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Decision finally made
« on: March 30, 2013, 05:32:34 AM »

After a lot of help from these forums, lots of reading and some long searching I have finally decided on my first kit  :-) .


 I am going for the Mobile Marine Models Eldergarth, [size=78%]http://www.mobilemarinemodels.com/acatalog/Eldergarth.html[/size]


I am picking up the kit from MMM at the Coalville show on the 13th/14th -April. This should give me time to finish building and kitting out my small ( very ) workshop.


Really looking forward to getting stuck in and there is no doubt at all that I will have many many questions but I promise to search the forums first  ;)




I will post up a progress thread but don't expect the same level of excellence I have seen on here, most of you guys are true craftsmen  :-))


Anyhoo I am very chuffed to have at least made a decision at long last, and thanks again for all the advice so far.


Ray
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 07:09:17 AM »

Looks like a nice project :-))

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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 07:27:47 AM »

I promise to search the forums first  ;)

Hi Ray

Don't search too hard or there will be no need for the forum  {-) and our hot air.
Carville is a good distance for you to travel so are you staying overnight? I might pop down itoo f I am not working that weekend.

Eldergarth is a nice tug and it became Shannon a few years ago http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1646947

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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 04:13:20 PM »

Yep it's not on my doorstep Dave  ok2  but my wife and I and driving down on the Friday, going to the show on Saturday and driving back Sunday.


It will be my first Model Boar show so really looking forward to it, especially with picking up the Tug Kit.


Ray
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 04:24:12 PM »

Well coame and say hi then I will be either manning the bring and buy or having a nervous breakdown with Marc somewhere in the show LOL.....Dammed good descition on the Tug got one myself.
 
 
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 07:33:29 PM »

Well coame and say hi then I will be either manning the bring and buy or having a nervous breakdown with Marc somewhere in the show LOL.....Dammed good descition on the Tug got one myself.
 Dave
Oh bring and buy  :-)  that used to be my fav part of wargaming shows when I used to to that hobby ... I will def try and tie up on Saturday, maybe I should wear a "I am a mayhemer " badge  :D


Thanks for the feedback on the Tug, I am so glad you agree it was a good choice.
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 10:15:05 AM »

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It will be my first Model Boar show so really looking forward to it, ..............................................


Ray

Hope you are not overly bored.  lol   {-) {-)
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 05:21:06 PM »

Hope you are not overly bored.  lol   {-) {-)


Whoops methinks ma spull chucker most have micked ip ma sperring on me pust  :embarrassed:
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 04:20:11 AM »

I have never been to a BOAR show myself, you must tell us what it was like & was Miss Piggy there ?, sorry, I could not restrain myself, LOL. Mick B. PS = I think you made a good choice of tug, enjoy the build.
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 12:56:48 PM »

Great choice - I have an Eldergarth. They look great on the water - or sat on a stand proudly!  :-))
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 04:30:17 PM »

Great choice - I have an Eldergarth. They look great on the water - or sat on a stand proudly!  :-))


That's great to know Adam, thanks. Can I ask what props you use on yours  as I understand the kit does not come with Props, I have gone for the RG max 12v power option.


Thanks again


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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 05:17:05 PM »

You can ask Brian at MMM or the guys at prop shop as they have
an arrangement to offer the best setup according to the running
gear system you buy.

Nice choice by the way.

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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 06:33:08 PM »

Have 4 blade 50mm props on my eldergarth on 5mm shafts using 2 bosch motors I got from rapid electronics werent cheap but have very high toque for towing running on 12v
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 10:13:20 PM »

Propshop really are the most helpful of suppliers  O0
Well worth the extra few pounds

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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 10:21:16 PM »

Thanks for all the prop help and advice guys, I will give the propshop a look see.


Sorry about this but Here is another question that has come to mind, should I consider fitting a bow thruster during the build ? Or would that be a bridge too far  :o


Thanks again


Ray
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2013, 10:36:56 PM »

TBH with you I fitted an ACTion P94 combined mixer esc and can turn her in her own length with ease,obviously if you fitted one docking when tug towing would be simpler BUT if you not doing any comps then the ans is no
 
 
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 04:47:44 AM »

TBH with you I fitted an ACTion P94 combined mixer esc and can turn her in her own length with ease,obviously if you fitted one docking when tug towing would be simpler BUT if you not doing any comps then the ans is no
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Thanks Dave, just what I needed, I will go with a P94 only as I don't see me doing any comps anytime soon.
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Re: Decision finally made
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 07:38:49 AM »

My personal thought would be if you can afford it now would be the best time to fit a bow thruster, less hassle if you come to need it down the road, but then I do like my gizmo's, the more the merrier. Mick B.
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