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Title: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on May 21, 2015, 05:12:58 PM
I have started my build of the Maltby, at first it was going to be the Marken but having seen that the Maltby had a spell at Liverpool the name was changed, the first job I had ago at was to make a bowthruster which is fitted out with a 380 motor driving a 3 blade brass prop which is now fitted into the hull along with the propshafts and 70mm korts. Power wise I am fitting two 900s so should be enough power.....I hope.... photos so far.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on May 21, 2015, 05:14:55 PM
more photos.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on July 22, 2015, 09:31:00 AM
Hi all, nothing more done on my build due to my leg problem, I go to see the surgeon on the 3rd Aug so hopefully I will get a date for when its going to be amputated and then start on the long road to recovery and then get back to sailing and this build.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Fastfaz on July 22, 2015, 05:17:04 PM
Hi Dave,
    Sorry to hear about your leg problems hope all goes well. Due to a Parachuting accident in the army my right leg is now 2 inches shorter than the left but thankfully its ok ish! Keep the photos coming I want to follow the build as I am just starting a Norton Cross.
      Cheers,
          Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on July 22, 2015, 07:18:52 PM
Hi Dave,hope your recovery Goa's well.looking good so far and keep Pict coming.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on July 23, 2015, 09:10:23 AM
Thanks Guys for the well wishes, as for the build I will get back to that as soon as possible with lots of photos.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 23, 2015, 07:37:48 PM
Hi all, I have now got back to working on my build, things are going along very slow but hey there's no rush so here is a photo of were I am up to.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on November 23, 2015, 08:19:28 PM
Hi Dave hope all is well now,don,t forget the pictures.


John B
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 23, 2015, 08:45:42 PM
Hi Dave hope all is well now,don,t forget the pictures.


John B

Thanks John, a long way to go yet with the recovery but I can manage to get some bits done on the build and yes mate I will add lot's of photo's.  :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on November 23, 2015, 08:51:12 PM
All the best Dave, my Maltby hasn't progressed much, this summer, been to busy. Also I have a completed Northsider, so I am not exactly tug less, if I didn't have a runner I might be more inclined to burn midnight oil. Anyway all the best keep posting.


Rgds Andy
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 23, 2015, 08:53:59 PM
All the best Dave, my Maltby hasn't progressed much, this summer, been to busy. Anyway all the best keep posting.


Rgds Andy

Thanks Andy, and all the best with your build mate. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tuggy Gav on November 23, 2015, 09:27:28 PM
Lovely model to build looking good! Hope to see it down new Brighton in the new year

Gav
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 23, 2015, 09:57:40 PM
Lovely model to build looking good! Hope to see it down new Brighton in the new year

Gav

Hi Gav, thanks mate and you will get to see it at the lake some time in the new year. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tuggy Gav on November 24, 2015, 01:06:06 PM
Good good! Hopefully have 1 of mine to sail aswell

Gav
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 24, 2015, 01:25:21 PM
Good good! Hopefully have 1 of mine to sail aswell

Gav

Hi Gav, what do you have.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 24, 2015, 03:16:42 PM
Made a start on the inside of the wheelhouse today, again things are going very slow.....this is how things stand at the moment.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tuggy Gav on November 24, 2015, 07:56:49 PM
I will be starting mine over next week or so aswell fingers crossed
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 24, 2015, 09:30:58 PM
I will be starting mine over next week or so aswell fingers crossed

What are you starting Gav.......

Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tuggy Gav on November 24, 2015, 11:43:06 PM
ASD hull she is being modelled on svitzers Shotley and sky! Then got a 28inch eldergarth hull a few mods to her will look abit like new svitzer Damen tugs London Kent and Deben
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 25, 2015, 07:52:54 AM
ASD hull she is being modelled on svitzers Shotley and sky! Then got a 28inch eldergarth hull a few mods to her will look abit like new svitzer Damen tugs London Kent and Deben

Very nice. :-)) :-)) :-))

Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on November 25, 2015, 08:33:36 AM
ASD hull she is being modelled on svitzers Shotley and sky! Then got a 28inch eldergarth hull a few mods to her will look abit like new svitzer Damen tugs London Kent and Deben
:-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 28, 2015, 04:53:53 PM
A bit more done, the captain will have something to sit on once it's finished. Getting there slowly.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 01, 2015, 03:00:23 PM
A bit more done on the wheelhouse, as you can see it's starting to take shape .......needs a bit more sanding to get the finish I want.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 01, 2015, 03:01:20 PM
Another
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 01, 2015, 03:02:26 PM
Last for now.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Starspider on December 01, 2015, 04:53:02 PM
Nice work Dave  :-))
colin
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 01, 2015, 06:07:08 PM
Nice work Dave  :-))
colin

Thanks Colin. I am quite happy with the way it's coming along. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on December 01, 2015, 06:21:35 PM
Looking good Dave  :-)) thats my next job on my build  {:-{
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 01, 2015, 06:30:32 PM
Looking good Dave  :-)) thats my next job on my build  {:-{

Thanks mate, are you doing a build thread as it would be good to see how you get on. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 01, 2015, 06:41:13 PM
Thanks mate, are you doing a build thread as it would be good to see how you get on. :-))

Regards Dave.

