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Title: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: ray123 on January 04, 2019, 02:22:59 PM
  H.N.Y to you all   ive recently finished a small tugboat  (16 inch)   grp hull and 1.5mm styrene sheet for the wheelhouse  i did get a bit ambitious with the running gear  %%   a 60mm prop  600 motor geaed 3:1 and 7.2 v  nimh  battery pack  on sea trials  it took off like a rocket ship  {-)  i have since then changed the motor to a lower rpm 500  and will see how that goes on the next outing
 i do still have some more bits to add to the boat

regards ray 
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: ray123 on January 04, 2019, 02:25:22 PM
more photos :-))
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: ray123 on January 04, 2019, 02:25:50 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Gardener on January 04, 2019, 03:28:14 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 04, 2019, 04:06:21 PM

Nice one Ray..... when you going to upgrade the motors?!  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Mark T on January 04, 2019, 05:03:12 PM
That is awesome Ray and I think you may have started a whole new category of boat - Racing tugs  :-))
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Netleyned on January 04, 2019, 05:29:44 PM
Needs a brushless and lipo
Aaarrgh :kiss:
Ned
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 04, 2019, 06:11:02 PM

- Racing tugs  :-))



          ...... Hmmmmm........ ! 

                (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/01/04/Hmnmm1.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JOYi4)
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Mark T on January 04, 2019, 08:37:05 PM

          ...... Hmmmmm........ ! 



Yeap, tearing up Wicksteed possibly  ;)
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: ray123 on January 05, 2019, 02:55:59 PM
tug race   sounds good!  am i allowed to use my nellie irene {-)
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2019, 07:37:08 PM
 
To make it more equal, how about we start a MiniTug-Racing class?!

1. Tugboat or Trawler Model design
2. Length 295mm Beam 120mm
3. 280 Motor
4. 6v AAA Rechargeable Batteries


Maybe the SHG Mini Tug?!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tugboat-Mini-R-C-Model-Boat-Kit-by-S-H-G-Marine-/162958936811?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10&var=462039066316

(https://image.ibb.co/bwn5Ha/Doncaster_2017_16.jpg)

(https://image.ibb.co/dJHY3F/Doncaster_2017_33.jpg)

Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2019, 07:52:51 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/G3dZz6v/Minitug-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yBNzH9n)


(https://i.ibb.co/1LtJsPq/Minitug-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Cz3sJY7)


(https://i.ibb.co/DQrvvhJ/Minitug-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9WZ116D)


(https://i.ibb.co/hCqq9nc/Minitug-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/N744Ckr)


(https://i.ibb.co/6YX2k6B/Minitug-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/G7HXqgT)
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2019, 07:54:12 PM
 
(https://i.ibb.co/qpN4SfJ/Minitug-0002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vk3rFGX)


(https://i.ibb.co/jygJNkx/Minitug-02.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wSMckhb)
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Tug Fanatic on January 09, 2019, 07:31:11 AM

Martin



Nice idea but to get any excitement the models need a lot more wash than is exhibited by the pictures. I just don't think that a 280 is going to do it!



Something like one of Ray's other models (perhaps not quite this much but you get the idea)


I wonder if the "Noodle Tugs" in next months Model Boats might hold any ideas?


Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: coch y bonddu on January 09, 2019, 10:29:32 AM
Prob a 400 type motor would be better or even a motor out of a club 500 would be a good laugh




Dave
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: Tug Fanatic on January 09, 2019, 03:46:48 PM
Prob a 400 type motor would be better or even a motor out of a club 500 would be a good laugh

Dave



Agreed but the model suggested comes with all the bits & I suspect that the motor, motor mount, coupling, shaft & prop would all need replacing - unless SHG would do a Mayhem special edition! I am sure most of us could sort out our own motor mount.
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2019, 10:00:30 PM
 
Anybody else want a go at a class specification for a 'Racing Tug' series?   :-)


 Any hulls, plans or kits we could utilize?


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Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: RST on January 10, 2019, 10:18:32 PM
You could consider Amera and their W103 tug kit?  I've got 2 of their W102 fishing boat kits plus they did me a spare hull I'm scratch building into a much larger 1/20 inshore fishing boat into.  When I ordered the second time they made the wheelhouse plastic a little thicker for me so they are open to suggestions for improvement I guess...

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=w (http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=w)

...you could easy fit a 400 size motor in there (I'm using 280's) but space is tight for batteries / RC gear but I imagine component shop could easily advise. But then at 22 for a set of mouldings it might be worth a try for the money?  I made my first W102 kit into something entirely more scale looking, their base-mouldings are quite good to work from.

