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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 02:02:01 AM »

Thanks Tony,
I will give it a try.

Best
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2012, 08:07:58 AM »

Hi Wilhelm

Yes it is lovely, and I too like the bridge. Can I ask you something -
in the picture of the motors, they are mounted against a perspex
wall. The four openings on the front of both motors are against that
wall - so will that not prevent an air flow?

A kind gent made me a custom mount for an IC conversion and in
the process of making the mount he cut slots into it that align with
the motors ventilation. Anyway - I just thought I'd mention it - what
do you think?

Dave

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 01:34:04 PM »

Hi Dave,
you are absolutely correct and thanks for the reminder. O0 I will turn some spacers and put them between the Plexiglas and the motors. Usually I put computer cooling fans into the hull to cool the ESC's, this time I position them to force also some air through the motors.

Great point Dave and thanks again for paying attention to the detail  :-)) :-))

Kind Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2012, 02:19:43 PM »

Well as newbies like me watch builds like yours we pick up a few things,
so eventually we get a bit of confidence - but it still isn't easy to pipe up
in front of the experienced guys. :embarrassed: I could chatter on for an
Olympic medal but that isn't the same thing at all.

I hear there was a house fire on Cody Estey Road  :o hope thats not by you.
I googled Mount Forest just to see where it was and that snippet appeared.
The world is shrinking to the size of a small screen.

Dave
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2012, 03:03:44 PM »

Hi Dave,
you are a pretty experienced for a newby.

No fire here. The Cody Estey Road is in Mt. Forest, Michigan, USA; I live in Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada.

Thanks for your concern.

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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2012, 03:06:05 AM »

Here is another update.
I did more work on the superstructure, added the motor for the radar, various lights and started painting. What a difference a little paint makes.  :-) :-) The hull got also the first coat of primer and I finished the schematics for the electric. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2012, 09:25:32 AM »

Hi
 The build and paint job look very good . I decided to put in a stern thruster,  a bit of a tight fit, but it throws up a slight problem,the angle of the planking alters to the keel  so I had to rethinck that bit !!! 
I still have not worked out how to post pictures or get them to the size required   
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2012, 04:40:13 PM »

Hi Wilhelm

I'm back after the crash. I'm very impressed with the kit you have, and you are doing such a great job with it too.
Super Superstructure - really nice paint job  :-))

Dave
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2012, 06:16:39 PM »

Hi Dave and david48,
thanks for the positive comments.
@Dave
Good to hear from you again. I did add many extra small items like the mast ladder, tiny fiberoptic lights a s o.
@david48
adding the stern thruster must have been quite a challenge.

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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2012, 07:04:46 PM »

I am very impressed with your progress Wilhelm & of course perfection as usual. I have not done much to mine except work out how to fit a bow thruster @ the rear, in the end it was not too difficult. I have got my lifeboat kit & have made a good start on it, I settled for the Model Slipway kit & it is very good.I may also get the Speedline Tamer, I think I have a thing about lifeboats, LOL. If you could show a few closeups of the mast ladder that would be nice. I think you have a good idea doing that. I see you also put the piping around the bridge above the windows, do you know what it is for?, I thought it might be for fire reasons. Your detail work is first class as always. Have you made the radars turn & if so how, I am still trying to figure out how I can do it, any help would be welcome. Thanks again for posting your thread, as you can see I am watching with much interest, Mick B. 
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2012, 11:01:11 PM »

Hi Mick
and thanks for your kind words. The kits from model slipway are all excellent  and  I wish you good luck with your lifeboat model. Please find attached a few pictures of the mast, close ups of the inside and outside of the radar with a miniature gear motor and two pictures of the current stage of the lighting with LED's and fiber optics. By the way, just the lower radar is working the top one is not. For now it is back to the paint job.

