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Old 20-04-2017, 18:36
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Today was better .......I have found what I was looking for [ just got to make it now]

I came across some plastic [speed fit] plumbing pipe at 15mm and the person who donated it didn't seem to miss it

Its a tad difficult to work[ it has two skins separated by what looks like a blue plastic sleeve running through the centre ] as the "normal" plastic glues seem reluctant to merge together but I think it will do nicely so thats that box ticked now

So thanks Jim .......right idea ...wrong material but put me on the right track
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Old 25-04-2017, 17:21
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Well some progress has been made albeit at a slower pace of late due in part to preparing for imminent holidays and some work on the forthcoming wedding , but at least its going forward .

" The best laid plans of Mice and Men " about sums it up nicely...

Managed to make progress on the superstructure and have a base plan on the chocks for the Bridge structure although have not started on it yet .

Managed to fit the Fenders today and got more super Glue on my hands than on the rubber ....but thats one less obstacle to cross ..

Hope to be able to complete the main superstructure when the steps are fitted on the Bow side...... and the midships steps that fit behind the Winch and give access to the bridge structure
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Old 26-04-2017, 19:30
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Well some progress has been made albeit at a slower pace of late due in part to preparing for imminent holidays and some work on the forthcoming wedding , but at least its going forward .
Well she certainly is a buxom lass Ivor - rather broad in the beam ... if I may say so!
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Old 26-04-2017, 21:02
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Yes Tim , from one extreme to another

From the confines of a sleek greyhound of the Seas to a "Modellers" dream with space to spare and room to work and is 1/24ish scale against 1/96 for the War Canoes I've previously built ......but all this at a premium in both cost and weight [with the two 12v 12 amp hr SLA batteries @ 3.7 KL each ]
..not to mention the room to work on her , and my Arthritis slowly gaining ground on me .

Apart from her previous namesake which was slightly shorter and 6" narrower
but its the " Daman" design for stout workboats and deeper draught with massive twin / triple engines ....and all the crew comforts and added to which their craft are designed to get close into their charges and their sheer line which they take on board [ sorry] with both the superstructure and Funnels being canted to accommodate this need

Things are going well though, with not to many irritations

Must admit she is a pleasure to build and with so many options and a variety to suit the customers pocket... and I would imagine a great Tug boat to work on

As work proceeds I am mindful of these factors and actually getting the boat in and out of the water.
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Old 27-04-2017, 09:40
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I take it that the two inclined straws cunningly disguised as funnel/exhausts, lead to a flask of Rum,(crew) and a flask of Gin (Osifers), being as there is so much room in her.
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Old 27-04-2017, 12:32
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Straws?? They are remodelled central heating pipes, chosed for their thermal insulating qualities when subjected to adverse extremes of temperature, in line with the coefficients of linear expansion - so Ivor reckons
They look the job though.

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Old 27-04-2017, 12:34
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Hmmm No ....but sounds a great idea Jim , strictly in case of emergencies of course you understand , and it could keep my hip flask full of Single Malt company [ well I built her ]

Started doing my most hated task today[ and wished I hadn't] as I had to build the access to the bridge superstructure and the Fire canon's .

The fiddly bit's , threading brass wire ,through metal stanchions 1 1/4" long and trying to align them and glue them all at the same time with fingers like prime Pork sausages .........not a good combination for success .......and certainly not a place to be whilst I'm endeavouring to do it

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Old 27-04-2017, 12:37
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Straws?? They are remodelled central heating pipes, chosed for their thermal insulating qualities when subjected to adverse extremes of temperature, in line with the coefficients of linear expansion - so Ivor reckons
They look the job though.

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All credit to you.. young Sir.... and in the overall plan they look the dogs what its
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Old 27-04-2017, 21:28
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Straws?? They are remodelled central heating pipes, chosed for their thermal insulating qualities when subjected to adverse extremes of temperature, in line with the coefficients of linear expansion - so Ivor reckons
They look the job though.