Rich

Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2019, 10:51:51 PM
(http://www.amera.co.uk/uploaded_images/webimage/folder600/24_1.jpg)
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2019, 10:53:04 PM
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: mermod on January 11, 2019, 07:48:19 AM
Not sure if this link will work but it's one of my mini logging tugs on 11.1 :)
https://www.facebook.com/maurice.jones.14289/videos/1310208142429284/


Phill
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on January 11, 2019, 08:55:20 AM
Not sure if this link will work but it's one of my mini logging tugs on 11.1 :)
https://www.facebook.com/maurice.jones.14289/videos/1310208142429284/ (https://www.facebook.com/maurice.jones.14289/videos/1310208142429284/)

Phill



It doesn't work for non Facebook registered people.



Is the Amera kit styrene or ABS?



The hull looks incredibly like the Graupner Pollux I / Antje hull & is about the same size.



I also note that they make 2 different trawlers with the same dimensions & what looks like the same hull with a slightly different stern treatment. Opens it up to trawler fans as Martin suggested if any of the three were allowed. Personally I like the W101 Fishing Boat but with the wheelhouse nearer the front as a harbour work boat. And its only 19.99!


http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=w (http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=w)
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2019, 10:46:02 AM

It doesn't work for non Facebook registered people.


Nor registered ones.....!
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: jimmyc on January 11, 2019, 01:40:49 PM
The old Lion Park Model Boat Club  have a clip on utube racing seaport tugs through and around the harbour. Most enjoyable.
                   
Title: Re: new small tugbuild
Post by: tigertiger on January 11, 2019, 03:02:00 PM

Wow! It looks ARTR and for 25 quid you could have open rules and destruction derby racing. No need to invest half a year in something you will sink.





(https://i.ibb.co/G3dZz6v/Minitug-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yBNzH9n)


(https://i.ibb.co/1LtJsPq/Minitug-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Cz3sJY7)


(https://i.ibb.co/DQrvvhJ/Minitug-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9WZ116D)


(https://i.ibb.co/hCqq9nc/Minitug-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/N744Ckr)


(https://i.ibb.co/6YX2k6B/Minitug-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/G7HXqgT)
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on January 11, 2019, 03:21:50 PM
If you look at the link that Martin posted you will see an image of the mouldings which are supplied white. Not a difficult build (!) but not exactly ARTR either. Ebay is 35 delivered not 25 which is the usual show price.
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 11, 2019, 07:12:36 PM

I also bought a Amera Tug, seems OK.... hull quite thin.
   {:-{

Subtotal: 21.99 GBP
Postage and packaging: 4.50 GBP
Total: 26.49 GBP

Amera Plastic Mouldings
www.amera.co.uk
Facebook https://m.facebook.com/AmeraMoulding/

(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/02/11/20190211_180434.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JuxEP)
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 11, 2019, 07:21:44 PM
I have seen these, they look almost the same as the Pollux and are probably a reasonable replacement.
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 11, 2019, 07:28:33 PM
 
.... and MUCH cheaper!   :-)
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 11, 2019, 07:35:02 PM
Certainly cheaper than the Pollux 2, but I think the original was about 30 including the motor with the geared reduction poss a bit more, only got mine 2nd hand so not sure what original price was..
Still as you say a good price.I have seen them running and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference.


Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: dodes on February 11, 2019, 09:29:07 PM
Brilliant, where can you get these kits.
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 12, 2019, 04:29:05 AM

I also bought a Amera Tug, seems OK.... hull quite thin.
   {:-{

Subtotal: 21.99 GBP
Postage and packaging: 4.50 GBP
Total: 26.49 GBP

Amera Plastic Mouldings
www.amera.co.uk
Facebook https://m.facebook.com/AmeraMoulding/



The Hull is 1mm plastic but he said he'll pull a 1.5mm hull on request.

M

Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: dodes on February 12, 2019, 09:06:25 PM
Sounds good Martin, will there be races at Wicksteed this year with these kits!!
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 12, 2019, 09:35:46 PM
 
Yeah, why not!   :-))
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 26, 2019, 11:55:17 PM
 
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adifahrezi/videos/10213321021132242/
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: mermod on April 13, 2019, 08:15:56 AM
It's taken me a while but here's a shot of my little vac formed tug kits with a 7.4 lipo and 2185 kv motor :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqOgdsv_ENo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqOgdsv_ENo)


Phill
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Dreadnought on April 13, 2019, 09:39:00 AM
Wow that's fast!  :o :-))
Title: Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 13, 2019, 04:12:09 PM

Excellent!   {-) :-)) :-)) :-))