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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2012, 04:46:03 PM »


Are you also building one Martin ?

I will be casting some parts up in resin if there any good I will send you some  :-))

Excellent! thanks.

Yes,  SAND OFF   the burn marks....

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4024.msg70821#msg70821
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2830.msg39430#msg39430
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2012, 04:59:41 PM »


I'll have to look at the article again, those holes in the bulkheads look very small for machinery spaces.....

Looks even less assembled.

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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2012, 05:24:52 PM »

I think the only bit is the rudder that I would like to keep scale in the mag the builder had to build a box to cover the servo ect I'm hoping to keep it below deck level unless I'm feeling keen I could always do as per the full size via chains  :o

Thanks for the links Martin  :-))
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2012, 06:23:11 PM »

I think the only bit is the rudder that I would like to keep scale in the mag the builder had to build a box to cover the servo ect I'm hoping to keep it below deck level unless I'm feeling keen I could always do as per the full size via chains  :o

Thanks for the links Martin  :-))

The rudder quadrant is exposed on the prototypes and concealed with a grating.  If you look at "George's TID build"

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13720.0    which, apart from making you feel a little inadequate,  shows the rudder arrangement pretty well.  As I'm building a much smaller scale there was little or no chance of my putting the rudder works between the decks so I went with this.




The rudder quadrant is attached to a sail winch drum using Pike fishing line (nylon coated stainless steel) The line runs through 4mm square brass tubes fixed to the deck, The prototype also had box section running to the stern. I pushed some very small diameter plastic tube through the brass to prevent the metal edges fraying the lines. I will use a laser cut grating to hide the "gubbins".

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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 06:36:55 PM »

Very nice tailuk and thanks for the info what scale are you building ?

I'm thinking of extending the rudder post up through the deck and doing the same as you but having the servo connected under the deck on top I'm thinking of running chain through the box section but having elastic on each end hidden if you know what I mean  %%

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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2012, 08:38:48 AM »

Sounds like a good plan.  Building in 1:24th scale there should be plenty of room.  I'm building mine in 1:35th scale so I didn't have enough space.  The idea of dummy chains returned by elastic is clever and should fit the bill.
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2012, 09:44:16 AM »

Thanks tailuk after talking to the man in the know we might even make it working but there's a few things I need to sort before I get to that stage
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2012, 11:19:46 PM »

As I'm used to propshafts for race boats but what do you scale boys suggest is my best bet for a scale tug ??

Also I wouldn't mind lights and sound is the Action sound system the thing to go for ??
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2012, 11:42:46 PM »

Shafts off Steve Model Boat bits or Mark MMB both are dammed good suppliers and I use both of them to be honest with you,as for a sound system I personally use an ACTion P100 Nosiy thing in my Our lass and I cant fault is good quality and simple to use



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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2012, 11:57:12 PM »

Thanks Stavros  :-)) I plan on doing some building over the weekend :-)
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2012, 11:01:09 PM »

Well I've cleared some room in my messy workshop/ studio here's some pictures



I'm also a table top wargamer so that's what all the " mess " is
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2012, 07:02:47 AM »

Do I spot a Tamiya Tractor unit in the last pic?
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2012, 07:06:13 AM »

You do indeed bit of a unfinished project it's the aero max but the paint went funny  :((
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2012, 08:26:56 AM »

As I have a day off work today I thought I might start but here's a question should I glue the formers together then sand down the burnt edges or sand them all then glue ?? There's now burnt bits on the gluing face  :-)
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2012, 10:34:34 AM »


Light sanding only, don't make the joints loose.   :-))
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2012, 02:28:14 PM »

Well so far half the formers are glued and the front half of the keel then mr postman came with my book   :}
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2012, 11:49:26 PM »

Well all the formers are glued together and so is the back half of the keel I've measured up the prop shaft and to get the motor to we're I want it I'm going to need a 12" shaft
Only down side is I'm going to have to cut into the keel to let the motor sit far enough down as it looks like the shaft runs almost flat
Now should I cut the prop shaft hole but not all the way through and glue some doubles to each side then once planked finish the hole via drill and file

Also what motor should I use the ideas was to use a 540 55 turn from the crawler type rc cars or should I bite the bullet and order a 500 on gearbox ??
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2012, 05:53:55 AM »

You do indeed bit of a unfinished project it's the aero max but the paint went funny  :((

well at least you have all the running gear to make a nice Deans DUKW there
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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2012, 07:16:59 AM »

 
well at least you have all the running gear to make a nice Deans DUKW there

I also started making a low car ( modified truck low and long USA style ) using the king hauler
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« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2012, 07:25:55 AM »

Im still trying to find a used tamiya truck chassis for a sensible price
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2012, 09:24:08 PM »

Well bit of an update I've orderd the propshaft and hope to get it in the next few days . Me and the wife unit went away for the weekend to Kent so after a bit googling I found that TID 164 is moored up at Chatham historic docks so with a bit of arm bending we went to have a look. All was great until I was told to go some were else by the staff so we ended up seeing MT Kent had a look around onboard grabbed a few pictures which I will up load . Headed back to the historic dock went in and had a look. Well we found TID 164 unfortunately the chaps who are rebuilding her were just locking up but they invited me back down to go onboard and take some more pictures  :-))
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2012, 10:29:42 PM »

Here is some of TID 164






There's loads more but I will upload some more when I get onboard  :-))
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2012, 07:55:53 AM »

Got some more done last night and I think I've decided on making T.I.D 32
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #48 on: July 25, 2012, 02:10:59 AM »

Propshaft from MMB came today hope to get it in tonight :-)
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2012, 01:21:33 AM »

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