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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2015, 12:50:13 PM »

Hey Ian, remember our conversation about how there was no way Australia post would try and force that parcel in my letterbox, I found this with about an inch hanging out, just enough to funnel any rain into the slot and saturate all my other mail.




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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2015, 12:57:59 PM »

Excellent work. I hope you add a laser cut springer kit in the future.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2015, 01:03:38 PM »

I have wanted to do a lasercut springer for a long long time, now I have access to reasonably priced ply it's definitely on my to do list, I hope to get the hang of kit supply with Albert first then the sky is the limit.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2015, 02:20:16 PM »

Phill,

Any chance that an Albert kit will be able to make its way to me in time to have it ready for the 10th anniversary of Mayhem at Wicksteed next Year? not sure what timescales/logistics will be like but it would be great to see one at the show (especially if it was mine  :-)) )

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #129 on: August 21, 2015, 02:28:19 PM »

Alex, I am hoping to have the first one out by the end of next week so one for you shouldn't be a problem O0  the only thing really left to sort out is pricing, I am close to having all the parts drawn, when that's done I can work out the cost of lasering and resin parts then it's good to go.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #130 on: August 22, 2015, 11:52:16 AM »

G'day Phill,


Just as well one sheet was waterproof ply and the other sheet marine ply!
Typical retards employed by AP! Not employed for their intelligence or problem solving skills!


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #131 on: August 26, 2015, 11:57:31 AM »

Well thanks to my ongoing health issues it looks like the first alberts might take just a little longer than I thought :(


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #132 on: August 26, 2015, 12:10:51 PM »

Sorry to hear that Phill.
Albert can wait, you must come first.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #133 on: August 26, 2015, 12:15:43 PM »

Thanks Alex, no recovery without risky surgery I'm afraid, nothing life threatening just a case of managing the effects.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #134 on: August 26, 2015, 12:25:26 PM »

Whatever it is, get it done, you guys have excellent healthcare down there. Let the experts take care of it and get yourself on the road to recovery.
Life is full of terrible little things we "live with" - if you can get rid of any of them for the prospect of a better quality of life then it's worth taking a risk.

Besides - while taking a step back from Albert for a bit you might come up with some more even fantastic ideas.

Seriously I do wish you the best and I hope whatever the case may be you get it fixed soon.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #135 on: August 26, 2015, 12:35:24 PM »

That's just like Spanish posties. Mine folded an A4 envelope in half to fit it into our mailbox. The fact it contained half a dozen lengths of 2mm aluminium rod and had a íNo Doblar! (do not bend) sticker on was lost on him!

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #136 on: August 26, 2015, 12:50:25 PM »

Brian that would really suck.


Alex, it's a fairly recently discovered thing in that CT scanners have only been able to scan fine enough in the last few years, seem's most experts are in the USA, it's a collapsing of the superior canal in the inner ear that causes all kinds of awful problems, surgery could result in deafness and I could lose my balance alltogether, at the moment I can usually manage it and so far I am still allowed to drive so I plan to leave it alone and see what happens, If you get a chance google SCDS or Superior semicurcular canal dehiscence syndrome,  compared to some sufferers I consider myself incredibly fortunate, I have a wonderfully supportive wife and understanding kids, there's also a clip on you tube called Inside Todds Head that shows it pretty well.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #137 on: August 27, 2015, 08:54:20 AM »

I got some of my mojo back this afternoon, rather than work on the tug when my mind isn't totally in the game I worked on a stand instead, I cant stand those flimsy crappy things that come with a lot of boats these days so I designed up something a bit more substantial with locking pins, feet and corner bracing.
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Re: Albert the tug
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #139 on: August 27, 2015, 10:09:51 AM »

I missed your post about the inner ear problem Phil, sorry about that, I hope when the time comes that surgery is necessary it proves effective for you.

The boat stand quality is everything that Albert is - perfect! I think you may have shown the future of modelling here. That is use the computer to do the design work and generate a file to cut the pieces either by laser/router or 3d printing. The future holds great things for any hobby, I just wish I was 30 years younger to see it all come to fruition,

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #140 on: September 01, 2015, 07:52:38 AM »

Hello all, first day back on deck today, I managed to get the access door designed and cut, the porthole will be cut out of the wheelhouse allowing the 3mm glazing to drop in (also laser cut from 3mm acrylic)
Anyone currently waiting on the first kit's I thank you for your patience, you know who you are :)
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #141 on: September 01, 2015, 10:39:48 AM »

Phill,

Will there be glazing all round, or just that porthole?

All the best,

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #142 on: September 01, 2015, 12:49:08 PM »

Hi Alex, I guess this is the first time I have made mention of the glazing, yes all windows have it, if you look closely at the last photo you can see the locating marks around the back window where the 5mm frame locate creating a rebate for 3mm acrylic.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #143 on: September 02, 2015, 03:28:22 AM »

Phil,

Do you intend cutting off the exposed locking tags on the roof and sun visor?

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #144 on: September 02, 2015, 06:52:57 AM »

Yep that's the plan, I  had a sheet of 1.5 arrive today so I will have to re-calibrate some of the tags, what you see so far is just the test platform at the moment, I am constantly tweaking little things for the final product, on of those little issues you might notice is that the rear window is about 3mm too high and you can just see the edge of the wheelhouse ceiling.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #145 on: September 08, 2015, 08:14:06 AM »

Hey Ian, just trial fitting all the parts for your Albert :)

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #146 on: September 08, 2015, 01:59:15 PM »

Hi Phill, when is the next one going to be available?

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #147 on: September 09, 2015, 12:53:58 AM »

Hi Darren, I'm just checking how the first one goes together, at the moment I'm having issues with the fibre glassing as it's so darn cold down here at the moment, as soon as I get the next hull done I will let you know.

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« Reply #148 on: September 09, 2015, 01:19:19 AM »

Hi Phill, all noted sir.  Looking forward to hearing back from you.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #149 on: September 09, 2015, 12:42:22 PM »

Just one more test assembly of an Albert straight off the laser.


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