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The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« on: June 21, 2021, 02:54:48 pm »

My first full scratch build with the help of Macduff.
I want to build this in 1:32 scale as close a resemblance as possible. The hull will be plywood with a glass overcoat and be a one off.
The deck will be paxolin and the superstructure from styrene sheet, all tried and tested on my Stevn's Arctic. At this scale she will be 1141mm in length by 422mm breadth.
No drawing data/plans supplied to me by Macduff can be shared so please don't ask. I won't be making a plug and this will be a unique one off.
I may even do working lighting this time now that I've mastered windows  {-)

https://www.macduffshipdesign.com/ship-design/36-50m-multi-mac-london-titan/
https://www.macduffshipdesign.com/project/36-50m-pla/

My photo gallery to date of the actual vessel. More can be found on marine traffic dot com and google image search.
https://techno.smugmug.com/London-Titan/



VIDEOS :-
https://youtu.be/BAmquzdd0dg
 
https://youtu.be/irDePDjDt7U

https://youtu.be/x5vPCV5MRFo



http://arthurpewtysmaggotsandwich.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-launch-of-london-titan.html




Initially my thoughts are to use 3 overlander 2836 brushless motors driving 3 x 45mm 3 blade props through sealed prop shafts (expensive  🙈) I'm not sure yet if all three props are right handed (unlikely) I cannot find a clear picture. A 24mm brass bow thruster will be imported from hobbylobby (also expensive 🙈🙈)






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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 04:28:17 pm »

That's a tad different and I for one will love to watch you build this one.
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2021, 04:39:48 pm »

That is an unusual ship. The underwater shape is rather strange!
What is the Port of London expecting to use this ship for? The 30ton bollard pull + 120ton winch + two deck cranes + fore and aft rollers suggest a rather wide range of activity.
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2021, 06:53:15 pm »

Colin

Nice link thank you. It certainly has a broad spectrum of use.

Perhaps I should have asked what are they not going to use it for!
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2021, 07:37:53 pm »

That looks like a really interesting build, and being a soft Southerner, I'll keep an eye out for her next time I am in London, on the river.
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2021, 07:49:26 pm »

Yes, it looks like a maritime Swiss Army Knife.

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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2021, 09:33:06 am »

Thanks for your interest everyone  :-)
As a matter of course I will be editing main blog posts for as long as the opportunity is there.
This is to keep information condensed as much as possible for the benefit of those reading rather than fragmented.
Further information has been added to the OP this morning :-))


Sorry that the U tube links don't have preview images, only admin have the ability to do that.
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 05:06:00 pm »

An interesting subject Andy.  :-))
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 06:51:40 pm »

Just seen this Andy and good luck - I reckon that you will scratch build this no problem  :-))

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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 09:22:03 pm »

Thank you both.
Ian sent me files today but I need to get them printed as I can't possibly work from a pc screen.
My problem to deal with is getting them to 1:32 and I'm not familiar with doing this.
The general arrangement drawing is excellent but it's scaled at 1:75 1:1 printed at A0
The CAD files again are a dilemma for me but I will get there eventually.
One thing I have realised quite quickly is that I will not need many of the frames of which there are about 70 spaced at 500mm intervals. These are for strength that I don't need on a scale model, I only need enough to form the correct shape skin. On my model the frames would be approx 16mm apart and with 5mm ply that would be folly so it's a case of exercising common sense.
Hull lines plan is 1:50 1:1 printed at A1
Ian does not have details of the props but he agrees with me that the port side will be LH and the others RH.


Meantime I'm continuing the Mercantic planking. :-)

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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2021, 08:39:04 am »

This is by no means an easy build and it may be stretched over a couple of years.
Today I'm stocking up on the running gear in case of difficulties finding parts in future.
A trip to model shop Leeds will sort the motors and ESC's (cheapest in UK atm)
I'm communicating with Gerda at Hobby Lobby Modellbau about how purchasing works post Brexit with his shop. There is simply no one else that stocks the bow thruster and I don't want to use Raboesch for this because I don't feel their design is good enough for their price.


This has twin 24mm props
http://www.hobby-lobby-modellbau.com/onlineshop/product_info.php/info/p3906_Bow-Thruster-26-mm---Brass-Tube---2-Prop----5101-02.html

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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2021, 09:35:52 am »

If you need printing and scaling give me a shout, it's part of what I do for a day job :-))
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2021, 12:29:02 pm »

Thanks
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2021, 12:57:45 pm »

Hi Andy, This is the right sort of incentive to get the Merky finished and at the rate you are going it will not be long. Great progress. bill
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2021, 04:33:14 pm »

Merky won't get finished this year Bill, I have too many things vying for attention  :-)
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2021, 07:52:33 pm »

I visited a printers in Leeds yesterday. They can make the pdf files 1:32 if I give them a reference point and a specific dimension for it at 1:32. Hopefully I will have a result on Monday.
I already have plenty of wood in stock  O0
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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2021, 11:49:58 pm »

1/50 to 1/32 enlarge/multiply by 156.25%.
My son has made me a simple app that can converts scales and measurements. It works a treat.
PM me if you'd like a copy.

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Re: The London Titan by Macduff Ship Design
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