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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2009, 08:52:14 »
Are those Solar Panels above the W/House??
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2009, 12:49:09 »
Hi All
Newbie here,I've come onto this topic fairly late, so excuse me if I repeat anything.  I'm in the process of building one of these - Umi has been a great help in tracking down documentation for SDMs.
I'm using two Graupner Voith units (I had them lying in my workshop) and building to a scale of 1/40.
One of the listers  mentioned that he is building to a scale of 1/32 - IMHO this will be too large for the Graupner units. I've just completed a voith propelled tug at 1/30 (1000mm in length) and once it was ballasted to it's loadline it's performance was so sluggish that I scrapped it and made another hull at 1/40.
Maybe a SDM having a shallower draught will perform better, though I have my doubts, the voith units not being particularly efficient.
Hope this helps!
Cheers - Pierre
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2009, 13:49:12 »
Pierre,

Your sheeting is looking good.

I actually added about 15mm to the hull draft of my model.
Seems like each time I design a boat, the "scale" hull falls short
on displacement for all the equipment I want to put in.

I used the small 41mm drives on my 1/48 scale, the 60mm drives
should scale properly to 1/32.  However, I didn't want a model that big... ;)

Tugs53,
Yes those are solar panels.
I have been hunting old calculators at the thrift store...  :D

And after spending a bit of time with the Eliseo Vazquez on the desk top, I
notice that the shipyard ran alot of the electrical in conduit on the outside
of the superstructure. Cheaper, probably easier maintenance. Also, the
windows don't look as elegant on EV or the Clara G., but the increased
glass area probably gives a more unobstructed view.

I am also debating whether I want to add a tow hook.  :P
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2009, 21:18:01 »
Hello Pierre, and Welcome Aboard the Model Tug Forum!! 

Very nice looking SDM build you have going there!!
Great looking Voith Tug model also...which boat is she?

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2009, 21:12:03 »
Another "find" from the net 8)
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2009, 07:50:15 »
A brilliant photo by Xoan Porto, and another 'Public' photo from flickr.
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2009, 14:29:27 »
I made this model from photo's using plasticard.It has two graupner schottels offset one forward one aft with a skeg each end to give stability.It will dance and go sideways gives our club members at Chantry a lot of fun.It does tow well although designed basically to push.Captain "H"

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2009, 18:13:18 »
Brilliant build there Captain H
Any more pictures of the 'inner workings'???


Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2009, 00:08:47 »
Thats a great model there CAPTAIN H  :)

As tugs53 has requested would it be possible of photos of the inner workings, and also some of her underneath out of the water please.

Could you give us the dimensions aswell,

Excellent work, Regards, Dan.
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2009, 09:53:34 »
I wonder what happened to Pierre?

Here is the underside and workings of mine...
Not sure who shot the picture with Mel's barge, but Thanks,
It's my favorite picture to date...  8)


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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2009, 10:35:07 »
Thanks UMI for the photos, a great looking tug, could you let me know what it is constructed from and also the dimensions please? A great photo of the insides, and I agree with you about the photo with the barge  :)

Many Thanks, Kind Regards, Dan.
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2009, 12:20:45 »
Hi Dan,

Mine is constructed out of pink foam and plywood.
It is 1/48 scale, 22.5"(571.5) x 12.5"(317.5mm)

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2009, 12:24:44 »
I had to create my own drawings, and the hull cross section and drive
placement was verified after receiving a one schematic from the design engineer Ron Cole.

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2009, 12:43:14 »
Now then UMI, pink foam and plywood, this is a new method for me (not sure of the colour pink  ;D ;D) Would it be possible for you to find some time to make a build log or construction log of how to construct a model with this method. Many thanks for the dimensions, again I am thinking of yet another new build  ;)

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2009, 13:04:12 »
Now then UMI, pink foam and plywood, this is a new method for me (not sure of the colour pink  ;D ;D) Would it be possible for you to find some time to make a build log or construction log of how to construct a model with this method. Many thanks for the dimensions, again I am thinking of yet another new build  ;)

Regards, Dan.

You mean like this?  ;) Did that in 2006...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551258

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