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Title: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: tugboyben on April 14, 2009, 08:38:51 AM
Hi all

wot's your favourite all time tug mine is the tid tug

best regards jason
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: dan on April 14, 2009, 08:54:00 AM
Mine would have to be my Al Khubar tug  O0
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Bunkerbarge on April 14, 2009, 11:58:01 AM
Of my own I have always been particularly fond of my HMS Enigma. Very manoeuvrable, reliable and a set up that lasts for well over an hour as well as looking the part on the water.

Favourite of all time though has always been Harry 'O'.  A very nicely put together scratch build that has been weathered perfectly to give the model bags of character on the pond.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: nhp651 on April 14, 2009, 01:01:36 PM
Mine are two tugs.one is the old Empire class tug,[not the one modelled by Mountfleet at the moment]
 and the other is this little beauty, the APPLEGARTH, which belongs to  a friend of mine and which I'm selling for him at auction later this month.
the spirit fired steam plant with Vtwin engine was all hand built, and tug from scratch.
it is beautiful.
I only wish I could afford it.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Stavros on April 14, 2009, 11:55:14 PM
Bunkerbarge isnt the Harry 'O' a Tid looks suspiciously like one



Stav
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Bunkerbarge on April 15, 2009, 12:36:53 AM
Nothing suspicious, Harry 'O' is a TID
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: toesupwa on April 15, 2009, 05:14:27 AM
I have to put two too

Sun XXVI... I visited her on the Thames back in the 1990's and took loads of detail pics. I have a hull and its on the build 'List'..  :embarrassed:
Crowley Scout, based out of San Pedro Harbor, LA. Mrs Toes and i visited Scout and i have lots of detail pics of this Voith tug. I have a hull and a pair of voith drives ready for the build... thats on the 'list' too.
 O0
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: chipchase on April 15, 2009, 07:58:38 AM
My favourite tugs are my flying Spindrift and the Ormesby Cross
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 15, 2009, 08:53:01 AM
Sun XXVI... I visited her on the Thames back in the 1990's and took loads of detail pics. I have a hull and its on the build 'List'.. 

Now that's very interesting Toesupwa! Any chance you you scanning, posting those pictures on here.... please?  :-)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: toesupwa on April 15, 2009, 04:06:08 PM
Sun XXVI... I visited her on the Thames back in the 1990's and took loads of detail pics. I have a hull and its on the build 'List'.. 

Now that's very interesting Toesupwa! Any chance you you scanning, posting those pictures on here.... please?  :-)

Sure Martin.. i only have a couple of hundred pics... It might takeme a while, but let me see what i can do.  ;)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 19, 2009, 12:59:26 PM
RMAS Typhoon,
Had many a happy times on her.She was as in the top pic, Buff and Black

Bob
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: cdsc123 on June 05, 2014, 04:08:12 PM
Anybody know where Bob (Shipmate60) went? All his posts say "guest" does that mean he has left Mayhem?
He was going to send me copies of his RMAS Typhoon drawings so I could do a 1/48th hull for him but that was over a month ago.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Netleyned on June 05, 2014, 04:27:42 PM
Names have been changed to protect the innocent  %% %%


Try DieselDo


Ned
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: cdsc123 on June 05, 2014, 04:44:51 PM
Thanks Ned  :-))
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Dreadstar on June 05, 2014, 05:07:41 PM
For me,it has to be the little SHG King Midas tug,still chugging away quite the thing. I've never had a problem with this little vac-formed kit and she does the job quite admirably.

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l4/xuihpilli/DSCN2586.jpg)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Neil on June 05, 2014, 05:36:52 PM
this big boy has to be my favourite  of all time........even have the full set of builders plans to build her..........the Steam tug / tender ... Romsey...she used to tender mail and passengers out to the ocean Liners.......I just love her and her lines........but even at 1:48 scale she'd come out at around 56 inches long from memory.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Antipodean on June 05, 2014, 07:49:36 PM
Mine comes from a radio show I used to listen to on Sunday mornings which lead to me liking Brooklyn Harbor tugs I think.
(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u372/Antipodean1/little-toot-disney-capitol-das-80_-don-wilson_-1947.jpg) (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/Antipodean1/media/little-toot-disney-capitol-das-80_-don-wilson_-1947.jpg.html)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: dave301bounty on June 05, 2014, 07:58:28 PM
 James Lamey ,got the hull ,the deck needs sorting but its here ,bridge work ,all present ,had it for a number of years ,all engine gear ,just need a push to get a start ,plus a proper set of plans ,but this tug is a winner for me ,.will have to do it ,sad not to .
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: lankyandy on July 08, 2014, 08:40:37 PM
the typhoon tug was always a good chunky looking boat. just building all those superstructure angles has always put me of!
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: kenthompson on July 08, 2014, 11:15:15 PM
good topic Jason…
see you down  Cosmeston, thursday


big ken
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: deepstar on July 12, 2014, 07:59:20 PM
hi
my favourite  tug is the tyne model norhsider
i have two of these
they are such a grate pleasure to sail
i hope the  tyne model
flying spindrift I'm building is half as good
regards deepstar
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 12, 2014, 08:09:51 PM
 
