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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2016, 09:11:45 PM »

Lovely looking project Captain. How is your foot doing?
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2016, 10:28:43 PM »

Thanks Ballast, I am enjoying the build.
My foot is much improved, can't wait to get rid of the plaster, a week and a half to go!
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 10:46:39 PM »

Plaster? :o Crikey no wonder you are annoyed at forgetting things from across the workshop.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 11:04:36 PM »

Oh! It's better than that, I can't get to the workshop.
I'm filling the dining room with dust and the scroll saw is attached to the butchers block!
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2016, 12:54:23 PM »

Oh! It's better than that, I can't get to the workshop.
I'm filling the dining room with dust and the scroll saw is attached to the butchers block!

I know what it's like mate......it's so much harder getting things done, I have built my Maltby from my wheelchair due to having my leg off. Keep going you will get there. :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2016, 01:31:00 PM »

I'm filling the dining room with dust and the scroll saw is attached to the butchers block!
Well done, priorities in good order  :-))
You should get a Mayhem medal  O0
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2016, 03:58:56 PM »

Any medal should go to Dave, fair play to you buddy!
Had a good productive day today, will post pics later


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2016, 05:17:53 PM »

Deckhouse and upper superstructure assembled today.
Some filling and sanding required and then on to the wheelhouse.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 05:20:39 PM »

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 08:20:39 PM »

I salute you for getting the angles and corners so near to perfect Captain:O)
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2016, 07:02:13 AM »

That,s looking very neat keep pictures coming :-)) .
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2016, 03:55:25 PM »

Hi Captain Fizz
Looking with interest as I have one of these in stock for a future build.
Its a fine build you are doing there.


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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2016, 06:44:40 PM »

Thanks Derek, just some filling to do now.
I started the wheelhouse today, oh for a laser cutter. Still, I am getting there slowly.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2016, 06:58:57 PM »

Hi Mate, it's coming on really well.....your doing a great job keep going it looks the part. :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2016, 07:43:16 PM »

Thanks Dave.
I plan to get some paint inside the hull tomorrow, take a day off from the fiddly stuff.
I need to fill and smoothe the bulwarks too.
More dust in the dining room! %)
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2016, 08:31:32 PM »

A day of filling and sanding.
Smoothing out the inside face of the bulwarks.
Should be ready for paint in a few days.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2016, 06:53:06 PM »

Well, I have got most of the filling and sanding completed.
A second coat of paint applied to the inside of the hull.
And I finally got around to making a stand!
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2016, 03:58:15 PM »

Today I have been getting my head around the electrical installation in as much as the physical layout.
I will run two 12volt lead acid batteries in parallel positioned in line on the keel.
The tray for these is epoxied to the motor mount board and where it touches the hull astern.
All the control electronics will sit on a board forward of the batteries. This should allow me to route the rx aerial up inside the superstructure to keep it away from the main power leads.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2016, 04:24:37 PM »

A good day today installing the electronics.
I am running a Hitec Optic 6 Tx.
Action 94 speed control feeding 2 x T12 hi torque motors.
I will run a separate speed controller for the bow thruster.
I intend to mount the receiver on the inside of the combing so that I can locate the aerial within the superstructure.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2016, 02:40:59 PM »

Somewhat annoyed this week to find that there is a fault on the speed controller (probably a faulty relay) which is causing the port motor to fail to reverse direction.
Everything else functions correctly.
Anyway, fitted the steering servo support and getting on with the fiddly stuff on the wheelhouse.
I intend to cut out the wheelhouse floor to afford access for subsequent painting, glazing and internal fittings.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2016, 05:25:12 PM »

After initial filling and sanding, today I have blown some guide coats of primer on the superstructure and wheelhouse. I find this helps to highlight the imperfections.
More filling and rubbing down to do but it is not looking too bad.


I am trying to do my bit for the environment by using water based acrylics.
With the aid of an externally vented spray booth, I am able to airbrush indoors. So far, the results are quite pleasing.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2016, 04:20:00 PM »

I went to the Coalville show this weekend and while there I visited the Component shop stand.
I was buying a few bits for my Springer build and I took the opportunity to ask about progress on my malfunctioning speed controller.
I was told that they had not had the time to look at it yet so they gave me a replacement there and then.
Excellent service, so now I can reinstall all the controls and give them a test.
I have spent today building most of the deck fittings. Now I need to pull them to bits for painting.
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2016, 08:53:00 AM »

Trying to get some paint on the hull.
This morning is bright, sunny and calm, but very cold.
Sprayed outside and then brought back inside into the warm to cure.
Not ideal but I am trying to push the project on!
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2016, 08:50:38 PM »

Looking ace!
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Re: Ayton Cross Tug Build
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2016, 11:35:50 PM »

It never ceases to amaze just how much difference a coat of paint makes to a model - once you get to that stage it gives you the impetus to crack on. O0

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