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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Steam Tugs => : tizdaz December 30, 2017, 21:23:47

: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 30, 2017, 21:23:47
Hi guys/gals

Been at this on/off for around 8 months so far but the past few weeks I decided to go full on with it & I've got quite alot done, hoping to have her ready for sale for the summer :) This is my first ever build.. yup I jumped in at the deep end as they say \o/

Anyway will let the pics do the talking, as I say, its a largescale TID Tug details are:

Hull:   T.I.D Harbour Tug, Glass Fibre (Models By Design)
Scale: 1/12 (Length: 71" & Beam: 18")
Motor: 24volt DC 12 Pole - 3800rpm
Power Source: For Motor: 4x 12v 22AH SLA battery's (Total output: 24v 44AH - Series/Parallel configuration)
For Aux: 1x 12v 22AH SLA Battery
ESC:   Action Electronics P98 High Power (Modified)
Prop: Brass 5" (12.9mm) 4-Blade
Prop Shaft: Mobile Marine Models MaxLine 12.5mm Brass Outer tube / 8mm solid stainless steel inner with bearings
Rudder: Brass
    
Misc. items
Sound Unit: Beier Sound Module USM-RC-2
Smoke Unit: Steam Master Unit (SMU)
Electrics:
Action Electronics P98 High Power ESC (Modified
Action Electronics P107 Switched Power Distribution Board (Modified)
Action Electronics P103 Parallel Power Board (Modified)
Action Electronics P95 Indicator Fuse Boards
Action Electronics P112 Fused Power Distribution Board With Main Power Switch
Action Electronics P44 Universal Twin Switcher
Action Electronics P95 Indicator Fuse Board

More info about my build can be seen here: http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/build.html

HULL
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/1.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/2.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/2b.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/2c.png)
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(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/6.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull10.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull11.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull10a.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull10b.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull11a.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull12.jpg)
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(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull15.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull7.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull8.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/hullprep/hull9.jpg)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 30, 2017, 21:25:10
DECK
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/deck/vents.jpg)

ELECTRICS
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/1.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/2.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/3.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/4.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/5.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/6.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/electrics/elecs_diagram.PNG)

MOTOR/MOUNT
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/1.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/2.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/3.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/4.png)
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(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/6.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/7.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/8.png)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/motors.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/motorANDmount/motors1.jpg)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 30, 2017, 21:28:08
PROP & SHAFT
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/1.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop10.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop11.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop12.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop13.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop14.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop15.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop2.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop3.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop4.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop5.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop6.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop7.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop8.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop9.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/shaftcut.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/whouse18.jpg)

SUPERSTRUCTURE
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/structure/navlights.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/structure/navlights2.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/structure/portholes2.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/structure/portholes3.jpg)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 30, 2017, 21:31:11
WHEELHOUSE
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse1.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse10.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse11.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse115.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse12.jpg)
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(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse22.jpg)
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(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse24.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse25.jpg)

:)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 30, 2017, 21:32:06
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse26.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse27.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse28.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse29.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse3.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse30.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse31.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse32.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse33.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse4.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse5.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse6.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse7.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse8.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouse9.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouseA.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouseB.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouseC.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouseD.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouseE.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/wheelhouse/whouseF.jpg)

More pics soon!
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: model tugman December 31, 2017, 00:54:47
Fantastic work looking forward to more,  clever the way you have posted the pictures as well, how did you Do It?
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 31, 2017, 06:44:26
hi,

Thanks, its getting there! As for the pics I just used the "Insert Image" then just posted them (the icon above next to the youtube one) I had already re-sized all my photos so they were all pretty much the same dimensions.

The code looks like:

[.img]http://www.your image url.jpg[/img]
[.img]http://www.your image url2.jpg[/img]
[.img]http://www.your image url3.jpg[/img]

..And so on

without the . of course!

:)

: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: olscuzbut December 31, 2017, 08:16:21
Wow!  I'm guessing you have a fork lift to transport or move this boat around?  lol. 

Norm
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 31, 2017, 10:10:55
Wow!  I'm guessing you have a fork lift to transport or move this boat around?  lol. 

Norm

lol :)

believe it or not, transport wont be too difficult (i hope!!), most of the weight will be in the batteries themselves as these will double up as ballast which are removable for transport (35kg) the electrics board will also be made removable & as will the structure! ..so all that's left on the hull its self will be the deck/fittings/supports & the sound/steam module which will weigh less than 5kg in total, I have a 7 seater car which i used to pick the hull up & it fits in with a little room to spare! :)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: sea monkey December 31, 2017, 12:55:06
What a monster! I didn't really grasp the size of it until I saw your hand next to the propeller.
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz December 31, 2017, 14:20:39
What a monster! I didn't really grasp the size of it until I saw your hand next to the propeller.

aye shes a big un' alright! When i went to pick the hull up i was preying it would fit in my car, even though i had measurements etc, the 150 mile to the location all i was thinking about was "it best fit in my car!" lol
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 12, 2018, 19:48:29
Time for an update, Finally finished the rudder..