Happy Hunter.
Smit Nederland
Tid Tug
Springer!
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: tugnut on July 12, 2014, 09:29:14 PM
The Imara, lots of detail and lots of power  :-)) and the Tid
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Stavros on July 12, 2014, 09:35:13 PM
Happy Hunter
Tid Tug
 
Dave
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: ray123 on July 12, 2014, 09:40:32 PM
fav  one's ive built are 
freewinds :-))
ken mackenzie :-))
nanuq :-))  ( was a challenge at first getting the voith units set up  but all's good now!)
nellie irene
regards ray
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: J.beazley on July 12, 2014, 09:47:40 PM
My little Pollux is very well used, my favourite tug at the moment has to be my 1/48 scale robust tug, first sailed last Sunday and she is superb.


Hopefully sailing her if the weather holds out tomorrow.


Jay
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: U-33 on July 12, 2014, 09:50:56 PM
Bugsier...


Rich
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 13, 2014, 04:47:33 AM
Happy Hunter
Tid Tug
 
Dave

What ever happened to your giant TID Dave?
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: hodgie35 on February 27, 2015, 10:21:51 PM
My fav  tug has to be my Oceanic /Arctic had many happy hours sailing her
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Stavros on February 27, 2015, 11:06:54 PM
What ever happened to your giant TID Dave?

 
didnt see this before...still got it under the building table in the shed MUST get around to doing something on it this year
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: tugmad on February 27, 2015, 11:21:56 PM
I think the Rumania is really my favourite as it is the earliest tug that I can remember going aboard, my Dad was chief engineer for 4 years and went around the world in herand did a tow from Sydney to Genoa which took 4 months, she was the Empire Susan originally
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Mad Scientist on February 28, 2015, 12:56:02 AM
The model appears to be wearing glossy pink paint. Was this the colour of the full-size ship?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kay#Cars  (Because I just couldn't resist!) - Tom
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: tugmad on February 28, 2015, 07:40:03 AM
Hi yes she was actually painted in the Union castle lavender hull colour.   Geo
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: rhavrane on March 24, 2015, 07:31:07 AM
Bonjour,


Mine is the Côte d'Emeraude (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fTK6RuQXn4) (France Maquettes kit proposed with a Stuart D10 in the seventies), a diesel tug in the real life, currently dying in  the Havre harbour, but I started it 45 years ago with the birth of my steam passion, abandoned it and found it back 40 years later :
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dXugFcGQr3Zj3_jzmdV6B-ZtqisVYMgpxOnCllLevzc=w284-h189-p-no)



(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LIYV4O7aGdF5LzKo-wHjE59CwkUN9a8ggzvXkfXXOwY=w259-h194-p-no)


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6Sk1UfvKT5rikBTm_oNQs78GgsIfVYQ7h2uzRr1_mFs=w146-h194-p-no)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Xtian29 on March 24, 2015, 12:19:06 PM
Hello


They are so many in different categories and different times  %% 


May I say actual harbour Voith tug Velox - Tenax and sisters

(http://nsa33.casimages.com/img/2015/03/24/150324011611763382.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com/i/150324011611763382.jpg)


Yesterday large ocean tug Wolraad Wolteman - John Ross

(http://nsa34.casimages.com/img/2015/03/24/150324011738971746.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com/i/150324011738971746.jpg)

 Ironically Raphaël the Côte d'Emeraude is one of the ugliest tug I've ever seen.   She was not dying in le Havre harbour but Saint Malo then now she's really dead, cut and near to reborn as razor blade or tin can.


If you want to have a tear ...


http://www.saint-malo-bateaux-photos.fr/album-photos/le-port-et-les-bateaux-de-saint-malo/bateaux-du-port-remorqueurs-pilotines-douanes/dernier-voyage-cote-d-emeraude-ancien-remorqueur/ (http://www.saint-malo-bateaux-photos.fr/album-photos/le-port-et-les-bateaux-de-saint-malo/bateaux-du-port-remorqueurs-pilotines-douanes/dernier-voyage-cote-d-emeraude-ancien-remorqueur/)


Xtian


Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Howard on March 24, 2015, 03:20:25 PM
mine would be anything off the tyne  plus the wearsider.
                    Regards Howard
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: rhavrane on March 24, 2015, 06:12:28 PM
Bonjour Christian,


Thanks for the link and the correction of my mistake. I agree with you, she is not the nicest, but she was almost the lonely one sold at that time, with a 120 mm brass four blades propeller and a Stuart D10...


