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Kev30

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Fiery Cross
« on: November 23, 2010, 14:36:37 »
Here are some views of my voith tug!  as you can see, still a work in progress! ::)

Alongside is my Portgarth model built to the same scale 1:32 plus a freelance multi racer boat.

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Kevin

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 15:42:33 »
thats a great looking tug youve built. is she from scratch? and are you building your own voith drives?

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 00:48:50 »
Looking good Kev  :) :) :)

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 11:26:10 »
Hi Kieran
Thanks for your feedback regarding my pictures I sent in lastnight. I have built a pair of Voith Schneider units from scratch which are in the picture attached.

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Kevin

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 13:53:15 »
very nice work kev :)  regards ray
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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 18:41:44 »
Ooooooo...those are nice looking drives :) :) :)

I'll take two :D :D
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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 19:42:19 »
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO agreed. what kinda of motors will you run on them?

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 11:33:28 »
The voiths be powered by a graupner 900 motor through a gearbox so both units are running at the same speed.

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Kevin

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 11:54:12 »
First Class!!!
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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 13:12:14 »
Just thought I'd share some more photo's of my Voith tractor tug with the phases of the hull construction I used.
The plug was made by cutting formers/bulkheads from the hull line drawings allowing for the hull thickness and the adding a keel and the stringers running along the top of the hull, then filling in between them with building plaster which was carved between each bulkhead. The hull was then covered in 2 layers of brown paper cut in strips and it was then covered in 4 layers of fine cloth which was in one piece when put in place and had West Epoxy Resin applied and when it had fully cured I sanded it down and sprayed it with a primer filler whilst still on the building board.


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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 13:39:22 »
MORE PICTURES AND FURTHER DETAILS

I then removed it from the board and smashed out the plaster and bulkheads leaving just the keel and stringers and a very strong shell.
Before I even started building the hull I got a big slab of polystyrene and hot-wired it out to form a rough profile of what my hull would look like when finished to help me have a very good idea of what the displacement would be of the model, as with both voith units, gearbox and batteries weight was starting to mount up and I didn't want to build a model and it would be over weight before I started. The model is built to a scale of 1:32 the same scale as my Portgarth model which is beside my voith tug in one of the pictures.

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 14:14:34 »
 Nice work on the fiery Cross Kevin, those voith units are really outstanding. I like your Portgarth  build did you make the hull or is it the one from MMM.

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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 15:44:48 »
In the first picture the superstructure looks like it's made of galv. How did you do that?
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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2011, 18:34:43 »
Looking mighty fine Kev.
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Re: Fiery Cross
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 08:31:42 »
Hi Brian and Steve
Thanks for your comments regarding my model, the Portgarth was a MMM hull but with quite a few modifications made to it. As for the superstructure on the Fiery Cross it was made out of tin-plate and soft soldered together.

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Kevin