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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2017, 12:17:35 AM »

Hi TID 65 :)


i don't think it will be ready for e.port but i'm still going along \o/


Few more pics..

Finished fitting lower beams and added another deck beam, I cant fit the last of the main deck beams for time being until I have fitted the base otherwise I wont be able to fit it inside in 1 piece.



Using some cardboard I've made a template for the base which will be 12mm ply, which i'm hoping to fit tomorrow if time allows.



I also decided to pick up some Gorilla 2 part epoxy for strengthening the joints. All the joins are held together with P40 (wood to fibreglass) & Tightbond 2 (wood to wood). Im using the gorilla epoxy to fill in the gaps of any joints to make sure theyre solid. it also dries clear. Its on the expensive side but i will only be using it for small jobs all joints that you see in the pics so far has some of this on them & theres still around 1/2 left




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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #76 on: January 15, 2017, 06:09:31 AM »

Ok i managed to get some time & i've cut the deck out using 12mm ply, fits good, just need to tidy it up a little, once the motor is installed i will fit the 2nd piece around the motor, once its all glued down i will be using "easy 1" filler to fill all the gap around all of the edges..



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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (update 12/12/17)
« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »


Hi guys, bit of an update!

Not done much past couple of months due to other commitments... but its back on now, Ive made a start on the wheel house, also ordered a few more things.. My prop has arrived & got to say.. what a gem piece it is, brilliant work from Simon :) Ordered a new radio & also ordered some bits for my deck fittings etc.

Im going to get the wheel house finished over next couple of days & then continue on with the hull :)


Now my prop arrived in post today so I can continue the build with the hull & get the deck sorted, just a few pics of wheel house & prop, more pics to follow!




Wheelhouse planking: Next step is to use filler & varnish




Prop arrived in post, Lovely piece of engineering, im very impressed with the quality i have to say, thanks to Simon!

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2017, 10:12:22 PM »

Looking good mate mine arrived in OZ just prior to my move to New Zealand  and is on the way over with the rest of our house hold effects following your build The guys at Mountfleet Models were just great way over packed which is great keep going with your build tassie48
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #79 on: December 13, 2017, 12:29:08 AM »

Looking good mate mine arrived in OZ just prior to my move to New Zealand  and is on the way over with the rest of our house hold effects following your build The guys at Mountfleet Models were just great way over packed which is great keep going with your build tassie48


Hiya Tassie,


Thanks, its getting there, its my 1st real build so not gunna rush it :)

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Updated 14/12/17)
« Reply #80 on: December 14, 2017, 02:51:08 AM »

hmm

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #81 on: December 14, 2017, 02:55:15 AM »

whenever i try to post, it keeps failing & i have to keep re-trying until it works, its like russian roulette! & when it does finally post, parts of the text font is so small its un-readable, ive had this problem since i my very 1st post, even tried it on another PC & a laptop, same issue so it must be something to do with the back end of the forum :( ..anyway gunna try it again for the...10th time!!

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #82 on: December 14, 2017, 02:56:32 AM »

nope :( seems to only do it with post i put images into.. Ah well, gunna try again!

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #83 on: December 14, 2017, 02:58:44 AM »

ok tried it on laptop this time, still not working :(


Going to try it on IE as atm im using Chrome..

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2017, 03:01:22 AM »

tum de dum..

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Updated 14/12/17)
« Reply #85 on: December 14, 2017, 03:04:04 AM »


Ok, the workaround is i have to view in code mode, for some reason it automatically puts some of the text font size to 2px! But this only happens when i insert images linked form another website (ie my own website) ..so defo something wrong with the code somewhere? Anyway at least i know what to do as a work around ^^

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Filler applied..





Then sanded, the front corners actually look like corners now :)

Soo, its coming along now, Remember this is my 1st ever full build! Im no expert like some of the guys on here with theres builds, but im happy so far with how it's coming along & im enjoying the build lots :)


Tomorrow i'm going to do the rear where the doors will be & then the roof, ive ordered a few more bits from Mobile Marine Models, one of which is the Motor, Prop shaft & Safety Coupling! I already have a motor that i bought off fleabay, its a 24v 150 watt 3500RPM, but the one from mobile marines is a larger motor.. The plan was to try the one i have off fleabay, if it wasnt upto the job then i would buy the one from mobile marines, but after thining about it, it would be nothing short of a nightmare to swap the motors as the mount is a totally different size as its a larger motor, to play it safe ive bit the bullet & just going to throw the mobile marines motor in, its quite pricey (80) compared to the 15 one i got off ebay! ..but tlike i say, will probably save me a nightmare down the line. The motor off ebay i shall use on my next build will be a smaller scale so will be ideal.

