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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #500 on: October 04, 2020, 08:44:45 pm »

Yes, don't be afraid to make changes and trust your own eyes and taste.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #501 on: October 04, 2020, 10:32:58 pm »

Itís a similar colour to my ďantifoulingĒ. I chose Rose Gold for its copper tinge and also because itís all Bunnings had. Lol.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #502 on: October 15, 2020, 11:04:29 am »

Thanks for the comments both - The feedback is very welcome  :-))


Ok moving on I made the vent pipe and support brackets that fit on the funnel








I then moved onto the ladders - As I have a few to make that are identical I thought it best to make a jig.  I cut some 10mm x 10mm blocks and placed them along a straight edge.  I used the steps to create the correct gap between the blocks.  Once the glue was set I was left with a simple jig.








All I had to do then was thread the ladder sides through the steps and solder the whole thing together.  After it was made I bent it into shape and tried a test fit onto the funnel











Once I had it about right I then completed the funnel by giving it a coat of heat resistant paint and fixed it place on the boiler house.  The guy ropes are yet to be fitted as they will get in my way but I have fitted the lower mounts for them.











Next was the life rafts and windlasses for the wheel house deck.  I made up the life raft bearing mounts out of strip metal as was suggested in the kit but didn't like them.  So I made my own wooden ones instead.














And roughly where they live on the deck.  They will be glued on once the tarpaulin rail is finished as they too would get in the way of doing this.





Thats it for now but I'll get some more up over the weekend


Cheers Mark  :-)

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #503 on: October 15, 2020, 04:46:33 pm »

Why is the (safety?) vent pipe angled 90į forward?
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #504 on: October 15, 2020, 04:53:12 pm »

Hi KN03 - Its not mate.  That vent is just for show it doesn't actually do anything  ok2

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #505 on: October 15, 2020, 06:28:55 pm »

Hello!
Nice work! Smart trick for making up the ladder! :-))
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #506 on: October 16, 2020, 12:11:26 am »

Just realised I canít spell heirloom lol.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #507 on: October 16, 2020, 04:53:41 am »

Hi Mark......I took an alternate approach with the boiler steam relief valve 5/32" OD discharge as shown on the right of the funnel, and the de-oiler discharge 1/4" OD with standoffs from the funnel as shown on the left [both of these to the near extreme height of the funnel]....... currently, the orientation of the steam relief valve is on axis and facing AFT


The big issue is that the Ammonia content in Brasso dulls event VHT stove black gloss...so need to keep away  >>:-(


The alternate ammonia free alternate polishes are fine, but a bug*ar to clean out of close fitting brass tube to black VHT even with your best toothbrush  %)


What does the Aneto 2/nd Engineer find or do when he ascends the funnel ladder?


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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #508 on: October 16, 2020, 07:51:13 am »

Hello!
Nice work! Smart trick for making up the ladder! :-))
Regards.


Hi KBIO and thanks  - I did a similar thing on my last build so I learnt from that  :-))


Just realised I canít spell heirloom lol.
Jerry C.


Hi ya Jerry -  {-) {-)


Hi Derek thanks for the photo, it would have been very nice to use the vent just like KNO3 suggested, but it would have been far too hard to do.  I also wondered why this ladder was actually there?  Who knows eh!  It won't get any polish on it it can just patina as it gets older


Mark

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #509 on: October 16, 2020, 08:01:26 am »

Isn't there a steam whistle or siren on the chimney in the plans? The ladder would make mire more sense to reach these four servicing.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #510 on: October 16, 2020, 09:08:33 am »

They need access to clean the spark arrester.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #511 on: October 16, 2020, 03:26:35 pm »

Cheers Jerry I thought that someone would know  :-))


I've made up the long Stantions for the tarpaulin support - A nice easy job; and then started to fit them with the support rail








I then forgot to take pictures - so here's the finished rail, plus the windlasses and life rafts fitted.  Also all of the ladders are now made and installed.














So this is where I am now and its really starting to look like a proper tug now








So my next jobs are to make the mast which looks quite involved.  I can then get the rigging on the mast and funnel.  All that's left then is to fit the life rings that I've already made and the ships bell and the superstructure is complete.  I can then get on with the remaining jobs on the hull.


