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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #175 on: September 21, 2015, 07:43:19 AM »

Turn it on its side to allow packing material, this will let the top raise up and get more packing across top and bottom :-))

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #176 on: September 22, 2015, 11:24:28 AM »

I had to share this photo Ian sent me this morning of a pub in Tamworth.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #177 on: September 25, 2015, 07:50:30 AM »

Phill,

I'd love to know how much it would cost to get an Albert to the UK.
It's wedding anniversary time coming up and I've been dropping hints to the wife...

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #178 on: September 25, 2015, 09:31:29 AM »

Perfect mooring for Albert  ;D


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #179 on: September 25, 2015, 12:09:22 PM »


Alex and others,

I'm thinking Phill is a bit crook at the moment, as I've not been able to contact him for the last couple of days or so.
He's been having a few bad days of late, so things are probably on hold for now.
 
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #180 on: September 26, 2015, 09:18:30 AM »

Hi guys, yes Ian you are correct, I went to my nephews end of term concert on thursday evening and the noise of it has knocked me flat, headaches, ringing in the ears and a general dazed feeling........however I have been chipping away at Albert, got the first hull friday arvo and it looks really good (that ones yours Ian) more on the way, the final piece of the kit I was waiting on are the keel bolts they also arrived on friday afternoon so I am just checking and packing the first one ready to get freight quotes monday morning so I should have some answers for all those that have asked about freight, I promise I will contact you all :)


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #181 on: September 30, 2015, 01:11:57 PM »

Well ladies and gent's I now have sizes and weight of the packaged Albert kit and can organize shipping quotes, I have already replied to some PM's but if I have missed you out please let me know, I now suggest everybody hassle Ian into putting his build of an Albert here on mayhem  ;)


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #182 on: September 30, 2015, 09:11:12 PM »

Congratulations on an epic build log and project Phil. I wish you steady sales.

Have you any other products in your notebook of ideas?
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #183 on: September 30, 2015, 11:17:07 PM »

So many ideas so little time :) I would dearly love to do a springer but it seems like most variations have been done to death,I might do one just for the fun of it, a while back i did a build on here for the tugboat Preston, I managed to track down the original designer and got permission to update and re-release it, I also have plans for a local vessel similar to Artesanias Helen and I would like to do something with my Seal Helper hulls, maybe a kit just like Albert, like I said, so many ideas,so little time.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #184 on: October 01, 2015, 10:09:47 AM »

Yes, you have to be careful not to spread yourself too thinly or you get nothing done :(( Still, now you have the option of reinvesting monies from Albert sales in new designs, or using the funds for your own projects:O)

Given the effort you have gone to design ease of build into what is otherwise a very curvey shape actually makes your kit very reasonable. Imagine how much time and money you have saved the customer from making funny clamp jigs and indeed purchasing more clamps to do perhaps only one job on the whole build.

I like to see kits where the designer has given thought to ease of build as well as style and subject.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #185 on: October 01, 2015, 10:51:10 AM »

Phil now that Albert is coming to an end, what software package did you use to draw up the cutting pattern for the laser?

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #186 on: October 01, 2015, 01:03:29 PM »

Thank's ballastanksian, It's nice to know someone can see the work that's gone into it, believe it or not aswell as the design work done on-screen I have actually used 4x 1200x 2400mm sheets of 3mm MDF to check, double check then re-check again that all the parts fit perfectly every time before I cut one out of plywood.


Brian60, I use Coreldraw13 simply because it came with the laser, I don't like it but everything about the machine leans towards that particular package, it's brilliant for graphic design but there are far better CAD packages out there, you can do the drawing in Autocad but the price is restrictive and mostly you still have to import it back into corel.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #187 on: October 01, 2015, 02:07:12 PM »

I have a trial copy of BobCad which seems to be big in the States, but I think before I get the hang of it the trial period will have ended :}

I also have CorelDraw and CorelCad which I have picked up this week in the UK, I'll see how they go once I'm back in Spain. Before I make a jump and invest in hardware, I want to make sure I can produce good enough drawings first!

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #188 on: October 02, 2015, 12:31:53 AM »

I will be very interested to hear how you get on with Corel Cad, do let me know.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #189 on: October 02, 2015, 08:59:32 AM »

I will be very interested to hear how you get on with Corel Cad, do let me know.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #190 on: October 02, 2015, 02:41:09 PM »

A bit of a jump but here's the Albert prototype just about ready for paint.



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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #191 on: October 02, 2015, 02:43:27 PM »

I just noticed how I left the lathe in the third picture and I'm waiting for the comment's  :embarrassed:


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #192 on: October 02, 2015, 06:57:47 PM »

Me first  :} When I had one slightly larger than that (was machining parts for my dragbike years ago) I did the same.

You only do it ONCE!  When you turn on and it hits you in the face never again {-) Fortunately I was stood off to one side and it was thrown up and out and embedded itself in the roof of the garage.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #193 on: October 02, 2015, 08:13:07 PM »

I just noticed how I left the lathe in the third picture and I'm waiting for the comment's  :embarrassed:


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       What sort of comment would you like


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #194 on: October 02, 2015, 08:51:51 PM »

Sirry Irriot :}

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #195 on: October 02, 2015, 09:40:55 PM »


Ah! The key in the chuck!

Naughty boy!  :police:
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #196 on: October 02, 2015, 09:47:27 PM »

Phil , we've all done it  O0
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #197 on: October 03, 2015, 11:55:04 AM »

We have indeed, but you are still a very naughty boy Mermod. The Mayhem Admonishment (M.A.T) team are on their way to stand in your front hall and tut while wagging fingers at you for a pre-determined amount of time.

It could have smashed your Laser cutter or even torpedoed your prototype :o

On a positive note, the prototype justifies the time you have spent developing her. If I had kids, I would say she is an ideal kit for Dad/Grand dad and younger person to build together, the tabs and keys actually helping to hold thing together easier and quicker than clamps and fingers, so young person would not get bored waiting or frustrated at bits pinging off repeatedly. It sort of self assembles if you see what I mean.

Ok, so it is more expensive than the Chinese ready to go model, but not that much, and you get a better model that you can fit better electrics in.

Now put your key away safely and await the M.A.T :-))
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2015, 01:30:36 AM »

Just to let you all know that Albert arrived safely in the post this morning.
Packaging seems more than adequate and other than for a couple of bags of small bits that were stapled to the interior corner wedges coming adrift due to the light staples used, all appears good.
If I can work out how to post an image or two later, I'll add some of the unpacking.
Put the stand together in about 10 minutes, including glue, so the build should be a piece of cake! Did the assembly dry, then partially disassembled, added a bead of Aliphatic resin, pushed it all back together and added the wedges and all completed.
Quality of the hull is very good with a minimum of tidying up required.
Having bought kits from pommie manufacturers in the past for a lot more money than this, and pretty average quality with nothing pre-prepared for you, this rates very highly for both price and quality and makes the pommie kits look pretty ordinary!
More later.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2015, 01:43:46 AM »

Don't know if I got these right or not!
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