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Author Topic: Strongbow type tug  (Read 6915 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2019, 07:11:59 AM »
Thank you, Jurgen. The "Strongbow" correspondents in every detail with the british tug paddlers. In this coherence it seems not very important, whether she is a historic or a fictional construction, but she is a technical interesting one. You now will not need too much time until finishing an excellent made functional model.

Offline DamienG

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2019, 04:01:31 PM »
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Offline Paddlemex

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #137 on: October 22, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »

Thanks Damien.

Slow, slow, slow progress and some disasters to report here.
I made the stern grating, painted the funnel and spilled some paint.

The stern grating work went without mayor difficulties and looks OK to me.

Small disaster: During the painting of the funnel some of the blue paint did not pass the masking-tape-test when I had masked that part for painting the black top and lower cone.
I tried to mask off the cone to repaint just the blue part but that turned out to be very complicated and I could not get a straight line. So I opted to raise the black part and paint the damaged part black.
I am happy with the outcome.

Big disaster: When prepping the wheels with my precious zinc-chromate primer I managed to tip over the paint can and spill most of the paint.  :c002 It is precious because I use very little and was able to purchase a 1/4 liter can a few years ago - still was 3/4 full. Now no one sells any broken quantities any more and I will have to buy 1 liter. At the speed I am using this primer that will last for over 100 years.
Anyway see the pictures.
Fortunately no feathering paddlewheels were harmed in this incident.



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