Here's what my wiring diagram will look like, the last 2 components are on there way to me (P44 switch board & P112S distribuition board) as I have the rest. The only thing not on the diagram is the smoke generator which will be the Steam Msster Unit (SMU) which will be connected to the P112S. Reason why i have 2x Distribution boards as I basically wanted 2 seperate circuits, 1 purely for the motor using 4x 12v 22AH batterys & another for the Modules such as Smoke generator/Lights/Sound etc which wil lrun off a seperate 12V 22AH battery, but i still wanted them all going through my ESC, so the diagram below shows what components are needed for this to happen.







More pics to follow! :)

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #86 on: December 15, 2017, 02:43:22 PM »

Well, my wheelhouse is coming along nicely, just need to go over it once more with a little filler & then i will sort the roof out, the roof will be removable as to allow access to the inner of wheelhouse, anyway here's a few more pics..











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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #87 on: December 15, 2017, 06:12:02 PM »

Looking good mate you are doing a great job are you going to varnish the timber ? keep up the great work can not wait to get mine on the slipway and started how did the vents come up still waiting for mine following your work with interest tassie48
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #88 on: December 16, 2017, 12:31:37 AM »

hiya tassie :)


Yeh i will be varnishing, i'm also going to use shellac sand & seal before hand as i had a chinwag over phone with Stan form these forums & he highly recommends it:
https://www.uktoolcentre.co.uk/products/rustins-sanding-sealer.html?SID=803848&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgs7RBRDoARIsANOo-HgrEiSzFV_NlSNfHMx0UFqJTh8-ua02siAcu5t7Flq0xg75zCOUp0QaAiKbEALw_wcB&SID=803848&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgs7RBRDoARIsANOo-HgrEiSzFV_NlSNfHMx0UFqJTh8-ua02siAcu5t7Flq0xg75zCOUp0QaAiKbEALw_wcB

My vents are great, I will get some pics later & post them,


Bet you can't wait for yours to arrive! I have to say im really enjoying it, im just taking my time & enjoying the build :)

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #89 on: December 16, 2017, 08:38:29 PM »

Few more pics, i made a start on the roof, this will be removable for easy access to the wheelhouse, i will be planking the roof also, a few more items goodies arrived this morning to, thats the last of the electrics that i need (except for sound & smoke generator) going to get them after xmas now prob.[/size]



I used (an old bank card!) as spacers when bonding the wood together to allow a tiny gap so the roof can be removed & slotted back into position..
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Last of the electrics from Action in form of a P112 Distribution board, I already have a P107 Distribution Board, but as i mentioned earlier, I will be running the motor of a seperate circuit, so this is for the the lights/sound/smoke etc (the sound & smoke modules will connected to the ESC).. Also picked up a Twin Relay & fuse board..
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2017, 09:05:27 PM »

Forgot to post pics of vents for Tassie, but im not going to try modify my post because everytime i do it messes the whole post up & i have to keep redoing it! :(


Anyway here's the vents, ive gave them a quick sand, but still needs more, when i come to fit them i will be adding more detail to them..


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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2017, 10:10:02 PM »

Thanks mate looks great what number will your Tid Tug be called still doing all my research into fittings bridge interior etc going to run both water cooling coil around the motor and a cooling fan to cool the motor and help with the funnel up draft were it exits the hull keep up the great work tassie48
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2017, 10:27:28 PM »

hey :)


not sure yet on the number, i may even choose my own name for her! but will see :)


I was thinking of water cooling my motor but decided to see how it goes without, providing there's enough air flow should be too bad.. but i have an idea.. i may fit a small fan to the shaft near the coupler this will blow a breeze right onto the motor... so i may give that a go :)


Yeh i did a bit of research myself & my plans show whats what also, very basic inside.. im still trying to figure out how to make the wheel though, im going to do the center in wood but i want to use brass for the spokes & handles if poss :)

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #93 on: December 16, 2017, 11:05:42 PM »

Hi Tizdaz,

I have been looking at your circuit diagram for the electrics.
Are you sure the P103 will handle 24V ? The Schottky diode may need upgrading as the instructions state 15V max.
If you are already aware tell me to mind my own business.

I'm enjoying your build. Thankyou for sharing your progress.

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #94 on: December 16, 2017, 11:36:49 PM »

Hi Tizdaz,

I have been looking at your circuit diagram for the electrics.
Are you sure the P103 will handle 24V ? The Schottky diode may need upgrading as the instructions state 15V max.
If you are already aware tell me to mind my own business.

