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Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« on: August 19, 2015, 03:32:45 PM »

I had a Robbe Jan hull in the loft for a couple of years, and decided to build another Danube on it ,as it really is a nicely made hull.
The rubbing band was too wide so using the good old Dremel with a cutting disc I reduced the width by a half. then made up the deck beams by laminating 5 layers if 10 x 3mm obech over a former to get the correct Camber.after fixing the deck beams and supportsd in place around the hull ,the Shaft and motor were fitted ,the motor is an M G roadster cooling fan motor.  The decks were cut from 3mm birch ply and fitted next along with the rudder made from 2 layers of .75mm ply  filled with car body filler.
Next the insides of the bulwarks were lined with .75 mm ply to cover the fibreglass lay up.
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 03:40:05 PM »

The next job to be tackled was the box to to take the steering servo and on-off switch, which will be set into the after deck.
And a start was made on the coamings and lower superstructure.
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 04:13:09 PM »


That's not a motor, it's a small power station!
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 05:23:17 PM »

Aha bags of ooomph Martin. there is a video of her towing here     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeNUJ2I6QPA   
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 05:29:13 PM »

A bit more of the build, the wheelhouse and funnel trial fitted, the bulwark knees and capping fitted,and the Engine room top and after cabin top made.
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 11:56:17 AM »

The lifeboat Davits were made next these are really tall and were made from 3 layers of .75mm ply laminated and shaped the working gear is from Mobile marine, the bridge deck and after rope cradle have been cut out and placed in position now.
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 12:18:24 PM »

Looking good! and going together quickly!
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2015, 02:43:39 PM »

A few more fittings made up and put in place
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 05:17:05 PM »

Now she has first of all some undercoat and then starting to put the topcoats on,a bit of colour makes all the difference doesn't it?
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2015, 06:30:04 PM »


Nice clean, sharp lines - looks Great!   :-))
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2015, 07:40:53 PM »

Thanks Martin.
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2015, 09:36:31 AM »

She is looking better all the time with the addition of more bits and pieces and paint.
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2015, 09:44:51 AM »

Well here she is ready for her sea trials, you can see her towing in the video link that I put on earlier in the thread.   Geo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeNUJ2I6QPA   
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Re: Thames Tug Danube VII Build
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2015, 07:30:43 PM »

Superb modelwork.  :-)) :-)) :-))
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