OK found it.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 02, 2015, 04:58:34 PM
As I have to work from my wheelchair I have to stick to the smaller jobs, so I am now going to try my hand at making the control panels with the use of fibre optics.............your thoughts and ideas please.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tuggy Gav on December 02, 2015, 05:36:36 PM
As I have to work from my wheelchair I have to stick to the smaller jobs, so I am now going to try my hand at making the control panels with the use of fibre optics.............your thoughts and ideas please.

Regards Dave.

All the best with that job lol! I wouldn't like to try it
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on December 02, 2015, 07:20:30 PM
You have got me on that one  :-)) i hate electrical stuff :o
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 02, 2015, 07:51:16 PM
You have got me on that one  :-)) i hate electrical stuff :o

Never mind mate, I have an idea.....I just need to find the time to have a go, I am up at the Limb centre 3 days a week working on walking on my false leg. will have a go tomorrow afternoon once I get back home. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: chipchase on December 04, 2015, 06:52:00 PM
she is coming on Dave here are some photos of the wheelhouse
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 04, 2015, 08:38:57 PM
WOW that's just brilliant..... there's no way I can match that.....im not that good, great photo's though thanks. By the way your build is brilliant a credit to you.  :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Steve Mahoney on December 04, 2015, 08:54:34 PM
Big decision there for someone from your neck of the woods.
Blue or red interior?
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 04, 2015, 09:01:19 PM
Big decision there for someone from your neck of the woods.
Blue or red interior?

Gone for Blue, just like the real thing.  :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 09, 2015, 04:24:59 PM
Had another spell on the maltby build, I now have all the electrics in along with a working winch and bow thruster and hey it all works.
Another job I got done was to finish cutting out the windows...hate that job. So now it's ready for the tank test (bath) and hopefully there will be no leaks.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 09, 2015, 04:25:47 PM
Another
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 09, 2015, 04:27:07 PM
Last for now.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on December 09, 2015, 08:00:17 PM
Looking good Dave :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 09, 2015, 08:11:26 PM
Looking good Dave :-))

Thanks mate, it's getting there slowly, one of my next jobs is to try my hand at the fitting out of the wheelhouse but at the moment I keep looking and then put it off. I will have to get my head into it and have a go.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: adamD98 on December 09, 2015, 09:05:00 PM
Great work Dave, looks brilliant so far. I love the M class, very robust and powerful.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 09, 2015, 09:17:18 PM
Great work Dave, looks brilliant so far. I love the M class, very robust and powerful.

Thanks Adam, this is my first of the M class and it has been a bit of a challenge so far. I agree they look very good on the water....very powerful looking. A long way to go yet but I will get there in the end.  :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Fastfaz on December 11, 2015, 04:19:47 PM
     Hi Dave,
          She is coming along nicely. Re the leg glad to hear you are okay! stick with the physio and you will be fine. When I had my mishap????? it took three months to get my knee to be able to bend to 90 degrees, of course I just said "oh dear that's rather sore" liar liar your bums on fire etc, etc.
     It is very easy to take the soft route i.e. couch potato but I don't think that is you, please keep the photos and build log coming its great to see.
         Kind regards,
                Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 11, 2015, 08:04:36 PM
     Hi Dave,
          She is coming along nicely. Re the leg glad to hear you are okay! stick with the physio and you will be fine. When I had my mishap????? it took three months to get my knee to be able to bend to 90 degrees, of course I just said "oh dear that's rather sore" liar liar your bums on fire etc, etc.
     It is very easy to take the soft route i.e. couch potato but I don't think that is you, please keep the photos and build log coming its great to see.
         Kind regards,
                Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Hi Faz, thanks mate I am happy with the way the boats coming on.....all well at the moment. As for my leg I am working on walking again with the physio 2 days a week but I may have to have another op on it due to a set back, but it won't stop me working on my boat even if I have to carry on from my wheelchair for a bit longer anyway take care.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 16, 2015, 06:06:48 PM
Hi all, some more work done on fitting out the wheelhouse I think it's starting to come to life now...just a bit more to do.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 16, 2015, 06:07:46 PM
Another
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 16, 2015, 06:08:25 PM
Another
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 16, 2015, 06:09:40 PM
Last for now. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Starspider on December 16, 2015, 10:23:57 PM
Looking good very neat  :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 17, 2015, 07:21:56 AM
Looking good very neat  :-))

Thanks mate. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on December 17, 2015, 08:06:59 AM
Looking good Dave, I have started on my bridge lots of cutting and sanding {:-{
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 17, 2015, 02:11:26 PM
Looking good  Dave, I have started on my bridge lots of cutting and sanding {:-{

Thanks John, good luck with yours mate and please put lot's of photos on so I can see how it's done the correct way. :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 15, 2016, 04:18:37 PM
A bit more done on the wheelhouse as in it's had a coat of paint.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 15, 2016, 04:20:44 PM
Another
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 15, 2016, 04:22:56 PM
And last for now, this one shows the computer on.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: adamD98 on January 15, 2016, 04:58:37 PM
As always Dave, great work and progress on the build. The lit up computer screen looks brilliant.  :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on January 15, 2016, 06:35:30 PM
Very nice work Dave love the computer all lit up :-)) you have done more than me.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 17, 2016, 01:02:34 PM
Thanks for the good comments guy's I am happy with the way it's coming along. I have now fixed the wheelhouse roof on it needs a bit of filler and a rub down and the it will be ready for a splash of paint. I have put together the bow winch which is ready for painting, I have placed things on to show an idea of how it's looking so far.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 17, 2016, 01:03:27 PM
Another
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 17, 2016, 01:04:40 PM
Last for now.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on January 17, 2016, 02:47:03 PM
Looking good Dave  :-)) .i will have to pull my finger out.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 17, 2016, 03:04:44 PM
Looking good Dave  :-)) .i will have to pull my finger out.

