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An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« on: December 08, 2017, 01:34:39 »
I have managed to purchase a new kit for the Assurance class tug, but as I already have one built as per the kit I looked around and found something a bit different, she was built as HMRT. Tenacity, then renamed Adherent, after being sold out of Admiralty service she ended up in Sweden where she was converted to Diesel power with 2x Fairbanks Morse Ex Submarine engines geared to to one shaft.
She also had alterations to her superstructure ,funnel and after deck but still her earlier looks were there.
So the first job was to cut out the anchor ports because as built they had external anchors, then I fitted the stern frame and rudder.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 01:36:34 »
Should have put these on first, pictures as Adherent, Hermes and Canadian Viking.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 07:08:40 »
Looks like an interesting build - like the lines of the Canadian Viking there.

What kit did you acquire?

Thanks for posting,
Mike

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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 07:26:40 »
Model slipways Assurance class tug kit from E bay, it was completely untouched so a bargain for £200.
I think only the two were actually converted in later life and both went to BC ,strange really.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 07:32:07 »
Next job tackled were the deck beams and installing the prop shaft, I have increased the number of deck supports and used laminated wooden ones ,but have faced the top surfaces with plastic strips as I am going to use the kit supplied decks and wanted a bit more support under them.
As I am building her as she was when diesel powered the tow hook table and engine room top have to. Be modified and moved further forward.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 11:34:56 »
He he, that break didn't last long.
Great progress so far, I'll be following with interest.

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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 09:49:31 »
That,s a nice looking tug Bro love the funnel.
Looking good .
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 23:06:41 »
There is a story about that John, it came off of an old Sun XXI that was remade earlier , and with a little bit of filling and tweaking looks the part.😂😂😂😇😇😇🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 23:14:28 »
A few more pics work started on the superstructure , with the modified Sun XXI funnel.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 23:18:45 »
Man, you're not mucking around!

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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 05:41:03 »
The Slipway is now back in buisiness after the Xmas break, and I have done a little more to Hermes.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 05:42:08 »
I have realised that the engine room top is wrong so this is the re made article.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 21:44:55 »
That's a good start to the year George. Looking good.
Where did you find that tow hook?

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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 23:16:22 »
Hi Steve, itís the one that came with the Assurance class tug kit from Model Slipways.
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Re: An Assurance class conversion to Diesel power.
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2018, 01:01:05 »
The end is in sight now just a few more bits to add , and paintwork to touch up.
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