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dsd106

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MMM Portgarth Build
« on: June 30, 2010, 14:34:53 »
Ok hear are the build pictures so far

dsd106

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 14:39:41 »
bit more accommodation

dsd106

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 14:42:37 »
Im not completely happy with the wh windows so the funnels are staying n the box until the mk3 wh is built 

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 14:45:56 »
both winches will work i have motorised the mm kits with the addition of some gears from maplins and a bit of boxing in

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 14:49:23 »
water line marking the credit for the method goes to Andy aka lightshipman although this is the mk2 version 

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 14:52:09 »
hull painting not only footski can paint out doors!

credit to the dog for keeping his fur to himself for once!
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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 14:57:19 »
put the rc gear in to do the trials then made a tidy job of it,

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010, 15:02:28 »
rc gear in place and deck painting under way

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 15:15:17 »
the nearly finished article wh is wonky as the deck was still wet and i couldn't push it all the way down

will get her out in the sun for a few pics over the weekend
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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 16:03:49 »
WOW...

She's looking real good!!


Great job on the winches, and the waterline method is a good idea.

Looking forward to the 'in the water' pictures.
MIKE

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2010, 18:21:56 »
shes looking great.
youve done a great on the winches. keep up the good work. ;)

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 22:26:13 »
Beautiful shots there of a great looking build.. :) :) :) :)Oh and sunshine in South Wales too.....most unusual!! ;D ;D
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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2010, 12:39:06 »
You must be well pleased that the Portgarth didn't end up going to the Tyne so you can pop along the coast to Swansea and take some usefull reference photograghs to help you with your build.

As I built a model of the Portgarth some years back now and it was dead handy just heading down to Royal Portbury dock as I live in Bristol unlike my present project a tractor tug based on the Tees at Middlesbrough!!! 250 miles away.
Keep up the good work its looking good.

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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 14:28:34 »
Kev Pleased is one word, bonus is I drive past and stop for a cuppa at lease once a week to or from work,

just had a look at your pics nice job, where did the Z pellers come from?

 I did think about it but went for 70mm korts in trials shes only pulling about 12 amps a side so have just put in for a set of 5 bladers for a try,

there having a bit of  head ake wit the south wales tugs as the Swansea fleet needs to be 50^ and the east wales fleet 40ish and shallow n short, just waiting to see what comes next?? think the cutlass will be leaving Swansea may see her back up east theres a chance the Sky will be making an appearance in Swansea,


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Re: MMM Portgarth Build
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 09:01:04 »
Yeah its all change in the Svitzer Wales fleet isn't it I've heard that the former Milford tug Thorngarth will be coming to Swansea once the Svitzer Maltby has made it to Liverpool from the Tyne.

The schottle units on my Portgarth model are the Graupner units used on the Tito Neri kit, but I've had a lot of problems with them I think they were one of the earliest ones made but I stripped the small bevel gears on the models 3rd visit to the lake. As there only a pressed plastic mould they are not a precission made item and when I replaced the gears with brass ones they make a hell of a noise seen's the gears don't mesh properly, but I am interested in the units some of the other members have made on this site as a replacement for the Graupner ones but I'll finish my present model I'm building first.
All the best with your Portgarth model

Kevin