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TugCowboy

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Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« on: August 24, 2008, 08:19:42 PM »

Hi Guys,

I fancy having one of these on my workbench for a slow project to do while paint is drying etc.... but can't seem to find anywhere online with one in stock, for the Sub 30 mark.

Anyone know of any stockists that my Googling skills might not be picking up?

Many thanks,

Alex
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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 08:28:45 PM »

they have a WIDE BAND AM-band radio, however try Toys-r-us or Woolworths
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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 08:34:55 PM »

Is it me ? What are we after here ? :-\
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TugCowboy

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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 08:38:47 PM »

A Seaport tug for conversion!
Sorry I had assumed this was a specific forum for these RTR conversions.

Alex
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is this winch right for the seaport boat? do you want one?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 02:27:18 AM »

is this winch right for the seaport boat? do you want one?

Drum Winch w/capstans for First Gear Sized Trucks and also smaller scale vehicles.  This winch looks great as a smaller model on the back of First Gear Trucks (10 ton model), and also looks great on 1/50 scale trucks as a heavy duty 50 ton model. It comes un-assembled, with everything shown, and also a hook is provided for the end of the cable. The two I-beams provided are 1" in length, and total width of the finished winch is around 1 1/2".

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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 11:02:16 AM »

RcScale list them at 27.48 + p&p

http://www.rcscale.co.uk/eshop/proddetail.php?prod=RCB-SEAPOR

Dont know what they are like as I have never dealt with them.  O0
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TugCowboy

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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 11:06:03 AM »

Thanks DickyD I had looked at RcScale and decided against it to be honest.
From their "about" section it seems they are a Chinese company shipping everything direct, they only accept payment through paypal and I don't know anyone who has dealt with them before.
Last week I got stung by customs for buying an Airbrush from such a company, 40 on a 20 item :( So I'm a bit more weary now.

Sadly for me thats just too many strikes :(
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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 11:46:27 AM »

Try this lot tugcowboy. They come from Sunderland but are expensive at 49.99 + p&p

http://www.remote-island.co.uk/Categories/Boats/TugBoat/Radio_Controlled_Tug_Boat.htm

They do however have a price promise that says if you can get it cheaper anywhere else they will match the price less another 10%

Howes do it for 29.99 + p&p but are out of stock at the moment.

http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/RadioControl/viewProducts.php?SubCatID=114

RcScale list them at 27.48 + p&p

http://www.rcscale.co.uk/eshop/proddetail.php?prod=RCB-SEAPOR
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TugCowboy

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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 11:59:30 AM »

Thanks DickyD, I have emailed Remote Island and asked them if their will apply their price promise to the Howes or RC Scale price.

Lets see what they say!

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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 04:01:09 PM »

why don't you just get one on ebay..here in the USA the tugboat is $56 but they list for up to $90...
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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2008, 04:16:21 PM »

why don't you just get one on ebay..here in the USA the tugboat is $56 but they list for up to $90...
I would if there were any listed! I've done a search for "Seaport" Workboat" "Dickie" and that chinese name they go under, but there hasn't been one on for the past few days....and I really want something this week.

Right now I'm without boat, working or not!....'tis like a nightmare I tell you!

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Re: Where to get one?
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2008, 10:12:57 AM »

I have emailed Remote Island and asked them if their will apply their price promise to the Howes or RC Scale price.

Nope! it seems they wont match the price. :(
Bit stupid having a "price promise" then isn't it, hardly a promise if you don't keep it!

Alex
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008, 03:38:24 PM »

Hi,

As I guess most here know, Howes have been sold out of these for a while.  But whilst visiting my farther found two Seaports in Howes sitting in a corner, labelled as faulty at 15ea.

One had a "dead radio" the other "no steering", since the plan was to gut them it didn't matter.  However we couldn't help investigating the faults.  Between the two we found at least three faults before giving up and getting the wire cutters out!  ;D

I get the impression they don't tend to last too long in their original form.  One Seaport still contained a letter from the original customer saying that he had purchased three different RTR boats from Howes over a period of time, and all had been faulty.  I know they're cheap, but that's got to be bad luck!  :(

Steve
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 05:50:01 PM »

Two on ebay at the moment......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMBURG-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263154193QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DICKI-POLICE-COAST-GUARD-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263151295QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Interesting description....

