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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: getemuphigh on January 28, 2011, 02:57:57 PM

Title: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 28, 2011, 02:57:57 PM
Some pictures of the Tractor Tug I recently bought.

I have repainted to deck etc and will repaint the hull next.

Fitted my RC gear, 4 channel, although just using 3 to run.

Pictures taken at Kirkless MBC Wilton Park last Sunday, most of the pond was frozen but still plenty to have a go at.

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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: offshore1987 on January 28, 2011, 03:44:46 PM
I want one of those, missed out on the one that was forsale on here  {:-{ lol

Looks nice budy :-))
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 28, 2011, 04:41:16 PM
I want one of those, missed out on the one that was forsale on here  {:-{ lol

Looks nice budy :-))

Cheers.
Must of been this one for sale :D, I got it a couple of weeks ago, give a a bit of a paint to put my mark on it like you do...and added radio gear and some deck clutter and ropes etc, will do more as I go.

Poll (John) who sold it was very helpful and gave lots of good advice, great fella.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 28, 2011, 04:42:02 PM
Some VIDEO taken also last Sunday....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHQKgeQS-wU


Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: offshore1987 on January 28, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
probs a very random question, but whats the hull? is it a kit or a home build?  :-)
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: ray123 on January 28, 2011, 05:49:22 PM
hi offshore 1987  this was one of my builds i did a while ago now i never go to run it  (then i sold it to john poll)  the hull  was a  'hull & plan' it was the r.m.a.s kitty  but i built it as a american style  voith tug   im not sure who the company was  who made the kit?? someone else may be able to help?  

nice paint job you made there   getemuphigh  :-))  regards ray   my latest project is a twin voith tug  39inch loa  another american tug
(http://s1.postimage.org/1wb0mto5g/nanuq_2010_11_025.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1wb0mto5g/)
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 28, 2011, 07:42:39 PM
Thanks ray111,
John told me a good builder had originally made it from a kit.
I believe it is a Sirmar kitty hull kit and is still availble from "psships" who are now looking after the Sirmar products.
They have a web site
http://psships.com/page4a.html

and go to tugs at the top and you will see the R.M.A.S. Kitty there.

http://psships.com/page90.html

Your lastest project twin voith tug looks really good!

Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: offshore1987 on January 29, 2011, 07:12:16 PM
Awesome, thanks for the links and help guys  :-)) would love to build the kitty because i know the guy who owns the real kitty, and drive past it everyday  :-)

Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 29, 2011, 07:23:04 PM
Awesome, thanks for the links and help guys  :-)) would love to build the kitty because i know the guy who owns the real kitty, and drive past it everyday  :-)



Any chance you could take a few pictures and either post them up our e-mail me them would be even better, as it would be a great help as I am going to make a new (and keep the oringianl one) upper deck / cabin structure etc and the pics would be fantastic to have of the kitty as it is now.
Cheers,
Peter.

Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 29, 2011, 07:30:58 PM
If it is the one moored in Camber Docks Portsmouth she is exactly as original including the paint scheme, I sail past her several times a day!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 29, 2011, 07:39:10 PM
If it is the one moored in Camber Docks Portsmouth she is exactly as original including the paint scheme, I sail past her several times a day!!!

Bob

Have you also got a camera you could take pleeeeeease..... :} :} :} :}
More pics the better I guess.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 29, 2011, 07:46:37 PM
I will try, but wont be that good.
She is 1 of the ex RMAS Triton Class water tractors.
If you google RMAS Kitty a few images are there.

Also try these:

A170    Kitty                                
A172      Lesley                     
A174    Lilah                 
A190           Joan                 
A199           Myrtle                        
A205           Norah

All the same class.

Bob
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: offshore1987 on January 29, 2011, 07:52:35 PM
I will take some for you in the week, backer trate owns it now  :-)) i might have a pic of her outa the water at endever will have a looky

not a great pic at all lol but never the less i wil get some more for you

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc127/offshore1987/21092010348.jpg)
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: getemuphigh on January 30, 2011, 08:31:24 AM
I will take some for you in the week, backer trate owns it now  :-)) i might have a pic of her outa the water at endever will have a looky

not a great pic at all lol but never the less i wil get some more for you

Thats great, very much appreciated, thankyou.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: offshore1987 on February 23, 2011, 05:20:16 PM
sorry its taken so long to get the pics, shes not been about for alittle while. Hope these help theres 19 pics in the on the album

