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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Ocean Going Tugs => : tugs53 May 06, 2008, 16:35:15

: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 May 06, 2008, 16:35:15
Hi All:
Thought I'd start a 'proper' thread, about my latest build.
Started back in January, as just a FRP hull; now have all the running gear installed, decks and housework built, and the work continues!
LOA 60" Beam 19.5" Draft 8 3/4"
Power: Twin 12 volt 'Pitman' motors
Props (2) 5" 5-blade in fixed nozzles.

Cheers
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: HS93 May 06, 2008, 16:46:15
Wow thats a biggey, looks great , you only started it in Jan ?  >:D  I know you say pitmans but which ones , any internal pictures . are you geering the motors for such big props ?

Peter
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: tugs53 May 06, 2008, 17:01:14
Hi Peter:
They're Pittman 14204C637's. Big heavy motors, with 1/4" output shafts.
Using  'belt-drive' 2.5-1 reductions, from 'Harbor Models', in the US.
No interior photos yet, as I have taken everything out, to paint the hull 'inside'!

Cheers
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: Footski May 06, 2008, 21:25:32
Oh boy....It's that workshop....AGAIN......

Looking great Mike, I am very interested in whats inside when you pack it all in again..

Barry
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: TERRY May 07, 2008, 05:18:50
Hi Mike
That is one big tug. Hurt my back just looking at the photos. But it will look great on the water.
Terry.
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: tugnut May 07, 2008, 12:21:23
So neat so clean, the tug is realy great two. :)
That is one big tug what size props are they.
keep it coming . john
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: ray28507 May 07, 2008, 12:46:06
hi tugs53 very nice model  :) 'very large' ive seen pics of ron b regent but didnt relise just how big it was! what sort of 'bollard pull will you get out of the motor / prop set up you have??  regards ray
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: Franklin May 07, 2008, 16:03:21
Hello Mike, Thats quite a Tug & excellent work!!

  Did you build the hull? & if not where did you purchase it?


Lee  :)
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: tugs53 May 07, 2008, 16:33:29
Hi All!
Yup, she's going to be one heavy model, by the time it's ballasted down!
Figure I'll have room for two 'Garden tractor' 12 volt batteries.

John: The props are 5" 5 blade 'prop-shop' items.

Ray: Should pull good, but will have to wait and see. ;)
She's 5" longer than Ron's 'Regent' and a bigger scale.

Lee: The hull was built by John Weeks, who resides back East in your neighborhood!
Same hull as his wonderfull  'Atlantic Hickory' model.

I'm not building an 'exact replica' of the real 'Royal', as she looks today, or as she looked when commisioned, as the boat has changed it's colours so many times since it was launched in 1976.
Thought I'd build the boat as she looked in the late 80's, and how I'd like it to look.


Cheers

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: tugs53 May 24, 2008, 20:41:16
Hi All:
Now that the shows and regatta's are over, locally, here for a while, it's back to the bench.
Been painting little bits and painting the inside of the hull and ready to re-install all the running gear.
Thanks to bigford's tips on painting fittings, the doors are all on now, and dressed with wheels and such.
A fellow club member is building me a double-drum towing winch that will operate, and 'spool', which will be wonderful!
My next task is building the mast, which will be a bit difficult as I only have side drawings for it.

Sure nice to working at the bench in warm weather again!!

Cheers
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: Footski May 24, 2008, 23:09:39
Stunning!!!! :)
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: bigford May 25, 2008, 05:19:37
very cool tug you got there mike, i do like them big :o
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: tugs53 June 18, 2008, 16:58:32
Double Drum Towing winch under construction!
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: tugs53 July 24, 2008, 20:48:18
Well I've been able to sneek in a few moments, here and there, to get some work done :)
Problem is, the weather is so nice, my job is busy as all heck, and I've lots to do on my big tug 8)
Not that these are problems though, as summer around this area is short and wonderfull, and one has to enjoy it while it lasts 8)
I'll get into building, big time, once the rains begin again.

Here's the double-drum (working) towing winch built and ready for detailing, and a close up of the housework.
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: Footski July 24, 2008, 22:32:12
Mike,

Your detail work is nothing less than superb. Boy am I learning a lot..

