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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2015, 10:08:59 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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Thanks mate.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2015, 08:27:46 PM »

Dave,
Here are scans of the mast, if it doesnt work send me a pm with your email and I will email them to you. Sorry they are not more clear, but the plan I have must be a copy of a copy of a copy etc.
Andy


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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2015, 06:34:26 PM »

Hi Andy, thanks mate have you done anymore on your build. :-))

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2015, 09:37:42 PM »

No, not been home again, the wheelhouse is done upto top of main windows, will have to spray it next and fit windows and interior.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2015, 11:12:52 AM »

Looks like good work to me.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2015, 07:44:46 PM »

Photo update, one funnel, having a break from awkward wheelhouse windows.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2015, 08:51:44 PM »

Looking good Andy  :-))  keep pictures coming  O0 .

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2015, 09:39:38 PM »

Looking great Andy. :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2015, 05:51:08 PM »

Hi Andy, how thick is the styrene you are building the wheelhouse from.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2015, 08:59:21 PM »

Hi Dave,
The lower wheelhouse or accommodation block is 2.1mm, and the wheelhouse itself is 1.8mm. I think this will give quite a scal appearance to the depth of the window frames.
I got the styrene from a local company who make industrial tanks from styrene, I'm not worried about weight with this model, after fitting the motors, the hull requires about 11kg of ballast to get her down to her marks. Because the hull is so deep, stability is not a problem, so long as the batteries and ballast are fitted low down.
I have now built second funnel.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2015, 09:43:40 PM »

Hi Andy, I was thinking of 2mm for the wheelhouse but was a bit unsure if it would be stiff enough to hold its shape. But having looked at your photos of the wheelhouse built from 1.8mm and yours looks fine so I should be ok with what I have, keep up the good work as your build looks great.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2015, 08:32:16 AM »

Hi Dave, yes I found the 2 mm a bit too bulky and difficult to work with for the wheelhouse itself, funnily enough I was looking at the real boat in Milford and thinking about the mast, after all it is only supported by the thin side frames of the windows.
 I haven't started the top windows yet, (been putting them off because of the fiddly aspect), but I will probably put two cross struts in of 2mm just under the mast going side to side just for extra support, nobody will see them unless they get on hands and knees. They will be as deep as the slope on the top reverse windows. This will also help the wheelhouse keep its shape.
I have been using the plumbers solvent, the type they use for cementing plastic waste pipes together, i find it easier to use and stronger than the watery stuff which evaporates in 2 seconds, and a lot cheaper.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2015, 09:23:11 AM »

Good morning Andy
I have just bought a hull for a svitzer m class tug
Do you  have any close up photos of them
Your model looks great
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2015, 03:41:23 PM »

Hi Dave, yes I found the 2 mm a bit too bulky and difficult to work with for the wheelhouse itself, funnily enough I was looking at the real boat in Milford and thinking about the mast, after all it is only supported by the thin side frames of the windows.
 I haven't started the top windows yet, (been putting them off because of the fiddly aspect), but I will probably put two cross struts in of 2mm just under the mast going side to side just for extra support, nobody will see them unless they get on hands and knees. They will be as deep as the slope on the top reverse windows. This will also help the wheelhouse keep its shape.
I have been using the plumbers solvent, the type they use for cementing plastic waste pipes together, i find it easier to use and stronger than the watery stuff which evaporates in 2 seconds, and a lot cheaper.

Hi Andy, I don't think there will be a problem with supporting the mast once the windows are fixed in place the wheelhouse should be quite strong. As for the plumbers solvent I had not thought to use it......but will now...as for the top windows have a go at making them out of card first that's what I do, Keep up the good work mate.

Regards Dave.

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2015, 10:22:09 PM »

Yes, I make cardboard patterns first. My deck house is strong enough for me to stand on and I am tall and 17 stone.
I have stuck plans together using my plan as template, some have a very narrow bit of detail missing between sheets, but nothing important is missing. Will post tomorrow.
Regards Andy
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2015, 10:31:23 PM »

Good morning Andy
I have just bought a hull for a svitzer m class tug
Do you  have any close up photos of them
Your model looks great
Martin
Hi Martin,
Unfortunately I never got to arrange to get on board Maltby when I was on the slip at Pembroke Dock three weeks ago, no time!!!. There are some nice photos on chipchase thread here.


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,36015.0.html


Regards Andy
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2015, 08:46:19 AM »

Hi Andy, have you managed to get any more done on your build. :-))

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2015, 05:10:26 PM »

No, been away at sea again, really slowing down now.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2015, 08:42:43 PM »

A bit more progress today, been away on holiday for two weeks, back to sea tomorrow so had a go at spraying wheelhouse and building winch. The winch is a modified MMM winch.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2015, 07:07:30 AM »

Nice one Andy :-))
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2015, 12:05:13 PM »

looking good Andy, keep up the good work. :-)) :-))

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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2015, 10:03:39 AM »

Hello,


Fantastic job your doing, what scale is she.


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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2015, 11:56:08 AM »

She is 1/32 scale, a nice handy size. Fits in the back of my car great.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2015, 08:25:44 AM »

For the third time!!, don't think this site likes Apple Macs, trying to post updates unsuccessfully.
Anyway been doing a bit more lately, wheelhouse ready for internal fit out, winches coming along and thinking of funnel vents. If photos don't post this time will try later on a PC.
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Re: Svitzer M Class
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2015, 08:26:46 AM »

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