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    Euro Girl Ex Mobile Marine Models
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    ๐Ÿ“ Accuracy of kit
    5 hours ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I did some research into Mobile Marine Models and their building and came across an build on MMM's Portgarth in Model Boats Mayhem. It makes interesting reading so I will be checking everything it might be a long build. The advantage is that 'Euro-Girl' doesn't exist in full size and is a pro-typical model but I am a bit worried about hull accuracy and finish. So I will set it up on my Milling Machine and check with the DRO's. Also must look at access, template accuracy etc.
    Further details to follow
    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57583.msg599838.html#msg599838
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    ๐Ÿ“ Workshop
    14 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Apologies all,
    I am busy moving a Colchester lathe out of my workshop as it has been sold! Nearly 600Kg not for the faint hearted.
    Update to follow
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    14 days ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ian.
    I hope the move goes well ๐Ÿคž.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    14 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    At my age I am lucky to bend anything. Had a back injury mining 20 years ago still plays up.
    Engine crane helps but it's an unbalanced load so have to careful!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    14 days ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Remember to bend your knees not your back when lifting it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Workshop
    19 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Apologies
    Heres part of my Workshop
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    18 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi,
    No not a garage. It is a precast free standing workshop 6m x 6m I have had several break in's here in SA. Lost my Myford ML with all the attachments was my biggest loss! Couldn't claim on Insurance because I couldn't produce a the receipt! Now everything is in cupboards padlocked or bolted down. They damaged my Sea Queen while it was on the Jig and am busy fixing it now.
    The area is now connected to our house alarm.
    Welcome to SA!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    18 days ago by mturpin013 ( Commodore)
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    That's a nice space, is it a garage? if so were does the car go?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    19 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's a Genuine Sea Queen 46" long totally wooden kit
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Workshop
    19 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Whoa, that is a big black framed vessel on the workbench!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Euro-Girl Semi Kit Review
    19 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Today I went on a thorough examination of the Semi Kit Parts 1,2 and 3.
    The Hull is a chopped strand GRP Hull and is extremely well made. It is thick enough not to twist and is approximately 2mm -4mm thick. The thick parts are where it is going to take the load. It is finished off in a rust colour which suits a tug because if you scratch the paint this rust colour will show through just like a working boat! The Cut outs are molded in inluding the propshaft(s) and steerable Kort(s) Here you make a decision of 1 Kort or 2. I am building a 2 kort units with 50mm props.
    The plans are OK but be aware you have to read the plans and 3 pages of sketches carefully, then proceed with a list of how to tackle it. The Instructions are only a guide in general Tug building from MMM.
    The Templates are on A3 Sheets which I have copied and laminated ( easy to cut around. Be aware that the templates are approximate.
    The Main Plan is A0 and like all my drawings I print and laminate expensive but worth it, in fact the drawing copy looks better than the original!
    I decided to build fully with wood as you given an option of wood/styrene or wood.
    The wood is of good quality and comes complete with brass wire and styrene rod.
    They have allowed about 20% over so if you make a mistake there is enough to cope. As a lot of small pieces are required I would suggest you search your scrapboxes for bits this save cutting into a large sheet.
    My opinion for what it's worth is a good kit but not for the faint hearted! Some building experience is required and you must be able to read a technical drawing properly.
    By the way one photo is one part of my workshop showing Sea Queen (waiting for ZAP Epoxy) and Sea Commander waiting for paint ( Lockdown!)
    That's all for now.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Euro Girl Ex Mobile Marine Models
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Due to shutdown and a 'non-availability' of certain items, I decided to dust off a hull and semi kit that I bought from Mobile Marine Models. It is called Euro-Girl. Available in single and twin kort drives I have gone for the twin Steerable Korts. Driven by MFA Torpedo 500 with gearboxes.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Euro Girl Ex Mobile Marine Models
    19 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I am looking forward to this build Ian.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Euro Girl Ex Mobile Marine Models
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I have now started a build blog on this
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/88013
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