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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #300 on: December 24, 2019, 05:18:39 PM »

Overdue for compliments mate


Absolutely stunning! as always.  Don't we just love Wolfcraft  O0


Re the nails, are you not using those pin vices to drill pilots for them?


Merry Christmas


P.S. did you get anywhere with the Fairmount?

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« Reply #301 on: December 24, 2019, 05:46:13 PM »

Rafael many thanks for your kind words my friend and Bon Noel to you and your family too  :-)


Hi Andy - I have a saying "Wolfcraft to the rescue"  {-)   They are so powerful they actually have quite a limited use but boy when you do need them they save the day.  I am using a pin vice to drill the holes and the pins cut down very easily.  Its when I've got the pin in a pair of tweezers ready to put in the hole that they just ping off somewhere.  And because they have got a bit of cyano on them they will just stick where ever they land.  I've only a few hundred of them to fit but it'll be ok.


The Fairmount is still sitting on the top of the wardrobe waiting to be sailed - its sad really I've either got to start sailing it or sell it one of the two.


Have a great Xmas and happy building in the new year  :-))
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« Reply #302 on: December 24, 2019, 10:23:59 PM »

Just beautiful!  Merry Christmas from Mary and I. Weíre delaying Christmas by one day due to family work Ritaís. a common thing in our life.
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« Reply #303 on: December 31, 2019, 02:15:32 PM »

Hi Jerry - A little late but we hope you had a nice Xmas too and have a great new year  :-))


Now after fitting 32 plates with 334 nails which all had to be cut down; drilled and glued here are the results on the finished metal work.  It took a bit of miniature panel beating but they went on ok.

















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« Reply #304 on: December 31, 2019, 02:29:21 PM »

Nice work Mark - you've 'nailed it'  {-)


... Looking realistic, as it should with the amount of effort being put into it.


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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #305 on: December 31, 2019, 02:31:59 PM »

Doesn't that stand just shout LOOK at ME  :-)  Fantastic


I really must try harder than plastic pipes  {-)
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« Reply #306 on: December 31, 2019, 02:58:50 PM »

Thanks Andy and Ray it really has been worth all of the effort and Andy there's nothing wrong with plastic mate  :-)) .   Even my wife commented on how nice its looking and thats a rare event  {-)


We've just had a topping out celebration as I decided to get the name onto it.  The kit provides brass cast letters that need to be fixed to the stern.  I couldn't find a way of clamping them so I pinned them on instead.


Carefully drilling a 1mm hole in each letter.  I wanted to use a smaller pin that 1mm but thats the smallest cobalt drill I've got.











Now I don't know why but the letters are all slightly different sizes so they look a bit random to me.  Oh well its what I've got so that's what I used.  They are glued on with epoxy with a little cyano on the 1mm brass pin to hold them in place.  I think it looks quite quaint and will look better once the main rail is on and I'll probably age them a bit too later on.








So the next job is to shape the forecastle to the plates and then actually get back inside the hull.  That will be a good day as I've never seen inside it since its been planked.  After that I'm not sure yet but a plan will come together


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« Reply #307 on: January 01, 2020, 07:23:05 AM »

Looking really special matey. Reference small drill bits. These are cheap as chips and I buy a set whenever I see them. 0.3 - 1.6 mm.



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« Reply #308 on: January 01, 2020, 12:11:22 PM »

Hi Jerry thanks mate  :-))   I've got some drills just like those that go down to 0.5mm but they just won't go through hard castings. I've tried lubricating the tip with oil and that didn't make any difference either.  But the cobalt drills go through very easily indeed so I use them almost exclusively now.  They seem to last forever too!


Now I wasn't entirely happy with the ships name.  As I have said before all of the letters are different sizes.  The letter "E" is 1.5mm shorter than the letter "T" next to it.  So I've moved the letter "E" up 1mm to roughly the middle of the others and I think it looks a lot better.  Well its as good as I can get it.  Sometimes I wish that I didn't glue things on so well as it took some getting off  {-)





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« Reply #309 on: January 01, 2020, 12:31:13 PM »

Yeah, that looks a lot better Mark.
I've had a look at a few photos of the model elsewhere and they all have the shorter 'E'  :((


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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #310 on: January 01, 2020, 01:03:19 PM »

Bonjour,
This model is also very appreciated even if uncommon in France.

Can we see the "E"  ok2  ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrKd4jzpl30


And a 1,20m/27 kilos other one but with a different way of making the letters :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1B6etQ30b8
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« Reply #311 on: January 01, 2020, 01:25:45 PM »

I felt exactly the same about your E Mark but I knew you'd sort it without it being mentioned  :-)) 
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« Reply #312 on: January 01, 2020, 03:24:49 PM »

Bonjour,
This model is also very appreciated even if uncommon in France.