Thanks John, you just take it easy mate I can't match your standard. :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on January 17, 2016, 07:30:32 PM
Looking good Dave  :-)) .i will have to pull my finger out.




And me, but it's freezing in my workshop :-)
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 24, 2016, 04:22:27 PM
A bit more of the painting done, and I have also made a start on the raised platform leading to the wheelhouse. Getting there slowly.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 25, 2016, 04:48:54 PM
OK today I fitted the rubber strip on the top of the bulwarks, next job will be to work on fitting some steps to help the crew get around.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 26, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
Having looked at the height of the platform leading to the wheelhouse it to me looked to high, I checked on the plans for the wheelhouse and everything was spot on. I then looked on the plans I got for the layout and the wheelhouse was much lower, so after checking and rechecking I decided that it was to high. So in the end it turned out it needed to be 25mm lower so here it is and to me it looks far better....your thoughts.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Netleyned on January 26, 2016, 02:56:23 PM
I think you have it right now Dave.
Looking at this picture.


Ned
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tug Chief on January 26, 2016, 07:00:39 PM
Vast improvement!
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on January 26, 2016, 09:13:45 PM
Nice Dave, I thought it looked a bit high, far better now
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 27, 2016, 12:39:39 PM
Thanks Guys  :-)) and yes it looks far better now.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on January 27, 2016, 06:47:25 PM
 :-)) Same here Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on January 27, 2016, 07:13:20 PM
I must get on with mine, but badly sliced my thumb at the weekend with a Stanley knife, only making a set of sails for someone, but 5 stitches later!!!
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 06, 2016, 03:50:43 PM
Managed to get a bit more done, a few bits made and window frames fitted it's coming on slowly.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Netleyned on February 06, 2016, 04:18:28 PM
I must get on with mine, but badly sliced my thumb at the weekend with a Stanley knife, only making a set of sails for someone, but 5 stitches later!!!


Hope you charged extra for the random red patterning Andy {-)
BTW The ones you made me about five years ago for my Victoria
are still going strong. :-))


Ned
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on February 06, 2016, 06:13:57 PM
Starting to take shape now Dave, what are you using for the hand rail stanchions i have just done all of mine  {:-{ .
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 06, 2016, 06:53:35 PM
Starting to take shape now Dave, what are you using for the hand rail stanchions i have just done all of mine  {:-{ .

Hi John, I have purchased 35mm three rail stanchions they cost a fortune for the amount needed but they should look the part. I have just placed an order for 5 crew members but they were not to bad a price.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Starspider on February 06, 2016, 08:26:28 PM
Very nice work  :-))
colin
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on February 06, 2016, 09:31:36 PM
Hi John, I have purchased 35mm three rail stanchions they cost a fortune for the amount needed but they should look the part. I have just placed an order for 5 crew members but they were not to bad a price.

Regards Dave.


Hi Dave, I got 27mm ones from MMModels, but not sure if they are long enough. Will get some out of packet tomorrow and have a proper look.


Andy
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 07, 2016, 02:57:44 PM
Very nice work  :-))
colin

Thanks Colin. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 07, 2016, 05:17:02 PM
Got a few bits primed today I am going to make a start on the mast hopefully tomorrow as there is so much work to do in brass I thought I would do it in stages so I don't get fed up.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 07, 2016, 05:27:32 PM

Hi Dave, I got 27mm ones from MMModels, but not sure if they are long enough. Will get some out of packet tomorrow and have a proper look.


Andy

Hi Andy, 27mm at 32 scale works out at 86cm ........a bit on the small size I would think......your thoughts.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: ballastanksian on February 07, 2016, 05:29:31 PM
Lovely work Dave:O)
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on February 07, 2016, 06:29:05 PM
Hi Andy, 27mm at 32 scale works out at 86cm ........a bit on the small size I would think......your thoughts.

Regards Dave.
They were my thoughts to, even adding1mm on top for the rail it still looks a bit low, and definitely scales up to low. Where did you get yours from.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 07, 2016, 07:16:12 PM
Hi Andy, got mine from Cornwall Models mate. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 09, 2016, 03:25:46 PM
Ok today I got round to making a start on the mast, as you can see I am building it from brass with the idea that it can be used to supply the negative from the battery to the lights. It has taken a lot longer than I thought just to get this far but I put this down to having to do it from sitting in my wheelchair, I will get there in the end.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Big Ada on February 09, 2016, 05:56:55 PM
Ok today I got round to making a start on the mast, as you can see I am building it from brass with the idea that it can be used to supply the negative from the battery to the lights. It has taken a lot longer than I thought just to get this far but I put this down to having to do it from sitting in my wheelchair, I will get there in the end.

