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Title: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 05, 2016, 07:07:35 PM
Hi All,
Happy new Year!
As I had a nice break from work over the Christmas holiday I decided to start my new build on 29/12/15.
It's going to be a tug, but can anyone guess what type of tug I'm constructing from the photo's of some of the parts?
As the build progresses I will add photo's

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Hellboy Paul on January 05, 2016, 07:17:36 PM
A big one!!! %% %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 05, 2016, 07:21:09 PM
Hi Hellboy Paul,
Not that big 28in x 14in

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Hellboy Paul on January 05, 2016, 07:23:48 PM
Canadian log pusher??


Paul..
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 05, 2016, 07:33:24 PM
Could be it's 3/4 scale. Watch this space.
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Fastfaz on January 05, 2016, 07:37:06 PM
     14 inches beam! that's one fat mother. I did think Nangee or Afon alaw but she's too wide. Good luck with the build.
           Cheers,
               Faz. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
P.S.  That width, have you widened the hull or just cut 3 feet out of one of Brians monster hulls?
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: dave301bounty on January 05, 2016, 07:43:58 PM
will watch , :-))
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: ray123 on January 05, 2016, 09:48:34 PM
ill have a guess at a canadian logging tug  like this one  :-))   good start colin  :-))  will it ready for the summer?
regards ray
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 06, 2016, 04:37:22 PM
Just solder up the brass bits for the deck. The next bit will be to put the motors and shafts in along with the nozzles.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: ray123 on January 06, 2016, 07:35:35 PM
nice brass work colin  :-))
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: ballastanksian on January 06, 2016, 10:50:23 PM
Amen :-))
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Norseman on January 07, 2016, 08:36:05 AM
I'll tag along too, nice brass.


Dave
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Starspider on January 07, 2016, 09:24:36 AM
Got to be fast it has red bits  :}


I will get my coat
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 07, 2016, 10:06:38 AM
 
Is it a type 42 Destroyer Tug?!  %)
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 07, 2016, 05:52:02 PM
Hi Martin,
Watch this space, more photo's at the weekend as the build progresses.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 09, 2016, 06:26:30 PM
Hi All,
Got the Motors, Nozzles and deck beams all in over the last 2 days.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: ballastanksian on January 09, 2016, 07:13:28 PM
I like your tidy installation Mr Destroyer, and there is plenty of room for 'gubbins'.

Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Starspider on January 09, 2016, 07:34:52 PM
That is one beamy boat. Very nice install
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 11, 2016, 09:07:37 PM
Hi All,
Pics of the Kort Nozzle's and motor cooling fans ready to be mounted as well as ESC's to be mounted on brackets near the Servo holders.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 11, 2016, 09:09:57 PM
All Motor cooling fans awaiting install.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 13, 2016, 07:00:18 PM
Hi All,
Done a bit more last night and installed the internals' and dry tested it, next bit is to paint the inside of the hull and outside for water and performance testing at the weekend.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 24, 2016, 05:41:31 PM
Hi All,
Been a bit slow doing anything this week.
However I managed to paint the inside of the hull and re-install all the electrics. Attached the log teeth, rear roller and started work on the stacks.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 24, 2016, 05:54:40 PM
Hi All,
Managed to start doing stuff to the stacks as well and my fully functioning winch.
Next instalment will be soldering the electrics up, putting in a battery shelf and adding the deck.
Destroyer 42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: david48 on January 24, 2016, 08:35:17 PM
Your build is coming along grand , is the winch bought in or have you built it yourself , I would be interested in the diamentions or as much info as you have . I am starting to put info together for a crane / sheer leg so my Fairmount has something to pull ( don't get too exited you Fairmount builders still a bit to go ) .
David
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 25, 2016, 07:16:35 PM
Hi David 48,
The winch is a kit from Harbour models in the USA  http://www.harbormodels.com/
you can buy a motorised one as well. However I wanted something with a lot of torque so I purchased the kit and motorised it with Meccano cogs, worm drive and chain driven.
You can see it on u tube working just look for colin's winch, it has a 12lb pull. Its 3/4 scale, 1/16, dimensions are length 100mm, width 90mm, height 80mm.
You may find a post on here as well.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 31, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
Hi All,
Done a bit more today.
Made templates for the deck, templates for the wheel house ( not sure if I like it), inserted the battery tray and attached the stern rubber fender holders.
Hopefully next week end I'll get the wood deck on and the electrics wired.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on January 31, 2016, 07:10:53 PM
A couple more.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Dreadnought on February 19, 2016, 10:40:19 PM
A very interesting looking model you have their!  :-) I bet she will be good in ruff weather :-)
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: timbo on February 20, 2016, 02:14:17 PM
Hi destroyer

