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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2015, 06:49:02 »
Nice detail and for sure, it is shaping up to look like a strong little tug.
I like the bow shape. . .your tug is beginning to show spirit.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2015, 16:40:58 »
Thanks Michael!  Here is a little more progress.  Hull painted, and access for future smoke maker thru the house top.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2015, 16:42:05 »
The main towing bits were fairly labor intensive.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2015, 12:37:17 »
Been working a bit every day except for a couple last week when I totally buggered my lower back!  On the mend, but still pretty sore. But here is a couple pix of progress.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2015, 09:11:08 »
Looks good - brush painting the small parts? What brand of paint do you use?

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2015, 11:53:50 »
Depends.  Parts shown here are brush painted, using Testors.  I did spray the white crane though, with Dupli-Color acrylic enamel. Same as I used on the superstructure.

Thanks!

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2015, 12:46:06 »
My favorite part, railings!!  NOT!

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2015, 09:40:39 »
I built several railing jobs working on ships over the years. Your railings
are beautiful and well made. Even though you like to get over the building
railings part you sure do nice railing work, S.

Thank you for sharing. You showed me yet another way to fabricate
railings that is way nice.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2015, 14:20:33 »
Well thanks Michael, though I am not sure such praise is warranted.  I do it the easiest way possible, glue. Way too many little joints for my lack of expertise with the soldering iron!

Nearly done with all superstructure railings now, putting ladders on etc.,. Still have the mast, deck railings, all the myriad little vents, bollards etc. to place, tow bow, rail caps, trim.  I should be ready for splash late January. Right now where I usually float is actually froze over. Salt water at that! Brrrrrrrr.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2016, 19:58:08 »
Working a bit every day. Had a root canal today, fun times!  Lots of little parts still to go, rail caps, antennas, rigging, paint touch up, and what have you. But its progress. The dreaded railing is all done. Had to pull some apart behind the main superstructure as it would not fit behind when all was sat down. Oh well.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2016, 19:58:58 »
and two more.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2016, 11:35:00 »
Good stuff. You're in the home straight now, not long to go.
This is usually the stage of a build that I find hardest to get motivated for the last 1%.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2016, 12:30:54 »
Thanks sm.  For me its the opposite. I just made my list today of all the little odds and ends still to do and been kicking butt all morning on it.  What I am really looking forward to doing is going nose to nose with my W39 tug and filming it. That will be fun!

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2016, 20:44:27 »
On going.

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Re: Build thread, Yorkshireman, Irishman
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2016, 21:48:02 »
Getting close to done.  Got all the rail caps down today and painted, tow bows, bitts, made provision for tow pins, got props and rudders finalized. Still need to varnish the bottom, touch up paints etc., decals still. Probably order up some tires to hang on the sides. Haven't decided on the rubber guard yet. I may just glue some around the stern a ways as is common. I don't see any pics of the real versions with any rubber on the lower steel guard. This thing may find its way into the test tank this weekend to check for trim and ballasting. Here is the finished winch, and props on.