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    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Caltex Lumba Lumba
    22 days ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just a small video not very good but it gives an idea of the performance of 6 to 12 volt standard motors run at 6 volt if you wanted more speed then 12 volt would be quicker.
    Decisions decisions
    Cheers๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling Lumba is looking better!
    26 days ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lumba lumba looking great I restored one and recorded the build on here not long ago, I used a pair of 540 motors on straight drive not the low drain type just the standard 6 th 12 volt type.
    Hope this helps and best wishes for the build.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Smit Nederland
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for that still looking for one, and no one has any in stock, got the 2 ESCs and motor gearboxs ready to go but no boat.

    Regards Cargoman๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Smit Nederland
    2 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just made up my mind on a project to make a start on, just my luck no one has one tried all the usual suspects but it seems there is a problem with Billings imports?. So if anyone knows of an unbuilt Smit Nederland, the ideal would be local collection Yorkshire area.

    Thanks Modelboat๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ HAZELGARTH
    7 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Colin
    I have scanned my plans and sent the copies on to you they dont have a great amount of detail but there are loads of photos on line to plug the gaps there is no drawing for the aft bulkhead so Ive added a photo.
    Cheers Bob
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    ๐Ÿ“ HAZELGARTH
    8 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin

    I will scan my plan and let you have the files in the mean time I have attached a few photos.

    Cheers Bob
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    ๐Ÿ“ HAZELGARTH
    8 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin

    Just ordered a Hazelgarth hull from Scale Hobbies through their e bay site and its 1/48 just over 25 inches long and comes complete with plan should have it by Wednesday. I can do a few photos for you when it arrives let me know.

    Cheers Bob
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rother Lifeboat
    1 year 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.๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rother Lifeboat
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lumba Lumba Video
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Video Uploads
    1 year ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin glad its on view.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba Lumba Video
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Video Uploads
    1 year 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ balne moor
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure assembled, first prime and โ€œbondoโ€
    1 year 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.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing at last
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing
    1 year ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    See next entry
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    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows prepped
    1 year ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really good looking boat another Sterling classic.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brass Pins
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Home Run
    1 year 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
    Cargoman
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It's here
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull Model Boat Group
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull Model Boat Group
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Progress
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ UK TUG BOATS 1960S
    2 years ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Interesting its great the content and the quality.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ HA Kits Morston
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Searchlight
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Final Reveal.
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior build
    2 years 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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