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ajb68

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New cygnus arrived
« on: September 11, 2009, 07:55:58 AM »

Well shes finally arrived



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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 08:51:45 AM »

What configuration is she going to have?
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ajb68

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 09:03:21 AM »

Aft wheelhouse with whaleback rigged as longliner / gill netter  :-))
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das boot

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 09:07:26 AM »

Any more pics Andy?


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ajb68

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 09:10:37 AM »

What pics do you want and i will try and get some done ? %)
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das boot

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 09:20:58 AM »

Just a couple of general pics showing what you got for your money Andy....just being nosey, really!


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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 10:35:06 AM »

I too will follow this with interest as I am also considering this boat

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ajb68

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 02:54:25 PM »





The hull i was well pleased with ! the windows look pretty good too , wheelhouse ok the roof will need a bit of work to fit well,the deck is approx 1 " oversize all round and the cappings well im not using them or the deck but understand that this is my own personal opinion !!!
the shaft im not sure about only because ive not used one like it before rudder ok also 70mm 4 blade prop better get on with it now i suppose  ;) :-))
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das boot

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 03:16:27 PM »

Thanks Andy, it doesn't look bad at all...better than my X craft moulds    {:-{

You seem to get a fair bit of stuff for your money...was that the semi kit, or the hull and additions?


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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 03:38:12 PM »

Scale: 12th
Hull: 33 inch
Beam: 14 inch
Draft: 6 inch

This kit comprises of five quality GRP mouldings hull, deck, wheelhouse, wheelhouse roof and a deck hatch. All GRP work is done in pre coloured

Price: 150.00 PLUS P&P
Accessories

prop 10.00
Shaft 10.00
Windows 40.00
Rudder 10.00
Teck capping 35.00

As copied from www.modelsbydesign.co.uk  regards Andy %)
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 09:08:38 PM »

Well ive cut out the wheelhouse windows , fitted the greaser tube to the stern tube and made a basic A frame for the wheelhouse roof , i will post pictures when i get the A frame finished , hope to put the propshaft in tomorrow and maybe make a start on the deck bearers but that depends on what the mrs has got planned  :} :-))
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 09:41:10 PM »

Pictures as you progress would be a treat  :-))
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das boot

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 09:42:37 PM »

Blimey, you don't hang about!! Yes, I'll be watching for the pics as well, it looks a good kit.

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 12:10:03 AM »

What are you going to power her with?

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2009, 08:55:53 AM »

Ive got 2 decaperms in the workshop so i will put one of those in  ok2
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2009, 10:09:51 AM »

What are the window frames made of ? and is the price righr 40. also does the shaft in the picture have bearings.? I think there was one of them on hear some time ago with a brushless motor, it went well by the look of things.

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2009, 11:45:48 AM »

Yes the shaft has bearings (i think) its hideing in the workshop at the moment  :embarrassed: the window frames seem to be made of plastic , they look pretty good tho , and yes the price is right ! :-X :-))
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2009, 01:03:37 PM »

OK thanks for that , it was just that the picture of the shaft shows very little difference in dia of the two (inner outer)

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2009, 01:54:33 PM »

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2009, 04:55:08 PM »

Well my soldering skills are non exsistant but i will keep trying as promised a pic of the A frame for the wheelhouse roof , lots more to do to it yet tho


there is a small platform on the crossbar for the radar (enclosed type)
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2009, 09:53:31 AM »

Looks like you're progressing quickly Andy.  Here's a photo of my Cygnus completed this year.

I've since added a welder doing a repair. This will be for static display shows.

Video here ...........http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o27/telinengland/?action=view&current=MOV01206.flv

Good luck with the build Andy.
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2009, 04:51:46 PM »

Very nice looking boat you have there , is it based on one you know ? im still working on my A frame at the moment it will take a while to get all the mounting plates for lights etc put on then i will make a start on the wheelhouse interior then the frameing for the whaleback  lots to do  :} but should look pretty good when done i hope  :-))
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2009, 06:20:48 PM »

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is it based on one you know ?
Hi andy,  no,  I live in the midlands so miles away from any fishing ports. I did a search on internet and came up with a few pictures and took some ideas from there. There are so many different variants on the cygnus design that the world is your oyster...............
 or lobster............ or shrimp  ok2

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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2009, 06:37:54 PM »


I had a bit of time on my hands today so it was into the workshop for a little trimming of the deck  :-))
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Re: New cygnus arrived
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2009, 04:53:36 PM »

Well thanks to some good advice re soldering through the forum i scrapped the w/house A frame and made a new one also made light gantry for the stern A frame also made for whaleback ,
                                                                  The whaleback is about half way built so when completed (by the weekend i hope ) i will post some pics of how things look now
                                              Regards Andy
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