Regards Dave.


Nice work Dave, I will be watching the Mast build and fitting of lights as I want to put lights on the Tug I am making.  The cross tubes in the Mast, did you drill a hole through them to enable wires to pass through ?.

Len.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 09, 2016, 06:31:49 PM
Nice work Dave, I will be watching the Mast build and fitting of lights as I want to put lights on the Tug I am making.  The cross tubes in the Mast, did you drill a hole through them to enable wires to pass through ?.

Len.

Hi Len, yes mate I drilled holes in the main mast then soldered the cross tubes into them to take the wires.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on February 09, 2016, 10:31:52 PM
I always use the mast for the -ve return on my masts
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 09, 2016, 10:44:17 PM
I always use the mast for the -ve return on my masts

Hi Andy, first attempt for me mate so hoping all goes well......I can only try. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 10, 2016, 04:22:09 PM
Got some more done on the mast, it's starting to take shape.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 13, 2016, 12:34:21 PM
A bit more done on the mast, as you can see it's all primed ready for the next job of feeding all the wire in for the lights. I intend on using enamel coated copper wire at 0.10mm thickness as there are 12 lights on the mast alone.......not a job I'm looking forward to.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: oldflyer2 on February 13, 2016, 05:04:28 PM
Very nice job on the mast so far.

A question ... I have some of that enamel covered wire for my mast as well and I was wondering if there is enough vibration from running the boat to rub through the enamel and have a short?

Cheers

Tom
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 13, 2016, 05:12:12 PM
Very nice job on the mast so far.

A question ... I have some of that enamel covered wire for my mast as well and I was wondering if there is enough vibration from running the boat to rub through the enamel and have a short?

Cheers

Tom

Hi Tom, I have never used it before and was thinking of that myself and trying to think of a way to stop that happening.....maybe someone will give us the answer and solution to the problem.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on February 13, 2016, 07:15:04 PM
Good job on the mast Dave  :-)) .
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Fastfaz on February 13, 2016, 08:25:56 PM
Hi Dave,
     Have you tried Component shop LED wire? this is what I use and no probs so far (please god) not sure of the actual size/diameter of the wire but I have 9 lights running down the mast of my Eldergarth and that is pos and neg to each light so 18 wires in total. Ring them and ask I don't like the idea of a wire rubbing up to something and shorting it all out! Nightmare to resolve it. Hope this helps.
     Cheers,
           Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 13, 2016, 08:39:19 PM
Hi Dave,
     Have you tried Component shop LED wire? this is what I use and no probs so far (please god) not sure of the actual size/diameter of the wire but I have 9 lights running down the mast of my Eldergarth and that is pos and neg to each light so 18 wires in total. Ring them and ask I don't like the idea of a wire rubbing up to something and shorting it all out! Nightmare to resolve it. Hope this helps.
     Cheers,
           Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Thanks Faz, I will have a look into that mate. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 13, 2016, 08:41:41 PM
Good job on the mast Dave  :-)) .

Thanks John, I am quite happy with the way it has turned out so far. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Tuggy Gav on February 14, 2016, 08:54:37 PM
Looking good now mate.

Gav
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 14, 2016, 09:23:54 PM
Looking good now mate.

Gav

Thanks Gav.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 17, 2016, 02:48:23 PM
Today I have made a start on the brass railings, all the rails are made from 1mm rod and up to now they are looking ok. Lot's more of them to do so it's going to be a long job.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on February 17, 2016, 02:55:46 PM
Handrails and stanchions can be a nightmare to get right however, yours are looking really crisp so, well done so far. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 17, 2016, 03:00:20 PM
Thanks Ray, I have to agree with you there not a job I enjoy but have to be done, it's one of those jobs I just do a bit then leave it alone and go back later. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 18, 2016, 01:36:48 PM
A bit more done on the rails, as you can see it's starting to take shape but still a way to go yet. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on February 18, 2016, 06:32:25 PM
You are right there Dave looking good O0 can you still get the hull for her.


regards John
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 18, 2016, 06:55:35 PM
You are right there Dave looking good O0 can you still get the hull for her.


regards John


Thanks John, not sure on the hull mate I got mine off ebay.


Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Norseman on February 18, 2016, 08:51:29 PM
Nice rails there Dave, very tidy  O0

Dave
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 18, 2016, 10:07:16 PM
Nice rails there Dave, very tidy  O0

Dave

Thanks Dave, I do my best mate. :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 19, 2016, 03:38:24 PM
Well today a was at it for about 5 hours feeding all the enamel coated copper wire for the mast lights that was recommended, then I soldered 12 LED's in place done a test and found a dead short......dam......I can only put the short down to when the wire is pushed in to the mast it must get the odd scratch and this has caused the short. So now it's all been removed and it's back to the drawing board for another way feed all the lights.......will get there in the end.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Captain fizz on February 19, 2016, 05:00:27 PM
It's a cracking build quality Dave, l hope you manage to resolve the wiring issue, bloody frustrating :((
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 19, 2016, 05:25:07 PM
It's a cracking build quality Dave, l hope you manage to resolve the wiring issue, 'blinking!' frustrating :((

