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das boot

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The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« on: February 01, 2009, 03:05:56 PM »

Way way back, either Model Boats or Marine Modelling did a free plan of a pusher tug...basically a box with a tall(ish)superstructure on top. I can remember it 'cos I built a double sized one...can any of you guys tell me which issue of which mag it appeared in please?

Even better...has anybody got a copy of the magazine or even the plan I could beg/buy/borrow/steal? All your expenses refunded naturally...

Rich

(it was similar to the drawing below...)
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andyn

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 04:22:43 PM »

How about doing a springer?
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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 04:27:06 PM »

Nah, don't really fancy a springering thing Andy..

Rich
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 04:30:49 PM »

Should we ban U33 from the forum Andy?  <*<
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 04:35:15 PM »

Think someone should arm a springer with depth charges and go U33 hunting <*<
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 04:43:02 PM »

Oh...I thought the Mayhem Caps were ready to order :((
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The long Build

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 04:53:45 PM »

On the list I have from Model Boats
there are 3 listings for a pusher tug

Dec 85
May 88
Feb 2004

Hope this narrows things down a bit
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 05:05:43 PM »

Well done long build, that's the one I was looking for Model Boats Dec 1985.
 Motorflote - Pusher Tug (FULL SIZE PLAN)




http://www.payhost.net/modelling/acatalog/Model_Boats_December_1985.html
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andyn

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 05:09:08 PM »

I think we should kick Martin off for that too...


Anyone got a springy hull lying sround? I want to build Nitrospring :-))
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 05:25:57 PM »

Sounds like a Norry job for fuel-proofness and deep vibes :D
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andyn

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 05:28:51 PM »

Sounds like a Norry job for fuel-proofness and deep vibes :D

That sounds like the emptiness of my wallet...

How much?
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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 06:00:53 PM »

Well done long build, that's the one I was looking for Model Boats Dec 1985.
 Motorflote - Pusher Tug (FULL SIZE PLAN)




http://www.payhost.net/modelling/acatalog/Model_Boats_December_1985.html

That's the boyo...well done men, top stuff. Now...has anyone got the plan from that issue???

Rich
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2009, 06:19:16 PM »

Could probably sort out a copy of the article , but according to my records I do not have the plan.   {:-{  So not really much use. <:( 
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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2009, 06:24:12 PM »


Could probably sort out a copy of the article , but according to my records I do not have the plan.   {:-{  So not really much use. <:( 

That would be a start...yes please, if you could I'd appreciate it muchly.

Rich
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andyn

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2009, 06:41:34 PM »

Why not buy it from the link Martin posted? Its 4
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2009, 06:41:46 PM »


Could probably sort out a copy of the article , but according to my records I do not have the plan.   {:-{  So not really much use. <:( 

That would be a start...yes please, if you could I'd appreciate it muchly.

Rich

Ok, good news is I have found the magazine ,  the " WATERBORNE DIESEL SHUNTER" Free 16 page construction pull-out, here lies the bad news ..It has been pulled out!! and I do not have it.. Sorry

On the first page there is a reference to David Metcalf's Motorflote Diesel push tug" was the designer..
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 06:43:47 PM »

Does anybody know if there is a bye magazine company in Kent ?

I've about 2 years of Radio Race Car to loose


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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 06:44:18 PM »


Could probably sort out a copy of the article , but according to my records I do not have the plan.   {:-{  So not really much use. <:( 

That would be a start...yes please, if you could I'd appreciate it muchly.

Rich

Ok, good news is I have found the magazine ,  the " WATERBORNE DIESEL SHUNTER" Free 16 page construction pull-out, here lies the bad news ..It has been pulled out!! and I do not have it.. Sorry

Naff....!!!!

Thanks anyway..


Why not buy it from the link Martin posted? Its 4

Precisely...it's 4!!!!


Rich


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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 07:20:15 PM »

Hang the expense...I bought it.  %)

Thanks guys..

Rich
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 09:29:15 PM »

Plan for said square odd looking thingy for sale on e'bay....quote..."motorflote pusher tug "

            hope that helps.
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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2009, 11:13:40 PM »

Thanks DJ...already got it, but thank you for your help.   :-))

Rich
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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2009, 05:00:06 PM »

Thanks to you guys I have the plans and build sheets for the Motorflote en route, the stores at work donated me a sheet of 1/8th ply ( %)) and all the other bits and bobs I either have or have the materials needed to build them....

So...has anybody else ever built one of these weird things? Mine was great fun to operate, it had a mind of it's own as to where it went though, but it would push the side of house out if needs be. Just wondering if the Mk 11 will be alone...or are there any more around?

And no Martin...it's NOT a swing springer!!   ;D

Rich

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2009, 06:29:24 PM »

I am halfway through building one and and although it is my own design, it is very similar to the one in the photo.   I am using a Graupner schottel drive as propulsion and 2.4 GHz for control.   Pete M
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das boot

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2009, 08:20:52 PM »

Great news Pete, any pics of it so far? Perhaps we could start a Motorflote v Springer war...

Rich


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