First I cut out the rough shape of the rudder from a 2mm Brass sheet
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop39.jpg)

I then filed & sanded to give the final shape
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop40.jpg)

This was the (not so fun) part! ..Silver soldering the Rudder shaft to the rudder it's self. I did this using a Butane blow torch which I picked up off ebay, I used 2 house bricks for a base, I then lay another brass piece I had on top of the house bricks (to help with reflecting the heat) I then keyed the area to be soldered using some sand paper & put some flux on the contact sides & then lay the rudder & rudder shaft in position using 20pence pieces as shims as these were just the right thickness so the rudder was centre to the shaft, I also used a couple of die pieces to keep the shaft firmly along side the rudder. It took about 5mins for the flux to run which indicated the correct temperature to add the silver solder.
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop38.jpg)

All sanded down, solid as a rock! ..tested the alignment & all good!
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop36.jpg)


(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop37.jpg)

I then used some JB Marine Weld along the joint, this ensured that if there was any area missed with the soldering this would fill the join as well as add extra strength.
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop35.jpg)

Once the JB weld set, I then sanded for a smooth finish
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop34.jpg)

Next I cut out 3 strips of 1mm brass & wrapped it around the shaft & onto the rudder, these were fixed in place using JB Marine Weld & then I used 3 small pieces of wood along with clamps to hold in place while it set. This will again add extra strength to the rudder as well make it look more like a rudder!
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop33jpg.jpg)

All set & solid!
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop32.jpg)

Time for more sanding..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop31.jpg)

Next I added some rivets (well, kind of!) I cut off the head of some button head bolts, filed them smooth & then using JB Marine Weld I placed them onto the strips & then filled the head with the weld.
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop28.jpg)

Once all set I sanded down to a smooth finish
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop30jpg.jpg)

One more final sanding..Mission Complete!
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop29.jpg)

Im pretty happy with the final outcome, once sprayed I think it will look pretty decent, not bad for my 1st attempt :)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop26.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop27.jpg)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/img/propANDshaft/prop25.jpg)

Next will be to perma fix the skeg/propshaft etc in place & connect rudder to the servo :)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 12, 2018, 21:27:16
couple of vids doing my 1st prop test :)

http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/boat/vids.html
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: olscuzbut January 12, 2018, 21:29:47
Very nice rudder.  A lot of work went into it.  Be very interested to see how responsive your tug is with that big rudder.
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 13, 2018, 07:17:07
Very nice rudder.  A lot of work went into it.  Be very interested to see how responsive your tug is with that big rudder.

Thanks olscuzbut,

Yeh I've put some time into making it, but been worth it :)

Can't wait now for her first dip in the water which will hopefully be next weekend, I just need to perma fix the keel/shaft etc in place then ready to go!
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: spud January 15, 2018, 15:43:19
Hi tizdaz

Wow, very impressive model ,
Good luck  with the 1st dip , can you post a few pic's please

Thanks
Spud
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 17, 2018, 06:41:49
Hi tizdaz

Wow, very impressive model ,
Good luck  with the 1st dip , can you post a few pic's please

Thanks
Spud

Hey

Thanks spud! as for pics, sure will, going to plan so far for this weekend, im working on fixing the rudder servo in place at the mo :) I've also fixed the keel in place now, will post some pics soon :)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: spud January 17, 2018, 14:31:50
Hi tizdaz

I went to Warwick model boat show last November,  on the mountfleet model boats stand he had a very large GRP tid tug hull and super structure,  not sure if it the same as the one from models by design?
How will you be launching it into the water?

Cheers
Spud
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: Franklin January 19, 2018, 14:07:50
Excellent work,,very,,,very nice
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 23, 2018, 16:09:19
hi guys! :)

Due to the damn weather (rained ALL day sunday, typical British weather!) I have to delay the water test, i'm hoping to get her wet either this week sometime or at the weekend!

In the meantime I've began to fix the deck, fit the rudder servo & linkage etc & finished off the keel (will post pics soon!).

For launching her, I'm going to be using 2x slings to lower & raise in/out of water, total weight of hull without the ballast/superstructure will be around 10kg so not too heavy. Then once in the water I will then add the ballast (batteries!). The whole of the superstructure is also removable.