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc127/offshore1987/kitty/18022011503.jpg)

http://s214.photobucket.com/albums/cc127/offshore1987/kitty/
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 17, 2011, 02:24:34 PM

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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 17, 2011, 02:26:29 PM
scratch built for model tug.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 17, 2011, 02:31:52 PM
neptune milford haven
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 18, 2011, 05:11:52 PM
twin voith tug with 3channel setup.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 18, 2011, 07:19:20 PM

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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 19, 2011, 03:22:30 PM

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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 20, 2011, 05:52:53 PM
video of above voith tug is on you tube under........model twin voith
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: nhp651 on March 20, 2011, 06:09:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rihh7Zfw2XM
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: 6705russell on March 20, 2011, 06:14:28 PM
(http://s3.postimage.org/nub5bcsk/P1010725.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nub5bcsk/)


I thought tractor tugs had the voiths mounted a third of the way aft from the bow of the boat?  Might be wrong?

Russ
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: Xtian29 on March 20, 2011, 06:25:12 PM
Hello

You are right Russ and I'm also suprised with this Voith units mounted under the stern of htug boat . All stern drive tug are with Azimuthal like Schottel, Aquamaster, Nigaata. I've seen only one stern drive with Voith she was a japanese test durin 60's or 70's.  But there is also voith mounted like that on river pusher     
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: Xtian29 on March 20, 2011, 06:30:50 PM
It was the case with the Thyssen II from Graupner (but not a harbor tug hull)

http://www.rc-modellbau-schiffe.de/wbb2/thread_6086_Thyssen-II-Bilder.html
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 20, 2011, 07:11:05 PM

(http://s3.postimage.org/11e3dmc90/img147.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/11e3dmc90/)
sorry about the pics but im not use to doing this.still learning.this is a new type of tug & it has the two voith units at the stern.ii think it is still being tested as there  is little information about it.there is no table under the units because of the hull shape.the table on conventional voith tugs is for drydocking purposes only.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: poll on March 20, 2011, 07:57:24 PM
It was the case with the Thyssen II from Graupner (but not a harbor tug hull)

http://www.rc-modellbau-schiffe.de/wbb2/thread_6086_Thyssen-II-Bilder.html

Hi xtian,   Sailed mine at Balne moor today, not many about you know.

John
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 20, 2011, 08:03:31 PM

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(http://s3.postimage.org/11yoadthg/2005_0507_112108.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/11yoadthg/)

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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 20, 2011, 08:04:53 PM

(http://s3.postimage.org/11yrlgih0/2005_0515_112514.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/11yrlgih0/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/11yuwj7gk/2005_0515_112225.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/11yuwj7gk/)

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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: poll on March 20, 2011, 08:08:01 PM
Thyssen 2

John
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: Xtian29 on March 20, 2011, 10:20:40 PM
Hello

John your are the happy owner of my dream when I was young (20 years ago)  Yep I was dreaming for a Thyssen at that time !  Now thanks to Graupner Voith i've built a Voith tractor tug then I've built my own Voith units !

Vincent, the Baut don'y have the Voith at stern as you suggest on your hull, in fact there are not a new and there is some tugs like that since more than a decade in Norway, Sweden (Bob, Bess, belos, Baut ...) and even in US with the Crowley Response Class

The name of this kind on Voith tractor tug is stern first or sked first tractor tug. Excepted the quite flat forward the underwater arrangement is very similar to any Voith with the propeller under the hull on the 1/3 forward and a sked on afterside.   

Picture, info and GA of the Response

http://www.maritimejournal.com/features101/tugs,-towing,-pollution-and-salvage/tugs,-towing-and-salvage/crowley_introduce_the_response


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Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 21, 2011, 10:46:44 AM
thank you for that info.its nice to talk to people with knowledge of these things.thanks again.
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: sailorboy61 on March 21, 2011, 03:39:17 PM
I thought tractor tugs had the voiths mounted a third of the way aft from the bow of the boat?  Might be wrong?

Russ

1/3 from the bow being the usual pivot point of a stern prop driven hull, guess that also applies to Voith units, so down to hull rather than propulsion maybe??
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: vincent on March 21, 2011, 07:36:25 PM
i think the sandown class minesweeper has the same setup???
Title: Re: Voith Schneider Tractor Tug
Post by: Jack.H on March 26, 2011, 09:24:55 AM
All those models look very affective I especially like the Barge, Have you ever put some rubbish in there for more effect?

Jack.H  ;D