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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 16:32:50 »
Starting to look more the part now.


Picked up Robbe 750 brushed motor for 20 bucks as well.
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 23:39:37 »
Coming along nicely Mike....Nice big work room too!
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2012, 18:17:28 »
Thanks Barry :)
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2012, 22:08:05 »
HI MIKE ; LOOKING GREAT .   PUFFIN

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012, 15:30:22 »
Got the bulwark stanchion's on now, and dressed in a more west-coast style...( IE a face plate).


Tire fenders screwed on and ready for the chains.
I drilled through the tires and then filled the holes with black mono ultra caulking.


This I did because I find it very annoying when the tires fall off or get all askew while running.
Holes were then drilled for the chains to pass through.

The 'D' rubber fendering is from Taco Products in the US.


Boot stripe on, and a name change. :-\


Ordered some folded rubber fendering for the bow from Umi, and some depth markings from Model Flags in the UK.
Need to visit a bicycle shop after the holidays and get a well used tire to cut up for a stern fender. That way it will match the real tugs fendering.


Now...on to the housework.
Doesn't look like I'm going to obtain GA plans for this tug...so I'll be working from photos.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 16:03:57 by tugs53 »
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2012, 21:07:20 »
What type of fendering did you want for the stern , I have lots of different stuff made up , Truck patterns .
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2012, 23:59:41 »
A superb paint job Mike. Looking great. cool
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2012, 01:12:34 »
West Coast Tug.

Do you make fendering in rubber for sale??

Do you do one off dimensions or have you a selection??

I would be interested in some too, and some tyres if you had them too.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2012, 01:51:06 »
Me too. I'll need some tyres for "Bulli" who is about to get the second skin. I'm doing her French carvel system for strength. The original boat had a smattering of tyres for fenders.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2012, 02:58:00 »
Hi Russell,

Merry Xmas.

It would be good if the forum had a place where you could go to find out here to buy stuff like fenders, tyres, couplings etc. Hard to get stuff, not like wood or glues etc but out of the ordinary bits and pieces.

I know shops sell it but for those of us who have to visit a model shop via a Boeing 777 and a 30 hour flight, it sure would be easier if we could just look up a reference heading and all those model makers who have bought say, fender tyres could list where that purchased there supplies from.

A general Google does not get to the point but a model forum should be quicker, especially with a world wide customer base.Like the guy making rubber fenders, if i had not read it , I would not have seen it to ask. I am sure they don't want to make a shopping forum but even simple bits are difficult at times to source.

I had two deliveries lately, one from MMM in the UK ( 7 days to NZ) and one from Float a Boat in Aussie ( 4 days). Both great service.

Sorry, a bit of the original subject but i did like the fenders.

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2012, 09:09:10 »
I have rubber tread if you want to call it that.
Its basically the tread of a tire if you rolled it out flat.
2 types 1" X 22" long X 3/8 thick
1 that's 1" X 22" X 3/4  with a 1/2" internal space U shaped
2 types  3/4" 15.5" long X 3/8 thick
2 types 1/2" X 12" long  X 1/4 thick
1 that's 3/4" X 10 long U shaped .
Most of the tread patterns are the same in each scale size.
send me your e mail address so I can get your mail address's
Samples coming if you want. lots of other stuff as well.
Gary
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2012, 10:25:26 »
Hi Russell,

Merry Xmas.

It would be good if the forum had a place where you could go to find out here to buy stuff like fenders, tyres, couplings etc. Hard to get stuff, not like wood or glues etc but out of the ordinary bits and pieces.

I know shops sell it but for those of us who have to visit a model shop via a Boeing 777 and a 30 hour flight, it sure would be easier if we could just look up a reference heading and all those model makers who have bought say, fender tyres could list where that purchased there supplies from.

A general Google does not get to the point but a model forum should be quicker, especially with a world wide customer base.Like the guy making rubber fenders, if i had not read it , I would not have seen it to ask. I am sure they don't want to make a shopping forum but even simple bits are difficult at times to source.

I had two deliveries lately, one from MMM in the UK ( 7 days to NZ) and one from Float a Boat in Aussie ( 4 days). Both great service.

Sorry, a bit of the original subject but i did like the fenders.

VANYA




We do ...kinda.
If you go to the 'Fixtures and Fittings' or 'General Help, Tips and Advice Offered'  boards on the Home Page. You should see many topics concerning hard to find items such as rubber stuff, mini towing shackles, figures, etc.


Over the years, I've found that if I post a request for the location of a certain item; here on the forum; the members have been extremely helpfull in directing me to what I'm after.
Many members make their own fittings and stuff as well, as illustrated by Gary; but are not vendors, and therefore don't have a direct link...unless they choose to.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2012, 10:31:35 by tugs53 »
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2012, 11:12:37 »
Looking good Mike, itís not taking you long to put this one together. cool
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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2012, 14:37:06 »
West Coast Tug,

I will post in the Fittings & Fittings category rather than on this thread.

I will put a photo on and my e-mail

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Re: Seaspan Champion build thread
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2013, 11:12:14 »
Picked up some rubber fendering for around the stern, and some towing winch castings; all from Gary King. cool
MIKE