Can we see the "E"  ok2  ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrKd4jzpl30


And a 1,20m/27 kilos other one but with a different way of making the letters :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1B6etQ30b8


Wow that is a beautifully built Anteo what a lovely job!  And thanks all for the encouragement  :-))
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« Reply #313 on: January 04, 2020, 05:45:09 PM »

I had a few minutes today and plucked up the courage to cut the forecastle down to size. Out with my fret saw and off I went  %%   I trimmed up the stem post too so now you can see the true shape of the hull  :-))








I think it looks lovely but its still not trimmed fully back as the bulwarks still have another layer of planks to be applied on the inside.  That will make the bulwarks 4.5mm thick  :o
So next was to remove the false decks that have been in place for so long - time to see the inside - its like a flipping cathedral!!!!!  Its huge inside!!!








And I couldn't resist - I just had to drop the Pendle boiler in to see what it looked like as I've been waiting sooooo long for this moment

















I'm really pleased as all of the planning so far has worked out nicely.  Everything is very very low in the hull so it should be quite stable in the water.  So the next steps are to clean up the inside of the hull and just make sure that nothing needs tweeking before the deck goes on.  It also needs a couple of coats of epoxy and a coat of varnish on the inside to make it watertight and washable too.  This will take me a few weeks so I'll not update this thread until thats all finished.


On the negative side - My proportional dividers managed to fall out of the cupboard above my work bench and somehow bulls eye the back of my hand.  It was quite an eye watering experience pulling them out of my hand and I didn't realise just how much blood I had in that area of my body  {-)   All cleaned up now but a bit sore - but I did get some great photo's but your not seeing them  {-) {-)


Cheers Mark  :-)
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #314 on: January 04, 2020, 05:57:59 PM »

Even I'm excited! You must be delighted its stunning  O0
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« Reply #315 on: January 04, 2020, 06:00:41 PM »

Bonjour Mark,
Great job indeed  :-))  You have been clever enough to plan the position of the steam plant in the hull before finishing the boat. My only concern, as I am not a vampire, is not the blood but the fact I do not see a whistle  ok2
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« Reply #316 on: January 04, 2020, 06:05:39 PM »

Bonjour Mark,
Great job indeed  :-))  You have been clever enough to plan the position of the steam plant in the hull before finishing the boat. My only concern, as I am not a vampire, is not the blood but the fact I do not see a whistle  ok2


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« Reply #317 on: January 04, 2020, 06:10:19 PM »

That cathedral space appears to have shrunk with the pendle on board :o ... looks like it belongs though  O0


I did get some great photo's but your not seeing them  {-) {-)

Cheers Mark  :-)


Spoilsport!  ;D

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« Reply #318 on: January 04, 2020, 06:29:41 PM »

Bonjour Taramis,
Many thanks, I have the memory of a goldfish  :embarrassed:


Mark, If I would say that your build is perfect, how woul you support this ?
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« Reply #319 on: January 04, 2020, 06:35:43 PM »

That cathedral space appears to have shrunk with the pendle on board :o ... looks like it belongs though  O0



Spoilsport!  ;D

Regards,
Ray.


That boiler looks like it grew there  %%   The perfect boiler for the hull.  But trust me Ray you don't want to see those photo's  {-)   
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« Reply #320 on: January 04, 2020, 06:36:58 PM »

Even I'm excited! You must be delighted its stunning  O0


Thanks Andy - loads to do and I really want to get onto the superstructure. I've got a lovely plank of pear wood that I'm going to mill for this job!
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« Reply #321 on: January 04, 2020, 06:39:10 PM »

Bonjour Taramis,
Many thanks, I have the memory of a goldfish  :embarrassed:


Mark, If I would say that your build is perfect, how woul you support this ?


Raphael its not perfect mate but at this stage in my building career its the best that I can do.  I can honestly say that I'm really enjoying getting this build done.
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« Reply #322 on: January 04, 2020, 06:45:32 PM »

What I'm thinking is using the light coloured boxwood that I used on the hull for the deck planking and the bulwarks on the inside.  Then using the mahogany for the main rail so thats its all in keeping with whats been built so far.  But then introducing the pear wood into the superstructure with the other two woods.  The pear wood has really nice pinkish hue to it and the grain is very tight like the boxwood.  Should look nice hopefully  :-)
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« Reply #323 on: January 04, 2020, 09:30:11 PM »

Bonjour Mark,
A tug is a working vessel, not a yacht, I guess shipyards would use common woods,not luxury ones like mahogny  ok2
After a few push/pull operations, your baby shoud be rusty and dirty, I know we hardly like our models in this state...
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« Reply #324 on: January 05, 2020, 12:53:13 AM »

Hi Mark looking great and weight down low will be a real help so long as you keep the weight topside to an absolute minimum as there appears to be little room for ballast also how will you keep an eye on the water gauge pressure gauge ? suggest possibly a small mirror like a dentist uses ,perhaps mounted n the wheel house,the gas tank appears to be a permanent fixed ,will this be a hazard when filling, as mentioned in a previous post this is where the real fun starts keep up your excellent work.
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