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Author Topic: Strongbow type tug  (Read 25768 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #165 on: March 24, 2020, 09:14:53 AM »
Yes Jurgen, this model is really a piece of art!

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2020, 03:17:46 AM »

Guess what I'll be doing for the next few days!!

What can I say Eddy? It's a difficult guess. Play with tiles and mortar?

Thanks Thomas. I am having fun.  :)

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #167 on: April 25, 2020, 02:08:29 AM »
Today the captain came aboard to overview the work. He wasn't pleased to see that nothing had been done in a month.

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #168 on: April 25, 2020, 09:07:40 AM »
 :a102.....no wonder he couldn't see any progress  Captain Peg-leg doesn't have any eyes    :picknose...

I can just hear the Crew saying  :gathering  aye-aye Sir.....

Derek
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 09:18:25 AM by derekwarner_decoy »
Derek Warner

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Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
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www.ils.org.au

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #169 on: April 25, 2020, 11:03:17 AM »

The white lines are bushy eyebrows Derek. :sunglasses
I'm looking for an ultra micro paint brush. Maybe he'll get eyes after all.

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #170 on: May 05, 2020, 03:13:16 AM »

Been working on the davits and finished the life boat.

To make the conical part of the davits I used the normally annoying effect that small bar stock gets pushed away from the tool when you move away from the chuck. Here that effect was wanted and worked quite nice.
Then using a small file the spherical end was formed. On the second picture I already had started to file the front when I remembered to take the picture. Sorry for the finger, but the camara refused to focus on the small sphere unless something larger was in the area.
For the bending I squeezed the bar between the tool holder and a 2" metal piece and bent it by hand.
Then after some drilling and inserting small parte the davits look quite nice. The captain overlooks the installation with his eyes which I had to add after getting an observation from eagle-eye-Derek. :P :D
It's a shame all this beauty will disappear under a coat of black paint, but she shall be a work boat.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #171 on: May 05, 2020, 03:26:54 AM »

Continued hanging the life boat.
First pic shows the captain inspecting the life boat and in the foreground the davits for the anchor crane.
The life boat didn't pass the test showing some serious leaks, but the work continued anyway.

I will probably redo the crossed protective fenders. The look somewhat too massive. But I may use this material to make the fenders on the sponson edges. It's shoelace BTW.

Jurgen


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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #172 on: May 05, 2020, 08:34:43 AM »
Nice work on the davits there Jurgen [images 39R & 55R]  :clap.......and it's good to see that the Captain has his eyes [back] and firmly inspecting the shipyard workers progress  :hammer

Shipwrights are usually pretty trusted worthy, but whatever you do, don't let the Painters & Dockers get too laxed or they think you employ them in a  :vacation Camp

Derek

[PS...agreed.......your brown shoe laces are just a tad too thick & wide  :whistle ]

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #173 on: May 19, 2020, 04:07:37 AM »

I started the anchor winch and it is growing into a project of its own.

I started cutting a side piece of 5mm ply so I could bend the frame over it. That worked quite well.
The frame is soft soldered to the side pieces.
The re-enforcements for the shafts are styrene and glued to the sides. I was afraid that if I used brass and tried to solder them, the frame solder would fall off. After painting the styrene will not be noticed.

Jurgen

Offline kno3

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #174 on: May 19, 2020, 11:17:56 PM »
That's a nice winch.

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #175 on: May 21, 2020, 02:59:05 AM »

Thanks kno3.

Added some parts to the winch.
The brakes are functional, the thread is M1.

Jurgen

 

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