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anmo

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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2007, 12:52:46 PM »

DickyD - with great respect Sir, if you are so concerned about spelling/spell checkers/peoples' images you my friend need to disembark from this forum and perhaps relocate yourself on a Forum entitled 'The do's and dont's of the English Language' .   Least said the better  ::)

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The Forum should be entitled 'The dos and don'ts of the English Language'
Least said the better . ;)

You're right, least said the better. If you are going to pick holes in other peoples' spelling and grammar though, you should at least get it right yourself. BLUEBIRD used people in the plural form, so peoples' is correct. Also, in this context, do's and don'ts is perfectly good English and absolutely correct from both a spelling and grammar point of view, so I'd say that was two up to BLUEBIRD. People in glass houses, and all that.
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2007, 01:05:15 PM »

Should have gone to spec savers, check dont's and don'ts.
One to me.
Mind where you throw that stone in your other hand. ;D




Can we call a halt to this now please before it gets out of hand,
Richard ;)
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2007, 01:42:06 PM »


The Forum should be entitled 'The dos and don'ts of the English Language'
Least said the better . ;)

Try writing out 100 times do's and don'ts, then go and stand in the corner. When I want advice on this subject, it looks like it's BLUEBIRD I'll have to consult, and certainly not you.

On a more serious note, in common with most people on this forum, I couldn't care less about minor spelling and grammatical errors. What we post are for the most part only light hearted jottings after all, it isn't an English exam, but let's remember what started this exchange, a series of posts from two new members that were so bad they were almost unintelligible. That wasn't bad spelling and grammar, that was  deliberate provocation, or at least that's what it turned into. OK, so most of us here are middle aged or older, but we do have some standards, and newcomers should respect them.
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2007, 02:33:34 PM »

Hi edible engine

can you send me a PM with your email address because I have several drawings to email to you showing different methods of propellor construction - I have been trying to download the drawings onto the forum but I still dont know how to 'downsize' them and keep them within the limits so you can make out the detail.

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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2007, 04:46:54 PM »

anmo i hear what you say i think you have been resnoble the spelling i
the firs posts were crap i have to admit but you did got a bit ott about it
can we put an end to this please.
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2007, 05:02:46 PM »


'just looks in the shed the strip of brass Ive got it so small to make a prop' themethod you use to make a prop is I presume is to make a prop out of a circle the method I was going to show is making individual blades and centre boss for this you will need the facility of either a pillar drill or lathe & to be able to silver solder.
(away to get me brain charged)

i have a pillar drill and i can use it to turn mettle  what is the difference between silver solder and solder silver solder is used on model boilers the method i have used before i like because you can have a relay low pitch prop and so it don't load the motor much
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2007, 05:38:43 PM »

anmo i hear what you say i think you have been resnoble the spelling i
the firs posts were crap i have to admit but you did got a bit ott about it
can we put an end to this please.

Well OK son. here's an A grade GCSE in English. You take this, and we'll let the matter drop.
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2007, 12:55:52 AM »

thanks port side fore the prop jig plan what solder shuld i use i might make it out of alumineum and use alumineum solder i might make the hole boat out of it ime going to see how much i have got
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2007, 11:14:44 AM »

I was a bit portside last night after having too much of the old whisky but today I am on even keel and could be slightly amidships.

If you are making it out of brass which would be the preferred material - it should be silver solder.

If you are working with aluminium then there is a specialised solder to be used for this.  When you say you are going to make the whole boat out of it, I presume you are going to make your boat from aluminium - good luck with that.

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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2007, 04:23:13 PM »

About soldering the aluminum you an get kits in B&Q about the aluminum hull i have 3 sheets of aluminum 1.2mm 17inch wide and 32inch long
i would make a rather square boat any one make a boat out off mettle i have seen a very nice boat here. http://users.eastlink.ca./~jbentley/Tug2.html
Model Steam Tug Pg.2


But a hull this nice is out of my depth.
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2007, 05:09:43 PM »

EE go for it lad. I made brass circle propellors many (35?) years ago when I converted the Titan tug to (Mamod) steam. I just soft soldered the disc on to a brass shaft that happened to fit in the prop tube. With more power, silver solder is the way to go, and if you can cast aluminium I'm sure you can silver solder. You could start with a brass hexagon nut for the boss, which will give you three (or six!) flats to hacksaw slots for the blades in. Cut from corney to corner of the flats which should give a root pitch of about 45 derrees and bend until the motor is revving right. An aluminium hull sounds fun. I think there was a Nigerian pusher tug called "Conakry" - it might even have been a Vic Smeed plan. It had a square bow and stern, quite like the tug in your avatar and the one in the picture on this thread. I've never tried the Halfords ally welding stuff, but if the boat is quite large I'd fold a flange on the sides, and pop rivet the bottom on, with some car underseal or other black akky spread on to seal the joint. You should be able to borrow a pop riveter and scrounge a couple of handfuls of  rivets.  Remember that the bow angle can be a lot steeper than the stern, cod head and mackerel tail pushes the water out of the way of the boat and lets it back onto the props and rudders. Make a couple of card or paper models first - you could always put them up on the site and we'll all throw helpful or otherwise suggestions!!

Good luck.
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2007, 07:02:34 PM »

Hi EE,

My spelling is better than yours.
My Grammer is better than yours

But I can't post pictures on any forum
I can't set a video recorder
I can't do much with a mobile phone
I can't download the pictures from my Digi Camera
etc etc etc

You remind me of myself when I was your age, I couldn't spell very well then, but thought nothing of going into the loft and producing a model boat or aeroplane, without help from my dad.
As already said. Keep up the modelling. It's better than standing around on street corners as a lot of youngsters do today.

Bob
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Re: new tug boat thing
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2007, 10:02:55 PM »

Ive made a start I'm slowly making a templates out of card i just took to bits an old sewing machine and its got a nice set of cogs in it and  some nice bushing's and a shaft to make a prop shaft out of. Ive made a prop  cut 4 slots in to one of them brass inserts that go into the coplings ans soldered 4 blades in to that the prop is in the shed and its to wet to get it. :-[
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