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fletch62

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aeronaut torben
« on: January 07, 2012, 01:54:34 PM »

hi all ive just bought a aeronaut torben tug off fleebay and need some advice on what motor to put in it or any other advice on the building of it ive been doing ic stuff up till now
so this is going to be some thing new to me and hopefully i wont make a complete hash of it thanks brian
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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 11:37:57 AM »


Any pictures    :-))


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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 12:12:24 PM »

not yet ken waiting for it to come in the  post got it off ebay for 63
will post some as it gets built
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tugmad

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 01:23:13 PM »

hi Fletch62  if you are lucky it will arrive to you with the  kit supplied motor fitted, it is a lovely little geared 6 volt motor and I still have mine fitted in the model and she manages to move our 16ft towboat  around.attached is a picture taken after her 12year refit  and mdification.
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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 04:19:03 PM »

hi tugmad thanks for the pictures they have give me some thing to aspire to hope mine turns out half as nice as yours might do a build log
thanks brian
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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 05:14:49 PM »

well the kit came yesterday and is as it was  discribed ive matched all the parts against the plans and a part from a couple of hand rail bits and motor its complete also there is a couple of bags of crome fittings that dont belong but will look great on my sea queen will post some pics later on but could do will some suggestions on what motor to fit
so looks like ive got a bargin at 70










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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 06:05:31 PM »

here some pics as it came her indoors said i can make a start tonight which means theres some thing on tv she wants to watch in peace {-) {-)




will post some more of what ever i do to it tonight






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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 10:55:19 AM »

made a start first thing ive done is build the stand then  cut the wash ports



the frame for the skeg was broke so made a pattern from it and made a new one out of some ply from the scrap box


and this is how far it come now might get some more done today then it will have to wait till next weekend as i work away

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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 06:50:29 AM »

a little bit more done this weekend made the korts nozzel from some copper because i didnt like the plastic one also i can know put a bigger prop on if needs



some modeling licence being use on the bridge





bridge and funnel not glued in place yet will be running some wires up for lights dont think i will get any more done this week  the 2yr old grandsons coming to day so need to keep him out the shed  {-) {-) {-)







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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 09:15:42 AM »

could still do with some  suggestions as to what motor to use ive got a couple of 540s kicking about any help would be welcome











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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 04:38:38 PM »

motor now bought its the one that should have been in the kit
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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »

been getting on with the bridge while i wait for the motors to come in the post deviated from the plans a bit so i could have working lights and a working water cannon but for my first tug build iam learnig and doing ic boats ive always

 use spray cans so painting by hand is a new experience for me



well thats as far as ive got up to now but off work this week so should get a bit more done
any comments would be helpful amd welcome
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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 09:04:39 PM »

made the winchers there was some parts missing but make the fron bit out the scrab box







i dont seem to be getting any comments  so not sure if i should keep doing the build thred :(( :((
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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 09:18:14 PM »

Hi Fletch,
 keep em coming.I bidded for this tug ,glad its gone to a good home.
 :-)) O0 :-)) O0 :-)) O0 :-)) O0
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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 11:40:53 AM »


A very tidy build.   :-))  She looks very clean. The third picture looks as if the boat is all one colour. Is this just the first coat ?  What sort of colour scheme are you going for ?

Well done so far.

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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 12:08:06 PM »

thinking keep the wheel house cream and the bottom red same as the funnel
thanks brian
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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 01:56:20 PM »


You could try black above the water line, on the hull. That would set it off nicely.  :}


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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 02:32:43 PM »

yes i was looking on line at other tugs and a black above the water line and red below looks like the way to go thanks
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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 07:44:26 PM »


Sounds good.   Spray the Whole hull in Red Oxide first, then your choice of Red (if the Oxide is not to your taste).   That way, you should be able to mask off the line and cover the lower section with several sheets of newspaper and spray the black above.

If you work with the boat upside down, there will be minimal paint bleed into the boat.

Hope this helps.  I love the painting part and we have an expert on here  (Welsh Wizard) who can also help you more.

Regards

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LarryW

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 08:08:13 PM »

Hi FLETCH , 
            Nice build , once you  get the tug bug , you will want for more working boats.    Larry.. :-))
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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 11:09:43 PM »

hi larry
think ive got the tug bug as ive been looking round for the next one already {-) {-) {-)
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LarryW

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2012, 09:32:12 AM »

Hi  Fletch,
             Nice one, why you have abash at a scratch build,with your model skills it should not be a problem,
              Plenty of plans out there and help....
              Here one i did earlier.......Larry..

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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2012, 10:01:57 AM »

very nice larry iam think of a side paddle wheel because ive got a little gear box thats just right for the job but its building the hull thats a bit daunting
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LarryW

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 04:10:05 PM »


Hi . hear is a side wheeler LULONGA i am working on a model boat plan , they also do a vacform hull. ....Larry...
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fletch62

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Re: aeronaut torben
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2012, 05:18:39 PM »

very nice but i dont think iam up to that standed just yet {-) its took me all day to scratch build a tow hook but iam learning when i first looked at it i didnt think i could build it but because i could nt find one on ebay ive had a go and i dont think ive made a bad job i will put some pictures up later   :o :o :-))


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