilliant.
David
P.S. Happy New Year to you.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: awvs on January 08, 2009, 02:22:57 PM
Hi ggeorge,
a master at work. I like to see the boat in the spring. Maybe I make it to the Fun Run.

All the best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2009, 03:41:45 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on January 09, 2009, 12:10:51 AM
Lookin good Gerry.    :-))

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on January 12, 2009, 01:30:39 AM
Wow, your steering system looks super. Is the rudder really turned by that chain, or is that just for show? Where is the servo?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on January 13, 2009, 07:44:58 PM
A turning wheel is way cool! Post more pics of your progress please.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: farrow on January 13, 2009, 11:44:15 PM
I really want to see your model when it is done, sounds like a true labour of love. I see your tug is grey, I mentioned a site earlier to you, it has TID52 when new under white ensign when she was attached to the Nore Command, if that is of interest to you.
David
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on January 28, 2009, 10:22:17 AM
Nice! Are you going to add counterweights too?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on January 28, 2009, 08:49:36 PM
Gerry:

 Good chunk of weight. Is that what it took to balance it out the way we were thinking?

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: dave301bounty on February 02, 2009, 11:52:28 AM
THAT,S   VERY NEAT
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: tugboyben on February 02, 2009, 12:48:51 PM
THAT IS SUPER BIT OF WORK :-)) :-))
BEST REGARDS JASON
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on February 03, 2009, 11:31:34 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on February 22, 2009, 12:57:20 AM
Beautiful brasswork!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on February 22, 2009, 01:19:14 AM
Nice work as usual Gerry

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on March 05, 2009, 12:21:40 AM
Nice work Gerry despite the long way round to get to it. Turned out worth it in the end.

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on March 05, 2009, 07:28:11 AM
Like you, for me it is the cowl vents that I find difficult. You have done a great job of yours by the way.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: awvs on March 06, 2009, 11:56:04 AM
Hi ggeoge,
you are not just a scratch builder you are a master. I am learning daily from all the Mayhemers.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Jerome Morris on March 06, 2009, 02:11:05 PM
Very Very nice, thanks for the build.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: tugnut on March 08, 2009, 05:14:09 PM
That is very impressive, your funnell is a work of art O0
Love all the brass work very nice build :-))

   John B
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 12, 2009, 04:42:42 PM
What an excellent set or 'real' life characters!
Nice find.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: craftysod on March 17, 2009, 07:13:03 PM
Very impressive  :-))
Would you have any links to where you got the figures
Mark
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on March 26, 2009, 08:26:27 AM
George, a cracking series of photos showing us how to do it. beautiful workmanship there..
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: BarryM on March 29, 2009, 10:26:47 PM
Your metalwork is superb craftmanship. Is this how you earn(ed) a living?

Regards

Barry M
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on March 31, 2009, 07:26:11 PM
Very nice steering wheel, it is going to turn when the rudder moves, right?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: BarryM on April 01, 2009, 09:48:14 AM
Hi Members,
  I just finished the towing hook. I did not have any photos of the actual towing hook on the TID so I relied on the drawing and went from there. Here are a few photos of the tow hook build. And Barry I did not make a living at this. I am just another marine modeler who has learner from other builders and a forum like this is one of the best learning places. I have learned plenty from my own mistakes. I make my living as a District Fire Chief with the city of Toronto. With almost 36 years under my belt I will be retiring in the end of June.

  G. George

All the more credit to you, George. I learned metalwork as part of my apprenticeship but I would struggle to match you.

Regards,

Barry M
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: portside II on April 10, 2009, 11:24:19 PM
Hi George ,
i dont think the word is board , the word on my lips is jelous of your skills with brass .
Keep up the work and please show us your productions  :-)) :-)) .
daz
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: dan on April 10, 2009, 11:26:20 PM
shes looking tremendous mate, your certainly not boring us with this high quality detailing. the tow hook is spectacular metal work as well. is that solder you have used to join everything together?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ronkh on April 11, 2009, 09:21:34 AM
Hi George,

No, this is not a boring build. Please do not think so and keep on posting your build.
It's a facinating and clever piece of engineering.