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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2012, 11:53:37 PM »

Excellent job as usual Wilhelm, makes me wonder why I bother. 
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2012, 07:58:17 AM »

Your work is really stunning Wilhelm & thank you so much for the pictures, hope you don't mind my trying to do it just like you have done I really thank you for sharing & hope to meet you some day. If you are ever out Calgary way lunch is on me & I mean that. Mick B.
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2012, 08:18:56 AM »

Hi Wilhelm  Thing are looking very good , I am still on the hull ply work . I have had a week off my build ,  been down to Southampton  to help a mate on the yearly haul out of his yacht a Nauticat 331 . Do you know how many hours so far into your build . Will get back to it tomorrow  . I still am haveing set backs in trying to get pictuers the right size and then trying to post them.   
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2012, 12:49:45 PM »

Hi guys,

@ Richard, thanks I learned a lot from you.

@ Mick, thanks for the luncheon invitation and I am convinced your "Alpine" will look fantastic. I was never a big fan of Billing Boats but this tug changed my mind (despite the wooden hull).

@ David48, thanks to you too. Good luck with your ply work on the hull. I don't keep track of the hours but my wild guess is about 250h.

Kind Regards
Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2012, 04:24:12 PM »

Don't know what to say Wilhelm, ...........  "just b----y gorgeous" and obviously 'with flowers' O0  {-)

                        Regards, Tony. :-))
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2012, 05:21:26 PM »

Thanks Tony for comment very much appreciated. :-) :-)

@Mick. You are correct, the piping around the bridge is a springler system. :-))

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2012, 04:06:48 PM »

Hi Wilhelm,

     I'd be interested to know what Primer and Finish paints you used on your Alpine. Looks great! Cheers.

Bill.

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2012, 04:47:26 PM »

Hi Bill,
I used BeautyTone primer from Home Hardware  and Testor Paints from a Hobby Shop. In order to finish the paint job, I am applying two layers of satin clear varnish by MinWax.

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Wilhelm

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2012, 07:14:11 PM »

 :-)Hi Wilhelm,
Have just started to build this tug and so far I have almost assembled all bulkheads. My query at this point of the build relates to the Bow Thruster aperture in the false keel. It would seem that having cut out the two half circle pieces you are left with a vertical span in the aperture.

My only experiences is with a Robbie Bow thruster where the motor sits between the two tubes in which case the vertical span needs to be removed.

I await your comments with interest.
Regards
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2012, 09:06:22 PM »

Hi Bernhard,
have a look at the third picture at the start of this posting, you will see that you have to remove the vertical span. Depending on the size of your thruster you might also have to increase the size of the whole.  After inserting the thruster tube I glued two extra pieces of plywood to the left and right direct on the false keel. The bow gets a lot stronger as soon as you add the bottom panels. By the way, I used a bow thruster from Raboesch. Align everything as exact as possible otherwise you run into problems with the outside panels.
If you have any further questions please let me know.
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Wilhelm
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2012, 07:44:29 AM »

Hi Ceres  I am also into the build of Fairmount Alpine and are at the hull plying stage . I have fitted a Raboesch bow thruster it is a bit scary cutting out the hole for it it leves very little wood.  I have not worked out how to get my pictuers on Mayhem yet .If it is any help I can Email them to you,I would require an email address. Wilhelm's build is very good the bar is high I am trying my best.
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2012, 04:41:38 PM »

I did like this

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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2012, 07:55:37 PM »

 :-))Many thanks to Wilhelm and David 48 for their advice on the use of the Roboesch Bow thruster.

Whilst have have done final assembly on the keel and also fitted the rest of the Bulk heads, I do not see a problem in removing the vertical  piece within the aperture.
Thanks again.Bernard (ceres)
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Re: Building the Fairmount Alpine tug
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2012, 10:26:14 PM »

Hello,
she is almost finished. I am waiting on some missing stanchions (not enough in the box) and finish a few more little items and it is off to the maiden voyage. Here are a few more piuctures.

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Wilhelm
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