Barry
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: ray28507 July 24, 2008, 23:11:51
hi tugs53    great work mike looking very good:)    regards ray
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: mike_victoriabc July 25, 2008, 05:26:35
I like the winch - I'll have to run up and see it. Need to build at least one for the tugs here.
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: tugs53 October 13, 2008, 11:56:37
Well, the wet weather is here again, and while the 'Thanksgiving Turkey' is in the oven, there's time to start building again  :)

Today, I cut out a small section of the aft deck to accommodate the towing winch motor, built the after deck hatch covers, built an airconditioning housing and firehose w/ grating for the top deck.

Also, cut out the back bulwarks 'table' and fit an aluminium stern roller, sealed with mono caulking, which dries clear.

This model will have all the electronics housed in the 'room' shown in the bottom picture.
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: ray28507 October 13, 2008, 12:28:23
hi tugs looking very good  :) :) :)   she seems to have a deep transom??   i like the rubber 'd' fendering do you get it from a model shop?? regards ray
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: tugs53 October 13, 2008, 12:59:52
hi tugs looking very good  :) :) :)   she seems to have a deep transom??   i like the rubber 'd' fendering do you get it from a model shop?? regards ray

She is deep!
I built up the transom to absorb the pressure from the two 5" nozzles.
Didn't want to use nozzle struts, as they're easily damaged.


The fendering is from 'Taco' Rubber, in the USA. (See rubber fendering in 'Tips & Advise')
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: ray28507 October 13, 2008, 13:08:00
hi tugs at 5' inch nozzels what sort of motors will you  use??
regards ray
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: tugs53 October 13, 2008, 13:12:11
Hi Ray:

Just read back to the beginning of this build thread.

Cheers Bud!!
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: Footski October 13, 2008, 23:31:40
About time we saw some of your work Mike. Very nice she looks too. How do you get your hand rails to look so good?

Barry
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: tugs53 October 14, 2008, 06:36:06
Hi Barry:
Well to be very honest with ya', some of the rails are 'pre-made' architectural pieces, but most are scratch made from brass rod or styrene rod.

Darn, another secret leaves the shop ;D ;D
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: Footski October 14, 2008, 08:26:20
I won't let your secret out of the bag......HONEST >:D >:D >:D
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: tugs53 October 19, 2008, 12:02:49
Todays progress:

Built the lifeboat, and now glueing on the 'life-line', using waxed cord.
This is quite time consuming, let me tell ya ::)

Built the ship-handling winch for the foredeck, and sprayed the rollers silver to look like S/Steel.

Spraying the deck access hatches orange.
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: bigford October 19, 2008, 12:33:35
nice work  :) glad to see you building something  ;D
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: tugs53 October 19, 2008, 20:23:15
Thanks Bigford ;D

Glad to be building again :) :)

Spent over an hour spooling the towline(s) on the double-drum towing winch.
One drum uses real galv wire, and the other uses nylon cord.
Not as easy as it sounds.
The fwd winch is now mounted and ready.
Just finishing off the lifeboat now.

Cheers
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: tugs53 October 26, 2008, 10:09:49
Well, got a bit more stuff done.

Built the mast, and is sprayed in black primer.
The fendering is now on the bow.
Lifeboat mounted.
Fwd winch mounted.
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: tugnut October 26, 2008, 10:50:33

Looking good very neet work :)

 john
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: Puffin October 26, 2008, 23:20:52
HI MIKE ; Sure is wonderful job on the ROYAL . How heavy is this one going to be ? I think you are going to need  seven men and a boy to move it .        We tried to send some pic's on the forum last night and failed again . Sue even tried witrh the same results. I will put them on a disc and get them to you . We had a great time at the POND again today .   PUFFIN
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: tugs53 October 27, 2008, 06:12:54
Hi Glen:
Good to hear you all had a good run at the Pond!

Yes, there are some on-going posting issues, regarding pictures; but I know that TugMaster is 'up to his elbows in grease', down in the engineroom, trying to solve the problem.

Yup, this  is going to be one heavy model, when it's up and running.
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: tugs53 October 30, 2008, 11:32:18
Well, I've been working on getting this mast together, and was able to bury a small electric motor inside, to run one of the two radar scanners.

Still lots to add to it, but it's coming along :)
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: Puffin October 30, 2008, 12:05:50
HI MIKE ; That looks absolutely top notch . Does the winch have a TAMYA transmission and axel . I use about 350 : 1  grearing . If you need any spliced side lines ,I use braided boot laces . I also found that coil of line for the winches . If you need any of that stuff let me know ,as I have extra .  PUFFIN
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: ray28507 October 30, 2008, 13:37:31
hi tugs a good job there :) are the motors  diretly under the radar? or did you belt drive them
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: tugs53 October 30, 2008, 16:38:13
Thanks for the compliments, as in the picture it looks kinda 'rough', but just the effect of the flash I guess.

