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tugboatfred

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2016, 16:49:35 »
I just got to thinking about my posts and what I have accomplished. This is not about me or my skills but what is possible. Sorry if I gave anyone the wrong impression.

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2016, 18:02:30 »
TbF
The forum exists for the benefit of those who are members with a like mind on the building of model tugs. Builders here will just be too glad to be informed of things that do and do not work, successes and failures, pictures and drawings that help and further their enjoyment of the hobby  rather than being concerned if someone should be cock-o-hoop about something. No one would feel able to submit a photo of a completed model if success were to be viewed  that way.  Worry not.   We are all disappointed and pleased with things in the pursuit of our hobby and if someone has a succeess and is pleased about it,  why shouldn't they be and especially when they are willing to share it with us all and also save any interested parties heartache, expense and likely time wasting re-inventing the wheel.  Remember we are not in competition with one another but rather have this great time belonging to a more informed group across the whole globe with a rich and varied experience,  difference of approach and knowledge. Keep submitting tbF. There may not be many comments /replies sometimes for members are probably building or playing with their boats but do not mistake such for a lack of interest. I am on a lot one week and then I may not log in for one week.

I am not building a boat featuring a vsp or one which requires a crane, at the moment, but it caught my interest none the less. But I may have missed other topics started.

Hope you will put your experiences up here on the forum with your likes and dislikes about the vsp. How well it drives.  Difficulties /changes.  Positioning on the boat  etc etc  Perhaps you could pen a topic on all things vsp in the style of a build log!? In between moments of building the boats.  How about one for the crane too!  Both topics are good food for thought.

Great idea on how to create those steps by the way.  I shall have a look at this boat for I do not know much about it.

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Toby

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2016, 18:08:46 »
TbF

31 replies
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of your topic.

Some interest,  clearly shown I should have thought!

How about specialist topics on your:
 Moorhen boat building likes and trials and tips and changes etc
Vsp types likes experience etc
How to convert a crane kit into and operational realistic model.

There you go tbF

If you are in the States then it is day time but for us in Europe it is bedtime. Some will have been in one for hours.

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2016, 21:12:07 »
Thank you so much for sharing your priceless photos of your work. I have wanted to see what
makes a working deck crane tick for years. Your pictures make it look easy. . .how super nice.

Keep the pictures coming Tugboat Fred, I'm all eyes,
Michael
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2016, 23:25:07 »
Hi TBF.  I am deeply interested in your deck crane - can you tell us what it is please.  I need a couple of good looking cranes, non-functional, 1:50 scale for my current project.

Des

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2016, 04:19:11 »
Check out Modelboatbits and look for the SCALE MODEL CRANE 1:50 SCALE. That is the one I used. Best wishes des.

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2016, 06:17:32 »
That is the one by the look of it that tbFred has adapted. They are about 23-26. Pricey enough for what the kit must be. Making it operational may make it worth it. Perhaps buy one and fabricate others from it using it as a template.
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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2016, 06:50:06 »
They were pricey. For me about $32.00 each plus another $18.00 shipping to the USA. However, I had no choice because unlike you folks, very few here build model boats so very little is available here. But you know, it was worth it. I got to be creative and had fun doing it. Before I retired, I was a manufacturing engineer and did tool and assembly fixture design among other things. That certainly has helped me to be creative.

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Re: RMAS Moorhen
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2016, 18:03:07 »
Thanks TBF.  That crane looks like the one I have ordered from Cornwall Model Boats - at least, it has the same specs, same number of parts, etc.  But CMB list it a couple of pounds more expensive.

Des.