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: Canning
: strowger January 02, 2008, 09:36:19
Here's Canning in Sawnsea
: Re: Canning
: Mr Andy January 02, 2008, 10:30:53
Here are some more of the Canning http://thesteamtugcanning.fotopic.net (http://thesteamtugcanning.fotopic.net)

Andy. :)
: Re: Canning
: Todd April 07, 2009, 05:46:37
The `Canning`was a vessel that I dreaded being sent to as a deck-boy,even though in those days she was `modern` with hotwater piped in,albeit through a steam heating system it took an engineer`s mind to fathom,she had mass of brass work that had to be cleaned weekly (Friday) in almost all weathers.Ofcourse it was the deck-boys job to do most of it.The AB used to do the outside bridge telegraphs and whistle everything else,and I mean everything,was my job.Not only did she have the more than normal number of portholes (inner & outer) they had safety bars on the larger ones but also hand rails on the `monkey-island` and the names.I noticed on one site with photos of her that her outside telegraph seems to have been zinc plated or replaced since I last saw her.
All that sort of embelishment is far too expensive these days and I for one welcome such a `drop in standards`,it is all very nice to see
& admire but very impractical in todays economic climate.
That is my tuppenny worth.
Regards Jim.

14/4/09... Have just come across this photo thought it would add interest ST`Canning` built 1905.
(pic by `Cobbydale` from T.Rayner Collection)

: Re: Canning
: Footski April 07, 2009, 06:46:54

Our very own tango has been building the Canning recently. I wonder if he put safety bars on his port holes?? >:D >:D
: Re: Canning
: tango April 07, 2009, 11:01:35
Or not building it .... As the case might be!!!!!!!!!
Yes the bars are on there and I also put all the doors on the wrong side as well!!!!!! :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ (Now put right)

I really must do some more to her, most of the fittings are all made and painted but are not on the model yet....

: Re: Canning
: paulo July 10, 2018, 17:16:30
Hi there - I am relatively new to tug building and I am currently building Canning from MMM - I have built the deck house and am about to attempt the wheelhouse - tyranny of distance is a problem for me (Australia) and any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated. Most of the deck fittings have been assembled and painted. Also any advice on the bulwark capping would be helpful. - Thanks Tooley
: Re: Canning
: des July 10, 2018, 17:50:02
Hi Tooley - whereabouts in Oz do you live?  I am in Adelaide.  I have a couple of bricks & mortar hobby stores that I use a lot - 2 of them are specialist railway model shops, but they still have a lot of what I need.  There are also several on-line stores that I find useful;  delivery times are usually good, but cost of freight often exceeds the cost of the goods.

For bulwark capping (gunwales) I use 1mm styrene, attached to the top of the bulwark.  I use a styrene strip which is wider than needed, with excess material both outboard and inboard of the final shape required.  Depending on whether your bulwarks are also styrene, or another material (wood, fibreglass?) use either styrene solvent or CA adhesive to attach the gunwale to the bulwark;  it won't be very strong at first, until you add the bulwark supports (knees).  Then you can fill any gaps, and trim the gunwale down to its final size.

Good luck with your build.

: Re: Canning
: paulo July 10, 2018, 18:48:20
Hi Des - I live in Geelong - thanks for advice on capping - I am building Canning from Mobile Marine Models with fibreglass hull - it has taken me twelve months so far - my younger brother was building steam engine for this model but unfortunately passed away after short battle with the big C in December last year. I'll keep you posted on progress Regards Paul
: Re: Canning
: des July 10, 2018, 23:26:42
Hi Paul - I used to live & work in Geelong a few years ago, then went to WA.

Now, for detailing bits & pieces, check out Floataboat.com.au - they do mail order, but also have a bricks & mortar store at Wantirna.  F-a-B are also agents for BECC decals and flags.

For tools & scratchbuilding supplies, try Hobby Tools Australia - hobbytools.com.au;  they are at Braeside.  HTA are primarily mail order, but you can save yourself a couple of bucks by picking orders up from their warehouse.

I know these are a couple of hours from Geelong, but they are closer than the UK.  Do a day trip to Puffing Billy, and check out the stores along the way.

For paints, I use automotive acrylic lacquers.  AutoPro will mix these and put them into a spray can or a bottle suitable for brush touch-ups.  They can match any colour you want, including Australian Standard colours, British Standard colours, Pantone, etc.  They also have there own colour books, with THOUSANDS of colours in them.


: Re: Canning
: paulo July 11, 2018, 14:15:00
Hi Des - thanks. I have been to FAB they have been very helpful - I need to take another trip there soon.
Most tools I have. My father and grandfather used to build and run steam trains that ran around track at home - I have inherited most tools from workshop and many have been helpful.
I recently found out that my grandfather used to also build model yachts in his younger days.
Chat soon

PS I am still working out website