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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #225 on: March 16, 2015, 08:16:06 PM »

That's great..thanks Barrie, I appreciate that, very good of you.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #226 on: March 16, 2015, 09:39:39 PM »

Rich GLAD to see you have seen sense LUCKY for you or I WOULD have had to TELL ALL and you know WHAT I MEAN  ;) ;)
 
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #227 on: March 16, 2015, 09:55:53 PM »

Silence...you rotten so and so!!   {-)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #228 on: March 17, 2015, 08:40:43 AM »

Hi Rich
What scale is the motorflote please ?
It looks like a great little kit Andy has made there.
I built one many years ago it was great fun.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #229 on: March 17, 2015, 08:43:15 AM »

Morning Derek,


It's 1/12th scale..small boat, big scale. Ideal for my fingers...


I don't suppose you have any pictures of yours, do you?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #230 on: March 17, 2015, 08:54:18 AM »

Hi Rich
Thanks for that .
No sorry I don't have pictures of mine it went to a new home years ago.
But I might make another  %% %% %%

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #231 on: March 17, 2015, 09:06:28 AM »

No worries Derek,


They are good fun to build and to use, my first one was built double size...it had a mind of it's own and went where it liked...very interesting in a steering regatta!

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #232 on: March 17, 2015, 01:02:09 PM »

Here we go then, bit more done this morning despite having hands like rugby balls.


Wiring for the navigation lights is done, and the wires fed down inside plastic trunking as per BSI regulations  %)  and a posh new seat for George to perch his bum on. The glazing for the rear window tucks down behind the trunking, and can be removed should I need to gain access for any reason.


I also had a go at making a searchlamp...it's not pretty, but it works. It's got a 10mm HiViz led inside, so I should be able to see the boat on a night sail.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #233 on: March 17, 2015, 03:51:03 PM »

And the last little bit for today...my fingers have had enough. Door handle, door hinge and grab rails made and fitted. And no, the grab rail by the door isn't crooked, for some reason it just looks that way in the photograph.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #234 on: March 17, 2015, 06:00:10 PM »

Is George a Dentist or a Barber in his spare time.  {-) :-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #235 on: March 17, 2015, 06:09:55 PM »

Neither...a tree surgeon.   ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #236 on: March 17, 2015, 09:22:52 PM »

Looks great Rich :-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #237 on: March 17, 2015, 10:00:58 PM »

Thanks BB, much appreciated.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #238 on: March 18, 2015, 03:30:13 PM »

Is it just me, or does this life ring look a bit too big for poor old George?
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #239 on: March 18, 2015, 03:34:39 PM »

Thought it was a hoopla hoop %%

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #240 on: March 18, 2015, 03:35:51 PM »

Promise me you'll try harder, Ned...   ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #241 on: March 18, 2015, 04:45:03 PM »

Thought it was a hoopla hoop %%

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 naw its a polo mint    O0
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #242 on: March 18, 2015, 05:00:55 PM »

He's wearing your halo Rich %%

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« Reply #243 on: March 18, 2015, 05:33:31 PM »

Is George a Dentist or a Barber in his spare time.  {-) :-))
now I know why there is a big open hatch in the roof, its for george to shoot out of when he presses the ejector seat button.. ;D
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #244 on: March 18, 2015, 05:34:38 PM »

Dear, oh dear...Martin, can't you ban these three   %)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #245 on: March 18, 2015, 05:51:43 PM »

We need a Mayhem Room 101 methinks.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #246 on: March 18, 2015, 05:53:21 PM »

Or an Area 51...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #247 on: March 19, 2015, 12:12:57 PM »

Bit of posh bling has just arrived, looks as though the actual operating arm needs a bit of trimming, seems to be a bit long to me.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #248 on: March 19, 2015, 03:01:42 PM »


It's all to do with scale.   %)

Unfortunately, I have found on the larger scales, the gap between sizes really does become apparent.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #249 on: March 19, 2015, 03:23:34 PM »

It would seem that the gap between 1/12th scale and 1/14th scale is bigger than I thought...I had to cut quite a bit out of the arm to make it look any sense. Having done that, I couldn't find a glue that would stick the two parts back together...in the end I had to resort to the good old ''Sticks like S**t'', reinforced with a small piece of heat shrink tubing. By the time it's painted black, I don't think it'll look too bad.


I also had a play about making a monitor to display the local water charts...just needs a frame round it now.
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