The TID at warwick may well have been the same as mine which i got from Models By Design, but in the last few months I've heard that Models By Design has sold the mould for this to Mountfleet models (along with some others) I believe, so this is no longer available from Models By Design.
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tug-arlyn-nelson January 24, 2018, 15:41:46
Great project and pictures. I too use slings to put my Assurance tug in the water, somewhat smaller than yours at 43" long but its a good way to do it. I did run into an issue the other day with mine when the current was running strong enough that even with weights on the slings, they were being blown away faster than I could get lined up for the lift! Finally just leaned over the dock rail and grabbed it out of the water! Its pretty heavy when all in place, batteries etc. Look forward to seeing your tug in the water.
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 25, 2018, 11:01:40
Great project and pictures. I too use slings to put my Assurance tug in the water, somewhat smaller than yours at 43" long but its a good way to do it. I did run into an issue the other day with mine when the current was running strong enough that even with weights on the slings, they were being blown away faster than I could get lined up for the lift! Finally just leaned over the dock rail and grabbed it out of the water! Its pretty heavy when all in place, batteries etc. Look forward to seeing your tug in the water.

hehe yeh, i can imagine with strong winds it will be annoying! I wouldnt even try to lift mine out of the water with everything inside the hull, batterys alone weigh around 25kg! ..my back would snap first lol :)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: sea monkey January 25, 2018, 12:14:12
25kg of batteries!? You'll have arms like Popeye in no time at all.
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 28, 2018, 14:51:25
hehe aye, but its not as bad as it sounds! ..each battery only weighs 6.5kg & each battery will be put in the hull once the hull is in the water & vicer versa, when I've finished sailing, then the batterys will be removed first along with other ballast & then I will remove the hull from water lastly :)

Here's an update anyway! :)

Prop shaft & rudder all done, will grab some video soon of it in the water, but i did a dry test with the prop running & its very smooth with no vibrations which is good as it means of course that the alignment is good etc.

Also stained/varnished the wheelhouse & made a start on the wheel, also cut out the rest of the deck pieces which are ready to be fixed in place & also made a cutout on the stern for access to the rudder linkage/servo..

Using some 2mm copper sheet I made some braces for the keel, I made a simple jig using some wooden dowel so just a fraction of the dowel was exposed, I then placed the brass brace over this & tapped it with a hammer, this then gave the shape of the prop shaft so it sat around it snug on the keel..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=202)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=203)

The top half of keel is screwed in from inside of the hull through a piece of 3x2 block of wood which I fixed in place using Epoxy
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=227)

I used JB Marine Weld to fix & seal the keel to the Hull & Prop Shaft..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=204)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=205)

I then covered the keel with JB Marine Weld, this made it solid as well as make it water proof
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=206)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=207)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=208)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=209)

I then added the copper braces to add strength joining the top & bottom parts of keel to the prop shaft, again these were fixed in place using JB Marine Weld, these were held in place using a few pieces of scrap wood while the Marine Weld set..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=210)

Once set I then sanded down to a smooth finish..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=211)

I then used some Epoxy Putty to shape the area above the prop joining the keel to the rudder support/rudder shaft, I then coated it using JB Marine Weld & then sanded for a smooth finish..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=220)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=221)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=222)

I cut out the rest of the deck pieces, once I have the electrics sorted, these deck pieces will be perma fixed in place & then covered with some filler..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=213)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=214)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=215)

Hole made for access to Rudder Linkage & Servo..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=217)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=218)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=219)

Wheelhouse Stained & Varnished..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=194)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=195)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=196)

Made a start on the wheel, need to add handles which will be in form of 4mm Brass tube..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=199)
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 28, 2018, 15:14:17
Rudder Linkage / access hole

I cut out access hole for access to the rudder servo/linkage, this will be hidden once the deck/fittings are finished.
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=223)
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=224)


I used a little JB marine weld to hold the position of servo support beams, JB Marine Weld is quite slow setting so It gave me time to make small adjustments during the cure so I made sure alignment was good.
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=225)


I then used some P40 to bond the beams in place & I also made a timber frame around the rudder support & filled this with some P40 & then Gorilla Epoxy around the edges to be sure it was watertight..
(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=226)
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: tizdaz January 28, 2018, 15:53:18
Final test & all seems good (touch wood!) You might hear a little rattle which is basically the washers on the shaft, in the water they won't be rattling!

Rudder is very responsive & I adjusted the EPA to roughly 60-70% which gave enough throw & is well within the safe area.

Vid link: http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=11
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz January 28, 2018, 16:01:32
oops, double post!
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: tizdaz February 12, 2018, 10:21:40
So today was THE day!

Decided to go New Brighton with my pops to give her a water test (moment of truth as they say!) ..Turned out great, Still needs more ballast as I expected, But the 12-volt is plenty so no need for me to mess about with 24-volts :)

Anyway here's a quick vid!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6enou8
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: model tugman February 12, 2018, 12:01:28
A nice turn of speed there Daz.looking good matey.
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: tizdaz February 12, 2018, 14:26:40
Thanks :)

Heres a qiuck pic! (only pic i managed to get of today!)

(http://www.tizdaz.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?aid=228)

was a damn cold day though, sun was about but it was still -3!
: Re: Largescale TID Tug (pic heavy!!)
: spud February 12, 2018, 15:31:03
Well done tizdaz

Very responsive for a large model
I'm looking forward to seeing more 👍

Spud