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23rd Jan 2018
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Member No. 4763
Registered 23rd Jan 2018
Last Online 14th Dec 2018
City Oak Tree Cl
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 0
Photos Posted 34
Likes Received 26
Likes Given 8
9 Total Posts
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Stevenage Model Boat Club
Since: 24th Jan 2018
Fairmount Glacier
Type: Working Vessel
Type: Naval Ship
Type: Tug Boat
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
62 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 0
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 20
Blog Response 3 6
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 8
Received Likes 2 52
138 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Fairmount Glacier by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 39" Fairmount Glacier Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a 2 x M500 Mtronix (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through JP Marine (20Amps) ESC - Comments: A Billings kit, the Fairmount Glacier (or Alpine - comes with 5 naming options) is a sturdy boat... 2 props in Kort nozzles, extras I've fitted...37 lights, bow thruster, working fire monitors, radar, & horn. Runs on 2 x 12v 7AH batteries, so runs for a while! Colour scheme makes it visible on the lake too!

When to paint bits? by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
thank Dave - there are HUGE access covers both at the front and rear of the tug, so not too worried about aligning motors & prop shaft. the only cramped space as you will eventually see is when fitting a bow thruster.... but more of that in due course ( the blog is catching up with th build!) Space inside the 1st tug was OK till the deck was sealed in place, then it was really tight!

When to paint bits? by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
I have to admit I'm a bit of a novice and tend to work on my own a lot, although I have looked at build videos on YouTube. I often wonder about the best time to paint the various bits as it seems some will be difficult to do later. So I painted the guard rail uprights and glued them in... then clamped the painted guard rails (proper names?) then started adding the hull sides, glued, clamped, and pinned where necessary. Size comparison picture with tug Annabelle (Billings Banckert) Fairmount is 1:75 scale, Banckert is 1:48

fixing the hull bottom by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
The bottom of the hull comes mainly as 4 large pieces of ply - 2 which fit flat on to the frames, and the 2 rear pieces have a nice S curve to make things interesting. Relatively easy to glue with plenty of clamps. The bow structure all slotted together with a little added effort from some screw up large clamps!

making progress by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
adding deck...

Fairmount Alpine - TUG! by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
cheers, Doug. Also seen a couple of good youtube vids on the build, which are always helpful.

Fairmount Alpine - TUG! by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Billings Kit - my 2nd boat build. This time I thought I'd challenge my skills and build a plank on frame boat rather than using an ABS hull. Fairmount Alpine is a 75M Ocean going tug used for heavy duty work. The model is 1:75 scale, so around 1metre long. As I started this some time ago (before I joined this website) I'll put some regular posts up to catch up to where I am now... still not finished! Kit comes with all timber laser cut, brass fittings, instructions etc. Extra purchases of course are the motors / ESCs / and other electronics. This model is large enough to accommodate a few ancillaries such as lighting / bow thruster etc. Although laser cut, some of the joints needed trimming, and I had to use some of my bigger clamps!

PT109 by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 29" PT109 Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a M500 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HM50 ESC - Comments: EBay purchase... 20 yr old Lindberg kit of an Elco 80ft PT boat, a bit battered with no motor/ESC or RC - only tested in the bath at the moment! PT109 was the craft JFK commanded / got rammed by a Japanese destroyer!

Annabelle by veganhouse Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
[Score: 7/10] 26"/4000g Annabelle Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: My 1st tug boat -relatively small! Billings kit - ABS hull, wooden superstructure and decks, kit included hull and deck fittings in brass / plastic, propshafts, rudders and propellers. Good manual