Ron.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ZZ56 on April 16, 2009, 04:08:40 AM
GGeorge,

Did you order your propeller from America/overseas or did you find a dealer here in Ontario?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ggeorge on April 16, 2009, 07:02:32 PM
Hi ZZ56,
  The prop was purchased through the local hobby store. As most hobby shops in Canada seem to cater mostly to other hobby's such as the fly boys or the cars. They will not likely have the prop you are looking fore. But on the other side of it the hobby store may be abel  to order what you are looking fore. I am in the Lindsay area and Hobby's & Beyond seem to have a good source for boat supplies. The TID prop is a 4in. and they got it in for me. You can probely go on line and locate a source in Canada or the US. Our local club try to use the local hobby shop as much as possible and they have increased the boating supplies. So for what it is worth I advise all modelers to use there local hobby shops even if it happens to be a few pennies more or the down side is there will not be a local hobby shop.

  G. George   
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: tugnut on April 16, 2009, 08:34:52 PM
ONE WORD FOR THIS BUILD.

  INCREDABLE O0 O0 O0

 Keep pictures comming ,John B
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ZZ56 on April 17, 2009, 11:59:44 PM
Thanks George.

Next time I am in Toronto or Ottawa i will see if any shops there have propellers.  I always try to support a hobby store somewhere, mostly because ordering things online is so expensive (40 bucks for a Dumas prop that may be too small, eesh!)
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: gondolier88 on June 15, 2009, 05:36:17 PM
Hi GGeorge,

Only just seen this thread, and what a thread it is, you have a lot to be proud of, your engineering is first rate and your soldering is VERY good for an amateur!!!

With skills like this have you considered making a live steam plant to power her?

Especially now you have retired (?), you'll have the time on your hands...

Greg
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Tug-Kenny on June 17, 2009, 11:13:12 AM

Well worth the effort.   :-))

ken

Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on June 19, 2009, 08:32:04 AM
Indeed, the paint job looks very nice.
So what about a steam plant for the tug?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: gwa84 on June 23, 2009, 04:00:10 PM
just read this post from the start for the first time and ime gobsmaked amazing and all i can say is this izent a boat its a peace of art work and craftsmanship  :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: crzydoyle11 on June 27, 2009, 09:23:55 PM
Man that is  INCREDABLE what are putting together there..  :-)) any more picture you can add I will be watching for sure.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 29, 2009, 10:02:03 AM
Jerry:

 Here's one thread on black smoke. Don't know how helpful it'll be though:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15862.0


John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: awvs on July 07, 2009, 02:50:14 AM
Hello Gerry and congratulations on the maiden voyage of your TID tug. She looks just great! :-)) :-)) :-)) Even better, congratulations on the retirement. Thanks God that you have enough hobbies otherwise you wouldn't know what to do with all the retirement cheques. I hope that you and John will have a great time in England. O0 O0 As a matter of fact I will be in Germany and Italy around the same time.

All the Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bunkerbarge on July 07, 2009, 07:50:51 AM
She looks absolutely amazing on the water and continues to be a fascinating build.  Thanks for sharing the pictures with us it's really great to see her getting wet at last and obviously performing well.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on July 07, 2009, 09:05:33 AM
Great photos.....Congratulations Gerry. :-)
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Jackyfatcat on July 15, 2009, 06:40:13 PM
 :-)) Great Job! Actually, friend of mine owned a TID Hull since 1986. The Hull is from (Kingston Model)  %)4? inch. I think your "TID" making process can be a demo program for all people who wanted to built this ship. Thanks for your sharing   :} :}
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: brandane on September 04, 2009, 08:26:45 PM
Thanks so much for this - the level of information and photographs you've provided is tremendous, and the skills you have displayed are something else.
I'm just starting to build a TID tug from an MMM kit as an absolute novice, and the story of your build will be invaluable.
Well done!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on December 03, 2009, 07:13:24 AM
Welcome back.....You have been missed. ore beautiful work to be admired... :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on December 03, 2009, 11:44:32 AM
Those fitting are really nice. Did you make them yourself?
Does the whistle work?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: wideawake on December 03, 2009, 12:53:48 PM
Those fitting are really nice. Did you make them yourself?



