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Bob Abell23/06/2017 14:27:02
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That`s the way, Ray.......Personal satisfaction is essential in this game, otherwise you won`t finish the model

I go to Wiikies for most odds and sods, like brass curtain rings for Port Holes etc

Bob

Ray Wood 206/07/2017 11:29:38
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tugs bw 020717 001.jpgHi All

Cullamix had a close encounter with the water on Sunday at our Chantry MBC's tug day, some very positive comments from the "Tug Men" photo shows also my version of Vic Smeed's Tiddler + 20% and the coal barge. Now on with the fittings

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Bob Abell06/07/2017 12:08:33
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I like the colour scheme of these tug boats, Ray

Nice and shiney too

Which one is the Tiddler?

Bob

Ray Wood 206/07/2017 12:13:13
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Hi Bob

Tiddler is the little tug with the barge in the first picture on the table, all balsa construction with 4lbs of ballast.

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 220/07/2017 16:32:38
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Imiddle temple emma july 17 028.jpgHi All

Have been mulling over Cullamix's wheel which is 55mm diameter, now I'll have a go at most things but whittling cocktail sticks for spokes would be a right fiddle ! So Keith at Modellingtimbers has supplied an excellent wheel for £3.90 and whilst ordering obtained the navigation lights & grain of wheat bulbs I've also finished the bars over the engine room lights, much better than my first attempt.

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Ray Wood 231/07/2017 09:09:09
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w&p july 17 026.jpgw&p july 17 023.jpgHi All

I've been adding fittings and painting as I go to complete the removable superstructure, to allow me then to finish the hull with glass cloth and epoxy prior to final painting and the deck mounted steering system with pulleys etc, now really think I'm getting closer to the final run home with this project

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Bob Abell31/07/2017 09:25:59
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Very nice model, you have there Woody

I like the cabin structure and the lovely glossy light brown colour and the scratch built window details

"Steering System with pulleys" hey?...........Sounds familiar?

I also like your panoramic view through the window

Bob

Ray Wood 231/07/2017 09:37:38
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Hi Bob

Thanks for your comments, we run trains round the workshop most of the time when I'm building, with the visiting Grandchildren in there playing trains and making things it gets rather hectic, Its sort of a giant playroom for us all, one drilling, one soldering, one gluing, one painting and me trying to keep the peace.

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 207/08/2017 11:46:19
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rsa aug 17 017.jpgrsa aug 17 016.jpgHi All

Progressing with some brass wire work with the rope guards over the rear superstructure behind the main tow hook and some more protection to the port lights, sprayed the funnel satin black and masked and painted the stripes by hand keeping most of the painting matt finish except from the engine casing and bridge which is a stock Humbrol gloss colour. Rope guards fixed with 3/64" brass rivets to the casing.

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Ray Wood 221/08/2017 13:49:55
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The mast on the front of the superstructure is pivoted and has a counterweight to allow the mast to be easily lowered by hand, this is formed with a square steel bar 3/8" x 3/8" which I squared off in the lathe, anybody thinking of buying a lathe should consider a 4 jaw self centering chuck which I think is more useful than a 3 jaw. 20swg brass straps with rivets each side of the weight.

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