Thanks mate, it's only a slight set back I will get around it.....in the end I hope. :-)) :-))

Regards Dave
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Fastfaz on February 19, 2016, 07:23:48 PM
     Yo Dave,
           I had a similar problem with my Norton cross mast lights (not using coated wire but the Component shop stuff) checked every stage of the proceedings but when the wiring was finished 3 of the leds did not light, "xxxxx"! As all the wiring was fitted with individual resistors to enable power from the main 12v sla battery and to make it worse ran inside the mast then down through the inside of the wheelhouse this meant that to find the fault and cure it I had to remove the rear section of the wheelhouse I was not amused. It turned out to be one faulty resistor and two duff leds. Moral of the story is that I now check,check and treble check every stage of the wiring as it progresses.
    Not sure that I would chance coated wire because,as you quite rightly said, it is so easy to scratch off the coating and bingo a short. Good luck with it but walk away from it if you feel like lashing it across the room, I know I did but got there in the end.
     Cheers,
            Faz.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Norseman on February 19, 2016, 08:43:37 PM
Would it be possible to bond a suitable  length of the wires together before pushing through the mast? That would prevent scratches/shorts but then you would have to think about the heat from soldering. Just thinking out loud Dave - not actualy engaged any grey cells.

Dave
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: cos918 on February 19, 2016, 09:34:46 PM
Well today a was at it for about 5 hours feeding all the enamel coated copper wire for the mast lights that was recommended, then I soldered 12 LED's in place done a test and found a dead short......dam......I can only put the short down to when the wire is pushed in to the mast it must get the odd scratch and this has caused the short. So now it's all been removed and it's back to the drawing board for another way feed all the lights.......will get there in the end.

Regards Dave.


Hi Dave
Redo it the same way but push and pull the wire at the same rate once the cable has exited the mast .  once a wire is in meter it to the mast and other cores . If  short circuit to the mast or other cores it will need to come out . But before you pull it out use it as a draw string . Try some wax around the hole were you are feeding the cable in it will help let the cable slide and offer a little protection. Check the holes were the cable goes in are bure free and smooth .


John
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 19, 2016, 10:07:33 PM
Thanks Guys :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) I will hopefully have another go at it tomorrow with some of the ideas you have offered, many thanks to all.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: david48 on February 19, 2016, 11:33:23 PM
I have the same problem when doing the mast for Fairmount , I worked round the problem by injecting the tube with insulating varnish , it's available from your local RS outlet .
I have a fair bit left if you want to give it a go. There is only one drawback when it  dries you can not get any of the wire out. The offers there if you want some .

Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 20, 2016, 09:51:42 AM
I have the same problem when doing the mast for Fairmount , I worked round the problem by injecting the tube with insulating varnish , it's available from your local RS outlet .
I have affair bit left if you want to give it a go. There is only one drawback when it drys you can not get any of the wire out. The offers there if you want some .

Many thanks for your very kind offer, I shall see how I get on today as I have another idea in mind so hopefully I will have the lights working later today. I will get back to you if all fails again. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 20, 2016, 04:58:51 PM
Ok I have now managed to get the mast lights working, after all attempts failed and a lot of head scratching I decided to glue a length of 1mm brass rod down the back of the mast, my idea was to use this to provide the live to the LEDs and the brass mast to be used as the negative. All the LEDs were soldered onto the mast and the live tails were then soldered onto the 1mm brass rod as can be seen in the photo's. Once it was done a quick check for a short and happily there was none so the big switch on and happy day's they all lit up as shown.......So now I'm a happy chappy,

Regards Dave. 
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on February 20, 2016, 05:02:17 PM
Cheers for the update Dave, unfortunately the photo's didn't reproduce?

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on February 20, 2016, 05:03:07 PM
Oh yes they did - sorry :embarrassed:

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 20, 2016, 05:10:46 PM
Hi Ray, no problem mate :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Captain fizz on February 20, 2016, 05:34:08 PM
That's a neat solution Dave, glad it has worked out.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Fastfaz on February 20, 2016, 09:32:14 PM
Hi Dave,
    I don't want to rain on your parade but how are you going to paint the mast? Its looking good so I am curious re the painting. That is my reason for running the wiring down the inside of the mast after the mast is painted prior to fixing it in place. Personally I find all the working lights/colours number of rivets etc a complete pain in the A**E (said an upsetting word in my last post) after showing boats at Blackpool last year so I am not going down that route again, do your own thing and if other people don't like it tough. Your work is great keep it going.
       Cheers,
             Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 20, 2016, 09:56:22 PM
Hi Faz, as far as painting the mast I intend on sliding some rubber tube (like heat shrink) over the LEDs prior to painting  this should keep them free of paint. Hope you get what I mean.  :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: david48 on February 21, 2016, 10:38:29 AM
I do not want to appear to be finding fault ,before you get to far on should some of the LEDS not be red ,just an observation . Good to see you resolved your issue .
David
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 21, 2016, 12:38:21 PM
I do not want to appear to be finding fault ,before you get to far on should some of the LEDS not be red ,just an observation . Good to see you resolved your issue .
David

