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Tiny69

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #120 on: May 26, 2012, 03:58:33 »
Planking the toilet block

Now that the final coat of paint as been applied it was now time to plank the toliet block starting with the outside frames. Using 3mm wide 0.7mm thick mahogany strips each piece is measured, cut and glued in place with superglue. Once the outside frames were complete I continued with each infill panel and door finishing off with the brass hinges and door latch.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #121 on: May 26, 2012, 06:59:39 »
Very nice as usual..
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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #122 on: May 27, 2012, 01:58:22 »
Today I connected everything together, filled the bolier with water, lit the burner and raised steam.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #123 on: June 03, 2012, 09:34:31 »
I have been concentrating on painting various fittings in the wheelhouse and the black areas on the superstructure. Also I have been wiring the LED lights in the mast and routing the wires inside the superstructure.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #124 on: June 03, 2012, 11:22:25 »
Awesome detail.

Love the steam whistle.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #125 on: June 16, 2012, 05:07:54 »
Lighting

With all the LED lights fitted and the wires routed around the inside of the superstructure all that was left to do was to solder each one to the 6v battery/resistor module I had made.  Using a 15W soldering iron each wire was soldered in place ensuring the correct polarity was maintained.  Finally all the soldered joints where covered with two part epoxy glue to ensure that the joints would not be effected by any moisture.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #126 on: June 16, 2012, 05:29:23 »
Some photos of the tug under illumination.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #127 on: June 16, 2012, 06:16:50 »
Beautiful work again.. ;)
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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #128 on: June 16, 2012, 08:34:42 »
That is a really great build , thanks for posting .   PUFFIN

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2012, 01:36:19 »
Ballasting

Time to fill the internal testing tank or bath to everyone and ballast out the boat.  First I put the hull in the water and placed the steam plant inside with the boiler filled with water.  Now I could add weight using cast metal sticks each weighing 225g (8oz) each and place them inside triming up the hull so it sat correctly on the water.  With the steam plant in place I added 8 sticks in total, which is 1800g almost 4lbs.

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See below for a short video of the steam enigine working in the test tank

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8eyahU8CqI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8eyahU8CqI</a>
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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #130 on: June 23, 2012, 01:42:50 »
Next I removed the steam plant and inserted the electric module, which is lighter, so had to add an additional 4 sticks increasing the ballast to 2700g (6lbs Approx.)  I permenately glued the ballast in for when I use the steam plant and left the extra weights loose so they can be easily placed inside when using thew electric module.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #131 on: June 26, 2012, 04:46:44 »
My next project is going to be a TID and your build has been both inspirational and informative in my research.

Excellent work!

Love these little tugs and hope I can do them justice as much as you have in your ongoing build.



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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #132 on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:41 »
My next project is going to be a TID and your build has been both inspirational and informative in my research.

Excellent work!

Love these little tugs and hope I can do them justice as much as you have in your ongoing build.

Well I hope to see your build posted on the site in the near future.  Which one are you aiming to build?

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #133 on: June 27, 2012, 06:14:56 »
I plan to build a “generic” TID as I really don’t have a specific boat in mind. I mainly post on RC Groups, in fact I’m trying to finish my current build – a sternwheeler towboat:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368835

As soon as I finish that I’ll start on the TID. Thanks again for sharing your excellent build, I have gained a lot from reading.

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Re: TID 164 Build
« Reply #134 on: June 27, 2012, 10:50:08 »
We look forward to the build of such a fine Tug by such a skilled modeler !!!

I plan to build a “generic” TID as I really don’t have a specific boat in mind. I mainly post on RC Groups, in fact I’m trying to finish my current build – a sternwheeler towboat:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368835

As soon as I finish that I’ll start on the TID. Thanks again for sharing your excellent build, I have gained a lot from reading.