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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > tug build
tug build
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Slickdick
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Forum Posts: 16
31st Oct 2017 18:26  
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Hi has anyone built the ayton cross tug from mobile mrine models
I have just bought one and would appreciate any hints and tips on the build
Keith

marky
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Forum Posts: 163
31st Oct 2017 19:24  
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theres a build log in model boats magazine if you search Ayton cross model boats magazine the article comes up a.Cheers Marky

Slickdick
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Forum Posts: 16
2nd Nov 2017 13:56  
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Many thanks marky

kmbcsecretary
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Forum Posts: 15
2nd Nov 2017 21:13  
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One of our club members built one couple years ago and I do know he had no end of problems when building the super structure with the plans not being correct and not matching to the deck layout don't know if the plans have been updated since?

Slickdick
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Forum Posts: 16
3rd Nov 2017 19:40  
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Many thanks for your help
I only hope that the plans have improved

Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1398
4th Nov 2017 09:54  
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Not built this particular model but have built Eldergarth and Lady Jan.
The kits are real builders models and the buy as you build avoids a high initial cost.
The plans are not exactly to correct dimensions and you do need to perhaps take lots of measurements and use card templates to test fit the superstructure before cutting any wood.
I like scratch building so this was OK for me. I do believe this is common with many plans and even my Titanic plans which cost a fortune had mistakes.
Providing you proceed slowly, test rig the deck and superstructure and correct both so they match you will be able to make a detailed model that you can truly claim as yours.
How about a Build Blog so we can see how you progress and offer help and guidance?


Live long and prosper

Dave
Slickdick
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 16
4th Nov 2017 15:55  
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Thanks Dave for all that information i will certainly take care and use templates
I have just completed the 1-12 scale severn from speedline so i will give it a week or two before i start on the tug
Again thanks for everyones help