Cheers Mark  :-)

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #512 on: October 16, 2020, 06:48:17 pm »

Bonjour Mark,
I think the word "amazing" has been invented for guys of your skillness  :-))
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #513 on: October 17, 2020, 01:00:06 am »

Mark your tug looks absolutely stunning ,can't imagine how it can look better than it does now but I know you will see to that no doubt and it has been an absolute pleasure following your build.

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #514 on: October 17, 2020, 09:45:05 am »

Thanks Lads for your kind comments.  I've been looking at the mast today that needs tapering and I do not possess a lathe.  So I'm going to take the worst of with a plane and put it in a drill for sanding smooth.  It's only a 12mm dowel so if I don't get it right first time all is not lost.  I'll keep you updated as I get on with it  :-))

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #515 on: October 17, 2020, 09:14:04 pm »

Try it in a drill with a coarse file first, and then with sandpaper.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #516 on: October 18, 2020, 08:01:41 am »

Hello!
I do exactly the same but I use a leather glove in the other hand to avoid burning . ok2
Fine sand paper grain for finishing and that's it.
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« Reply #517 on: October 18, 2020, 08:55:41 am »

Iím thinking of a sanding station, the long one. Rigging a jig up. Perhaps carefully carving the top diameter on the rotating disc sander. Then make a jig with a hole close to the edge of a piece of wood clamped to the belt sander stop. Put the carved diameter into the hole and rotate the dowel with your fingers and gently push towards the belt. Move the block with the hole towards the belt in stages. When you get close change the belt to a fine grit one. ?????? Might take a few practice goes and fine adjustment.
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« Reply #518 on: October 18, 2020, 09:59:06 am »

Thanks for the advice all - funnily enough I've only just read them and I got the tapering completed on the mast yesterday.  It took about 1.5 hours and its turned out OK.  I did use a plane to take most of the material off and then used a drill and sandpaper to smooth it off.  I'll hopefully get some pictures up soon when its finished.

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« Reply #519 on: October 18, 2020, 10:11:18 am »

Sorted.
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« Reply #520 on: October 18, 2020, 01:00:55 pm »

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Hi Jerry just for once it was one of those jobs that was easier than expected.  I firstly tapered the mast using the above process but then it has tapered flat sides too.  I can't really explain this with words so here's a few pictures of what I mean and how its coming along.











I think it'll make more sense once its fitted onto the superstructure but so far so good


Mark  :-)

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« Reply #521 on: October 19, 2020, 12:05:19 am »

I didn't realise the mast had to be flat. In this case planing is the way to go.
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« Reply #522 on: October 19, 2020, 03:42:49 pm »

I didn't realise the mast had to be flat. In this case planing is the way to go.


Hi KNO3 - Yes the sides are flat bit the whole mast had to be tapered first.  Its like a double taper if there is such a thing?


While I'm waiting on the varnish to dry on the mast I fitted the life rings and the ships bell too











The spar that the ships bell hangs from is supposed to go further out to the forecastle deck and sit on a tall support.  I thought that this would be really hard to line up on a working RC boat so I cut it short.  I took a leaf out of B.B's book and cut a scarf joint into the spar just in case I decided to extend this at a later date.  My first proper scarf too!  And in a piece of 3mm x 2mm!





Back to work tomorrow so hopefully I'll get some more done next weekend


Mark  :-)

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #523 on: October 25, 2020, 01:00:06 pm »

Looks great Mark. Love the quality and craftsmanship going into this build.
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« Reply #524 on: October 25, 2020, 03:27:44 pm »

Looks great Mark. Love the quality and craftsmanship going into this build.


Hi Rmay - thanks very much for the really nice words  :-))


So today I have hit a milestone in this build  O0   The superstructure is complete!!!  Oh unless I've missed something  {-)   The mast is now fitted complete with the mast stays which are made out of 2mm brass tube.





I modified the rigging fixtures at the bottom of the mast just by soldering some rings around the parts





A few more pictures

















The aerial at the top of the mast is supposed to be quite a bit longer but if it was I wouldn't be able to shut my cupboard doors without bending it so I cut it short  {-)


So now I can get back onto the hull and finish up the jobs that need doing


Mark  :-)
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