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Brian

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 11:21:35 »
Hey Kieran,
For the windows, you cut them out of thin clear Evergreen plastic from a hobby store, paint them black on the backside and stick them on with double sided carpet tape.
Quick and cheap

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 18:04:32 »
Yes...go with the bigger stack!

I set my w/house windows in with "very sticky" Aluminum foil tape...cut in thin strips.
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2010, 14:47:55 »
just bought a bunch of fittings from harbor models! excited to get going again! and also FINALLY! bought my speed controller from dave at action. gonna be towing soon as possible :) ;)

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2010, 16:53:23 »
Hi Kieran - give us a photo or two - you're building away at my speed! No further ahead here either with any of mine.

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2010, 22:46:37 »
sorry folks no pics tonight but i can issure you one thing... Lots of progress. ive done the trim on the wheel house mounted some bollards at the bow and other stuff like that. trying to figure out what to do to hide the ugly bottom of the stack im gonna use? any ideas... and also does anyone know where i could find sheet styrene 1.5 to 2 mm thick.

hoping to get some pics flowin

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2010, 23:47:08 »
hi kieran sounds like your picking up pace now  building  your tug  well done :)
what is it you mean about covering the bottom of the stack?? if you could post a photo of the problem  that would help?
on my lesley ann stack i have used a hair curler for 'a heat sheild'   this might help you??    2mm styrene   ''model shop got any?? or maybe a craft shop??  regards ray
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2010, 06:11:50 »
Scotts should have some sheet stock there - otherwise Industrial Plastics but you're into a 36 inch minimum sheet.

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2010, 09:18:57 »
thanks ray and mike for the comments and suggestions. right now im kinda waiting on my action p80.

Ray: the stack at the bottom is rather cut and not to nice looking i thinking of building a small box around it. if you look in my earlier pics there one of that stack im using if you see that pic look at the bottom of the stack. ;)
as for the styrene ill give scotts a call today. ;)

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2010, 10:08:58 »
PHOTOS KIERAN  :) :) :) :) :) :)

Has your camera gone AWOL  :(

A photo tells a thousand words  ;)

Regards, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2010, 14:17:00 »
well i use my moms work camera and its somewhere. im actual going out to buy soem fittings in a couple moments! ;) how exciting!

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2010, 16:47:20 »
I have the camera and pics taken finally here they are!





for these pics the deck was dry fitted.  ;)

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2010, 10:13:18 »
nice one kieran  keep up the good work  :)  regards ray
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2010, 11:23:04 »
Thats taking shape  :) :)
Looks good Kieran
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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2010, 20:26:49 »
got my parts and speed controller from action! is it a good idea to use stereo wire to wire the motorand other stuff?

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Re: allan b (ruxton explorer) build
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2010, 23:27:21 »
She’s certainly coming along Kieran, I think stereo wire will be OK as long as you keep all of the wiring the same.

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