He makes everything himself!   I'll bet he even made the little hex head screws  :-)

Guy
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on December 03, 2009, 02:34:29 PM
He makes everything himself!   I'll bet he even made the little hex head screws  :-)

Guy

 Yup, he did !

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: craftysod on December 03, 2009, 07:50:05 PM
And then covers all that craftsmanship in paint........Criminal
I would polish it
Mark
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on December 14, 2009, 08:13:58 AM
Okay so now I finally surrender......Life is just not fair.......Why can't I do things like that.......(now stamping feet)... >>:-( <*< <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(

I AM NOT JEALOUS......much.. %) %) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ggeorge on December 24, 2009, 01:24:19 AM
Hi All Mayhem Crews and Families,
 On behalf of myself and my wonderful wife who encourages me in this crazy hobby I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the best in the new year. I hope Santa is very good and there are lots of new projects under the tree to keep you busy in the new year.
 MERRY CHRISTMAS,
 G. George 
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: marinaru_ro on December 24, 2009, 07:25:11 AM
 Great build!You are a master.
Merry Christmas and Happy new year!
George
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: awvs on December 24, 2009, 01:25:34 PM
Beautiful work George.
I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Best
Willy
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on January 03, 2010, 09:52:04 PM
Great build!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on January 04, 2010, 04:19:23 PM
A master at work. ... :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bastelwastel on January 04, 2010, 09:07:21 PM
I usually do not write much here, but today I want to thank you for this fantastic building report.
I'm looking forward to continuing.

Greetings from Germany, Lothar :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: adiefallguy on January 08, 2010, 03:47:57 PM
Hi,

Well I have just spent the last 2 hours at work going through this thread from the start and it is fantastic to say the least, keep up the good work and stop painting all the lovely brass work.

Thanks
Adie
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: debssnal on January 09, 2010, 01:58:28 PM
top class workmanship

keep up the good work

look forward to seeing more

Alan
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: marinaru_ro on January 09, 2010, 10:41:36 PM
 I wish i have your courage to work with brass like that...
Just amazing!
George
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bradley on January 09, 2010, 11:08:07 PM
I have only watched this thread occasionally but now I watch it with total amazement - absolutely brilliant workmanship. :-))  I could never aspire to anything like this but I am now hooked on watching your progress. :-) :-)

Derek.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: derekwarner on January 10, 2010, 01:10:23 AM
Beautiful brass work again & again ggeorge  :-)) it is a treasure ....in OZ we have a locally manufacture product called "Metal Magic" ......it does not contain the methylated spirit base that 'Brasso' type products have....& hence I can polish boiler bands without damaging the paintwork ....the package suggests that it also protects.....it does not leave any residue on the brass surface but clearly retards oxidation time over the other 'spirit' based metal polishes  O0........Derek

Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: derekwarner on January 10, 2010, 02:51:05 AM
ggeorege....the web site is

www.rubbedin.com.au

Hope this helps.....it is an excellent product O0 ....Derek

BTW...

1) do you use a small butane gas flame for the majority of your brass soldering work?
2) do you use a 5% ferric chloride solution as your soldering flux....or the zinc chloride 400g/L?

It is true ....the things our dads taught us.........when soldering....cleanleness is next to godleness....... :-))  O0
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: gondolier88 on January 10, 2010, 09:41:06 PM
Another tip- for really precise solder work where you can't afford for solder to run where it shouldn't- pass the work piece over a candle yellow flame, the solder will not adhere to the carbon- just rub away where you want the solder to run.

Greg
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: marinaru_ro on January 17, 2010, 08:39:24 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on January 24, 2010, 10:16:04 AM
Wonderful! So the screws actually work to thighten them closed?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: sentry on January 24, 2010, 04:58:06 PM
Aw some how doe's this guy do it i find reading his build better then sex i must get out more.
                                               Sentry.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on January 24, 2010, 05:33:05 PM
He does it with a great deal of patience and verrry carefully. And yes, the hatch tie downs do work.

