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Topic review - EX NAVAL TUG .TID 164
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Cool shot of the ducks landing looking from the tug.

:thumbs_up_1: Subscibed.
Post Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:25 pm
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Last weekend while sailing my TID164 I managed to shoot some film and put together a short video of it towing the Thames Lighter I built.

Regards

Tiny

Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS9lYEzU-lY
Post Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:14 am
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With some spare time between buiding TID 164 and finishing the basic hul of VIC I decided to build a Thames Lighter to accompany the TID 164. The design was quite simple taken from a free plan from Marine Modelling Oct 2012 issue and made mainly from balsa wood with brass towing fittings. Here are some photographs of the two together.
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Post Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:02 pm
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Very impressive Tiny, :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:
Post Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:09 am
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I haven't posted for a while but on Saturday (25th August 2012) I spent the day at Chatham Dockyard with the "Friends of TID164" and Mike Toms showed me around their TID tug and I would like to thank them for their hospitality and guided tour. It was a great opportunity to meet the people who keep this little vessel going and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was so impressed with their efforts I presented them with a copy of my book on the build of my model. They loved the book and it now sits in the mess for all to read. Keep up the good work and I hope to see her in full steam very soon.

Tiny


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:05 pm
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You are correct Jim, down near the river it was like a force 8 gail, the steam from the boiler could hardly be seen, it was blown away very fast from the funnel, she did sail well and all credit to Tiny's build. :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:57 am
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Certainly runs well!

Looks like it was a breezy day--even low doen in the lock....

:thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

Jim Baumann
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:59 pm
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Been following all along, but haven't said anything up till now I guess.
Great build, it's "sharpness" is astonishing. Love that boiler system as well!
:thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:08 pm
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As requested here is a short video of the launch.



http://youtu.be/xQNO6v_Zmlc

I would just like to thank Dave for the great photos he has taken of the day.

Oh and my dad for taking the video.

Tiny
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:59 am
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Video in production and will post soon.

Tiny
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:39 am
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how cool! How about some video????
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 am
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ARH and Tiny prepare to launch the TID tug as part of our Model ship building society seminar and yes it is under live steam .
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the boiler room
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Underway under its own steam!!
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A great day for Tiny and ARH :woo_hoo: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Dave Wooley
Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:47 am
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Floats to her marks...!

That is quite some project!

:big_grin: :thumbs_up_1:

JIM B
Post Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:42 pm
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Tiny, Brill, brill, brill, :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:24 am
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Ballasting

Time to fill the internal testing tank or bath to everyone and ballast out the boat. First I put the hull in the water and placed the steam plant inside with the boiler filled with water. Now I could add weight using cast metal sticks each weighing 225g (8oz) each and place them inside triming up the hull so it sat correctly on the water. With the steam plant in place I added 8 sticks in total, which is 1800g almost 4lbs.

Next I removed the steam plant and inserted the electric module, which is lighter, so had to add an additional 4 sticks increasing the ballast to 2700g (6lbs Approx.) I permenately glued the ballast in for when I use the steam plant and left the extra weights loose so they can be easily placed inside when using thew electric module.

Tiny

Click on the link below for a short video of the steam enigine working in the test tank

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8eyahU8CqI


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:56 am
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Hi Tiny Just catching up with your build. Lighting for models is one of those tasks where there is a thin line between being just right or over the top. You have that ability of getting things just right . Excellent work throughout.
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:15 am
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Lighting

With all the LED lights fitted and the wires routed around the inside of the superstructure all that was left to do was to solder each one to the 6v battery/resistor module I had made. Using a 15W soldering iron each wire was soldered in place ensuring the correct polarity was maintained. Finally all the soldered joints where covered with two part epoxy glue to ensure that the joints would not be effected by any moisture.

Tiny


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:16 am
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Well done Tiny, looks like you had a good day, like you said, that fire box on Pricess Elizabeth was well worth standing in front of. :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :heh: :heh: :wave_1:
Post Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:05 am
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Here are some photo of the day.

https://picasaweb.google.com/tinypurple ... directlink

Tiny
Post Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:04 am
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Hi Tiny Ron mentions that its your Birthday tomorrow ,All the very best to you !!!. Have a good visit to the York Railway Museum , it's not just rolling stock but "SHIP" Models and lots of them as well , as Ron says photos please!!!!!
Dave Wooley :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:55 am

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