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chipchase

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Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« on: March 04, 2010, 14:00:06 »
Hi all. I have finally started my new build. I have had the hull since August 2009. I   bought the hull and plan from Tyne Models. The hull is 1/50th scale 55in long with a12in beam. I havenít made up my mind yet whether to make it into the Blizzard or the Maersk Leader. (The plan is the Maersk Leader). I like the colour schemes on both of these supply vessels. Itís going to be a long project as I will have to make most of the fittings myself. I managed to get two kort nozzles from Tyne Models, these are the nozzles they supply with their Flying Spindrift kit. I borrowed a Billings Becker rudder from a friend at my local club to check the size against the nozzles. They were a bit on the small side and at £35 each I decided I would make my own. Both of these vessels have two bow thrusters and one stern thruster, I will have a working stern thruster and only one of the bow thrusters will be working.


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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 14:12:38 »
Here is a photo of the progress so far, I will post some photos of how I made the rudders and fitted the stern thruster.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 14:19:20 »
Hi all. I have finally started my new build. I have had the hull since August 2009.

About time too Brian  ;) :) ;

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=1417.msg20224#msg20224

Looking forward to watching this build, I have noticed that Tyne Models still don't list this tug on there website  :'(

Watching with very much interest and when Tyne Models release it, it will be time for me to  smiley06

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 14:28:44 »
Iím afraid they donít update their web site that often Dan Iím sure if you give Les a ring he will supply one when you are ready.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 14:37:48 »
Cheers for that Brian  ;)

I am looking forward to seeing your stern thruster set-up, me thinks it will be a water pump ?

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 17:22:48 »
nice propulsion. is that the smit nederland rudders.  :( but going great. :)

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 00:33:38 »
Cheers for that Brian  ;)

I am looking forward to seeing your stern thruster set-up, me thinks it will be a water pump ?

Regards, Dan.

No Dan itís a paddle thruster   ;)
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 00:38:10 »
Its good to see a hull with sufficent space to install a paddle wheel stern thruster  :) I will give Les a call today  ;)

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 00:52:08 »
nice propulsion. is that the smit nederland rudders.  :( but going great. :)


 ^-^ Kieran, as I have already said at the start of the build, the Nederland Becker rudders were too small. I had to make the rudders. I will be posting photos of how I made them. :)

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 01:12:01 »
Here are four photos Dan as you can see in photo one I had to move the thruster forward. ;) ;)
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 01:46:02 »
Thats a tight fit ! I didn't realise you had moved it forward, thats why my inital thoughts were a water pump thruster  ;)

Thanks for the photos and looking forward to seeing your construction of the becker rudders  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 06:52:12 »
thanks for the pics. im excited to see how they where made.

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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 09:12:17 »
Dan Iím sure if you give Les a ring he will supply one when you are ready.

I phoned Tyne Models this afternoon but Les was not in so left a message for him to call me back  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 14:16:35 »
As promised here are a few photos and a brief description of how I built the Becker rudders. The material that I used was 6mm clear Perspex, brass and 1.5mm plasticard. I decided that I would make the headgear the same as the billings Becker rudder. The first photo shows the headgear bits that I made on the lathe. The second photo shows the Perspex cut to shape and the main shaft fitted. The main shaft is made from 3mm brass bar, I drilled the hole slightly smaller than the shaft, I then heated the shaft just enough so that it would melt the Perspex onto the shaft when I inserted it into the perspex. After the shaft was fitted into the rudder I then drilled a 1mm hole through the rudder and shaft and inserted a stainless steel pin. Photo three shows the rudder with the plasticard added and shaped ready for painting.
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Re: Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 14:32:36 »
Do you think you could make 2 more becker rudders for me once I get a reply frrom Les ?  They look like the Dog B******S  if only I had the time and tools to do such a job  ??? A fine piece of workmanship there Brian, could I make an order for June this year please  :-*

Regards, Dan.
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