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: VIVALDI on January 29, 2010, 04:16:40 PM
Hello,

Verry good job! :-))

KÚnavo, Philippe!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ZZ56 on February 09, 2010, 02:58:00 AM
Fantastic thread and a big thank-you for posting all those pics of the parts before and after assembly.  It's definately helping me with brass work.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on February 14, 2010, 12:24:15 PM
Way cool!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on February 16, 2010, 06:17:20 AM
George,

Once again, your work leaves me totally gobsmacked.......Absolutely superb. I am green with envy at your skill:::: :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: marinaru_ro on February 16, 2010, 04:29:36 PM
SUPERB!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 16, 2010, 08:07:41 PM
Am I the only one to thinking George has magic elves working for him?!?!  :kiss:
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on February 16, 2010, 09:25:16 PM
Am I the only one to thinking George has magic elves working for him?!?!  :kiss:

  You found out his secret. He was hoping no one would figure it out. The little devils are all over the place  {-)

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 16, 2010, 09:30:47 PM
Absolutely exquisite work  :-)) It makes me feel very inadequate  <:(

Peter.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: rem2007 on February 16, 2010, 10:53:43 PM
Truly amazing Jerry, still have a Bombadier on the fridge when your back over, can't find a decent stream to watch the Canada-Norway game so I might as well go to bed.
Hi to John,

Robert
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on February 17, 2010, 12:04:09 AM
Truly amazing Jerry, still have a Bombadier on the fridge when your back over, can't find a decent stream to watch the Canada-Norway game so I might as well go to bed.
Hi to John,

Robert

  Robert:

 G'day. I hope you're keeping well.

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: DickyD on February 17, 2010, 01:07:15 PM
Am I the only one to thinking George has magic elves working for him?!?!  :kiss:

Perhaps you should borrow them Martin and ditch the gremlins. O0
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 17, 2010, 02:40:54 PM
 {-) {-)
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bryan Young on February 17, 2010, 03:22:16 PM
Just as a mater of interest, looking at your superb brasswork, I got to wondering how heavy this model will be.
A truly beautiful job of work. BY.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: rem2007 on February 18, 2010, 05:38:28 PM
Hi Robert. You missed a good game. Hope all is well. Every thing is still frozen solid here.

...BBC in their ultimate wisdom put it on through their interactive service, the daughter woke me at 230 and asked me why I was watching ice hockey so late, silly girl.

Anyway, saw all 8 goals and deliberating about the effects we will have on the Swiss, nothing personal. I'm contemplating writing the BBC and revoking my telly license, which in essence is highway robbery.

Can you imagine the uproar if the CBC didn't air these matches, and poor Don Cherry would be out of a job,

right teatime
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on February 18, 2010, 11:03:02 PM
I bought all white metal fittings for my first tug, when they where delivered  I decided they where to heavy (Plus not very nice) so set about making some in brass, I found they probably worked out about half the weight, plus they where custom made to my boat , I think fittings have come a long way since then and some of the resin fittings are very nice now and I will use them, I also but some brass fittings because I dont mind making one fitting its a challenge but to make 20 the same is a pain (thats why I am playing CNC) so brass can be lighter plus you get satisfaction from making them ( unless its 12 vents for a fire boat in brass)

Peter
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: pugwash on February 19, 2010, 01:32:57 AM
Ive just spent an entertaining 2 or 3 hours reading your thread from day one - Im half way through my second model
which contains a lot of brass in the form of lattice masts and radar platforms etc and I really thought I had improved my
soldering techniques  until I saw what you can build - it is brilliant an Im very jealous. The compass is a work of art -
how did you dome the cover and is it all silver soldered or ordinary solder that you use?
Please keep the pictures coming Im learning so much.

a green with envy Pugwash
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: BarryM on February 19, 2010, 10:42:38 AM
Aye, his metal-forming skills are second to none while his soldering cannot be improved upon for neatness of joint. Defines what's meant by a 'craftsman'.

Barry M
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on February 23, 2010, 12:51:59 AM
 Looks good!

