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Title: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: dillinger 04 on June 27, 2019, 04:47:48 pm
Hello


Does anyone know where I might find the plans to build this vintage tug
Any help would be appreciated     
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 28, 2019, 08:28:10 am
Were there plans?
I built one as a kid - or at least my dad did & I helped - and as I remember it came with preshaped lumps of balsa that you glued together & then just did cosmetic shaping. You might well have got instructions but plans?
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 28, 2019, 09:16:21 am
A quick search found this which you have probably already read:
https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/the-veron-story/25911 (https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/the-veron-story/25911)
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: RST on June 28, 2019, 09:17:34 am
There's a page on the modelboats magazine website which shows a pic of the drawings I think. Not plans, more like assembly diags as per mention in post above.
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 28, 2019, 11:27:16 am
As said above, the Titan tug kit only came with assembly drawings - I built one myself.

However you could build something very similar by using the Bustler tug plan designed by Vic Smeed. It is a simple build and everything you need to know is on the plan.

https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/bustler-mm363-tug-plan/

The blurb says it is based on a Canadian tug but that isn't correct. It is a typical old British steam tug and very attractive. You can see some examples of the model and the plans here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=vic+smeed+bustler+tug&client=firefox-b-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=9tvxulM0gWzUOM%253A%252CC0Uo9-5o2VkVgM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQsqq9tfHQfK6wOE_btHT_hqXKRug&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjShdrn-ovjAhVDUcAKHeT8CtYQ9QEwA3oECAgQBA#imgrc=9tvxulM0gWzUOM:

Obviously the suggested motor is well out of date but a 280 brushed type should work fine.

Colin



Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: tobyker on June 28, 2019, 10:43:53 pm
I've still got my Veron Titan Tug - it has been electric, then mamod steam, now lengthened and deepened and converted to a paddle tug driven by a battery electric screwdriver. Charming little thing.
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: dillinger 04 on July 06, 2019, 05:18:43 pm
Hi Tobyker


Thanks for responding to my post question when you did the redesign did you draw up a set of plans for the hull
do you have any pictures of the model you could post  Thanks
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: john_k on July 06, 2019, 11:52:29 pm
I have a copy (pdf) of the "plan". While this shows the assembly of pre-shaped blocks as mentioned above, it does have deck plans and side elevation giving the actual shape of the hull - if you don't mind having to scale from the drawing. PM me your email if you are still interested and I can send it to you.
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: dillinger 04 on July 08, 2019, 04:11:07 pm
Hello John K


Thank you for the kind offer appreciated that is great!! my email is the following   PM me (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=12393)


Thank you
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: dillinger 04 on July 08, 2019, 05:14:38 pm
Thanks David
Title: Re: WTB Veron -Titan tug plans
Post by: tony52 on July 13, 2019, 08:55:54 am
Plans for the Titan Tug are now on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TUG-VINTAGE-R-C-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN-TEMPLATES-INSTRUCTIONS/123833128809?hash=item1cd5079769:g:4XkAAMXQMTlRbak1 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TUG-VINTAGE-R-C-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN-TEMPLATES-INSTRUCTIONS/123833128809?hash=item1cd5079769:g:4XkAAMXQMTlRbak1)