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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #150 on: January 31, 2018, 13:03:00 »
Yes please , I can put it on my to do list, I am running out of decent subjects.  Geo
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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #151 on: February 12, 2018, 16:16:15 »
Yahoo! Finally finished.

I spent the last week adding the final bits and pieces and took a couple of days trying to make a 'glass' dome for the compass in the binnacle.
I tried filing one out of clear styrene, casting one with crystal resin, small drops of all types of glues, you name it, I tried it. Nothing looked right.
Eventually I tried dipping a piece of clear acrylic rod into the crystal resin and hung it upside-down to cure. The resin formed a drip on the end of the rod that looked like a glass dome. It's only 3mm diameter and is very hard to see in the binnacle. You'll need eyes like and eagle to spot it but I know it's there, so that's all that counts.

So... here's the finished thing.

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #152 on: February 12, 2018, 16:19:29 »
a few more...

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #153 on: February 12, 2018, 16:20:40 »
bear with me...

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #154 on: February 12, 2018, 16:22:02 »
...the hits keep coming...

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2018, 16:23:30 »
is there no end to this torment...

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2018, 16:25:39 »
only a few more...

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2018, 16:27:35 »
That's all folks.
Thanks for following.

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #158 on: February 12, 2018, 23:35:11 »
A blooming marvellous job Steve well done,really museum standard work there matey.👍👍👍👍👍👍.
It’s just a shame it’s not bigger and working.😇😇😇😇😇😇😇.
Geo.
Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #159 on: February 13, 2018, 03:20:03 »
Well George, funny you should say that because while Steve was building his miniature an old working model of this class of tug from the Northland Harbour Board did appear on our equivalent of Ebay here in New Zealand.

It was 1.8m long and while being a little tattey would have been a good buy.

Strange how thing happen.

A masterpiece Steve.

Hayden
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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #160 on: February 14, 2018, 00:31:59 »
Steve.

What is next? Te Maru, Aorangi?

How about a paddle tug? I have a copy and photos of the original Timaru Harbour Tug Titian from 1886. You are good at interpreting drawings and photos.

Another holiday?

HB
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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #161 on: February 14, 2018, 11:01:51 »
Hi Hayden,

All of those sound great. Te Maru is definitely on the list. You'll have to do an Aorangi – it needs to be big, and working.
Aoraki is a good looking boat as well. All Timaru's tugs would be good models.

The Titan must be the same Titan that was in Lyttelton for a while. I've only seen 2 photos of that but it is very interesting. Not too many paddle tugs worked in NZ. Lioness in Greymouth, Titan?? Did Timaru get Titan first or from Christchurch?

If you email me what you have on Te Maru and Titan I'll see what sort of plans I can make from your files. I could cut the frames for your Aorangi at the same time – he he.

But first I need to finish off the little Hikurangi. It has been sitting in a cupboard for 12 months, 95% finished. Shouldn't take too long before I can get on to the next one. I have all of the laser cut parts for the Tika (out of Auckland) or the Kumea (Wanganui), another great little tug from Russel's site. Can't decide which one first, might have to toss a coin.

George – now I know how you must feel – there are tugs coming out of the woodwork, crying out to be made.
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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #162 on: February 14, 2018, 23:23:02 »
Yes it gets to you Steve, once started there is no cure matey the only medicine is more tugs.👍👍👍👍
Or sit and cuddle the rum bottle .😇😇😇🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷.
Just keep building.  Geo.
Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: 1960s Refinery Tug – Parahaki
« Reply #163 on: February 15, 2018, 16:39:53 »
That's a great looking boat - like the color scheme.

Thanks for posting the build along with the photos!