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lighterman

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Retainer tug.
« on: June 09, 2008, 08:03:58 AM »

Hello to all here is my first real posting on this forum. took a model to work to hand it over to a work mate that asked me to build it for him so thought i would post a picture of my latest work here to see what you thought of it. don't hold back but if there are any negative replies i will cry and lock myself in a dark room till winter comes!
i find that summer does rather slow the ship yard (workshop) activities right down.

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barryfoote

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Re: new building
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 08:54:53 AM »

Lighterman,

Welcome to the forum....She looks good to me. Do you have any more photos? What spec is she and tell us about the electrics, motors etc...

Barry
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Re: new building
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 09:32:47 AM »


A very pretty looking model !
Nice one!

Martin
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BlazingPenguin

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Re: new building
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 11:19:49 AM »

Perfectly acceptable mate!  O0

A modified 'Nangee' hull perhaps?
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lighterman

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Re: new building
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 12:23:06 PM »

the hull was the dutch tug hull from kingston moldings.
the motors are 2X 12 volt 1:10 como drills .
2 electronize controllers
4 bladed handed props in fixed korts.... home made from resin (maybe a posting on that later)
decks from 3 mm ply braced with 6mm ramin.
the casing is plastic sheeting

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tubby tomo

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 06:44:47 PM »

hi  lighterman were you a lighterman on the thames  ???
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chingdevil

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 10:00:29 PM »

Hi Lighterman

Is Retainer a Cory Environmental tug? Only my next build is going to be Regain owned by Cory.


Brian
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Stavros

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 11:05:22 PM »

well there is nothing at all wrong with that is there O0 O0



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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 12:19:52 AM »

Very nice job she is as well.  Many thanks for sharing the pictures with us.  Always interesting to compare a model with the real article as well!
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lighterman

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 06:46:12 PM »

Tomo. yes i am STILL a lighterman on the river. i work for cory and a mate wanted a radio controlled model of the retain on which he is mate so i set to and built him one.
thanks to all the posters with favorable remarks.
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lighterman

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 06:50:50 PM »

chingdevil aka Brian
i wish you luck with the regain i have built a waterline model of the MERSINA in 1/32nd as a retirment gift for the old engineer i was working with on her. it may interest you to know that by 2011 there will be 4 new tugs in the fleet and the regain. the new boats are going to be damen shoal busters.. all twin screw.

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dms toucan

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 07:02:31 PM »

chingdevil aka Brian
i wish you luck with the regain i have built a waterline model of the MERSINA in 1/32nd as a retirment gift for the old engineer i was working with on her. it may interest you to know that by 2011 there will be 4 new tugs in the fleet and the regain. the new boats are going to be damen shoal busters.. all twin screw.


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Hi which type of shoalbusters will they be
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chingdevil

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 08:53:10 PM »

Lighterman

I will be at your dock facility shortly, your Marine Suprintendent has said I can come and take pictures of Regain when she is next in dock.

Brian
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lighterman

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 09:55:10 PM »

i think they will be modified 22mtr ones.. i hope they keep some of the old names with the new boats


Brian
have a nose round and you will be made very welcome i am sure.
she is standing in for the retainer while she is having some engine work done
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byfly

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008, 04:16:26 PM »

I was at Clapham Common lake when this model had it's "shakedown" voyage and she is absolutely beautiful. Lighterman is a very talented modeller. I wish he had constructed it for me!
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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2008, 04:24:58 PM »

Hi Lighterman

Is Retainer a Cory Environmental tug? Only my next build is going to be Regain owned by Cory.


Brian

 I HAVE MADE REGAIN IN  LEGO, I MAY HAVE SOME CD ROMS SOMEWHERE WITH PICTURES....... NOW I 'VE GOTTA FIND THEM !
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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2008, 04:44:06 PM »

HERE'S ONE PICTURE OF ONE OF THE CORY TUGS WE MADE


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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008, 04:48:27 PM »

That picture is all pixelated...... Oh! It's made of Lego!  ;D
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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2008, 04:59:12 PM »

WHAT ELSE ... OF COURSE !!! {-)
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lighterman

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2008, 10:46:05 PM »

guy! when your pictures of the retainer and the mersina appered in our firms magazine i was working on the mersina at the time and someone spotted the figure in the deckchair semi naked reading the newspaper and with one voice we all said the name or our skipper, who soon as the sun came out would be found in his deckchair! does love a bit of the "old current bun"

 
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lighterman

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Re: Retainer tug.
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2008, 10:50:52 PM »

ByFly! how nice to find you here. i remember that day on the clapham pond well how the wind picked up and there was a fair amount of chop. did you sort out you ballasting problems with that fine model of the drumbeat?
i think i have you as that boater am i right?
well the next model is on the blocks now.. see you no doubt in a few months with the trials for that one... one day i will get to finish my own model of a lighterage tug and get it up there!
happy boating
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