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barryfoote

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Craig
« on: June 20, 2009, 09:38:42 AM »

I have for some time now been building a model of the Diesel Tug Craig, from 1924. She was a wooden tug, built for the Craig Brothers Marine Railway Company, in Norfolk, Virginia.

The model will be totally scratch built. Having never made a fiberglass hull before, I found Craig in the Model Boats, Tug and Warship Special, which had a superb article by John Parker from Australia, to whom I am very grateful.

I had two basic criteria for this model. To learn skills never previously used and to do the whole thing on as tight a budget as possible as we are in the middle of a recession and spare cash is at a premium these days.

The first thing was to order the plans, drawn up by Mr. Parker and sold through http://www.myhobbystore.com/

This done, I obtained 3mm liteply, some polyester resin, matting and some balsa sheeting. That lot kept me busy for a while and the results are shown below.

When it comes to building some of the fittings I may well need plenty of advise....so stand by! :-) :-)
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barryfoote

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Re: Craig
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 09:49:11 AM »

Some more detail shots..The galley fittings are only half height as the deck is raised to afford more internal room in the hull.

More as and when I make some progress.
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Re: Craig
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 09:51:12 AM »

Excellent Barry, glad you took my advice and put your build on here, saves looking all over the web.

Your skills are obviously boundless, nice job. :-))
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Re: Craig
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 12:27:01 PM »

Nice job Barry, keep up with the good work (and the pics of course)
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barryfoote

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Re: Craig
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 12:46:50 PM »

Thanks guys....and to bring me right up to date a couple of the galley fittings in place. When finished not much will be visisble, apart from through the windows, so no need to go mad on detail.
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DieselDo

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Re: Craig
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 05:01:38 PM »

Nice work Barry, looking good.
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barryfoote

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Re: Craig
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 06:21:33 PM »

I have not done anything on Craig for about a year but have got started again recently. I have added the window frames, from 1mm x 2.5 mm lime planks and made up a couple of doors. The odd shape is down to camera distortion.

The oddly shaped photo does show the internal electrics layout, which while I accept they are antique, do at least work a treat. I am considering the new sound system from ACtion and one of Marks smokey thingies to in as well.
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tugs46

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Re: Craig
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 05:36:23 PM »

A great 'Classic' Tug :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Nice to get back in the workshop, huh?


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barryfoote

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Re: Craig
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 05:52:21 PM »

Always Mike, always!!
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Re: Craig
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 05:52:56 PM »

 :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Craig
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010, 11:41:23 AM »

Nice build your doing Footski  :-)
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Craig
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010, 12:42:43 PM »

Nice Barry....very nice indeed. Clever old boy, ain't you.....


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barryfoote

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Re: Craig
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010, 05:39:23 PM »

Cheers Guys. i will post more as and when progress is made....i do not want to bore you all!! :-) :-) %% %% %%
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Re: Craig
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010, 12:05:37 AM »

Cheers Guys. i will post more as and when progress is made....i do not want to bore you all!! :-) :-) %% %% %%

Bore us all you like, Barry, I enjoy seeing your work  O0

It's good to hear that work has restarted on Craig, I was beginning to think you had abandoned it  %)

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Stretch

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Re: Craig
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 05:32:06 PM »

looks great , always nice to see what somebody with some talent and skills can do .

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barryfoote

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Re: Craig
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 05:38:15 PM »

thanks for the kind words...Work is progressing, although rather slowly at the moment. Still working on the superstructure.. :-))
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