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: tigertiger on February 27, 2010, 02:44:16 AM
wonderful metalwork  8)
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on February 27, 2010, 12:59:17 PM
Impressive!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: nathanbint on February 28, 2010, 12:35:20 AM
that is amazing ten out of ten for that build
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on March 02, 2010, 12:41:29 AM
Just to put you one over the top.   O0

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Big Ada on March 06, 2010, 11:43:38 AM
Lovely Tid Tug and what a clean and tidy workshop, very envious of that lathe.
On my Tid I used the material fron a dark blue cotton pillow case.

Regards,

Len.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: chersguy on June 12, 2010, 07:03:45 AM
She's beautiful ggeorge,are you bringing her to Kitchener in July? A sure winner.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 12, 2010, 07:18:34 AM

Wonderful!!!
 Can't wait to see her on the water!  :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: barryfoote on June 12, 2010, 08:31:38 AM
Simply magnificent George... :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: pugwash on June 12, 2010, 10:01:10 AM
Stunning model  and  I've really enjoyed the build.  Can't see what else there is to do looks perfect
already

Pugwash
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: kno3 on June 12, 2010, 12:14:23 PM
Wow, that's a great model. Sure to win a gold medal.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: craftysod on June 13, 2010, 11:57:19 AM
Excellent work George  :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: SNOOPDOG32 on June 13, 2010, 01:26:31 PM
That's a real beauty  george:-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: octo on June 13, 2010, 04:52:56 PM
As a newcomer; all I can do is sit an drool and hope to aspire to a small
poriton of your excellence. well done sir. yours in awe Tony :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: rem2007 on June 14, 2010, 10:58:26 PM
...I guess the ice should be clear below the Falls now, and you can have the maiden voyage, well done Jerry.

Robert
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: pugwash on June 15, 2010, 05:06:56 AM
It has been a very enjoyable build to follow and and the end result is stupendous.
   Considering your line of work have you ever considered building a fireboat
many cities have them round the world and I should think it would not be above
your capabilities to have all the fire monitors fully working

Pugwash
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 15, 2010, 10:34:07 AM
It has been a very enjoyable build to follow and and the end result is stupendous.
   Considering your line of work have you ever considered building a fireboat
many cities have them round the world and I should think it would not be above
your capabilities to have all the fire monitors fully working

Pugwash

  Go on Gerry,....... show em a a picture.   ;)

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Voyager on June 15, 2010, 04:55:48 PM
A work of art....and i'm as jealous as hell at your modelling skills  :((

Voyager
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: rem2007 on June 15, 2010, 10:09:55 PM
Thinking about the next project, Any suggestions?   

Yeah, a log cabin out in a corner of Old Iron's place, for me and the missus.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: craftysod on June 15, 2010, 10:16:34 PM
John's probably already got an old barn ready for you to sleep in   :}
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 15, 2010, 10:28:49 PM
John's probably already got an old barn ready for you to sleep in   :}

  Got a barn, but the caboose would probably be more comfortable.

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: rem2007 on June 16, 2010, 05:43:03 PM
  Got a barn, but the caboose would probably be more comfortable.

John
....lol {-)
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ando on June 17, 2010, 11:17:12 PM
 :-)  HELLO    i thought  your cmb was amazing    but words cannot give your hard word and very skilled labour enought credit !!
           you have  told us what tools you use to solder with  but cold you let us have list of all the other tools you use  then at least i might have the right tools try and reach your very high standard of work    cos when i try to make small items out of brass  but they always look as rough as  badgers a**E
  i,m still quite new to building model r/c boats and find i enjoy making them as much if not more than sailing them
      i have a small but slowly increasing amount of tools in my little shed   
regards Andy
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: derekwarner on June 26, 2010, 02:07:11 AM
Hi all ...& GG...you will remember the accolades many have offered re your many brass ~~~~ metal components & the detail skills you have displayed in this build....... :-)) & an inspiration to all other model builders

To a new Mayhem member...simply looking at the completed vessel photographs does not portray the detail beneath that drab white paintwork   <:(

I just don't know how the Mayhem WEB site could highlight the need to go backwards in the build thread, apart from you offering your build thread to the Mayhem Master Class Folder  O0 ....Derek

OK.....I see the note from Martin..... "I agree, a masterpiece and it's nearly there - "Entries in this section will generally deal with complete build projects only"

So maybe in a few weeks GG? .........

Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 26, 2010, 06:18:57 AM
A soon as it gets it maiden voyage Derek!  :-)
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 26, 2010, 11:26:44 AM
A soon as it gets it maiden voyage Derek!  :-)

Its already  had it Martin    O0


John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 26, 2010, 11:27:03 AM
A soon as it gets it maiden voyage Derek!  :-)

  Its already had it Martin     O0

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: tigertiger on June 26, 2010, 12:36:42 PM
I thought that was sea trials  ok2
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 26, 2010, 01:13:41 PM
picky....picky  ok2

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 26, 2010, 06:35:39 PM
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  I just don't know how the Mayhem WEB site could highlight the need to go backwards in the build thread, apart from you offering your build thread to the Mayhem Master Class Folder  OK ....Derek

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A soon as it gets it maiden voyage Derek!  Happy

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  Its already had it Martin     O0

John

All right, when she gets her first outing in her final colours.
 .... what do the ship yards call it when they hand a ship over to her new owners?
       SEA TRAILS! That's it!!!!
          Sorry, I seem to be typing out loud... sun stroke I think!


Geaoge;
1. When are next sea trials?
2. Do you want us to tidy up the tread for before we move it to the Master Class section?



Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: DickyD on June 26, 2010, 06:47:07 PM


          Sorry, I seem to be typing out loud... sun stroke I think!


Geaoge;
1. When are next sea trials?
2. Do you want us to tidy up the tread for before we move it to the Master Class section?

Tidy it up, is that safe in your condition Martin ? {:-{


Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on June 26, 2010, 08:17:40 PM
ROFL      easy Martin, we don't want to loose you.    {-)

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: gondolier88 on June 28, 2010, 10:06:00 AM
The detail you have here is fantastic GGeorge, but surely crewmembers were proactive in their keeping a permanent 5 o clock shadow? That guy looks altogether too Bond vilain, perhaps that's what you wanted... %)

Greg
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: oldiron on July 05, 2010, 12:47:34 AM
  The poor boy has been working himself to a frazzle trying to get the TID finished for the Great Lakes Model Boat Association meet this past weekend. He got his boat on the table and collapsed.

John
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: SNOOPDOG32 on July 24, 2010, 10:54:33 PM
What a beauty :-)) :-)) :-))you deserve a rest after creating such a superb model
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Bunkerbarge on July 24, 2010, 11:01:45 PM
I thought all the pictures were excellent so I moved them all!
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2010, 01:08:46 AM
Simply the best TID I've ever seen.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ben hall on February 19, 2011, 11:13:41 PM
what smoke system did you use
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: ben hall on April 12, 2011, 11:30:51 AM
what material did you use for around the bridge
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Tim B. on July 19, 2011, 05:22:26 PM
Hello all, I am a relativley new member, I was directed here to see this TID build, I am absolutely amazed and very much inspired by this build.
Hats off to this Gent ...
Cant say enough about the fabrication skills.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: Tombsy on January 06, 2012, 09:02:06 PM
I saw you on RCTV today, nice job, and an incredible build.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: TailUK on February 08, 2012, 11:38:49 AM
Your T.I.D. looks splendid! I hope mine turns out half as good as yours.
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: dave goldsmith on April 21, 2012, 05:48:58 PM
Hi I'm a newcomer to the site, gradually reading through the many great posts and builds. Georges TId build was the most fascinating couple of hours, well worth it. What a very talented guy, I take my hat off to you sir. Not all fire officers are that clever, I did 32 years in the London fire brigade and I couldn't do that level of workmanship!. Once again congratulations, on a magnificent build. By the way what was your first build and was it as good as the last?
Title: Re: Q & A for George's TID Tug
Post by: discovery man on May 26, 2014, 12:28:50 PM
very impressive  looks fantastic....its some thing i could never make..nice one :-))