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TID Tug
« on: July 02, 2012, 03:13:53 PM »

Well here goes nothing
 I'm about to start my first build with wood at least I've just orderd the wood pack from traplet but as I'm a bit new to scale builds we're would be the best place to get the fittings ? It's 1/24 scale
I'm yet to find which TID I will build but I do know she will be painted in grey
Also I'm thinking about using a 55 turn crawler motor as these are high toque low speed cans has this been done or am I barking up the wrong tree ??

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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 03:27:29 PM »

Don't forget there were some cosmetic differences between the first 30-40 TIDs (coal burners) and the remainder (oil burners).  CBs had 2 large coaling manholes either side of the superstructure and a smaller manhole in the bow just forward of the anchor winch.  OBs had a single small manhole, just aft of the bridge ladders and 2 largish rectangular hatches on the bulkhead either side of the superstructure abeam the funnel.
Oil Burners also had a slightly different hatch position on the rear superstructure, the crew access hatches were further forward closer to the skylights. HTH
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 04:20:04 PM »

Thanks TailUK loads of info there I've just got home to sit and study the drawings/plans :-)
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 06:47:54 PM »

Hi i'm just about to start a 1/24th T.I.D and found this site.
http://www.battlecrafts.co.uk/index.php/deck-fittings
Hope it's some help Dave
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 07:57:39 PM »


Good on you A71, I'm going to follow this build with interest as I really like the look of this kit too.

Lots of pictures and post - don't worry, plenty of server space for you!   :-))



http://shop.traplet.com/product.aspx?c=3717
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 10:07:43 PM »

Thanks for the links guys i will be posting pictures as soon as the pack comes I will also be insting the help of my dad ( A66 ) as he is fantastic with working with wood

Ps he don't know it yet lol
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 10:48:00 AM »

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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 02:51:08 PM »


How good are Traplet for supplying orders?

I didn't have much joy ordering through them yesterday, no answer on the phone (I don't like the idea of an "automatic / recorded ordering service" ) and no answer to emails.....   :((
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 09:41:17 PM »

I ordered the plan a few months ago and had it in a few days which is good but still waiting for the wood pack to arrive
Thanks TailUk for the links giving me food for thought
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 10:34:28 PM »

I ordered the plan a few months ago and had it in a few days which is good but still waiting for the wood pack to arrive
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Hmmmm, I thought so.  :((
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 10:43:21 PM »

Cornwall model boats carry a good range of fittings

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/ship_fittings.html
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 01:00:56 AM »

Tbh Martin I'm not to worried as I have a few things I need to finish of first but as long as I get them sooner rather than later  :-))
And thanks longshanks
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 09:40:10 PM »

Hi A71,
If you are still wondering which TID to model and want one painted grey, a book listing all the TID's in Naval service is "Fifty Years of Naval Tugs by Bill Hannan", ISBN 0 907771 25 4. As not all TID's entered Naval service.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2012, 12:01:49 AM »

Hi dodes thanks for the link :-) and yes I've been looking around the web to find as much info as I can but I will have to order one
I got my head around the plan the other day looks like I might be casting some parts up in resin to speed the build up a little looking forward to getting my teeth into something that's a little out of my comfort zone but I've been modeling for 20 odd years now ( blame my Dad lol ) so hope it should go ok and pick up some new skills on the way

But I'm still waiting for the wood pack :-(
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012, 12:16:21 AM »

Also just orderd the above book :-)
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 10:27:53 AM »

Yay my post man :-)
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2012, 10:45:26 AM »

Well after opening the box here's what's inside  %)



First thing I thought was wow burnt wood smells funky and second why do I have so many formers ??? Turns out I need to double them up which I think is a bit over kill but them I'm kind of used to making things as light as poss
So far I'm impressed with what I have saves a lot of cutting ect
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2012, 10:55:17 AM »

The double formers are necessary.  Rather than planking you're going to pull large pieces of ply around the formers so there's a bit more strain involved.  When I was skinning my 1:35th scale TID I noticed how easily the formers were "de-formed" until I could get clamps on and push everything back to the correct shape.


Doesn't really show the strain on the formers but does give an impression of the shaped plywood skins.
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 11:01:11 AM »

Well here goes nothing
 I'm about to start my first build with wood at least I've just orderd the wood pack from traplet but as I'm a bit new to scale builds we're would be the best place to get the fittings ? It's 1/24 scale
I'm yet to find which TID I will build but I do know she will be painted in grey
Also I'm thinking about using a 55 turn crawler motor as these are high toque low speed cans has this been done or am I barking up the wrong tree ??


Hi John, yer barking up the wrong tree mate.....stick a Zenoah or an ASP nitro in it  {-) {-) {-) :}
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2012, 11:02:22 AM »

How is the quality of the wood and cutting?
Like the look of the gentlemans racer/runabout they do on there
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2012, 11:46:01 AM »

 
I'll have to look at the article again, those holes in the bulkheads look very small for machinery spaces.....
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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2012, 12:06:35 PM »

Dry fit lol the cutting looks ok bit of cleaning up to do but all look ok
And thanks scoop that would make it the fastest tid in the south  O0
Thanks tailuk I was wondering if they had messed up and sent me 2 kits  %%




And yes Martin they do look small I will post some more pictures later after I finish work  :((
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2012, 12:10:57 PM »

Something to bear in mind... glue does not like trying to stick to the black bits so you need to sand the surfaces prior to gluing
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Re: TID Tug
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2012, 01:48:30 PM »

I got straight through to Traplet today.
They have one in stock.
I've ordered it... Paypal.
We'll see how long it takes!.......
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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »

I did wonder about that I worked in a model shop about 7 years ago now and there was and I'm sure still is debates about the black stuff but to be sure I will make sure it's all sanded

Are you also building one Martin ?

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