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jenno

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MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« on: May 14, 2010, 12:21:16 »
Hi all,
           Now that my Smit Japan is finished it's time to start a new build, and why not start with a new model that has just come onto the market.
            MMB's ASD Harbour Tug.
               www.marksmodelbits.com

I was lucky mine was delivered by hand by the man himself and Ang
(Please do NOT expect the same service, the price of fuel would bankrupt him)

What do you get:-
Fibreglass hull,superstructure and wheelhouse.
all the deck castings made from resin
Motors, shafts, steerable korts........ it's easier just to look at the photo below

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 12:31:11 »
Right first thing first, make a stand, i made mine from 1/2" MDF and stained it so it's waterproof.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 12:39:24 »
Looking at the hull you can see the usual mould marks these were easily sanded to remove them,then the whole hull was sanded with 240 wet and dry.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 13:19:19 »
Hi jenno looking forward to the build, It will interesting to see how she turns out. You have made a fantastic job of the Smit Japan.

Brian
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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 13:49:04 »
Thanks chipchase.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 16:48:11 »
I too am watching this build with keen interest :) :) :) :)


There is such a market for this type of kit, over here in Canada....and the US :) :) :)


Congrats on your purchase...and kudos to Mark and Angie for their hard work and efforts, way over and above the 'norn'
MIKE

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 14:13:00 »
Hi all,
Thought  Id start the superstructure  a nice clean moulding is supplied, you only need to clean the bottom where it sits on the deck ,washed all the resin parts and sanded them down on a piece of sandpaper taped to a board. There are plenty of doors and hatches supplied in the kit so you can choose how many and were you want to fit them, after everything was dry I filled any gaps with P38.
Next came the hand rails, There a some nice brass stanchions in the kit, and a quick twist here and there it all fits nicely in place.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 12:06:53 »
Hand rails on the superstructure are nearly finished just need a little filing to clean them up, the remaining rails at the rear will be made and fitted when the wheel house is finished.
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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 12:08:19 »
The winch comes with a diagram which is easy to follow all parts were washed, sanded and assembled quite easily, the rope will be fitted after painting.
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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 12:09:50 »
O.K now some technical stuff, the Kort nozzles need to be trimmed down,                                                                 
2mm off the top of the kort and 5mm of the bottom of the shaft casting
see pencil lines on them in the photo.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 12:14:04 »
Wow, she's coming right along :) :) :)

That's a mighty fine looking winch.
What are dimensions of the winch, if you don't mind me asking.
MIKE

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 12:26:49 »
Hi Mike  the winch kit size is   

Base  98mm long  53mm wide
height 51mm
drum width 49mm
overall length of the kit is 118mm

Ang
I HAVE NOT FAILED, I HAVE JUST FOUND A 1000 WAYS THAT DON'T WORK.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2010, 12:30:37 »
I go up to my workroom to measure it and look what happens..........
Ang sneaks in.

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2010, 12:43:32 »
Thanks Ang :) :) :)
I will be definately ordering one for my next build.
MIKE

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Re: MMB's ASD Harbour Tug (The Official Build)
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 12:04:05 »
Now with the two pieces glued and filled the holes were drilled in the hull and the tubes fixed in place Now these tube are special they have PTFE bearing, Ive never seen bearings on a rudder/kort before(Please correct me if Im wrong)  There are two large resin blocks supplied which I drilled out to 6.5 to fit over the tubes  when everything was lined up, square, parallel and looked right the blocks were lifted and fixed in place with body filler P38.when dry I fitted the tiller arms and connecting rods and walla   two working korts.

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