 "IT CAME IN KIT FORM, AND TOOK FOREVER TO BUILD"
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"THEY ARE QUITE RARE IN THIS CONDITION,  AND BUILT UP,  SO DO YOUR SUMS  AND IT PROBABLY STANDS AT AROUND  250 WITH LABOUR COST"
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 "HARD TO FIND BUILT UP AND READY TO GO  IN UNUSED CONDITION,  WELL WOTH OVER 300" 

.... or maybe this should be listed under "more ebayitis!"



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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 07:24:28 PM »

Two on ebay at the moment......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HAMBURG-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263154193QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DICKI-POLICE-COAST-GUARD-TUG-BOAT-REMOTE-CONTROL-NEW_W0QQitemZ170263151295QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2564QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Interesting description....

 "IT CAME IN KIT FORM, AND TOOK FOREVER TO BUILD"
&
"THEY ARE QUITE RARE IN THIS CONDITION,  AND BUILT UP,  SO DO YOUR SUMS  AND IT PROBABLY STANDS AT AROUND  250 WITH LABOUR COST"
&
 "HARD TO FIND BUILT UP AND READY TO GO  IN UNUSED CONDITION,  WELL WOTH OVER 300" 

.... or maybe this should be listed under "more ebayitis!"


Should be listed under "Yet another con on E'bay "  >>:-(
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Seaport Tugs Available again!
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2008, 09:22:53 PM »

Hi guys,

Howes have a new shipment of Seaport Tugs in again, at 29.99 same as before, I've just put my order in, been waiting for them to come in for months now, I'm very pleased indeed :D

However, just my luck I notice they come in on a Tuesday night, when Howes close on a Wednesday so I probably won't see it until Monday :(

Get 'em while they're hot boys n girls, they don't seem to hang around long!

Alex
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Re: Seaport Tugs Available again!
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2008, 10:22:47 PM »

Hi Alex,

How do you use the stock servo?
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TugCowboy

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Re: Seaport Tugs Available again!
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2008, 10:50:30 PM »

Hi Alex,

How do you use the stock servo?

Not sure what you mean.

Are you asking how to re-use it, or how it works in the seaport "out of the box"?

Alex
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2008, 05:52:34 PM »

How do you connect the stock servo to Futaba receiver and use it?
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008, 06:25:04 PM »


The servo supplied in the model is not a real servo and can't be used with a Futaba or any other type of receiver.
A "real" servo will cost you 4-8.00


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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008, 07:52:15 PM »

Pm sent tugcowboy
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2008, 01:46:12 AM »


The servo supplied in the model is not a real servo and can't be used with a Futaba or any other type of receiver.
A "real" servo will cost you 4-8.00




Martin, I found how to use the servo supplied in the seaport model with a futaba receiver. It is just a motor with some gears. While it doesn't respond to an ESC, it does turn if you connect the yellow and blue wires to a AA battery! Next,

 take apart a standard Futaba servo, solder off the servo motor and connect the motor leads to seaport's yellow and blue servo wires. The seaport is now controlled by a Futaba left/right stick! :)
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2008, 01:16:46 PM »

It is only a toy.Formerly was Tamiya product.If you change many installation from that boat. I suggest you to buy Model Slipway tug boat. In Hong Kong nobody like it because it is too cheap and ugly.
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Re: Seaport Tug - Where to get one?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2008, 01:24:36 PM »

It is only a toy.Formerly was Tamiya product.If you change many installation from that boat. I suggest you to buy Model Slipway tug boat. In Hong Kong nobody like it because it is too cheap and ugly.

IF you look around this forum there are many conversions done on these cheap little tugs which make them look anything BUT ugly.

Its all about having a challenge, who cares how much it cost?

Alex
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