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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: ian-mccaffrey on February 13, 2013, 02:14:10 am

Title: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 13, 2013, 02:14:10 am
this will be the build log of my svitzer thunder !  :-))
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Post by: chipchase on February 13, 2013, 08:54:48 am
 This will be an interesting build Ian, I understand that Svitzer have six of this type of vessel on order. Have you got the line drawings for her.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2013, 10:04:37 am
Excellent!   :-))

 What scale Ian?
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: Capt Podge on February 14, 2013, 01:07:16 am
Now, that's interesting !
 
I'll watch your progress on this one - enjoy the build  :-))
 
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
 
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: irishcarguy on February 14, 2013, 07:08:44 am
This is a very interesting build & I will be watching all the way, Mick B.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 15, 2013, 12:08:28 am
Excellent!   :-))

 What scale Ian?

 not sure of a scale mate .... but im having problems uploading pictures for some reason ....

Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 16, 2013, 10:09:23 pm

 not sure of a scale mate .... but im having problems uploading pictures for some reason ....
its 1.13th scale . pics are being re sized now !

Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: chipchase on February 16, 2013, 11:17:49 pm
  Thatís a nice size Ian  :-))  I think that works out around about 3ft 4in long with a beam 1ft 2in.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 16, 2013, 11:47:50 pm
Thatís a nice size Ian  :-))  I think that works out around about 3ft 4in long with a beam 1ft 2in.


oi !!!!  <*< <*< <*<  have you been in my shed taking measurements  <*< <*< <*< :police:
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 01:15:13 am
here we go . the first pic !
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 01:44:20 am
x 2
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 01:45:24 am
planked
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 01:47:12 am
kortz and rudders
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 01:47:54 am
kortz and rudders
all home / hand made too . also home made props coming soon too
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 17, 2013, 09:44:04 am
 
Looking good!   :-))
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 12:09:00 pm
fiberglassing the bow and hull
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 12:43:06 pm
every one has a little helper of some sort .... here is mine ... he sadly had to be put down a few weeks ago !!! R.I.P charlie
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 12:48:29 pm
first coat
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 17, 2013, 12:50:02 pm
home made Props  in home made kortz nozzles
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: chipchase on February 18, 2013, 08:39:45 am
 You are making a great job of her Ian.  :-))
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: Davenotdone on February 18, 2013, 09:20:12 am
Hi Ian, the tug looks great so far :-)) Bit new to all of this so are you glassing the hull to take a mould from or are you glassing the hull as the finished hull? If so then what glass matt would you use and fibreglass resin. Do you ' waterproof ' the inside of the hull as well? Regards, Dave.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 10:42:29 am
You are making a great job of her Ian.  :-))
thanx chip . to be honest . this is my real first scratch build ! and im under the supervision of a true scratch build moddler !!
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 10:47:19 am
Hi Ian, the tug looks great so far :-)) Bit new to all of this so are you glassing the hull to take a mould from or are you glassing the hull as the finished hull? If so then what glass matt would you use and fibreglass resin. Do you ' waterproof ' the inside of the hull as well? Regards, Dave.


hi mate . to be honest im new to all this too ... i have fiber glassed the hull and sanded it . then used filler . then more fiber glass then more filler then more fiber glass then more filler . and i have bought shares in the local sand paper company lol .... well thats what it feels like any way ... the fiberglass matt and resin is a top quality one from the local boat yard ... not cheap halfords stuff .. i have also fiberglassed the inside of the hull to make it waterproof .  then i have added cement to 1 make it solid !! also to use for ballast . the shape of the hull and size of it . will take loads of cement to bring her down to the water line ! ill keep the pics coming as im going :-) thanx for all the interest guys
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: tt1 on February 18, 2013, 11:14:09 am
A really interesting build this Ian - watching closely.  Just out of interest, why 2?  Thought doing 1 would be tough enough!
                                    Regards, Tony.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: adamD98 on February 18, 2013, 11:39:17 am
Nice job Ian. Enjoying watching your build progress.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 01:18:26 pm
A really interesting build this Ian - watching closely.  Just out of interest, why 2?  Thought doing 1 would be tough enough!
                                    Regards, Tony.


one for me ( training on my first build ) and the second one is the master moddelers who is building the same type with a different name along side me ! and when i say every thing is scratch built i mean everything .... obviously exept motors and all the electrics !!
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: sharkbite0 on February 18, 2013, 01:56:24 pm
looking good ian keep it up mate watching with intrest  :-))
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 08:59:05 pm
hello . my name is spot . and im the new helper in the shed
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 09:00:08 pm
getting there
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 09:01:00 pm
some of the electrics and cement for ballast
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 09:02:10 pm
decks are being installed !

Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 09:03:52 pm
stantions in place
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 18, 2013, 09:06:17 pm
gunnles being put in place
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: carisma on February 22, 2013, 08:36:18 am
Looking good Ian, looking forward to the next update
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: derekwarner on February 22, 2013, 10:40:06 am
Hi Ian.......in image below we see the two motors.....
Substantial size.....high torque?....low current?....low RPM?....so are they industrial replacements?
Keep us posted.......Derek
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41832.0;attach=119942 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41832.0;attach=119942)
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on February 22, 2013, 12:18:34 pm
Hi Ian.......in image below we see the two motors.....
Substantial size.....high torque?....low current?....low RPM?....so are they industrial replacements?
Keep us posted.......Derek
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41832.0;attach=119942 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41832.0;attach=119942)


not sure what your asking me . but the motors are from an electric childs scooter
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on March 27, 2013, 09:06:16 pm
sorry i not been up dating things IE: the pics ... but i been engrossed in building and forgot all about the camera . so i got some pics today . ill upload them in a bit

Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: adamD98 on March 27, 2013, 09:08:22 pm
Looking forward to pics matey  :-))
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on March 27, 2013, 09:27:18 pm
here she is ... up to date
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: eddiesolo on March 28, 2013, 08:00:36 am
Outstanding build, cannot wait to see her finished. Well done to you for tackling this job and winning...so far.
Si:)
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: Circlip on March 28, 2013, 11:41:38 am
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but the motors are from an electric childs scooter

 Wow, are they fitting kids with those nowadays? Can the switch be retro-fitted? :D
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on March 28, 2013, 12:09:07 pm
here is a long to the motors if any one is interested


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24-VOLT-120-WATT-ELECTRIC-E-SCOOTER-MOTOR-24v-120w-/180984122804?pt=UK_Toys_Games_Outdoor_Toys_ET&hash=item2a237e8db4
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: Netleyned on March 28, 2013, 12:26:44 pm
Hi Ian,
The build is progressing well.
Is that a model of one of the old Conservancy Board Vessels in the background?


The green hulled one I mean. I cant remember what she was called.


Ned
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on March 28, 2013, 01:59:45 pm
Hi Ian,
The build is progressing well.
Is that a model of one of the old Conservancy Board Vessels in the background?


The green hulled one I mean. I cant remember what she was called.


Ned
hi ned ... it sure is ... thats the mhpa HAKIN

Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: vincent on April 05, 2013, 02:37:36 pm
looks a bit rough too me.
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on April 05, 2013, 04:22:31 pm
looks a bit rough too me.
thats cus your doing all the work on it when im not there .... your workmanship is really dodgy lol

Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: tugnut on April 05, 2013, 07:43:32 pm
Thats coming on nicely, :-))
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: DarrenCarter2 on April 08, 2013, 08:53:26 pm
Looks good Ian :)
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on April 08, 2013, 09:31:39 pm
thanx for the comments guys ... ill be adding more pics soon . but at the moment we are getting both boats up to the same level in the build as each other
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 05, 2013, 03:14:51 am
Here is some more pics.



duplicate one removed.   ;)

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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 05, 2013, 03:15:25 am
rear deck
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 23, 2013, 01:32:23 pm
Almost ready for the maiden voyage
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Post by: tugboyben on May 23, 2013, 01:43:08 pm
Hi Ian
Looking good :-)) [size=78%] is it possible to post a few more picture's of the tug's please[/size]


Jason
Title: Re: svitzer thunder .. ( the build so far )
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on March 07, 2019, 03:29:04 pm
Has any one seen either of these 2 boats around lately
Iíd love to buy them back from where ever they are now