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Svitzer M Class
« on: March 17, 2015, 08:50:54 PM »

Few pictures of the start of my Svitzer M Class, no name yet.  I believe this hull was moulded by Tyne Models.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 10:08:46 PM »

 :-)) nice one Andy! Looks great so far.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 07:30:58 PM »

That's a great looking hull,Keep pictures coming Andy.
Did chipchase Brian have one.


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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 10:21:11 PM »

Chip chase made the original mould, don't know if he built his on the original plug or a grip hull, very very nice model his is, I dont think mine will be to that standard, the winches are a problem for me, his were superb. I have almost finished the deck house, only the roof to add now, but am away from home for three weeks so at a stand still. I have looked at harbour models winch, they do a working one and a non working which looks the same without the motor, but they are not really like the originals. I have had a look at MMM ones and trying to adapt two to make a winch but I don't think they are suitable, though worth importing I guess.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 07:12:37 PM »

That,s what i did got the Portgarth winch and Modified it :-))
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2015, 08:43:55 PM »

If you can scratch build something, then have a look on the site below


http://www.nswinches.co.uk/products/marine


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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 09:08:44 PM »

scratch it as a dummy then fit a modified electric screwdriver under the deck to tow from
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 09:13:14 PM »

That,s what i did got the Portgarth winch and Modified it :-))
Any chance of a photo?
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 09:14:35 PM »

scratch it as a dummy then fit a modified electric screwdriver under the deck to tow from


I'll have a look at that. Don't have a lathe so it would have to be made from easily sourced stuff.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2015, 09:16:35 PM »

scratch it as a dummy then fit a modified electric screwdriver under the deck to tow from


I've heard of that before.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 12:45:45 AM »

Andy, it's actually easier than you think (I'm a complete plank when it comes to these things by the way) ... I'm sure someone will post a pic soon for you but all you need is either the electric screw driver modification, or make up a 30rpm (for example) winch below the deck, feed your rope up through a brass tube and over the top of the winch on deck, and hey presto you have a realistic (ish) winch.


 Hope this helps mate
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 06:47:46 AM »

This is my one part MMM part bits and pieces, the drill is mounted under the deck.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 10:43:46 AM »

That's impressive, nicely done, will get on to Brian and order one of those, what did you use on the aft deck?
Nicely built model, great detail on the bulwark frames. Did you fabricate the anchor chain stoppers or buy ready made?
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 06:43:38 PM »

I made them .do you mean the colour or the material on the deck.
The colour is Halfords red oxide with satin lacquer. the decks are all fiberglass.


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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2015, 08:29:02 PM »

I made them .do you mean the colour or the material on the deck.
The colour is Halfords red oxide with satin lacquer. the decks are all fiberglass.


John B
Sorry John, I meant what winch did you use
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2015, 07:16:22 AM »

Hi Andy thanks for your comments,   it was the bow winch for the Portgarth,


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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2015, 05:25:59 PM »

Update photos.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2015, 05:59:02 PM »

Looks great Andy, coming along now!
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2015, 06:41:26 PM »

Looking good Andy.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2015, 07:36:17 PM »

Little update, not got on very well, been away at sea too much, only getting the odd evening home. Have tried a different way of building on this one, sprayed hull before fitting bulwark frames, so I get a neater edge between the deck and bulwarks. Going to try making the frames and painting and fitting after. Sounds hard but maybe it will work out ok.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2015, 01:09:03 AM »

Looking good mate  :-)) 
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2015, 08:02:36 PM »

I shall be watching this build as I am building the Svitzer Marken. :-)) :-)) Looking good mate.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2015, 09:57:14 PM »

Progress is a  bit slow at the moment, can't get time home wioth work. Vesselin Dry dock now for three weeks, so all at a stand still. Will keep posting as progress is made. I now have the winch parts from Mobile Marine models, winches won't be exact to scale, but hopefully will look the part.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2015, 10:03:06 PM »

Hi mate, are you building from plans, if so is there any chance you could scan the mast and send it to me.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2015, 10:06:55 PM »

Hi Dave,
Will be home at the weekend, will try to remember, you can email me  as a reminder. The Svitzer Maltby is at Pembroke dock near to where we are on the slip. Havent had a chance to chat my way on board yet, will try before we leave Pembroke.


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