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My MMB ASD Tug build
« on: April 15, 2016, 00:38:27 »
Hi all, I have now got my new semi kit of an ASD Tug from MMB which I must say I am very happy with not only how good the kit is but also the great service that Mark provides. So now that it has had a good wash I can now get started on the build, so here is a photo of what I start with and now the fun begins. The setup I have gone for is 555 motors running 50mm 4 blade brass props in 50mm korts with towing in mind.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 07:30:49 »
Ok made a start, first job was to mark out were the korts were they were to be located. Once I was happy and the measurements were checked again and again two 5mm holes were drilled. Once the korts were lined up they were fixed in place with P38 filler, this has now been left to fully harden I will then go over them again with Fast glass resin.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 11:14:49 »
Hi Dave, lots of pictures P.
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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 20:27:34 »
Thank you for sharing pictures Dave. I love the way you made easy work
of laying out your korts. . .gave me yet more confidence. Keep the pictures
coming-

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 23:01:16 »
You made it look so easy.  One of my more difficult jobs on my AZIZ build was to get the prop shafts, props, korts & rudders all aligned before fixing any of them permanently in place.  (And then I had to dig out the prop shafts and re-install them twice more, because they moved the first two times.)

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2016, 01:08:10 »
Thanks Guys for the good comments, I find that if I mark everything out then check and check again before cutting or drilling any holes it all goes into place quite well. The important thing I find is not to try and do to much at a time and then as we all find things stay just were you want them as it's so easy to knock things out of line without noticing. I will keep adding photo's as I progress with the build.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 07:22:02 »
Hi all, I have now fitted the prop-shafts and again these have been fixed with P38 filler and I have gone over the filler on the Kort fixing points and the shafts with a good lashing of Resin so there will be no chance of any water getting in at these points. I will take some photo's later as I had to get of the shed before I got to high. 

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2016, 06:39:12 »
Ok like I said the shafts are in and props on just to make sure all is well, I am now waiting on the couplings to arrive and I can then fit the motors in place. I also have the servo box to make and fit this at the same time....it's coming along.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 10:35:09 »
Ok today I cut out the 8 windows on the lower accommodation block, as you can see I drilled some holes to start with and then moved onto the file.... a slow job but not one that cannot be rushed. I then made a start on the main deck supports while I wait for the bits I ordered to arrive...hopefully tomorrow I can the get the motors in and then carry on with the rest of the deck supports. Coming along slowly.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 13:10:36 »
Hi all, I have been looking at the other builds of this kit and noticed that there has been no wash ports cut out, is this just down to the builder or is there another reason.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2016, 22:26:59 »
I will not be adding anymore to this thread due to lack of interest, it's just not worth  spending time on resizing photo's etc when there is just no interest.

Dave 

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2016, 05:53:46 »
Sorry to hear that Dave.  I have been watching your build and was hoping you would have more side view pics of the hull.  Thought the picture of the kortz nozzles and props didn't look square to each other and thought maybe the nozzles were not in their permanent place.  Was waiting for more pics before commenting.
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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2016, 07:58:02 »
Don't give up with the posts Dave, I know exactly how you feel but if we all stop posting there is No Tug Forum, myself I build the older type of tug and have no real knowledge of the more modern ones, but I still enjoy  reading the build blogs, This is a rather specialised site, and none of us would want our threads taken over with silly comments and useless blogs, it does seem at times as though you are bashing your head against a wall ,but I have kept posting because I think that somebody might just be getting some ideas from my builds.    Geo
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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2016, 11:46:23 »
Plenty of people watching, just not much to say at the moment.

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Re: My MMB ASD Tug build
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2016, 13:03:21 »
Here are some positives for you to consider, Dave. First, your way of sharing your build,
that is, the pictures and your showing how you tackled each step and then succeed,
has an especially fine quality and rare, like the others here who share their builds here,
ability to make the hundred or so visitors a day, and the 40 or so that daily watch closely
each post - hope, understanding, and inspiration to keep on keeping on with our tug
builds. It would be a shame if you withhold your gift of teaching model tug building.

For example, I have created a large site with hundreds of "re-sized", how-to pictures.
I have worked on it for years. . . If I were to gauge my meager amount of responses
as lack of interest, I would be quiet wet. 30% of my visitors return for more looking
around for large scale building ideas. I never hear from 60% of those that I know in
my tugboat heart are indeed very interested in my free sharings. I think the same
goes on with your posts. . .the visitors may not leave a note. . .but they are for sure
soaking up your work and very much appreciate your efforts.

I try to post pictures when ever I can here on the Forum. I Photoshop them for super
appearance, re-size and format them, figure out where to post them so they can
be picked up by the Forum, and then write in the proper credit for each picture.
I also often think. . .why am I going through all this. . .and I relax and know that,
you like me, have to contribute to the "call of the tugboat". You can laugh here,
but I don't know what else to call it. Perhaps just plain old, the money, effort,
and time go. . .but the satisfaction of a job well done is priceless.

I don't care what others don't say about you Dave, I need your tugboat sharings. . .
Michael
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