Hi Glen: Yes the towing winch is geared high, with two 'robot' motors spinning a common axle.

Hi Ray:  The little geared motor, 'robbed' from a broken digital camera, is inside the support for the lower radar.
At 3volts, it spins at  just the right speed.

I'm not crazy about the silver Horn, and may paint it black.
What do you all think..........Black??
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: Footski October 31, 2008, 00:04:02
Looking great Mike. leave that horn steel coloured.....Much nicer...
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: Puffin October 31, 2008, 00:13:25
HI MIKE ; Leave it silver or chromed . Remember today they are chromed  .  PUFFIN
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: tugs53 October 31, 2008, 19:19:20
"Steel Coloured" it is!!

Thanks Barry and Glen

Cheers
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: tugs53 November 08, 2008, 16:13:22
Well then, I got a bit of 'weathering' done on the towing winch today, but I think I'll add some more to the inside of the drums.

The deckhand is holding onto a 'temporary' deck-rope, until my other ones are finished :)

Mike
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: TERRY November 09, 2008, 09:01:44
HiMike, that winch looks superb, well done.
Terry.
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: tugnut November 09, 2008, 11:11:56
You are right ther terry.
Looking good mike keep them coming :)

  jonh b
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: tugs53 November 09, 2008, 16:35:56
Thanks Terry and John!

Today, I did a bunch of wiring, which is sooo much fun, weathered the towing winch, and built numerous deck vents and such.

Mounted the main mast, and drilled the holes for the support cables, for the mast.
Built the aft mast, (out of an old artist's paint brush, as the taper is just right), which will support the RX antenna wire, and mounted the aft running lights.

Following Tango's advise about 'umbilical cords', in the 'lighting Smit Rotterdam' thread, I'm going to power the radar scanner with a 4.5volt re-chargeable RX battery pack, mounted inside the w/house.

Almost time to spin the model around, and work on the other side :)....Almost!!!

Cheers

Mike
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: Footski November 10, 2008, 00:29:26
Wow.

Coming along beautifully Mike......Only one question though!!!!!!!!!

Where is that damned Otter???? >:D >:D
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: tugs53 November 10, 2008, 01:09:14
In the Galley having breakfast...where else would he (or she), be ^-^ ^-^

Cheers!
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: TERRY November 10, 2008, 07:03:53
Now thats what i call museum standard. Great job Mike.
Terry.
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: ray28507 November 10, 2008, 13:11:49
 or footski it might be 'like' mike said in the other thread   'pooping' somewhere ;D ;D

 mike realy looking nice  great work :)

 regards ray
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: Footski November 10, 2008, 13:32:24
I didn't know a tug had a"poop"!!!!!!

We live and learn eh??? >:D >:D
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: tugnut November 10, 2008, 13:33:43
She looks great mike :)
She looks a large boat what size is she.

 john b




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: ray28507 November 10, 2008, 22:59:59
footski  i was talking about the 'otter'   pooping ;D
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: tugs53 November 12, 2008, 07:38:58
Hi All:

Thanks for the kind words!!
It's really fun to see all the close-up detail pictures of all your models, and I've learnt so much from Ray, footski, Puffin, and others, that it makes it all worth while!!

I'm not going to add any 'Otter Poop' to this model, but last year I built some docks for our model boat show here at the marina and a friend managed to find some little scale Otters, which I glued to the docks, and 'fashioned' some scale poop for authenticity.

Too much fun!!

Cheers

Mike
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: Captain Jack November 13, 2008, 17:53:34
Otter poop, and beer can widget bouys...what a creative bunch we are! Now, when someone builds a working "head"....I'm really gonna be impressed.
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: tugs53 November 13, 2008, 18:13:56
Me too!
This 'Home Cooking' is getting to me!!! :-[ :-[

Hi John B:   
She's 59" long :o


Cheers
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: tugs53 November 16, 2008, 12:50:58
Well, just spent most of last night, and about 4hrs today, getting this radar to work right :) :)

I trashed the 'mini' digital camera motor, as it heated up badly, so installed a servo motor, after removing the 'stops'.

Now, to mount the switch, and build a little tray for the battery pack to live in.

