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    Tug Brent
    This is firstly a TID Tug and a model of Brent which was owned by Port of London Authority on the river Thames the boat had a fold down funnel for the low dock bridges, at 70 ft long the model is built at 1:32 scale making a 27 inch model built from lite ply frames skinned with 1mm ply the superstructure is 40 thou plasticard sheet. I eventually settled on just a low drain 540 motor because of its small size driving a 45mm prop, the fittings are commercial and were supplied at shows by Mountfleet models. The boat now resides with a volunteer who works on the preserved vessel moored in Kent.
    Lumba Lumba
    Well I got one at last a Lumba Lumba an old unfinished project,Ive wanted one for years since I saw someone elses, a bit of a barn find. So Im open for any ideas / comments would be welcome. πŸ˜‰
    Valhalla
    A model of a fictional modern trawler based on a hull from Bill Wood in Aberdeen the access is great as the whole shelter deck removes. Although its only 23 inches long there is lots of room as its so beamy and the whole hull opens up. There are some fittings available from Scoonie Hobbies but I was forced to make some myself.
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    πŸ“ Rother Lifeboat
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin i have found a copy of Model Boats mag from April 2004 on the usual go to sales site with a great 9 sided review so its down to the boss now if I start the project.🀞
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    πŸ“ Rother Lifeboat
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thinking on the lines of building the Rother Lifeboat Alice Upjohn from Tony Green steam models, has anyone built the kit and any comments would be great thanks.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lumba Lumba Video
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well Colin I can only say thanks for the comment, makes the effort worthwhile.
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    πŸ“ Video Uploads
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin glad its on view.
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    πŸ“ Lumba Lumba Video
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hope this uploads ok managed to film the boat without hitting anything.
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    πŸ“ Video Uploads
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Can someone help please and tell me what size and format videos have to be to upload to the site, I get the the message invalid format THANKS 😊
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    πŸ“ balne moor
    4 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Recently joined this club with a friend of mine and could not have been made more welcome the main theme is Tug towing but despite not partaking in it myself, there is more than enough room for all glorious to be out in the countryside and model boats as well.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Superstructure assembled, first prime and β€œbondo”
    4 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A great looking build I always liked this boat since seeing a picture in an old Vic Smeed book looking forward to following the build.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Sailing at last
    4 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Finally got to sail the boat and take some photos runs to scale speed but not fast on 6 volts with no stability problems some might want to up the voltage but Im happy with it.
    Taken some time to get round to sailing but I made up for it the model ran for 3 hours on the 10 amp gell battery so thanks again to all who sent me the info to complete the model.
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    πŸ“ Sailing
    4 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    See next entry
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    πŸ“ Information wanted
    4 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Newby this is a friends Billings Nordkap plank on frame model and painted up to look more of a british trawler.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windows prepped
    5 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really good looking boat another Sterling classic.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Brass Pins
    5 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have you tried billings they do brass pins I think they may do a range of sizes.Also a company called Amati do a range both available through hobbies model supplies in UK check out their website.
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    πŸ“ Home Run
    5 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Time to wrap this up apart from a couple of minor details I can now Lumba Lumba to the waters edge, the radar is a problem as its 1960s vintage and the kit details are quite vague so the internet search goes on, all lights are now working but require the internal connections and switches so rather than wait until I get round to the boring bits I thought I would conclude the blog and thank all for their input and help.
    The site has been a gift in the lockdown as has the project which began with e bay and a drive to South Shields to collect, a day by the seaside and lunch in the car so a day out.

    Thanks to all
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    πŸ’¬ Re: It's here
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really glad you received the boat ok the post office tracking shows it to be still in transit, looking forward to keeping an eye on the build, been good to make contact with you happy building.
    Regards
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    πŸ“ Hull Model Boat Group
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for that, but it was the group not the club I was curious about the club broke away and moved to the private water but there was a group left on East Park in Hull and they used to have a great website.
    Cheers
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    πŸ“ Hull Model Boat Group
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Does anyone know whats happened to this group who sailed at East Park Hull are they still operating these days.
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    πŸ“ Progress
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well the end of the lockdown is in sight and my building time may go with the regulations shopping days out etc so that's why there havnt been any updates until now.
    Lots of bits to finish electrical and fittings being the main. First job was to complete the cabin interior along with other bits it all goes towards closing up the roof of same. I did a basic interior just a suggesting that there is an interior as you cant see much through the windows. A 1/24 scale pit crew figure a handmade wheel and some plasticard fitments.
    Next is the afore mentioned searchlight built and rebuilt 3 times to get it right finally with the wires through the base and into the cabin.
    The mast then pressed to be made constructed from brass and fitted with 3mm LEDs with the live through the center and the brass acting as an earth it now awaits paint and the lamp covers to be fitted. I was blessed to have a load of info sent to me from Brightwork a copy of the plans but the text is a little blurred so lighting is generic taken from other sources.
    As with all of the fittings nothing is available off the shelf so another piece is the anchor made from brass awaiting paint and the construction of the anchor winch there I rest for now.
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    πŸ“ UK TUG BOATS 1960S
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Interesting its great the content and the quality.