Where did you get the meshing from to cover the exhaust pipes, I am looking for some for a little job I have planned.
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Stan on February 20, 2016, 08:53:00 PM
Hi limbo I think this may be the stuff used for car reapirs.Try Halfords.

Stan.
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: tugboyben on February 20, 2016, 09:42:51 PM
Timbo
I was looking for Exhaust cover's i come across these on ebay  O0


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191806851708?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191806851708?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)


Or the mesh the Stan is talking about from halford's


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Davids-ISOPON-Aluminium-Mesh-25-x-20cm-Car-Body-Repair-Reinforcing-Filler-/321593119145?hash=item4ae07191a9:g:OZkAAOSw9r1V8c3p (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Davids-ISOPON-Aluminium-Mesh-25-x-20cm-Car-Body-Repair-Reinforcing-Filler-/321593119145?hash=item4ae07191a9:g:OZkAAOSw9r1V8c3p)


Jason
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Ianlind on February 21, 2016, 10:40:50 AM
A cheap source of fine expanded metal mesh is on car and truck air cleaner elements. It's usually zinc plated so not really prone to rusting in a hurry.
I use it on my models, and if you check with your local car service centre you should get lucky.


Ian.
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Captain fizz on February 21, 2016, 11:01:47 AM
Good call Ian.
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on February 21, 2016, 06:18:03 PM
Hi Timbo,
I get a lot of my brass, plasti card from 4 D models  http://modelshop.co.uk/

Destroyer 42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on February 21, 2016, 06:41:59 PM
Hi All,
Got the motors, ESC's and battery tray done. Also managed to get the deck on and the mock up of the wheel house ready to cut out this week and built the mast.
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on February 21, 2016, 06:43:25 PM
More pictures.
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Ianlind on February 22, 2016, 08:34:15 AM
G'day D42


Further on the exhaust safety screens, as mentioned before, I use fine mesh off car air cleaner filter elements, or another source being some oil filter cartridges, but these need a good de-grease before use.


I also turn and bore thin brass discs to fit at each end of the screen which keeps them nice and tidy. You can either solder or glue the mesh to the discs, whichever suits you best.


Cut the mesh to the height you want, then roll it around a piece of rod of a smaller diameter than the finished diameter, and it will then clip onto the top and bottom discs. then you can trim any overlap and solder or glue the joints.


Ian
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on March 21, 2016, 05:12:05 PM
Hi All,
Been a little while since I posted some pictures of my build, started on the wheel house fitting out and the wheel house.
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on March 21, 2016, 05:13:50 PM
All,
A few more pics of the wheel house.
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on March 21, 2016, 05:15:29 PM
Just a few more.
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Starspider on March 21, 2016, 05:36:19 PM
Looking very nice can't wait to see a vid of her on the water  :-))
colin
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: ballastanksian on March 21, 2016, 09:37:00 PM
Likewise, she would look amazing surrounded by her brood of timber! I think your skegs are quite neat with that kink in them at the point the tubes pass through Great build Mr Destroyer.
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on June 26, 2016, 07:38:54 PM
Hi All,
Been a while since I posted some more photo's of my 2016 build. I have slowly been super detailing and still have a way to go, with cleaning up, painting and still more detailing.
I'm hoping her completed by the end of August 2016.
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on June 26, 2016, 07:40:40 PM
All,
A couple more pics.

Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: Starspider on June 26, 2016, 11:44:15 PM
Very nice  :-))
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: andywright on March 13, 2017, 09:17:40 PM
Where do you get the hulls from?
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: destroyer42 on March 14, 2017, 05:55:28 PM
Hi andywright,
The hulls come from Canada, Gary king  gking58@shaw.ca
Destroyer42
Title: Re: 2016 new tug build
Post by: andywright on March 14, 2017, 06:33:28 PM
 :-))