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funtimefrankie

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Canning
« on: March 04, 2007, 01:53:50 PM »

A bit about my "Canning"
It was going to be "Brocklebank", in Liverpool, 'cos it's handy to visit for pictures etc. BUT I couldn't find any plans, so it has reverted to original and is now "Canning".
I did eventually locate plans for sister ship at the NMM but they were about 100, so I went for the template set from MMM.
The main deck is Ply but I'm doing the rest in plasticard, it's not finally painted yet.
The motor is a MFA with 6:1 reduction, which is a bit noisy, but it will have to stay, for now. I'm putting in 12 vot bat. the rudder servo rods are just under the deck, out of sight, which is nice.
We are off to Swansea to see the original after Easter to get some pictures,There are many about on the internet. Anyone know if it's possible to go aboad?

(The last picture was taken about a month ago, the others today.)
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Re: Canning
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 04:20:51 PM »

HY Funtimefrankie
Re the Canning, I have been down to Swansea many times to look around the fish quay and the Canning, ( I used to work on a similiar tug years ago) and I have never seen anyone aboard her or in attendance, either in summer or winter, the Museum is right next to her and you might get lucky in asking in there, but I would,nt hold my breath.
Good Luck
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Re: Canning
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007, 05:31:26 PM »

I've their phone number so I'll ring a few days before see if a look round is possible.
Frank
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Re: Canning
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 03:02:39 AM »

 A couple of pictures of canning, Ive got about 15 of them ,but they are all from the one side and at the same hight (wheelchair) but they are of most of the detail that you may req,they where taken in June 2002.they are a bit big for puting on the web site so if you PM me with an E-Mail address ill forward them to you .(you would loose a lot of detail if I reduce em )..Peter
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Re: Canning
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 05:24:16 PM »

A bit more work done now, some more fittings bought at Ellesmere Port show.
Also now the motor has been changed to a larger Buhler from Model Motors Direct, more for quiteness, but Bryan turned his nose up at the MFA 6:1.
Must try a maiden voyage soon.
The black paint is just wafted over for effect.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007, 09:04:15 AM »

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Re: Canning
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007, 04:49:57 PM »

Just got back from a weekend in Swansea, took lots of pictures. Looks like she's not been touched since yours were taken.

Getting ready for some TLC....

So much for neatly masked waterlines..............
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Re: Canning
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 02:04:09 PM »

First outing today.....
That's a bit of ballast on the stern deck. wasn't needed after the battery was moved back a bit.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2007, 02:09:17 PM »

Looks good ,It didn't take you long to Finish that. It looks like it has  a fair turn of speed, should yow well towing, Is that  at your local lake ?the windy place

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Re: Canning
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2007, 05:11:34 PM »

Yes that's on the Southport lake, not too windy today.
It's not finished yet plenty to do on the hull, the superstructure's not far off.
First I took the "springer" down for a test run, but the speed controller seemed to have a mind of it's own so I took it home and lashed up the radio in Canning and tried that instead.
Also the springer leaks, i think it will have to have a bit of fiberglass round the seams.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 07:03:17 PM »

Taken in Swansea yesterday.

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Re: Canning
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2007, 03:29:14 PM »

Latest outing rounding up the ducks. Hoping to get JJC old smokey, but read differing reviews, is there a reliability problem, don't want to spend 50 on something thats iffy.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2007, 04:42:58 PM »

FTF, not a tug person myself, but I think she's very nice indeed. Well done.
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Re: Canning
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2007, 11:14:12 PM »

todays picture.......
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