Model Boat Mayhem

The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: 2772e on May 29, 2007, 11:52:58 am

Title: Tug Oakgarth
Post by: 2772e on May 29, 2007, 11:52:58 am
Hi All,

I have just ordered an Oakgarth Tug Kit from Mobile Marine models.

This is my second attempt at a tug, after building a Kingston Mouldings Dutch Fire Tug a number of years ago.

As a newbie to the tug scene has anybody built one and can anybody steer in me the right direction?

Is there anything to watch out for please?


Title: Re: Tug Oakgarth
Post by: funtimefrankie on May 29, 2007, 05:42:49 pm
If you are near Liverpool you can try spotting her
Title: Re: Tug Oakgarth
Post by: ministeve on May 29, 2007, 06:59:09 pm
hi 277 what are you building her for (tug towing,scale,steering) my farther in law has built at least 6 and we are avid tug towers can get info and pics for you if needed just email me

Title: Re: Tug Oakgarth
Post by: 2772e on May 29, 2007, 07:51:58 pm
Hi Steve,

To be honest i have been building RAF high speed launches for years. I have this year also entered into the world of OMRA.

I was at the mayhem weekend and after running two sets of batteries out on my big RTTL got the tug out on Sunday and had a bit of fun pushing, pulling and steering in the rain. I had more fun than i have had in ages.

Got back and ordered one!

A friend of mine is also going to build one, but a different name and variant.

I reckon i will have ago at all of the above, hours of fun on one charge and don't need a great big lake. Not sure if they have courses etc down hear in sunny Essex!

Any pics would be great.