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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #225 on: April 08, 2017, 10:19:59 pm »

That is becoming a fine Tug hull Andy. Do you make many paxolin 'coins' at work?

Re boat stands, two suggestions I have read here and in Model Boats are:

1: Plasticine strip stuck onto the hull (wipe any grease from plasticine off hull before painting) then removed and used as template to draw around.

2: Flexiruler for similar results.

3: Profile gauge for similar results.

4: Using offcuts from relevant wooden frames as templates.

Ok, that's four suggestions  %) But three of them are similar  %%

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #226 on: April 08, 2017, 10:22:17 pm »

As many as I need in any size  {-)  and thank you  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #227 on: April 08, 2017, 10:25:18 pm »

She's getting a bit tasty now but not getting her bum wet today
All electrics are functioning and bow thruster is smooth

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #228 on: April 08, 2017, 10:38:04 pm »

Fore deck fits but not the least bit symmetrical
I guess it's not so noticeable unless you flip it the other way  :o
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #229 on: April 08, 2017, 10:42:58 pm »

Those two stringers form the length of the revised access hatch otherwise servicing the motors and couplings would be impossible
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #230 on: April 09, 2017, 07:01:26 am »

Looking very nice, can I ask what material do you use to mount your electrics on?
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #231 on: April 09, 2017, 07:03:30 am »

Paxolin
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #232 on: April 09, 2017, 07:05:27 am »

Paxolin

Thank you, seen you mentioned that a few times in the thread I thought it was a glue  %%
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #233 on: April 09, 2017, 07:13:04 am »

I get it from work but I've found small quantity suppliers mine is 6mm thick tho
http://www.brimal.co.uk/5-0mm-paxolin-srbp-insulation-board-a4-size.html
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #234 on: April 09, 2017, 07:39:07 am »

Very handy to have a source from work  :-)) I've just bought a small quantity to start with from the link you gave, if you need any bearings at any time miniatures/thrust bearings etc... anything bearing wise I can help you with that I was a car mechanic, but for the last 12 years I'm now a bearing consultant
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #235 on: April 09, 2017, 07:45:36 am »

 :-))
So far I've used it for :-
The motor mounts
The battery mounts
The stern tubes bulkhead
The electrics platform
reinforcements


waterproof and works with superglue resins and PU adhesives, sand the surface first
needs no painting
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 07:58:16 am by T33cno »
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #236 on: April 09, 2017, 07:49:30 am »

Sounds perfect, do you drill it and use nuts bolts? Or can you screw directly to it with a pilot hole?
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #237 on: April 09, 2017, 07:55:11 am »

Drill & tap it. I superglue 4mm SS nuts between it and circuit boards purely as a spacer. I fix with M3 SS allen screws.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #238 on: April 09, 2017, 07:58:40 am »

Sounds good stuff I can't wait to give that a try

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #239 on: April 09, 2017, 08:00:52 am »

The action electronics black boxes are fixed with double sided tape (from work)  {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #241 on: April 09, 2017, 08:15:01 am »

I've got screws, washers and nut's & bolts coming out my ears down here, I've probably got enough to last me a lifetime I used to buy loads from my 1/8th car racing days and it's cheaper to buy in baulk but I buy most of mine from a company called seascrew in Eastbourne he's an good friend of mine that I've known for many years
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #242 on: April 09, 2017, 04:52:38 pm »

Good to go apart from I'm missing two servo rod connections  >>:-(
Running the bath now  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #243 on: April 09, 2017, 04:53:33 pm »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #244 on: April 09, 2017, 05:11:48 pm »

Leffe blonde to toast her  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #245 on: April 09, 2017, 05:21:26 pm »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #246 on: April 09, 2017, 06:10:55 pm »

is that with 1 or 2 batteries in? still pretty high if just the one
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #247 on: April 09, 2017, 06:14:46 pm »

Both all in so loads of scope
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #248 on: April 09, 2017, 06:25:28 pm »

Skeg is just nicely deep enough to protect the Korts  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #249 on: April 09, 2017, 06:28:28 pm »

Found another servo/tiller arm thingy so did the link bar and set the unthreaded end in 5 min resin
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