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Author Topic: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build  (Read 34590 times)

Mark T

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #325 on: January 05, 2020, 09:46:51 AM »

Hi John thanks for the comments.  I had completely overlooked the thought of being able to see the water pressure gauge.  I can see it clearly without the superstructure being on but its something I will need to think about so thanks for that  :-))   Fortunately though the gas tank is removable and thats what I intend to do when it requires filling and also I can get quite a lot of ballast actually underneath the boiler/motor plate.  If I cant get enough there I'll probably fix it outside in the keel but here's hoping
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #326 on: January 05, 2020, 09:53:34 AM »

Hi Mark.
Lead shot from a gunshop is incredibly heavy if expensive but can poor into shapes and add resin to bind it. Using with clingfilm or similar to prevent it sticking to the hull. If it then turns out to be over weight you can pull it out and cut some off. Alternatively just us individual bags and it still fits better than blocks of lead
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #327 on: January 05, 2020, 09:56:46 AM »

Hi Mark.
Lead shot from a gunshop is incredibly heavy if expensive but can poor into shapes and add resin to bind it. Using with clingfilm or similar to prevent it sticking to the hull. If it then turns out to be over weight you can pull it out and cut some off


Hi Andy  - yep this is what I used on my last build and it worked great.  I like the way it moulds to the hull and doesn't move when underway  :-))
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #328 on: January 05, 2020, 09:57:56 AM »

It may be you I got the idea from then  {-)   :-))
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #329 on: January 05, 2020, 10:15:17 AM »

I wouldn’t worry about removing the gas tank each time to fill it. I don’t.  If there’s a bit of gas lying around it just goes pop when you light the burner. You’ll have the tophamper off for filling anyway, keeps your eyebrows short!
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #330 on: January 05, 2020, 12:40:39 PM »

One needs a good sturdy bag for the lead shot nothing worse than the little black buggers rolling around in the hull and difficult to remove,
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #331 on: January 05, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »

Hi John on my last build I found the places that I wanted to place the lead shot and then placed cling film into that area.  I then poured the lead shot onto the cling film and pulled it around to make a bag.  Next I poured epoxy resin into the bag of shot and then pushed the bag exactly into place.  Once the epoxy had hardened the shot was like a solid block and was going no where.  It was like a solid piece of lead that fitted exactly into the hull but was also removable because the cling film stopped it from sticking to the hull.  It is possible to remove the cling film but I've just left mine on.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #332 on: January 05, 2020, 05:23:57 PM »

Bonjour,
In France, we can find 2mm thick sheets of lead. I cut it with scissors to put in in the frame without any glue because, I have to finish the boat and remove some weight, nothing moves : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6q4yYpVcA8
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