Got some more rigging wires done, using stretchable 'bead-cord'. I really like using this cord; because if you, or someone else bumps it, it is elastic and doesn't break. Also, it repels dust, unlike thread ;)

P.S. I slowed the rotation speed down a bit, since I made this video ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RDzXtmqFrg

Mike
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: tango November 16, 2008, 13:36:42
Looks real nice Mike :) :) One thing concerns me a bit though...........................Where has the rest of the model gone?? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Have you lost it????

 ;D ;D ;D

Mark.
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: tugs53 November 16, 2008, 13:48:51
Now that you mention it...................hmmmmmm........oh there it is.............behind the Corona bottles ;D ;D


Mike
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: ray28507 November 16, 2008, 14:42:50
heh tango thats why  tugs turned on the radar 'to find the rest of his boat :D ;D ;)  looks good tugs  may i ask how far from finished is 'she'    regards ray   ( ps have you got your shackles yet???)
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: tugs53 November 16, 2008, 14:51:14
Hi Ray:
She's quite a ways from finished!
Hopefully ready for April.
Not in any great hurry, as it's fun learning stuff from you guys, and gals, and implementing.

I should get the shackles this week; they're on their way here from the UK.

Cheers

Mike
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: Footski November 16, 2008, 18:46:57
Mike,

That radar looks superb.....Very impressive....Now before you ask, I know it is 3.45 am and the typing seems a little croaky, but I am full of a cough and sore throat so have got up to let Mrs Footski get some sleep. Anyway the cricket from India starts shortly so good night for now amigo...

Barry
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: tugs53 November 17, 2008, 19:08:50
Well I hope you're feeling better soon Barry :)
You've been way too quiet lately ;D ;D
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: clav November 20, 2008, 11:16:57
Well, just spent most of last night, and about 4hrs today, getting this radar to work right :) :)

I trashed the 'mini' digital camera motor, as it heated up badly, so installed a servo motor, after removing the 'stops'.

Now, to mount the switch, and build a little tray for the battery pack to live in.

Got some more rigging wires done, using stretchable 'bead-cord'. I really like using this cord; because if you, or someone else bumps it, it is elastic and doesn't break. Also, it repels dust, unlike thread ;)

P.S. I slowed the rotation speed down a bit, since I made this video ;D ;D



Mike
Hello. Tell where you have bought the micromotor for a radar.
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: tugs53 November 20, 2008, 14:19:11
Hi Clav:
I used an old futaba servo, and just removed the stops in it, so it turns continuously, and at 4.5 volts.
Micro motors are available for radar scanners, but I had an old servo for parts so I thought I'd put it to good use :) :)

Cheers

Mike
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: tugs53 November 28, 2008, 08:09:27
Well then, I've been spending the past week of evenings building small detail parts, such as ladders, fire axes, etc.......painting figures, weathering shackles, etc.
This is one of the most enjoyable tasks of model building........well for me anyway :) :)


...Cheers...
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: TERRY November 29, 2008, 04:58:51
Thats a very impressive job Mike. Looking forward to seeing photos of her on the water.
Terry.
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: Puffin November 29, 2008, 07:14:43
HI MIKE ; Your detail on the winch is great . The ware marks on the niggerhead is eye catching . And the over all detail and painting is has such realizim .  PUFFIN
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: Footski November 29, 2008, 10:19:41
Mike,

Looking real good. I like the rust on the winch and chains. Keep it up amigo.

Barry
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: ray28507 November 29, 2008, 11:46:06
 hi tugs   ''super work'' a real credit to yah :)   regards ray
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: Mutley November 29, 2008, 12:25:05
As echoed by the others, very nice work.

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: tugs53 November 29, 2008, 18:12:47
Thanks again for the kind words there guys!!

Well in my quest to find some 'economical' figures, I spent an hour at 'Scott's Hobbies' looking through 'Military Miniatures' made by Tamiya in just the scale I need.
I bought a 'Russian Army Tank Crew at Rest' kit, as they kinda resemble a modern tug crew (oddly enough).
The kit includes 6 figures, (including one woman crew member with 'quite the figure' :o....hehehe), which I think I can adapt into 'tug crew' figures.
These are unassembled, making painting and 'altering' a bit easier.