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I much prefer my interpretation!
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Old 27-04-2017, 21:48
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Old 28-04-2017, 16:35
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Well before you pair get three sheets to the wind , here is the latest offering :-

Finished the dreaded railings and the front Bridge access and primed her

Fitted the water canon and attendant pipe work and adjacent handrail

The main deck has been sadly neglected with only base primer on and the winches and towing bollards.... and I must now turn my attention to this next and make some progress there

Thanks again to our Man in the publishing and Tug promotion department JIM
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She's coming on leaps and bounds Ivor and looks great.

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Old 28-04-2017, 17:55
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A very spacious vessel Ivor, making it easier to get all the small details in without destroying nearby fitments with prime pork sausage fingers
Thanks to Mod Jim for posting pics for you.

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Old 28-04-2017, 19:41
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Thanks for your kindness lads , hopefully we will begin to make her look like a tug soon and less like a collection of shoe boxes

As I said I will now concentrate on the main deck next before attempting the most difficult bit ....the "Greenhouse" Style Bridge for which the Damian design Work boats set their mark ......but more of that later on
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Old 29-04-2017, 14:36
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Ok a step nearer today.... by catching up on the main deck layout, and a coat of paint to spruce things up a tad

Still loads to do but will attempt to get the hull exterior painted this coming week subject to weather and workload ..... and perhaps start making, fitting , painting odds and ends .. and fitting to the model .

Then nothing for a couple of weeks as we will be away from the Dock Yard so hope you enjoy the photo's and thanks for looking in at the Tug

Again my thanks Jim
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Old 30-04-2017, 21:02
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Try this for size

Tried this from my iPad hmmmmm

I'll Try taking pictures on my iPad instead and see if they transfer alright instead of my main computer ......wish me luck
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Tried this from my iPad hmmmmm

I'll Try taking pictures on my iPad instead and see if they transfer alright instead of my main computer ......wish me luck
Well done Ivor, another mountain climbed


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Ok let's see if the fruits of my labours ....

Have done a paint job on her which will help with the overall picture of her and fitted the top rail to the bulwark around the afterdeck

Not fitted the scuttles in yet , ( brass) and the external paraphernalia on the superstructure, and the bridge detail has yet to be made and fitted ....but shows where she will end up looking like

Why two Apple products should work on the same system and produce differing results Is a mystery to me , but the pictures did need cropping before this forum would accept them

Crazy when this same kit was used ever since I joined the Forum and now decides to give me grief ??

Public thank you to dear Jim our moderator who has been working hard on my behalf to forward the photos for us
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Your certainly not hanging around Ivor, something in the offing shortly?
It's looking like this one is a MONSTER., so carry on Sir, watching with interest.

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Old 01-05-2017, 14:17
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Sterling work Ivor, won't be long for floating out and makers trials.

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It's looking like this one is a MONSTER., so carry on Sir, watching with interest.

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Thanks Jack. Yes she is a big girl by comparison, and she will accommodate four crew but usually has three depending what she is involved in as the real thing is so automated whereby the Skipper can do most things from the bridge and the engineer and deck hand are in communication with the bridge most of the time and there are three deck points where a com's system is contained in a waterproof locker should the crew need to contact him

Have a look at the Damon web site where it gives the spec on their very extensive range of work boats 🚣

I think basin trials should be in about a month.....ish
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Thank you Jim , and all your help ......basin trials and buoyancy checks etc will hopefully be held in about a month...... as I was telling Jack ( former special agent ) but an awful lot to do before then ......not the least of which will be the design of the bridge layout and size

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Looking forward to seeing her completed Ivor. In the meantime this is the real deal.

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Yes a splendid investment Jim .and a very accomplished Tug .

Mine is a design spread across various types of Damon tugs and leans more to the type 2810 than the ART 80.32 which you show.... and mine has the twin Kort drives rather than the type ART 80.32 . Which whilst being available to the modelling world are prohibitively exspensive to both buy and install .........

This one has already swallowed up the money for the insurance claim and it's only 85% complete Like you I'm not made of money and it's a case of cutting cloth to suit the pocket . But I'm sure it will be a great Tug when built

It's certainly been a very interesting project to both research and build , and I must congratulate Damon for both the information and interest shown .....just got to finish it now
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Ivor: Perhaps the next project should be a large yet to be commissioned RN ship for your tug to push around! Well done thus far.
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