Hi Dave, you are correct mate I could get around that with coloured lenses but I have the same problem as before now, don't know why it's happened I sprayed it last night then went to it today switched on great then after leaving the lights on while I worked on something else I noticed after an hour or so the lights were flickering and went off. After checking all connections all looked fine so I had to remove a bit of paint in order to check and yes a dead short again, I have now left well alone as it's done my head in I will have another look tomorrow if I can't find the problem then it's getting lashed in the bin and start again......the joy's of model boat's.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Captain fizz on February 21, 2016, 04:44:41 PM
That's a pain Dave, I am watching with interest as I have a similar task coming up on my Ayton Cross build.
I hope you manage to get it sorted without having to start again.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Big Ada on February 21, 2016, 05:58:59 PM
Does it need resistors ( whatever they are ) in the wiring system?.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 21, 2016, 06:44:18 PM
Does it need resistors ( whatever they are ) in the wiring system?.

Hi, all resistors fitted mate......it's just one of those faults that's there in front of me but I can't see it at the moment. I haven't given up on it yet. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 21, 2016, 06:46:49 PM
That's a pain Dave, I am watching with interest as I have a similar task coming up on my Ayton Cross build.
I hope you manage to get it sorted without having to start again.

Not to worry, by the time you start on your mast I will hopefully have it sorted or a new one built. :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on February 28, 2016, 02:20:25 PM
Got some more done on the brass work as in the rails around the roof area and made the ladder to provide access to the roof, not much more to do in brass once this is done I will make a start on the mast again.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 10, 2016, 11:50:06 AM
A bit more has been done and the crew have gone aboard to have a look around before they go for training. It's getting there slowly.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Starspider on March 10, 2016, 03:52:46 PM
Very crisp like the winches they look the business  :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 10, 2016, 04:42:08 PM
Very crisp like the winches they look the business  :-))

Thanks Mate :-)), they are from MMB I always use them as you say they look the part. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on April 01, 2016, 07:34:03 PM
Hi Dave, how are you doing hope all is well.
How is the build doing.
regards John.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 01, 2016, 09:36:04 PM
Hi Dave, how are you doing hope all is well.
How is the build doing.
regards John.

Hi John, not to good at the moment as you probably know I had my leg amputated last September and had a fall about 3 weeks ago landing on my stump, I am waiting to go back into hospital to have a bit more taken off the bone as they left it a bit to long and it's trying to work it's way out so I have been in to much pain to work on the tug but I shall get going again soon, have to do something mate I'm going potty just sitting around. Thanks for asking mate and take care yourself.

Best Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Fastfaz on April 02, 2016, 12:05:30 PM
  Hi Mate,
      Sorry to hear about the fall fingers crossed all goes well. When I did my knee I could only bend the knee about 30 degrees foolishly went back to work to early tripped and bent the knee right back ouch!!. Keep your chin mate you'll be okay.
       Kind regards,
           Faz. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 02, 2016, 12:43:48 PM
Thanks Faz, the way I look at it is life has to go on.....so I carry on the best I can and most of all I try and not let it get me down. I am looking forward to getting back into working on my Maltby, it won't be long and I will carry on.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 12, 2016, 05:24:11 PM
Ok the new mast has been built, it's now ready for spraying and the I shall fit the dummy lights. Yes I am going this way with the lights....can't be bothered with the messing around with all the wires.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on April 13, 2016, 12:15:04 AM
Yes I am going this way with the lights....can't be bothered with the messing around with all the wires.

Regards Dave.


...yeah, know what you mean Dave.

That mast is looking neat - nice one. :-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 13, 2016, 07:24:11 AM
Thanks Ray, when I thought about it I decided for the amount of times I would sail it in the dark I wasn't worth it, I have an Eldergarth that lights up like a xmas tree I can sail at night if I so wish.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: 16-21 on April 24, 2016, 01:23:13 PM
Dave,

The M class is looking good.
Thanks for all the information you give me via pm.

As luck would have it a Tug that I've liked and been after for awhile
Landed at my door,
I'll probably be selling my Maltby hull and plan on, as i need to reduce what's here.

Best regards
Adam
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 24, 2016, 02:28:49 PM
Dave,

The M class is looking good.
Thanks for all the information you give me via pm.

As luck would have it a Tug that I've liked and been after for awhile
Landed at my door,
I'll probably be selling my Maltby hull and plan on, as i need to reduce what's here.


That's a shame Adam, I was looking forward to the build. Never mind what have you got now....must be something good. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Best regards
Adam
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: 16-21 on April 24, 2016, 03:21:34 PM
Sent you a Pm Dave

Adam
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 24, 2016, 03:37:28 PM
Sent you a Pm Dave

Adam

Hi Adam, never got it mate.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: 16-21 on April 24, 2016, 06:24:47 PM
Hopefully it's worked this time???
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: thegrimreaper on April 25, 2016, 08:32:31 AM
So your building TARGETS now Adam we will have to pay you and Scotland a visit with the Typhoon once I get the torps to work properly lol.
good luck with what ever you decide to build next mate.


Mark.

Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: 16-21 on April 25, 2016, 11:01:19 PM
Hi Mark,

Always had targets....
The biggest issue with the subs, Engel
Is the dry weight.
At least I can remove the batteries from The Tug
Making it easier to lift out of the pond.

Perhaps I should pop down your way next year?
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: thegrimreaper on April 26, 2016, 07:56:15 AM
You would always be welcome Adam, You would also get to meet Dave who also sails at the same lake and is ever such a nice bloke when he aint fighting with stupid masts that keep shorting out lol


Regards Mark.

Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on April 26, 2016, 09:36:39 AM
Stupid Mast....Shorting out, sorted that Mark the new mast I have made will not have stupid wire... given up on that now moved on to Legs ..... can't workout if someone has cut the leg on my pants short or I have one leg shorter than the other......Shorting I can't get away from the problem.  {-) {-) {-) And yes Adam you would be most welcome as Mark has said.  :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: thegrimreaper on April 26, 2016, 10:03:09 AM
 {-) {-) {-) {-) %%  Shorting, I like that Dave nice one mate, keep up the great work on the tug and keep the photo`s coming Dave.


regards Mark
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 18, 2016, 06:47:05 PM
Hi all, I am now recovered enough to have another go at working on my Maltby...... just trying to work out were I was up to so should get started very soon.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on November 18, 2016, 10:13:40 PM
Great to have you back Dave. Looking forward to more of the same....

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 19, 2016, 12:20:51 PM
Great to have you back Dave. Looking forward to more of the same....

Regards,

Ray.

Thanks Ray. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on November 19, 2016, 06:25:47 PM
Hi Dave glad to have you back hope all is ok :-)) .
Hope to see some pictures .
best regards John B.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 20, 2016, 05:58:03 PM
Hi Dave glad to have you back hope all is ok :-)) .
Hope to see some pictures .
best regards John B.

Thanks John, I will add more photo's as I get things moving again.....hope you are keeping ok.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 25, 2016, 10:01:26 AM
Hi all, I now have the mast painted and put in place the next job is to get the shafts greased up ready to test on Sunday hopefully. Still have more to do but I am getting there slowly......will take some photo's and get them on soon.

Regards Dave.


Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 25, 2016, 04:44:01 PM
some Photo's of how she looks so far.......it's getting there slowly.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on November 25, 2016, 07:44:53 PM
Looking good Dave :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 26, 2016, 09:37:29 PM
Thanks John, plan on getting it out tomorrow (Sunday) and see what it's like towing... will try and take some photo's.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: imsinking on November 26, 2016, 11:54:45 PM
Thanks John, plan on getting it out tomorrow (Sunday) and see what it's like towing... will try and take some photo's.

Regards Dave.


Hope it's a good ice breaker Dave , the seagull's were doing Torvil & Dean impressions this morning .
Bill
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 27, 2016, 05:29:05 PM
I managed to get her at the lake for trials.....and no ice in the lake which was good, I have to say I was very happy with her overall performance and it towed great. The only thing was she needed a lot more ballast but that can soon be sorted..... I can now crack on with the rest and get it finished. Some photo's taken by a fellow member.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on November 27, 2016, 11:28:22 PM
Now, she looks the business Dave, nice bow wave and propwash. Great to see and I'm sure she will look even better after the finishing touches. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 28, 2016, 11:20:22 AM
Now, she looks the business Dave, nice bow wave and propwash. Great to see and I'm sure she will look even better after the finishing touches. :-))

Regards,

Ray.

Thanks Ray, She has plenty of power so towing was no problem at all so now I can crack on with getting it finished.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: 16-21 on November 28, 2016, 01:51:46 PM
Dave,
Good to say you back on the forum
And back on the Maltby she is looking good
Will you be working on the Mmb Asd?
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 28, 2016, 02:58:52 PM
Dave,
Good to say you back on the forum
And back on the Maltby she is looking good
Will you be working on the Mmb Asd?

Hi Adam, It's great to be back working on my boats as it's been a long hard 14 months since I hade my leg amputated and still a long way to go. The Maltby is getting there slowly as for my MMB Asd I still have that to continue with as soon as I can, I shall continue with the build long as soon as I get going again on her. Good to hear from you mate so take care.

Regards Dave
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: adamD98 on November 28, 2016, 08:53:49 PM
Great work Dave, looks a right cracker on the water  :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on November 28, 2016, 09:07:21 PM
Great work Dave, looks a right cracker on the water  :-))

Thanks Adam. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: 16-21 on December 06, 2016, 12:00:14 PM
Dave,

How many batteries did you squeeze in?
And what it the total weight to get her to the waterline?
Sure is a lovely model
Thanks for all the information.

Regards
Adam
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: oldflyer2 on December 06, 2016, 01:23:59 PM
She is looking good. I'm happy to see you back at it.

Tom
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 06, 2016, 06:44:39 PM
Dave,

How many batteries did you squeeze in?
And what it the total weight to get her to the waterline?
Sure is a lovely model
Thanks for all the information.

Regards
Adam

Hi Adam, the only ballast in her so far is two 12v 7ah batteries but I plan on putting in another as there is plenty of room, I will also need to place some ballast in the stern in order to get her down a bit more, I am trying to use as many batteries as I can as these can be put in place once she has been put in the water and therefore keep it as light as possible for carrying. Hope this helps. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on December 06, 2016, 06:46:41 PM
She is looking good. I'm happy to see you back at it.

