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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / Re: TYNE WEAR TUGS
« Last post by howard main on December 12, 2017, 08:09:14 »
Hello Steve & Michael,
First thank you for your replies Steve I read the Hendon build and have found it very useful tried replying last night but it into cyberspace, lol
 I have the Northsoider / Ironsider,   Holmsider /Wearsider /Seasider /Tynesider.  & Hendon / Cragsider. I am hoping to get very soon  ihave fittings for the Northsider but will have to make my own for the Wearsider and Hendon, which is why am looking for plans of after main decks and fore decks plus Towhooks I have build up a few photo's of the Tugs but none show clearly what am after, the only other wish list is hopefully   a Ryhope / Grangetown / Cornhill / Whitburn in 1:24 scale to go with the others. maybe I'll have to ask Ant or Chipchase sometime  if they'll think about it  we can all dream.

          Regards Howard.   
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Off Shore Support Vessels / Re: HMS BULLDOG
« Last post by Toby on December 11, 2017, 18:36:22 »
Can anyone confirm the size, number of blades and appearance of the propellers for this ship either full- size or 1:48  scale measurements.

Toby
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on December 11, 2017, 12:33:35 »
EXCEPT – it's all wrong! Spoke too soon, George.

Those of you who have been paying attention from the beginning of this build (unlike me) will have spotted my rookie error.

This boat only has 2 rails on all of its railings – Arrrgh!

In my defence:
1. I can usually count up to 2.
2. What sort of boat only has 2 rails? You'd have to be a very fat crewman to not slip between 2 rails. Was the yard trying to save money on rails? Did the naval architect have problems also telling the difference between 2 and 3?
3. I'm a man, I never read the instructions.

All of my previous models have had 3 rails (as do 99.99% of real tugs) and I just assumed this one was the same. You know what they say about assumptions – make an *bottom* of you and me!

'Easily fixed' you say. 'Just remake the railings on the platform'.

Well, no, as the platform railings had gone together so well I rushed into making up the railings and had soldered up the whole boat load. Using up all of my PE stanchions and $40 worth of brass rod in the process. Some of the sections are quite complex and it took about 12 hours to make them and clean them up for painting.

In theory, I could de-solder everything, spend hours filing and cleaning the stanchions, re-drill them and start again. However there is a strong CBA factor (can't be arsed). I'm bitterly disappointed, but not enough to start again. I can probably live with it. If you don't tell, I won't either.

I'm have time out at the moment, a couple of beers in the sun and a few hours away from the bench while I calm down.

What sort of boat only has 2 rails?
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on December 11, 2017, 12:25:02 »
Colours are all good and everything fits together just right. It all looks OK.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on December 11, 2017, 12:23:49 »
I've assembled all of the components for the mast and firefighting platform. It's pretty much completed, the mast isn't glued on at the correct angle yet. I'll leave that until the model is finished. Too easy to accidentally knock it off.
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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / Re: TYNE WEAR TUGS
« Last post by sea monkey on December 11, 2017, 12:21:45 »
Hi Howard,
Welcome aboard. There is a recent build of a very nice Hendon in the Classic Diesel section.
Steve
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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / Re: TYNE WEAR TUGS
« Last post by 2tugboats on December 11, 2017, 00:10:02 »
Welcome to the Forum Howard. You are in the right place to find the pictures and information you seek.

Welcome Aboard,
Michael
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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / TYNE WEAR TUGS
« Last post by howard main on December 10, 2017, 13:29:43 »
Hi Gent,
 Am a Tyneside lad looking for fitting plans pictures of tow-hooks  anchor winches and stern captains/winches on the aft main deck of the Holmsider, Wearsider, Cragsider, Hendon. at 1;24 scale and any other  fitting so I may make some if I have to or have any of them have fitting common to some or all.

                   Regards Howard.
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by model tugman on December 10, 2017, 02:35:09 »
It’s not lucky mate it’s a skill that you have,👍👍👍
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Classic Diesel Tugs / Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Last post by sea monkey on December 09, 2017, 23:23:22 »
I'm happy with the colours – at last – and now only need to glue everything together.

The whole firefighting platform/mast came together more easily than I had imagined. You just get lucky sometimes.
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