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andygh

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Tug advice needed
« on: October 02, 2008, 10:31:31 AM »

Would anyone have an idea as to what the prototype might be for this fibreglass hull? I bought it on a whim and I'm now struggling to find a vessel to base my model on. I know the guy has sold quite a few of them so there must be some completed models around somewhere, can anyone give me some pointers?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MODEL-HULL-FIBREGLASS-TUG-BOAT_W0QQitemZ320304416129QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320304416129&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ebayphotohosting
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 06:09:59 PM »

I would of thought any ocean going tug would be compatable with that hull.

Try doing a Google search for 'Ocean tugs'.. something will catch your eye..  ;)
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andygh

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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 07:00:59 PM »

Nope, found nothing that fits the shape or proportions yet  :'(
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 07:06:53 PM »

Hi Andy, Have a look at Model Slipways Yorkshireman tug, Looks near.
Regards

John.
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 01:08:05 AM »

Hello Andy!

What about a tug called "Wilhelmine"? Google "Tug Photos" and look under "W" In the gallery. The tug was registered in Hamburg. It seems to have a very similar shaped hull to the one you have and would make an unusual and attractive tug. Even the superstructure is fairly simple. Hope this helps.

Cheers
Simon  O0
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2008, 07:56:25 AM »

Hy
I have the same hull, it's been sitting on the shelf in my shed for a while, still dont know what to make with it. I was toying with the idea of an early sixties diesel type tug,, (I used to work on them), although it would have to be made up as I go along. in saying that Simon's suggestion of the Whilhelmine looks good, just cut the gunwhales ect to move them forward a bit, sould be ok.
Bosun
ps I know of another mayhem member who has the same hull, and problem.
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2008, 08:18:03 AM »

John
Yes it's close, not quite right though  O0

Simon
Now that is really promising, well worth a bit of research I reckon  O0

Bosun
Glad I'm not the only one, It's a nice hull & could build up to a great boat. The seller calls it a traditional steam tug, I can't find a steamer that looks anything like it  :-\
I was thinking of a 50s/60s diesel job myself but I like the look of Simons suggestion above. I'll have to bid on a few more of them  :D

Thanks for the help fellas

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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 09:35:37 AM »

Hy Andy,
Keep us informed about the way you go with it, it will be interesting to see what route you take.
Bosun
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008, 09:40:22 AM »

Went looking through my files and came up with a few tugs that have similar hulls that yours might be used as a starting point. The shape of yoir hull suggests something of an open sea or barge tug as opposed to a harbour tug. It also looks to modern to fit the "steam tug" category.
  The pictures I'm posting have been posted on a Yahoo forum called "tugboats". Its made up, mostly, of professional tug mariners. However, they are most helpful to modelers when properly approached. The tug photos the put out number in the thousands. The pictures I'm posting have come from that site.
 Hope they help.

John
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2008, 09:47:39 AM »

........... or for something really over the top........

John
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2008, 12:37:15 PM »

     ??? :D   
You would seriously need good sea legs and a head for heights to pilot that thing! {-)
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andygh

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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2008, 01:11:56 PM »

Thanks John I'll take a look at that site but I think I'm sorted as to what to go with now O0
Seriously thinking about buying more of the hulls though  :embarrassed:
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2008, 01:28:14 PM »


     ??? :D   
You would seriously need good sea legs and a head for heights to pilot that thing! {-)

  And may be even a seat belt or two. Truckers would love those exhaust pipes though.

John
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2008, 04:57:15 PM »

they were the first thing i saw  :D 15 foot 8'' pipes O0
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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2008, 05:17:07 PM »

John
Yes it's close, not quite right though  O0

Simon
Now that is really promising, well worth a bit of research I reckon  O0

Bosun
Glad I'm not the only one, It's a nice hull & could build up to a great boat. The seller calls it a traditional steam tug, I can't find a steamer that looks anything like it  :-\
I was thinking of a 50s/60s diesel job myself but I like the look of Simons suggestion above. I'll have to bid on a few more of them  :D

Thanks for the help fellas


Glad to be of assistance Andy! I spent some time last night hunting through tug photos from all over the place and the one I found was the only vessel to have that shape of hull! Luckily it is a good looking tug and would make a lovely and unusual model. If you decide to build it why not post a thread on the forum with your progress? It would be great to see it!

All the best and good luck with the tug,
Simon  ;)


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Re: Tug advice needed
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 12:23:09 AM »

Truckers would love those exhaust pipes though.

As a trucker I can only agree!!! but they need to be chrome!

And what is all this about sea legs and a seatbelt, all you need is a big bucket ;)

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