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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2008, 23:20:52 »
HI MIKE ; Sure is wonderful job on the ROYAL . How heavy is this one going to be ? I think you are going to need  seven men and a boy to move it .        We tried to send some pic's on the forum last night and failed again . Sue even tried witrh the same results. I will put them on a disc and get them to you . We had a great time at the POND again today .   PUFFIN

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2008, 06:12:54 »
Hi Glen:
Good to hear you all had a good run at the Pond!

Yes, there are some on-going posting issues, regarding pictures; but I know that TugMaster is 'up to his elbows in grease', down in the engineroom, trying to solve the problem.

Yup, this  is going to be one heavy model, when it's up and running.
MIKE

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2008, 11:32:18 »
Well, I've been working on getting this mast together, and was able to bury a small electric motor inside, to run one of the two radar scanners.

Still lots to add to it, but it's coming along :)
« Last Edit: October 30, 2008, 11:35:09 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2008, 12:05:50 »
HI MIKE ; That looks absolutely top notch . Does the winch have a TAMYA transmission and axel . I use about 350 : 1  grearing . If you need any spliced side lines ,I use braided boot laces . I also found that coil of line for the winches . If you need any of that stuff let me know ,as I have extra .  PUFFIN

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2008, 13:37:31 »
hi tugs a good job there :) are the motors  diretly under the radar? or did you belt drive them
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2008, 16:38:13 »
Thanks for the compliments, as in the picture it looks kinda 'rough', but just the effect of the flash I guess.

Hi Glen: Yes the towing winch is geared high, with two 'robot' motors spinning a common axle.

Hi Ray:  The little geared motor, 'robbed' from a broken digital camera, is inside the support for the lower radar.
At 3volts, it spins at  just the right speed.

I'm not crazy about the silver Horn, and may paint it black.
What do you all think..........Black??
« Last Edit: October 31, 2008, 19:28:49 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2008, 00:04:02 »
Looking great Mike. leave that horn steel coloured.....Much nicer...
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2008, 00:13:25 »
HI MIKE ; Leave it silver or chromed . Remember today they are chromed  .  PUFFIN

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2008, 19:19:20 »
"Steel Coloured" it is!!

Thanks Barry and Glen

Cheers
MIKE

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2008, 16:13:22 »
Well then, I got a bit of 'weathering' done on the towing winch today, but I think I'll add some more to the inside of the drums.

The deckhand is holding onto a 'temporary' deck-rope, until my other ones are finished :)

Mike
« Last Edit: November 23, 2008, 13:08:54 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2008, 09:01:44 »
HiMike, that winch looks superb, well done.
Terry.
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2008, 11:11:56 »
You are right ther terry.
Looking good mike keep them coming :)

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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2008, 16:35:56 »
Thanks Terry and John!

Today, I did a bunch of wiring, which is sooo much fun, weathered the towing winch, and built numerous deck vents and such.

Mounted the main mast, and drilled the holes for the support cables, for the mast.
Built the aft mast, (out of an old artist's paint brush, as the taper is just right), which will support the RX antenna wire, and mounted the aft running lights.

Following Tango's advise about 'umbilical cords', in the 'lighting Smit Rotterdam' thread, I'm going to power the radar scanner with a 4.5volt re-chargeable RX battery pack, mounted inside the w/house.

Almost time to spin the model around, and work on the other side :)....Almost!!!

Cheers

Mike
« Last Edit: November 23, 2008, 13:10:03 by tugs53 »
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2008, 00:29:26 »
Wow.

Coming along beautifully Mike......Only one question though!!!!!!!!!

Where is that damned Otter???? >:D >:D
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Re: 'Seaspan Royal'(1) Build
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2008, 01:09:14 »
In the Galley having breakfast...where else would he (or she), be ^-^ ^-^

Cheers!
MIKE