I am sad to learn that the real Côte d'Emeraude has been dismantled, but who cares now... ?
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Xtian29 on March 24, 2015, 06:27:26 PM
Hello


In fact Raphaël it's true that sometime the most beautifull is not a favorite - inversely a lovely or pleasant tug is better than just a beautifull one ... same as with a girl  :embarrassed:


Xtian
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: meechingman on March 24, 2015, 09:52:44 PM
Well, it has to be Meeching, for obvious reasons. Still going strong at the age of 55 as Nore Crest. I also like ocean going tugs and Elbe is top of my list.


(Image of Nore Crest © Mike Robinson/Shipspotting.com, Image of Elbe © Nico Ouwehand/towingline.com)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: carlmt on March 24, 2015, 11:58:12 PM
For me, it has to be Yorkshireman of United Towing.  Launched in 1978 and still sailing today:
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/york4-1024_zpsfu6emnze.jpg)
 
I bought the Model Slipway kit way back in 2003 and made a start on it, but hadnt really touched in for the past 10 years (she has been sitting on a shelf in our living room most of that time).  However, for the past week I have been pressing on with her whilst waiting for various bits n pieces for the ferry kit prototypes.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: oldiron on March 25, 2015, 02:33:17 AM
For me its the SS Master on Canada's west coast. Preserved and operating triple expansion steam.

John
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: dodes on April 08, 2015, 09:11:06 PM
My favourite looking tug has to be the one I saw in about 1978, new on the Clyde, the "S.A.Woolraad Woltemade". She looked so impressive and such clean lines. At slow ahead the jetty she was using for her bollard test started to move so I gather it was cancelled. Sorry I cannot find any pictures as yet to put up.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: martin13 on June 16, 2015, 01:51:12 AM

Excuse my ignorance but can someone explain to me what is a "TID Tug" {:-{

martin doon under
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: derekwarner on June 16, 2015, 02:06:45 AM
Hey Martin........many variations on the theme name TID, however the Wikki people describe what appears to be a valid name source .......... as.....

Name: Tug, Inshore and Dock

Derek

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCoQFjAEahUKEwjs25O8gpPGAhVRM7wKHZk1AKY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FTID-class_tug&ei=FHZ_VeyBKdHm8AWZ64CwCg&usg=AFQjCNHzJFU_-WzEWsCA3UIIMBhDZTes1w&bvm=bv.95515949,d.dGY
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 16, 2015, 03:50:00 AM

Please don't ask what T.I.D.  stands for!  {:-{   ok2

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4841.0/nowap.html
http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=87cfc31746cb6eb62cbe166ad3ef21d1&topic=675.0;nowap
http://www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk/tidtugs/pages/tidhist2.html
http://www.steamtugbrent.org/history-of-tid-class-tugs.html
http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15887
http://www.kingstonmouldings.co.uk/h&ttidtugbuild.htm

Excuse my ignorance but can someone explain to me what is a "TID Tug" {:-{
martin doon under
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: martin13 on June 16, 2015, 04:34:29 AM
Well thanks for that Derek and Martin.

I guess the meaning of the abbreviation of TID can be many, just pick one.

Thanks Martin for all the links - made for some vary interesting reading....

So, for understanding these tugs were about 70Ft long and weighed 6 ton. Were used by the military in wartime for towing floating walkways and supplying ships in harbour.

Mdu ok2
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: derekwarner on June 16, 2015, 04:59:40 AM
 ;)...just a little heavier in the gross registered & displacement tonnage Martin DU .......... Derek

As designed they were 65 feet (20 m) long by 17 feet (5.2 m) in the beam by 8 feet (2.4 m) deep, measuring 54 GRT. Draught when laden was 7 feet 4 inches (2.24 m) - a displacement of 124 tons. Propulsion was a 220 ihp 2 cylinder reciprocating steam engine driving a single screw. Steam was from coal or later oil - the change being to allow use in the Far East. They were capable of around 8 knots.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: martin13 on June 16, 2015, 07:24:15 AM
;)...just a little heavier in the gross registered & displacement tonnage Martin DU .......... Derek

As designed they were 65 feet (20 m) long by 17 feet (5.2 m) in the beam by 8 feet (2.4 m) deep, measuring 54 GRT. Draught when laden was 7 feet 4 inches (2.24 m) - a displacement of 124 tons. Propulsion was a 220 hp 2 cylinder reciprocating steam engine driving a single screw. Steam was from coal or later oil - the change being to allow use in the Far East. They were capable of around 8 knots.

