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meechingman

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2008, 12:24:36 AM »

Smoking nicely! "No smoke - no power!", as they say over on the Tugspotters Forum.

You use coffee to colour your ropes? That's where I've been going wrong, I've been using tea!  {-)

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #76 on: February 09, 2008, 10:49:35 PM »

found this photo on the net thouht it might be of use
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2008, 02:18:45 AM »

nice one cos918 / john

 O0 O0 O0
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #78 on: February 10, 2008, 05:01:23 PM »

Hi All, My old Smitty came with no base board so I decided to use an old coffee tabel top that was thick enough to scew all sorts of stuff onto. There may be some pictures on a previous post. Cheers Graham
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2008, 12:59:39 PM »

hi guys....have been busy once again




top hand rails complteted, also in view is a map on the navigation tabke inside the cabin


front anchor winch completed


and some more deck detail

Rob
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2008, 05:15:12 PM »

very nice well finished
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« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2008, 01:41:55 PM »

Well, I finally finished all the external rebuild and repainting. :)

If it would come off undamaged it did. If it wouldn't, it had to stay put and be painted in situ. (Cue the construction of some right-angled paintbrushes!) Anyway, she now bears the livery of my Haven Towage fleet.

MGrob, where did you get the decals for the anchor windlass and the oil drums etc? I haven't been able to find any.

Next step is the update of the electrics and running gear. The Becker rudders have been rebuilt and, apart from the motors, shafts and props, everything else has been removed. Motors are 540's so I think I'll be OK with two Mtroniks Viper 15 ESC's. RC gear will be a 6 ch Futaba 6EXA, so later on I can add a bow thruster, working winch and then get that fire monitor to squirt. (That's next winter's project.) I'll also be able to set up two programmes, one twin stick throttle plus rudder and one with single stick throttle, with internal mixing for combined movements of throttle and rudder.
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #82 on: February 22, 2008, 10:28:24 PM »

that looks really good

good work

 O0 O0 O0

can't wait to get my baby finished and on the water

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2008, 01:14:27 PM »

well have started wiring up many many lights, gonna take me a while but did the easy one 1st

 ;D



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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #84 on: February 24, 2008, 10:04:46 PM »

That looks cool. Internal lighting and nav lights should be straightforward enough, but how are you going to hide the wires for the mast lights? I was thinking about lighting but the mast light 'issue' put me off.
Andy

PS. Can you tell me where the decals for the oil drums etc came from please.
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2008, 09:39:35 PM »

i have thought about the 7 or so lights on the mast over the past few days and done some tests.
I will prob use 2 brass rods (painted balck eventually) as a positive and negative either side of the mast. This then i hope will blend in with the rigging wires, and just run very short wires from the lights to the brass rods, and have the power running to them that way...i hope that makes sense.

as for the decals my mate bobinnit found them and sent me them via pc....here is the picture

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd237/mgrob/labels.jpg?t=1203975544

all i did was print onto sticky back paper and sprayed with clear gloss to help protecty from water, then applied to the boat with a external pvc glue that dried clear.
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #86 on: March 02, 2008, 11:35:57 AM »

Just started my own build and came across a problem.
The deck appears to be about 8mm to long for the hull and I can not get it too fit. Did you have any probs like this
Thanks
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #87 on: March 02, 2008, 12:31:45 PM »

MGrob
Most full size ships have the wiring external to the mast including junction boxes etc, might be worth checking some pics of the full size ships mast to see the wiring runs.

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #88 on: March 02, 2008, 08:04:17 PM »

Just started my own build and came across a problem.
The deck appears to be about 8mm to long for the hull and I can not get it too fit. Did you have any probs like this
Thanks
 :'(

yeh i had the same problem, just had to do alot of shaping and sanding to make a good snug fit.

there may be a few more bits and pieces that have the same problem

all the best

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #89 on: March 02, 2008, 09:04:14 PM »

 O0
"there may be a few more bits and pieces that have the same problem"

Your right about that....I didn't count but I'd say more than not...

