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A 54" Hendon
« on: February 28, 2016, 07:14:14 »
the start of the build of a 1/24th scale Hendon of Alexandra towing co, using a fibreglass hull,with a home made 6" kort nozzle, the rest will be scratch built, these pictures show the inwhales and deck beams being fitted,and the kort under construction
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 15:42:21 »
Looks good so far, look forward to progress. Probably pull like the dickens.

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 16:53:29 »
Looks like you are going to have, as S. said, a tug that will pull like the dickens.
Being a big fan of "bigger is better"no pun intended, and for those with the same
in their tugboat hearts, we all will look with pleasure at your building pictures
and drive train close-ups.

Thank you, as usual, for the super sharings George,
Michael
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 11:41:53 »
Thanks guys, alittle update so far, I am waiting for the prop to arrive from propshop, and I cant fit the shaft and motor etc until i get it, so I have started on the superstructure and decks,   I have cut out the decks from 3mm ply and fitted the foredeck, but the after section will have to wait until the running gear is fitted, the coaming is temporarily held in place with clamps so that I could get a good fit with the upperworks, the superstructure is made from 3mm ply again ,it was a very awkward thing to make as all 4 sides slope inwards towards the top.  The wheelhouse front is made from1.5mm ply as are the light boxes etc.
\the combined funnel and mast is made from 1.5mm and 1mm ply which had all been very well soaked in boiling water to enable the curves that were required, well that is it for now  Geo
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 11:43:48 »
The funnel, if you click on the picture somehow it opens the right way.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 11:47:30 »
the after deck halves are cut out with an access hatch but not yet fitted.

I really must reset the time and date on the camera.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 22:55:05 »
Looking good bruv another beast .
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 02:10:47 »
Thanks Bro, he likes em big that boy.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 21:50:01 »
Thank you George for the excellent sharing pictures. For those on the Forum here
who have been model tugboat building for decades, I am sure some take their
building experiences as quite basic and sometimes - mundane or "ho-hum".
For example, ". . .of course you buy wood of the best thickness. . ."

This Forum's members have, in the 4 years I have been privileged to me a member
of", left no stone un-turned when sharing their ways of creating their museum
quality tugs. I suggest that the Forum here is tugboat building heaven for members,
like myself, who are so lacking in building techniques that when I see how simple
you have created your funnel. . .and such a fine one, I can now make one to.
Thank you again George.

Really, I have struggled with my funnels for years. . .I love funnels. Problem is,
they weigh about ten pounds. . .they have been tugboat sinkers. Now, thanks to
your sharing pictures, my next funnels will not only be fantastic, they will be light
weight.

I could go on, but my main point is thank you to all the builders here who go the
extra mile here to give all who are interested the very best and even more. For me,
my new tug's funnel will have the grace and spirit such as yours. . .



As you say George, "tugboats are for [giving] life-"

Michael
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 06:03:39 »
That's going to be a nice looking tug... Can I ask, are you using a Orion Mouldings' Cragsider hull?

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2016, 07:42:05 »
Thanks Mike very nice comments.
And Hello Stumps, yes it is the Cragsider hull, there were only two of these built, the Cragsider and the Hendon, she worked down here on the Thames for quite a while and she took a bit of getting used too, she was a big heavy powerful tug for her day,and it is nice to think that she is still working ,as well as two more ex Thames tugs   Hibernian. In Greece and Avenger in Canada both now over the age of retirement.
I have spent the last two days making brass window frames for the wheelhouse and accommodation,very fiddly but they have come out well,I will post some more pics later.  Geo
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2016, 07:50:03 »
The new brass window frames trial fitted
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 10:23:29 »
After two coats of sanding sealer and a lot of rubbing down, the first of many coats of undercoat has been applied,this will be almost completely rubbed off ,then any imperfections filled and sanded, then the serious painting can begin.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2016, 01:19:39 »
I wondered were you'd got to George.
Good to see you back at the bench.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2016, 02:47:35 »
Hi Steve, this year I am going to take it easy,I am planing on only 3 or perhaps 4 builds, not 7 like last year, my wife said she wants more holidays now that she is retired too,   Oh. bummer.   Geo
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