I'll leave out the 'holstered' side-arms though ;D ;D



Cheers
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: tugnut November 30, 2008, 07:20:29
 Well done mike she looks great keep them coming :) :)

 john b
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: tugs53 December 21, 2008, 11:07:07
Right then....gonna take a break from the snow shovel this eve and build this 1/32 scale hiab crane kit I bought off of ebay.uk.
Cost me $14.95 Can. (6 pounds or so), delivered to my door via Royal Mail 8) 8)
A similar kit from the USA would cost $34.00 US plus shipping and duty >:( >:(

I think it's the same one sold by Redbank, but not sure.
It looks to be quite well detailed, and should suit this build well. :)
I'm gonna add some hydraulic lines and controls as well.

...Cheers...
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: tugs53 January 26, 2009, 14:11:37
Well, I've finally got this Hiab crane together, and now just have to add a few finishing touches before mounting it.
Plus, in the picture are the first 2 of 8 window screen 'wipers', built from styrene, and sprayed with aluminum paint
The next picture shows the fire hydrant mounted on the front deck, made from aluminum tube stock.
...Cheers...
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: Puffin January 26, 2009, 16:54:43
HI MIKE LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE OUT DO YOUR-SELF again . Simply over the top ,great job . PUFFIN
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: tugs53 February 21, 2009, 10:37:21
Well then....I finally did it, and ordered a P94 Twin ESC-Mixer unit from FLJ :) :), and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival.

Been experimenting with 'signage' decals, and bought a few sheets of 'Testors' water-slide decal paper from Scott's Hobbies, here in Duncan.
It takes some doing to scale these signs right, but they look the part!

Happy Saturday 8) 8)
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: ray28507 February 21, 2009, 11:11:05
 thay look good mike  the smallist detail can somtimes make the biggest impact ;)  regards ray
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: Footski February 21, 2009, 11:53:17
Well then....I finally did it, and ordered a P94 Twin ESC-Mixer unit from FLJ :) :), and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival.

Been experimenting with 'signage' decals, and bought a few sheets of 'Testors' water-slide decal paper from Scott's Hobbies, here in Duncan.
It takes some doing to scale these signs right, but they look the part!

Happy Saturday 8) 8)

Well done Mike, a model as good as that deserves the best internals..Welcome to the P94 club....now that has a ring to it. May ask Dave (FLJ) if he has any club badges!!!
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: tugs53 March 01, 2009, 09:35:21
Been making decals on the computer again, using 'Testors' water-slide sheet.
Also...experimenting with new camera, so bear with me, till I get used to all these new features 8)
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: Puffin March 01, 2009, 10:07:02
HI TUG 53 ; What camera did you go with ?              PUFFIN
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: tugs53 March 01, 2009, 10:12:27
After tring out a few, and there's LOTS to choose from, I went with a Kodak Z1285, with 12mp and a 5X Optical zoom.

I'll work with it for the w/end, and see if it does what I want it to do.
The price was good, at $176 plus card & taxes, and it's small enough to fit in the pocket.

I may still trade in for the Fuji unit though.

Cheers
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: tugs53 March 09, 2009, 09:26:19
So what have I done since last w/end you ask...

I fashioned up a couple of 'Sat-Tel' domes, out of Maple, and mounted them atop the w/house; made a few deck-boxes; and had a great time with that 'caution' tape I ordered from 'Line-O-Tape' in the US, (awesome stuff...that tape)

Also, my P94 from AcTion arrived, so I spent a while cutting wire and soldering up connections; so next update should show some progress in the engineroom ;)

Cheers
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: Footski March 09, 2009, 10:16:16
She is looking awesome Mike.....Don'0t forget to post pictures of those electrics once you get the P94 installed..

Barry
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: ray28507 March 09, 2009, 11:56:27
hi mike  fantastic  work there mike realy looking the part  :)   is the winch wire real wire or is it a coated nylon ?    regards ray
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: Puffin March 09, 2009, 14:04:37
HI MIKE ; SHE is real looking great . I like the attention to details on the tug . I noted the detail on the sea doors ,looks great .                PUFFIN
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: tugs53 April 02, 2009, 19:50:43
Just a little update on my progress here with this build:

I've got most of the elecs installed,...still waiting on the ESC I ordered for the tow winch.....and hope to do main engine(s) alignment this w/end.
Plus, I've decided to add deck lights, so have to wire-in 14 'amber' 3volt lights soon.

Still soldering up more brass railings as well.

