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Tim B.

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Thames Workboat
« on: August 22, 2012, 05:44:14 AM »

I have only posted one build on this site ( lifeboat ) but I would like now to post another ...

I am building a Thames River Workboat from James Pottinger plans bought from Model Dockyard.

The hull was built by our Mate jeff, I will take the rest from here.

I can find No pictures of any boat that resembles this one so I am in the dark about how it should look other than the plans.

if Anyone has pics of work boats like this Please post them !






















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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 08:20:20 AM »

Can't help I'm afraid but I wanted to say that that hull is looking just the job, very nicely built, I'm looking forward to seeing how you develop that  :-)...
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Tim B.

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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 06:40:07 PM »

Have a bit more time to post some more work, please understand again that the hull was made by another builder, the balance of the work will be in my charge.









































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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 08:13:52 PM »

great to see you in here Tim.
Neil. :-)) :-))
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 08:24:41 PM »

Hi Tim.....It,s taking shape, it looks as if it,s going to make a bonnie model    Rod :-)) :-))
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 09:14:18 PM »

Hallo Gents, hope you are a patient lot, it took me 1.5 years to finish the last one, a lifeboat...



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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 10:06:41 PM »

well worth the time, tim.
put a build log on Lifeboats section............I'm sure you'll have many watchers.
neil. :-))
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 02:32:27 AM »

You might be right there Neil , Lifeboats sure are well supported O0
I'm looking forward to Tim's  Letters from America
(Alistair Cooke did that radio show for decades)

Dave
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 02:05:06 PM »

Dave, you dont want to hear the current letters form America now, we've been overrun by the hordes and experiencing high chaos !

You might be right there Neil , Lifeboats sure are well supported O0
I'm looking forward to Tim's  Letters from America
(Alistair Cooke did that radio show for decades)

Dave
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 11:25:59 PM »

Finally got the rub rails done, a much more tedious part of the build than expected.

They will be sealed and painted along with the hull when they are well dry.











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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 08:33:28 AM »

Looks great Tim!  :-))
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2012, 12:00:59 AM »

Thanks for the compliment !

Warm enough to paint today, *75 and 42% humidty, OK conditions.

Used Floquil again over Krylon, still amazed the enamel doesnt attack the Krylon.

Covered well, the heavy wood rub rails retained the grain as I hoped ( they had been sealed with Z-poxy and resanded ).

It will be several days at least before the bottom colour can go on, back to the Assurance Class Tug for now.

















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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 08:54:32 AM »

I told you earlier it looked good...It,s now looking better   Rod :-))
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 04:12:17 PM »

Good morning all ( AM here, at least , 8:00ish ).

Weather was good enough yesterday to get the bottom of the hull painted, a proper shade of green.

I think a stripe now between the black and green, not sure if it would look best white, or perhaps a yellow or cream ...

Thoughts ?














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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 10:40:58 PM »

A darker cream option would get my vote Tim
Nice job so far.

Dave
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 12:20:26 AM »

Eveneing Gents...

A painted stripe has been added, a cream color ~( Looks possibly not straight and uniform, may have to actually use tape instead of paint ( if I can find tape that colour ! )
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 01:42:26 PM »

Sorry -

Here are pictures  of painted stripes !







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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2012, 04:08:01 PM »

Looks good Tim      Rod :-)) :-))
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2012, 01:47:02 AM »

Thanks Mate...

Got some nice brass fittings today from a gent who has a company called Wet Goose Fittings...

www.wetgoose.com







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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2012, 12:41:29 AM »

An update:
Been a few days, had to create the liner for the cabin and work deck and internal supports for this liner ( to be removeable in one peice for motor/batter access ).

Also opened up the rudder servo area, made a seat with a lip to reduce the possibility of water coming in, hatch is in progress ( ready for planking ).

Found the transition from forward deck to rear deck ( tumblehome ) was wrong, that is the step down in scale would have been about two feet, not practical so I completely cut off the old curved transition, made a new/longer one, will add a step up to the upper deck later.

Lost one whole day at a Big antique show at Alameda Naval Air Station, picked up a cool little pulley with an anchor on it ( never seen one like it ) and an old 2 blade brass prop labled " Michigan 1942".



















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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 03:54:18 PM »

Hello all, I have some more done on the Thames River Workboat, some cabin details and the roof structure roughed out.





















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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2012, 06:10:46 PM »

Hi Tim...coming on a treat....Rod
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2012, 06:46:26 PM »

loving it, Tim.....that woodwork is so superb.
neil.
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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2012, 07:38:04 PM »

Thanks Gent's, I learn from you.

Got the interior of the liner planked, storage lockers roughed out, a LONG way to go.

Hoping you all have a dry weather spell coming soon.



































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Re: Thames Workboat
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2012, 09:27:23 PM »

that is looking superb, Tim.................mind you.......it's keeping you away from restoring that TR2 of yours............

happy days.

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