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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #125 on: April 13, 2016, 09:53:59 AM »

Carefully mask the bonding area to leave bare wood.
Then you should only have final touching in to do after gluing.
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #126 on: April 13, 2016, 05:06:29 PM »

Carefully mask the bonding area to leave bare wood.


I understand. Priority on good bond. Careful is the word - not my strong point, I'm afraid  {:-{
but I'll do my best...



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2016, 02:00:04 AM »

I go with Cap'n Fizz on this one - also, you could mask just inside the bonding areas of the deck, rather than right on the line. That way, any touching in will be kept to a minimum. :-)

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2016, 07:15:56 PM »

Anchor windlass ready for paint. The control panel not glued, yet. It's still on the wrong side, here.

- Yes, I know - I managed to make it a mirror image rf. the real vessel (another oops!).
Lesson learned: Once I'm absolutely certain, that I got it right - check once more (maybe I got  it mirrored?):

Note the bollards and the thing-that-I-don't-know-how-to-call-it attached to the superstructure instead of the deck.



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2016, 11:54:23 PM »

Note the bollards and the thing-that-I-don't-know-how-to-call-it attached to the superstructure instead of the deck.


Your model is coming along fine Hande - the "thing" you refer to, I believe, could be an engine room escape hatch ? I'm not certain of this but there are experienced tug men on here who will know. O0

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #130 on: April 18, 2016, 01:38:09 AM »

Yes - a hatch - I thought, too.


Spent all night with the eyebrows (as "Thamestug" of the Tugforum calls them) - or dropstoppers, or another-thing (I wouldn't know these terms even in Finnish...)
I glued them with CA without strengthening the bond with pins  - we will see, if they come apart anytime soon.
I will have to be very careful touching the lower superstructure anyway, because of the liferaft holders - they are very fragile, indeed!



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #131 on: April 18, 2016, 07:39:47 AM »

Your detail is looking excellent Hande, this is going to be some model, well done!
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #132 on: April 18, 2016, 11:09:15 AM »

Thank you for the compliment, Captain Fizz  :-)


As a matter of getting it on the record:
An error in the kit (apart from material flaws) is the mismatch between the distance of the anchor chain holes in the deck and the distance between the anchor chain wheels in the windlass. I have promised myself that I won't cry over my build, so I don't. There's nothing I can do about it without tampering with the windlass. I will not do that either.


One can only see how the anchor chain leads don't meet the windlass in straight angle, when looking from straight above, I guess? If it were the real vessel, it would be totally unacceptable that the chain must run in an angle. - Actually it wouldn't do that either - the chain would jump off the wheel, I suppose.







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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #133 on: April 18, 2016, 11:18:29 AM »

As a matter of simulation:
The anchor chain is supposed to run below deck, of course, but Billings doesn't suggest anything.
How have you solved this?


I thought about drilling extra holes into the pedestal (not through the deck) and insert a chain hawse pipe, as I have seen in pictures of the real vessel, thus simulating the chain drain.

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #134 on: April 18, 2016, 11:38:00 AM »

You are quite correct Hande, the chain would tail down through the base of the winch table into the chain locker. The chain run would be off under the drum to ensure at least three quarters of the chain gypsy is in contact with the chain to ensure no chain slip.
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #135 on: April 18, 2016, 12:05:02 PM »

Guys........just think back, the included angle of engagement between the anchor chain to the anchor winch drum is in the order of a nominal 112.5 to 122.5 degrees :o...........

Chain slip is limited by the engagement of the male chain loop profile to the female cast segmented loop profile in the winch drum

Will try & find a diagrammatic reference for you.............

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« Reply #136 on: April 18, 2016, 12:41:15 PM »

Chain engagement image as below............... ;) ........
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #137 on: April 18, 2016, 12:48:12 PM »

Nice diagram. I got the idea O0


This is my simulation.



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #138 on: April 18, 2016, 12:52:57 PM »

Thank you for ever so subtly teaching me the terminology, too  O0 :-)
I eagerly absorb every new term
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #139 on: April 18, 2016, 01:08:23 PM »

As ever Hande, an elegant solution. :-))
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #140 on: April 18, 2016, 11:10:52 PM »

Nice diagram. I got the idea O0

This is my simulation.


That looks really good Hande - I'm going to copy that idea, because I like it. :-)

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #141 on: April 19, 2016, 12:22:17 AM »

 :D
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #142 on: April 19, 2016, 02:12:10 PM »

A couple of hatches. Doesn't look like much, but took all night again



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #143 on: April 19, 2016, 08:58:19 PM »

Looking absolutely fantastic, Hande.
Really enjoying watching this build come together.

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #144 on: April 19, 2016, 09:37:28 PM »

I appreciate your encouragement, Alex!
Model boat Mayhem is one of the best things that happened to me since I started again with model building - after a 40-year pause  :}
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #145 on: April 19, 2016, 11:54:51 PM »

a 40-year pause  :}


Hello Hande
I am enjoying your build thread and its discussions. I am also very impressed by how good you are at pausing - please don't pause again before you finish this tug.


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« Reply #146 on: April 20, 2016, 07:17:06 AM »

Thank you, Dave  ;D


The 40 years have brought me to a place with no deadlines and no time-to-bed.
I find it most liberating. With all that regained time I can release my patience - so to say - that was long lost, when I entered working life. Setbacks don't make me angry anymore. I don't have to rush to the next phase of the build, because there's no boss telling me to.


OK - getting philosophical again ...


All is good! (Unemployment does suck, to be sure, but I'm surviving.)



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #147 on: April 20, 2016, 11:36:50 PM »

All is good! (Unemployment does suck, to be sure, but I'm surviving.)


That's a good attitude to have Hande.

Well, retirement isn't as relaxing as it should be....I've never been so busy >>:-( helping other people that is. :P

As for your build? Coming on nice and steady. :-))

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #148 on: April 21, 2016, 03:38:22 PM »


Oh, don't get me wrong, e2v; I have tons of _stuff_, but I seldom seem to have the _right stuff_  ;)


Need a spinning painting table. Went to look for something in the attick. - For ONCE there was the right stuff to be found - an old office chair  :} %%
Jolly good!





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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #149 on: April 21, 2016, 09:10:00 PM »

That is a good idea Hande! It is like a huge cake decoraters turntable. If you take the seat off and replace it with a board you will have a flat surface that perhaps you could drill holes in to mount fixing points etc.

Your build is coming along really nicely. I like seeing well finished plywood,it is a joy to see and smell.
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