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A Tug of two halfs

My scratch build of James P. Woods

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Roger Clark05/05/2019 21:02:57
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Hi Eddie, I know yours is looking really good but posting it twice??? laugh I see you've used the same idea I've got in mind with 1/8th copper tube for the leadout but I think I'll try and machine some brass pulleys, I'll get a piece of hacksaw blade and profile the end and put it in my parting off tool, that might just be big enough to create the channel in the pulley.

I got some Rustins light oak woodstain so hope that'll do for the decking

I think I've settled on a name for her now, I'm going to call her Miss Ellie, this is after my first rescue Scottie, she was a breeding bitch in one of those puppy farms and not at all well treated. I have another rescue Scottie, Robbie, he's from a broken home and we had him from 11 months old, he's daddies boy wink so I guess a Clyde Puffer has to go on the list laugh, that's after the barge for the tug, a sailer of some kind, oh did I mention HMS Crane? Ooh I need something for the missus, guess that'll have to be a fairy something after Ray's comment frown, that might actually be a kit.. Oh I need a bigger workshop!!!

Anyway I think I've wittered on enough nowlaugh

Regards

Roger

Eddie Lancaster05/05/2019 21:40:33
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Hi.Roger, I don't know what happened there,I must have nodded off with my finger on the buttonsad. I like your new name, no upsetting any of the family. I lost my 15 year old Cavalier King Charles a month ago so a boat in her memory must be on the cards.

A Clyde Puffer now there's an idea and there's to be one in next months MB.

I forgot to ask what scale figures have you found and where from?

Regards.

Eddie.

Roger Clark05/05/2019 22:29:02
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Hi Eddie, it could be the drink you know laugh or just old age!!!! If I build a puffer it has to be big enough for live steam, I have 2 twin oscillator kits, one part built so stop start and reversing not a problem.

The scale...ish figures I've bought are the Italeri PT boat crew, firstly they are yanks, secondly they have good poses and reasonable dress to pass as tug boat crew, well I think they have possibilities.

Regards

Roger

Ray Wood 206/05/2019 15:42:44
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Hi Eddie, does that steering layout work ? The theory should be the arm on the servo and the round quadrant on the rudder, as the cable at the stern stays the same length when moving. If it works as is happy days 😀

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster06/05/2019 18:09:15
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Hi. Ray, Yes it seems fine,at the moment I have put 120 percent travel on the servo to make sure there is enough movement at the rudder, I can then adjust it later if needed.

I can also go to the layout that you suggest as I have made a quadrant for the rudder.

How did your first two barge races go? I hope to get to the Malden meetings and the Hearne Bay meet,

I will be down to Broadstairs next week and I will take the barge to sail at Hearne Bay.

Regards.

Eddie.

Ray Wood 206/05/2019 19:42:29
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Hi Eddie,

I have only been to the Bluewater match and all went well, Gertrude my 30" cleaned up winning both races and Veronica managed a 1st & 2nd 😁 I didn't manage to attend the Silvermere match as I was on grandad duties ☺next meeting at my local lake Mote park Maidstone, I will have to miss the Monaco Grand Prix, but we all have to make sacrifices 😃

Regards Rayimg_9179.jpg

Roger Clark06/05/2019 19:53:00
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Lovely photo Ray, is that Gertrude or Veronica?

Regards

Roger

Ray Wood 206/05/2019 20:11:30
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Hi Roger,

This is Gertrude the 1/32nd scale 30 " barge she is based on Giralda a very successful full-size barge.Regards

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Regards Ray that's my grandmother Gert at the helm 😀

Roger Clark06/05/2019 20:35:51
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I didn't realize she was one of the little people laugh

How difficult, or easy are they to build Ray? The model I meansmiley

Regards

Roger

Ray Wood 206/05/2019 21:06:55
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Hi Roger,

The hull and spars are basic stuff you would enjoy the metalwork fittings, the sailmaking takes things to the next level 😀

Couldn't master the sewing machine 😮 but hand sewing is very therapeutic .

Regards Rayveronica new main.jpg

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