I'm enjoying your build. Thankyou for sharing your progress.


hiya,


yeh its all good, i've spoke over the phone with the guys at Action, most of the components i have have been modified by them as i'm running 24v :)


but well spotted! :)

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #95 on: December 17, 2017, 04:36:15 AM »

Tiz did you see the Deans Marine Christmas open day photos do like the dingy small boat they have will get one  mine will  go on the aft deck under the tow bow rails as deck cargo that and a ladder stashed on deck, just finishing off the steering chains and  troughs and tensioners all in brass will operate on the jumbo servo rudder servo tassie48
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #96 on: December 19, 2017, 01:31:09 AM »

Hiya,


nah didnt see it :(

Wheelhouse planking is now all done along with the removable lid for access & im quite pleased with the outcome to be honest :)  ..just need to do a little more filling & varnish, New motor arrived along with prop shaft so time to get buzy! ..had to make a new mount for new motor as its larger & had to cut the shaft down, nothing fixed in as yet but seems to all line up good, tomorrow will be the day to finally get the prop/shaft fixed in & the bottom fixed in, anyway here's pics.. :)




Formed the shape of roof on this piece of timber using good old steam... From the pan on stove!




Fitting test! All good!





Now it fits snug, time to do the planking..





Mission Accomplished .....For the Wheelhouse anyway!





New motor (old motor is one on left, new one is quite a bit bigger & heavier and is 250 watt) & my prop shaft etc, I used some studlock which is very similar to Threadlock but MUCH stronger & vibrations wont loosen it (its what i use for the manifold studs for my tuned pipe on my largescale buggy) So the nuts & bolts on the mount wont be going anywhere!


Had to cut shaft down a little, now it fits snug..


Complete with oiler


Clearance test... All good!


Alignment test.. Lines up well & enough gap for the Safety Coupling to be fitted..


& finally, I know most of you are lucky enough to have a "Man-cave" I live in a 1bed flat so space is very limited, so i make do with what i got...bit of a tight fit but it doesn't stop me!!



Thats the lot, more pics soon ^^

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« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2017, 03:44:40 AM »

Tiz looking great mate do like the cabin top of the bridge well done I will do the same going to build the bridge interior so a lift off lid is a grand idea gee your prop looks good as well will order the Electrics same as what you are using going 24 volt big motor.
Mine will have the lift up windows complete with leather straps at the front of the bridge and plan to hang my door so they can be opened as required,I will post some photos once the hulls get to New Zealand in the new year some time the two sliding hatches down aft will be open into the hull same with the vents so air can get in ,take a look at macsmouldings he has some great 1/12 scale fittings axe firehose seagull etc  looking for some crew figures now macsmoulding has some need a couple of old style period crew members to make her lifelike .
Trust you and all our Mayhem members take care over the Christmas holiday break all the best tassie48 out
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2017, 04:15:54 AM »

Thanks Tass :)


Yeh i was toying with the idea of having 1 of the cabin doors on hinges so can be open or closed, but decided not to in the end, but like yourself, the hatches etc will be on hinges so they can be opened/closed.. only thing i'm not quite sure about is doing this means the hull wont be water tight, if for whatever reason a lot of water splashes over it then water will just go straight into hull where the electrics are.. so i'm still trying to think of a way to stop the water entering the hull if i want to have hatches on hinges etc.


yeh ive been on Macs mouldings a few times, he has some good moldings, but the hatches etc are for the lifeboat & too small for the TID, so i'm going to be making my own. For For figures believe it or not the standard starwars & Doctor Who figures are 1/12 scale, so could use them & just change there clothing but also a few sites below:


http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/krick_figures.html
https://www.melodyjane.com/dolls-house-people
http://www.matlockminiatures.com/contents/en-uk/d274_miniature_figures_dolls_house.html


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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build
« Reply #99 on: December 23, 2017, 06:54:34 PM »


Hi guys :)

Just a quick update.. Made a start on the keel/skeg & also fitted the bottom deck to support batterys/electrics etc & finished the supports for top deck. I decided to also redo the nav lanterns/deck lanterns as the ones i did previous were too large and didn't really look scale, Motor is now also mounted & safety coupling attached, all lines up perfect. I also decided to go down the LED route instead of Grain of Wheat bulb, I got some called "Warm Light" for the deck as they look more realistic than the bright white & the red/green for navigation lamps. The main reason why i changed my mind & went with LED's instead of GoW is they don't get hot so no need to worry about placing them right next to plastic etc, the ones i have are 12v from Action who pre-wired them with resistors.


Anyway will post pics soon :)
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