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #90 on: March 09, 2008, 09:37:34 PM »

With all the painting done it was time to install all the new electrics. Futaba T6EXA plus 2 Viper 15's were put in, all new wiring and switches coupled up.

It took a while to get set up (and I'm sure that the TX can do a few more tricks once I've deciphered the manual) but it all works just fine. I've had to limit the rudder throw to 55% on the TX, as full throw pulled the linking pins out of the Becker rudders. The model seems to use the stock rudder linkages so I can't think of any other way to do this.

I have noticed that both Vipers emit a high pitched whine when non absolutely off. If this is normal for them, fair enough, but is it? I have another tug with the same sort of ESC (but older) and it's silent.

Anyway it was time for the bath test tonight. With the weights that were in her when I bought her, she's just a little light at the bow and needs a touch of weight on the starboard side to bring her dead level. I'll buy some of that replacement for lead shot for the angling shop tomorrow and put that in a small coin bag so I can get the weight just right and then mould it to the shape of the insides of the bow.

I couldn't resist giving the motors a little work out. Blimey, she almost leapt out of the bath. I've got a 540 in one of my other tugs with a similar direct drive arrangment and prop and kort type/size. That 540 doesn't kick a** like these ones do. I have a feeling that they may not be 540's after all. There's no markings on them. Is there a way to tell?

Anyway, she was a dry as a bone inside after an hour and her BP (Bath Pull) is impressive. Passed with flying colours. Next up is sea trials and I'll post some pix when they're done.

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #91 on: March 09, 2008, 10:57:38 PM »

My Mtronics do exactly the same on the Happy Hunter if you play around with the trim I usually can get mine to shut up so to speak but as I said DON'T WORRY


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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #92 on: July 01, 2008, 07:58:05 PM »

well after months of degect i started working on the smit again....
some things have taken me away from it...lets just say a few more boats have joined the fleet  :D

got some of the bits i need from doncaster show and wings and wheels......pics to come shortly
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2008, 08:41:24 PM »

have started on the mast today, and some of the odd wiring jobs for the many lights...

will have pic of overall tug when weather better outside.....and maybe a pic of her on the water  O0

here is the mast assembly



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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2008, 01:50:31 PM »

had her on the water today to test ballast.

looks good sitting on the water but them orange whales thought it was feeding time  {-)

heres few piccies





still got quite bit to do, but theres light at the end of the tunnel  ;D
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2008, 06:29:05 PM »

 O0
That is magnificent.

Re the mast and the "lamps"  have you put leds in those?
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2008, 07:26:50 PM »

no, once i started making the mast i gave up trying put bulbs in....but will have 1 working LED at the very top tho.

working lights will be as follows:

front search light
port and starboard nav lights
rear search lighs
spot lights on back of exhuast stacks
internal lighting top and through port holes

and nearly forgot mention working (smoking) exhuast stacks

think that enough

at the moment just doing all the rigging.

once all lights are working will have a nice night piccie
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Re: my smit nederland build- Part Numbers
« Reply #97 on: July 12, 2008, 12:20:33 AM »

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There are some small brass fittings that go into the bulwarks where the tyre fixings go.... whats the part number for those please?
They are like shoe lace eyelets
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Re: my smit nederland build- Part Numbers
« Reply #98 on: July 12, 2008, 12:59:55 AM »

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There are some small brass fittings that go into the bulwarks where the tyre fixings go.... whats the part number for those please?
They are like shoe lace eyelets

i believe the part number is F317

hope that helps
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« Reply #99 on: July 12, 2008, 01:05:05 AM »

 O0
Thanks a lot..I thought that.... and yours is a recent kit isn't it?
On the Cornwall Model Boats website it comes up as a 4mm brass porthole!!
I'll have to have a word with Malcolm...
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