    Thanks 😊
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    πŸ“ HA Kits Morston
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I enthused about this boat after seeing the excellent build blog on this site so a friend bought me one when he ordered one for himself, trouble is I have so many projects on the go as we all do, that I cant bring myself to build it just to please someone else so if anyone is interested, its the small version and is untouched if anyone is interested let me know.
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    πŸ“ Searchlight
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    One last little job before I fasten the cabin down at last the searchlight the wiring is threaded inside the cabin, could not find a commercial unit so hunted for a piece of tube the right size settled on a lip balm tube right size and with a lip inside to seat the glass.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Final Reveal.
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Followed your build all along thing that stands out is the fact that you did not have any commercial fittings they are all hand made as there would not be anything out there, so all credit to your building skills and the overall look of the boat. And good photos as well.
    Regards Cargoman
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Interior build
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Brightwork thanks for all the help you have given on the boat the plans were great scaled up the dimensions for the cabin etc and shes nearly finished, Im on with the mast now and looking at fitting the lamps to the mast but the drawings are a little blurred and I wondered if you have the original plans could you help with the light fittings tyle and colour of each lamp please.
    Cheers Cargoman
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor Problems
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bang on ianh I tried to be cheap and look what happened because I already owned them, going to follow your advice in future. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Motor Problems
    6 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As I said at the start of the blog I found these two motors in the bits box obviously a pair bought at the same time probably at a show you know how it goes Ive travelled all this way I should buy something.
    Well fitted to the boat with loads of work to line them up correctly I now find that they draw a large amount of amps draining batteries after tests in the purpose built test tank in the bathroom and on the bench.
    These have now been replaced by a branded name motor namely MFA 4.5 TO 15 volt leaving room to up from 6 volts if needed, which under load only draws around 2 - 3 amps.
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    πŸ“ HA Kits Morston
    7 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Bill

    I will check the postage in the morning at the post office and let you know with a private message then. If you are paying the postage I will let you have it for Β£35 thats 5 less than the rrp

    Regards Bob
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    πŸ“ HA Kits Morston
    7 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I enthused about this boat after seeing the excellent build blog on this site so a friend bought me one when he ordered one for himself, trouble is I have so many projects on the go as we all do, that I cant bring myself to build it just to please someone else so if anyone is interested, its the small version and is untouched if anyone is interested let me know I will pay postage in the uk.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liferafts
    7 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I got these from the web I just put in Liferaft container photos and got a selection some good some blurred Ive put some up for you they may need resizing for use hope this helps.

    Cheers
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    πŸ“ Liferafts
    7 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sometimes things fall just right 😊 and the liferafts were just right to be made from plastic plumbing pipe.
    After being cut to size the ends were capped with plasticard shaped with Milliput and marked out for the plasticard strips, which were added with superglue.
    After priming with plastic primer they were sprayed white, (this is all starting to sound a bit obvious) but stay with me!😁
    The transfers were downloaded from the web and printed on waterslide transfer, varnish applied and varnished again. I find that for everything that is fitted to boats the manufacturer has a great website with sizes and photos as was the case with these.
    Well that was time you could have spent doing something useful😁
    With thanks for reading.
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    πŸ“ What's your thoughts
    7 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think China may have a hand in what you say from what Ive heard they have a total lack of understanding as to why anyone would want to paint and construct a model kit when they can supply everything already built.
    There is also the demise of so many true model shops with some becoming toy shops driving people to settle for clip together models, having said all this Im lucky to have a great model shop nearby and to carry on buying the raw materials whereas some might not. I agree that there is a let down in a quick build model and the type of quick build you foresee will not be a cheap option.
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