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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #250 on: March 19, 2015, 03:46:56 PM »

If that was 1/12th Rich it would be even bigger.
It must be for a Monster Truck {-)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #251 on: March 19, 2015, 04:03:27 PM »

Groans loudly...  %)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #252 on: March 20, 2015, 03:38:40 PM »

Little more done, George's posh seat is all sprayed up. Probably well over the top for a utility vessel like a Motorflote, but I think it looks ok.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #253 on: March 20, 2015, 03:56:47 PM »

One cool seat, for gentleman George
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #254 on: March 20, 2015, 04:16:17 PM »

Hope he doesn't bounce out of it.... %)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #255 on: March 20, 2015, 04:58:39 PM »

Keep it going Rich, I find myself chuckling with each post (that's not sarcasm I just find the whole idea different and amusing) square corners and forward motion in water etc. Nice work to.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #256 on: March 20, 2015, 06:51:05 PM »

At thirty quid or so, one of these should be in all our armouries for pond side rescues of stricken boats!!!!
 
Keep up the interesting posts Rich  :-))  I am highly tempted by one to become the Linkspan Models Rescue Tug.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #257 on: March 20, 2015, 08:30:35 PM »

One cool seat, for gentleman George
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ah the ubiquitous black chair is George going on mastermind.. {-)
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #258 on: March 20, 2015, 08:45:39 PM »

At thirty quid or so, one of these should be in all our armouries for pond side rescues of stricken boats!!!!
 
Keep up the interesting posts Rich  :-))  I am highly tempted by one to become the Linkspan Models Rescue Tug.

 I can see over time this will be come a popular model like the seaport and springer as its a precut easy build that you can add your own embelishments to which comes at reasonable price and is of a size that you can stick in a bag and take to the pond with you.
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #259 on: March 20, 2015, 10:24:20 PM »

I'd like to think they could be popular, and Andy (Griggs) would be a happy man too. I've just sold another one (must remember to tell Andy...)
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #260 on: March 21, 2015, 09:01:22 PM »

Just in case you were wondering why there's a lack of updates...


The paint I ordered arrived...wrong colour.
The battery packs I ordered...won't be ready until late next week.


I can't fit the deck until the batteries arrive, I can't fit the front cabin panel until the paint arrives, so all I can really do is fiddle about making little odds n' so ends until things turn up.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #261 on: March 21, 2015, 09:45:01 PM »

its missing the little yellow and black hoop - for when the weather gets so bad he can ejector seat out, the ring is about right for a liferaft, but a bit big for a piles cushion (does his bum look big in it  {-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #262 on: March 22, 2015, 09:13:14 AM »

You can always get the Lady Friend to make him a nice orange boilersuit  :D :D


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #263 on: March 22, 2015, 09:34:32 AM »

I asked my lady friend for similar, she told me to go away (or words to that effect at least) and got on with building her narrow boat.  :}

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #264 on: March 22, 2015, 10:04:49 AM »

You can always get the Lady Friend to make him a nice orange boilersuit  :D :D


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Alas Ned, lady friend is no longer lady friend...so unofficially adopted daughter is being volunteered into making George something more comfortable to slip into..
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #265 on: March 23, 2015, 09:21:11 PM »

Still waiting for the battery packs to arrive, so I'm making little odds n' ends. George wanted a rope locker...he got an old plastic fish box with a bent handle and a piece of an old broom handle to support the lid. Tomorrow I'll plank the lid with wooden coffee stirrers.




Oh, and ladyfriend is still ladyfriend...say no more.


Oh, and there may be an all alloy Motorflote coming along...more details on that as and when.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #266 on: March 23, 2015, 09:58:28 PM »

Hi Rich.
 what does this look like
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #267 on: March 23, 2015, 10:21:19 PM »

It's sort of...almost...but not quite.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #268 on: March 24, 2015, 11:03:16 AM »

What.....................................................not enough rivets  ok2
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #269 on: March 24, 2015, 11:22:27 AM »

Gave up the idea of planking a piece of styrene, so George's rop locker now has a proper wooden lid...still got the bent handle though. Should look ok with a some varnish and some paint on the box.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #270 on: March 24, 2015, 12:27:00 PM »

Hi Rich.
 what does this look like
 frank
photo _57_zpszeievf8m.jpg


Any more pics or links to pics Frank??


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #271 on: March 24, 2015, 01:54:29 PM »

Oh deep joy...wire bending exercises.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #272 on: March 24, 2015, 02:09:03 PM »

Don't forget Rich
Take care when bending your wire. {-)
Especially the skids 8)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #273 on: March 24, 2015, 02:20:58 PM »

I just love making railings...not.  Mind you, it's not too bad a job in this scale. I've run out of wire now, so the skids will have to wait for a bit...I feel a scrounging email to my mate Andy in Bristol coming on....
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #274 on: March 25, 2015, 12:57:17 PM »

Battery packs are now installed, wiring tidied up, the deck is glued on, and the pusher knees are now made and temporarily put on just to see if they fit ok. The pusher knees are made from square section styrene with a length of alloy rod inside them. On the outside will go a length of thick rubber strip. The deck edges will be covered with angle section styrene to hide the joins.

Hopefully, fingers crossed, I might be ready to do a bath test tomorrow...
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