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Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« on: August 10, 2009, 08:27:18 PM »

Hi everyone, I just started on a model kit of the tugboat Yorkshireman/Irishman. Seeing that I was gonna need help I made a google search and found this nice lookin' forum. I got the model as a gift a couple of years ago and my dad was suppose to build it, but never got so far %) So now I have decided to get it done.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 08:39:30 PM »

Hi Minime welcome aboard, you should find all the help you need with your build on here and also a lot of help you probably wont need.

When you do a build we require plenty of photos.

Good luck with the build.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 09:34:42 PM »

Minime,
The Yourshireman makes up into a fine seaworthy model.
Just take it 1 step at a time and you will be fine.

Bob
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 09:36:59 PM »

Thanks for the welcome. I'm just doing what the manual tells me too, but I have already run into a problem. I need to make bowthruster and anchor holes, but I don't know how. Is there any tutorial and where should I post my questions?
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 09:39:41 PM »

Are you having a working bow thruster?
If so you will have to cut and file to fit this.
Are you talking about the pipe the Anchor Chain passes through (The Hawse Pipe) or the box that the anchor sits in when stowed?

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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 09:43:35 PM »

I'm probably not gonna have an working bowthruster but I still want the tube fitted. The bow that the anchor sits in is the one I need to cut. Also I know this is gonna sound stupit, but what is filler? And what is a good brand to buy?
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 10:33:41 PM »

To fit a bow thrust it is easier to fit a plastic tube right through the hull.
Mark up the centre of where you want to fit it and drill out a slightly smaller hole.
The hole wont look round, don't worry about this it is the shape of the hull doing this.
Open up the hole with a file till it is a good fit with the pipe sticking out of the hull.
Again if it isn't don't worry.
With the tube in the hull apply a little superglue to hold it in place.
Let the glue garden.
Any gaps will have to be filled from the inside with filler.

FILLER, I use P38 car body filler for these operations

Now leave it overnight to really harden off.
Cut off the excess pipe and file and sand to the shape of the hull.
Fill any small imperfections with P38 and  fare in with wet and dry paper used wet.

It doesn't take long, it is harder to explain than do.

The Anchor Recess is just a box fitted inside the hull.
Cut the parts to fit and shape as necessary. Fix to the hull with superglue.
When the glue is fully dry go over the joints inside the hull with P38.
On the outside fill in any imperfections with P38 and file, sand off.
Always remember with filler, the more you put on the more you have to sand off, so use sparingly on the outside.
The inside of the hull part cant be seen so no need to sand off just ensure there is enough to give the joint good strength.

Bob
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 12:02:42 AM »

ah thanks for the answer, so just to ensure I'm not gonna do anything wrong I dril a whole smaller than what is marked on the hull and file out to where it is marked?
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 12:05:03 AM »

Yup, then if you go slightly over, you can fill with the filler and sand off after.
 Paul... :-)
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 12:34:26 AM »

great thanks, then maybe I'll get it sorted tomorrow.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 01:01:32 AM »

Welcome to the best Model Boat site and Forum ever  :-))
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 01:51:57 AM »

Thanks garston1, so far the site has seemed extremely kind and useful.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 10:52:56 AM »

Thanks for the welcome. I'm just doing what the manual tells me too, but I have already run into a problem. I need to make bowthruster and anchor holes, but I don't know how. Is there any tutorial and where should I post my questions?


Following on from Bob's advice, ( which I cannot add any more), here are some pictures of my build to give you the idea.

Hope this helps

ken
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 12:24:53 PM »

thanks for thos pictures and also thanks for moving the topic to the correct place Martin :-)
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2009, 06:13:36 PM »

Here are the first update, drilled both anchor holes and now I'm almost done filing and then I'l dry/wet sand it.
pic 1: The kind of drill I used, was this a good one? I think I'm gonna use a normal drill for the bowthruster holes.

and the holes on the next 2 pics

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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009, 06:53:02 PM »

Never use the flat bit, this is meant solely for timber, you were lucky you didnt damage the hull.

A twist bit is the one you want.

If there is anything you dont know ---------- ask. The only silly question is the one you didnt ask.

We are here to help Minime, ask any question, someone will have the answer.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2009, 06:58:21 PM »

I think you would be better using a Morse Twist Drill (the correct name for your everyday drill) for the next job. Rather than go for one large hole I would mark out a hole slightly smaller that that required and drill a ring of small holes as close to each other as you can get and all inside the marked hole. Then join them up and file to size with some emery cloth wrapped around a large diameter dowel. First mask the area to be drilled with some kind of sticky tape ( a type you can draw your hole on). This stops the tip of the drill from slipping when first applied.

Roger in France.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2009, 07:06:14 PM »

Morse is actually a generic name for the twist drill, like Hoover [vacuum cleaner] and Biro [ball point pen.

More useless information. %)
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2009, 08:35:32 PM »

thanks for all the replies, I was a bit worried my self with that drill and didn't amke a complete hole with, moslty just filed out to the edges. I'm about to glue the sites of the anchor on now, pictures tonight maybe, if I have enaugh to show.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2009, 11:32:28 PM »

Since I'm soon ready to put the engines in the boat, according to the manual I need to find out which ones. It recommended that I use twin decaperms I think the name was or Mabuchi 545, but there is a huge different in the prices. So far I've discovered that the mabuchi is about 10 each, while the decaperms were about 90 I think, so what should I go for? Also what do you use for rudder pumps? Said nothing about it in the manual. And the last question what rc gear should I use? I'm talking about the batteries and controllers and everything that needs to be included. I want to be able to control both engines with different speeds.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2010, 09:11:40 PM »

sorry to bump this topic again, but after a couple of months I can start on it again, have been too busy with homework and stuff lately, but I found some time to do this again. As said in the previous post, I am about to buy some electrical stuff soon, I've been talking to a guy who seems to know about this so I hope to get it sorted with him, but I'd love if you guys could give me some suggestions.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2010, 09:22:41 PM »

Hi minime's welcome to the forum mate,
looking at the write up you have on motors I would say use 2 viper marine 20 amp speed controllers for each motor,
and I use a FUTABA FP-R115F 40 mhz reciever with futaba servos, hope this helps mate,
  geoff.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 12:43:04 AM »

thanks I'll be taking a closer look at that in the morning, right now some sleep wouldn't do much harm.
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 07:29:49 AM »

DickyD would recommend this set-up (wouldn't you, Richard?!!!!):

http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Slipway%20Dutch%20Courage.pdf

555 or 755 motors would also suit, if you don't like the idea of geared motors. Food for thought anyway.

FLJ
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Re: Minime's - Yorkshireman build
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 08:27:18 AM »

DickyD would recommend this set-up (wouldn't you, Richard?!!!!):

http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/Slipway%20Dutch%20Courage.pdf

555 or 755 motors would also suit, if you don't like the idea of geared motors. Food for thought anyway.

FLJ
I would Dave and so would many more people on the forum, a really excellent set up.



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