Will post some pics soon!
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: tugs53 July 08, 2009, 11:35:43
Geez....... if the rain doesn't let up around here, I may take the dust cover off and do some work on her!!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6785371987_0a74a923cb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6785371987/)
Aft deck of Seaspan Royal build (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/6785371987/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
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: sea.mariner July 08, 2009, 11:37:41
Geez....... if the rain doesn't let up around here, I may take the dust cover off my current build and do some work on her!!



WOW :o :o :o That model is looking beautiful  :) :)
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: tugnut July 08, 2009, 11:48:08
Iwill second that comment :)she is one lovely looking model.
Thats what you call detail,NICE ONE MIKE
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: ray28507 July 08, 2009, 12:58:24
hi tugs  sure looking very nice  8)  (how far off is she from being finished / sea trials??)   regards ray
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 July 08, 2009, 15:30:44
Thanks guys!!

Lot's of detail work to do on the other side (Stbd)...and still awaiting a nice engine sound system to come along!!   Hint Hint to FLJ.

Then...in the water she goes for trials.
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: mike_victoriabc July 08, 2009, 16:21:07
Certainly is coming along - lots of detail - looks good!

Rain? Should have tried Lake Cowichan around noon - test of rain gear.

What did you use for the deck paint - that is a good shade.
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: Kieran H July 08, 2009, 16:24:02
I would have to agree with TUGS53 the rain has been relentless since sunday. ^-^
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: Puffin July 08, 2009, 19:40:44
HI MIKE ; Sure is looking great .             PUFFIN
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 July 09, 2009, 06:59:53
The decks are 'Tremclad' red oxide primer, which is very close to the shade on the real tug, during that time period.


...Cheers...
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: chipchase July 27, 2009, 11:26:08
Great build Mike love the detail.
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: sea.mariner July 27, 2009, 11:35:55
A true work of art showing exceptional modelling skills  :)
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: willowgarth July 27, 2009, 12:17:20
Awesome model Mike, they don't come any better!
Cheers Fred
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 July 27, 2009, 21:37:47
Thanks Guys!!! :) :) :)
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 August 23, 2009, 12:59:49
Well I sold my Seaspan Royal build to a couple from the US, who transported it from my dock to their yacht in their 25' tender, then it's off to Seattle, then off to Texas by Private jet.

Must be nice to have that kinda money huh?? 8) 8)

Here's some pics I took this morning.

Sad to see the model go, but she's in good hands!!


...Cheers...
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: Footski August 23, 2009, 13:10:20
Sad it is, but I am sure the payment made you feel a little better!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 August 23, 2009, 13:19:10
'Royal' Treatment for the model....pardon the pun ;D ;D :D :D
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: ray28507 August 23, 2009, 23:19:01
   did you get her on the water tugs??  (what did she  go like?)    ohh well whats your next project???

small  med  large  tug??   regards ray
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: sea.mariner August 24, 2009, 03:16:13


Must be nice to have that kinda money huh?? 8) 8)



...Cheers...

Just ask FOOTSKI  ;D ;D ;D
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: Footski August 24, 2009, 06:28:48
 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: Kieran H August 28, 2009, 16:12:53
Hey mike nice to see that you finished her so quickly. I was out for a put today and saw the yacht leave.
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 August 29, 2009, 06:17:37
Yes...I worked on her day and night for 3 days prior to her delivery!!!
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 November 21, 2009, 16:55:22
Geeez...do I ever miss this model :( :( :(...and the two before it too :) :)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3356/3495288303_bb63239254_z.jpg?zz=1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/3495288303/)
Seaspan Royal 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tugnut/3495288303/) by tugs5750 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tugnut/), on Flickr
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugnut November 22, 2009, 09:27:41
That looked a lovely model Mike she is big to.
I bet that man was well pleased.

 Regards John
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: Model Tug Man December 02, 2009, 06:50:47
Wow Tugs. It must have been tough to let her go after the hours and the level of work you put into her.
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 January 07, 2012, 12:31:21
Wow Tugs. It must have been tough to let her go after the hours and the level of work you put into her.

If I win the lottery...I'm buying her back!!!
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugnut January 08, 2012, 07:00:35
She is one great model Mike ,can i have your old plan ;).
I did the same with my kestrel tug so i built another one.

John
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: tugs53 January 14, 2012, 09:09:36
Thanks for the reminder about the plans John.

Having a look-see today.
: Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
: mike_victoriabc January 14, 2012, 09:26:52
Hi Mike
Might be able to scan the plan first - would be available to others? Let me know.