Apologies Derek and thanks again for going to the trouble of posting correct figures,

Each section of the build roughly 3 metres weighed 6 ton to allow road transport of each section. After reading it the second time I thought the weight was a little light on for a 70 ft tug :D


Mdu
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: bill stafford on June 16, 2015, 07:59:34 AM
there is a nice plan from FaBoat au , of the tid, may i sugesst you add a semi spade rudder to it ,as a operational tug model, makes it turn a lot better
bill s
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 16, 2015, 10:00:42 AM
 
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51426.msg526348.html#msg526348

Probably one of the best builds on Mayhem:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,13720.msg131084.html#msg131084
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: morley bill 1 on June 16, 2015, 04:27:29 PM
Got to be the TID whatever it stands for.........Bill..
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: martin13 on June 17, 2015, 10:46:48 AM


Probably one of the best builds on Mayhem:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,13720.msg131084.html#msg131084

....................IMPRESSIVE...................left me speechless ;)

Mdu
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: jarvo on June 17, 2015, 11:45:08 AM
Smit Hunter, what could have been till she was burnt out. Happy Hunters colour was to bright for me, the Smit colours suited her superbly


Mark
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: martin13 on June 17, 2015, 12:02:23 PM
Smit Hunter, what could have been till she was burnt out. Happy Hunters colour was to bright for me, the Smit colours suited her superbly


Mark

Do you have a link to Smit Hunter - wouldn't mind seeing a coloured pic

Martin
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: U-33 on June 17, 2015, 12:20:51 PM
I have a new favourite tug....



Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 17, 2015, 12:34:58 PM
I have a new favourite tug....

Looks great U-33!   :-))
Has she got her undersides wet yet?
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 17, 2015, 12:51:17 PM
 
  Smit Hunter photos

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Smit+Hunter&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCEQsARqFQoTCILi_vfQlsYCFcYYLAodiMIDcQ&biw=1261&bih=282
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: U-33 on June 17, 2015, 01:35:31 PM
Hoping for this weekend, Martin...been waiting for my car to be delivered.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Charlie on June 17, 2015, 01:38:40 PM
I remember seeing the Meeching as a child when we were travelling from Eastbourne to Brighton to visit relatives. This was back in the late 70's/early 80's. We often used to break our journey in Newhaven, where we would stop for a picnic lunch, and watch the boats and ships in the harbour. Happy days :-)
Are their any plans available anywhere? Would love to have a go at making a model :-))
Charlie
 
Well, it has to be Meeching, for obvious reasons. Still going strong at the age of 55 as Nore Crest. I also like ocean going tugs and Elbe is top of my list.


(Image of Nore Crest © Mike Robinson/Shipspotting.com, Image of Elbe © Nico Ouwehand/towingline.com)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 17, 2015, 01:48:19 PM
Hoping for this weekend, Martin...been waiting for my car to be delivered.

Do you buy a new car for each model you build?!?  :o
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: ovl on June 30, 2015, 10:47:40 PM
My favourite is the Happy hunter ( II) of course  {-)


(http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/18/92/82/79/img_1310.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/18928279/59)
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 01, 2015, 09:36:25 AM
 
 Of course!  :-))
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Time Bandit on July 01, 2015, 05:06:39 PM
This little fella here (maybe because I´m building it right now in 1/24 as "I´ll-always-have-it-with-me-rescue-boat").
Building status:
GRP mould and hull done.

(http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=1694200&size=800)


http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos/picture/ships/1694200/219017638
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 01, 2015, 05:19:05 PM
 
 I wonder what the first half of that sign says?!

Loud .........
  to proc .......


Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Netleyned on July 01, 2015, 05:24:21 PM
At low speed 
H&S Directive %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: Time Bandit on July 01, 2015, 05:54:57 PM
 %% good eyes.
Fart seems to be danish for speed, nearly the same word in german just with an h: Fahrt

This is how it looks like right now (since 6 weeks  :embarrassed: )
Very cute thing, just 30cm and will weigh only 700g fully loaded.
But powered by a 28mm Brushless to be able to push some other boats.
Title: Re: FAVOURITE ALL TIME TUG
Post by: tomo1 on August 03, 2015, 03:07:32 PM
Hi all i built a tid years ago i sold it just wonder as any one still have it i named  TID 27