Tom

Thanks Tom, it's good to be back working on her again. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Kevgarth on January 04, 2017, 02:37:38 PM
Hi Dave
I was interested in your Maltby build and obviously living near the Mersey you've managed to see the full size tug in action. Did you use the Tyne Models hull for your build?

Regards
Kevin
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on January 04, 2017, 05:23:36 PM
Hi Kevin,
I think that the tyne models hull is the only one around, not heard of any others, I think, not 100% but chipchase may have made the plug and mould. I got mine from a deal with another club member. Dont know where he got it from, but it had some of the clearing ports cut out, but thats all, I have been at a stand still with mine for a while, too busy with work. (Only 6 years to go ).
Regards Andy
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Kevgarth on January 04, 2017, 05:42:26 PM
Thanks for your reply Andy the reason I asked there was a guy in Essex selling some on ebay. As the only one I've seen was at the Haydock Pk show 3-4 yrs ago and that was on the Tyne Models stand built by Brian (Chipchase).


Regards
Kevin
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: andywright on January 04, 2017, 06:21:29 PM
That's interesting, because they are hard to get hold of, I had a picture of Maltby in my workshop, and a fellow club member said I've got that hull, so I did a swop, as I had always wanted one
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: adamD98 on January 07, 2017, 10:37:10 PM

It was me that the hull came from (with the wash ports cut out) if I'm thinking of the right one. Not that it is of any use at all to the subject  %) .


 I think it is still possible to get hold of the M class hulls, but at the moment I believe that the company is 'on hold' if you like. Nothing untoward, but full time jobs and life do sometimes take precedence as a lot of us are all to aware, myself included. Don't take that as gospel chaps, but don't lose faith at the same time  8) .


 I have another M class which is 'on the slip' but at a stand still whilst I am on with other builds.


Apologies for the babble chaps, it's late and I have been on the Pussers  O0 . Great build, as are all the others on going at the moment.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 28, 2017, 04:09:47 PM
Hi all, just a quick update no more has been done on my Maltby due to me having a few problems with my false leg and my wife has been in hospital very ill but she is now getting better. I will hopefully get going again very soon.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: Capt Podge on January 28, 2017, 09:46:38 PM
Sorry to hear you're having a rough old time Dave - hope you both recover soon. Meanwhile, there's no pressure on for modelling. Just wait until you feel able to carry on. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on January 30, 2017, 09:14:43 AM
Sorry to hear you're having a rough old time Dave - hope you both recover soon. Meanwhile, there's no pressure on for modelling. Just wait until you feel able to carry on. :-))

Regards,

Ray.

Thanks Ray, I will be back working on it very soon. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 05, 2017, 02:04:27 PM
Hi all, I have now got back to working on the Maltby again as there is only bits to do now. I am looking forward to having a go at some tug towing as she is very powerful. I will get some photo's on as I get things done.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on March 05, 2017, 02:49:31 PM
Lots of pictures  :-)) :-))  Dave O0
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 06, 2017, 02:21:55 PM
Lots of pictures  :-)) :-))  Dave O0

Ok John, here are some photo's of were I am up to.... as you can see I need to get some paint on the railings and there is more detail yet to be done.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 08, 2017, 03:29:59 PM
Got a bit more of the painting done along with the search lights on the wheelhouse roof, still more to be done .

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on March 08, 2017, 06:31:07 PM
Looking good Dave starting to come to life :-))
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 08, 2017, 06:39:28 PM
Looking good Dave starting to come to life :-))

Thanks John, yes it's starting to come together now....I am happy with it so far. Our you building anything new yet.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on March 08, 2017, 06:56:10 PM
Hi Dave my new one is getting there i will put some pictures on another topic.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 10, 2017, 03:53:46 PM
Hi all, just a little bit more done...I managed to build the boat crane even got it painted and fitted to the deck. The next thing on the list to do is the fire monitors..... will try and make them.....well we will see. :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on March 10, 2017, 06:36:14 PM
Looking good Dave, you build one thing and then find another thing to build O0 .
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 10, 2017, 07:16:20 PM
Looking good Dave, you build one thing and then find another thing to build O0 .

Yes I know John every time I look at it I think of something else to add, I am now thinking of adding a working winch on the bow......she has one on the stern.

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 12, 2017, 02:36:50 PM
Hi all, I had the Maltby out today doing a bit of towing... the barge floods in order to give it some weight and I can tell you it's a very heavy tow. Now I can say I was very happy as she towed brilliant towing around for a good 3 hours and still had lots of power so I now know with the way its set up I will have no problems towing larger ships etc. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: tugnut on March 12, 2017, 05:26:12 PM
She looks good in the water  :-)) is that your local lake it looks good plus lots of towing .
Title: Re: Another Svitzer Maltby
Post by: mersey dave on March 12, 2017, 06:02:11 PM
She looks good in the water  :-)) is that your local lake it looks good plus lots of towing .

Hi John, yes mate that's our local lake.... it's right on the sea front but yes it's good. There is a good membership and we do enjoy the towing I'm not that good but I will keep at it. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.