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tubby tomo

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pusher tugs or tow boat
« on: June 03, 2009, 09:15:17 PM »

hi all i wonder how many members have pusher tugs i don't see many pictures of them as models so I'm showing my one hoping i see more

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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 09:45:39 PM »

Hi Tomo 1,
                   I've built the American Beauty with 4 Barges (with another 2 on the way) making her 15' long.


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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 10:00:14 PM »

 :D WHAT - sacraildge (spelt somthing like that) have you not seen the light and viewed the springers, they,  that push pull shove kick the h**l out of everything else on the water - where have you been  {-)

I always thought that these boats were the basis for the springers
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 10:42:22 PM »

:D WHAT - sacraildge (spelt somthing like that) have you not seen the light and viewed the springers, they,  that push pull shove kick the h**l out of everything else on the water - where have you been  {-)

I always thought that these boats were the basis for the springers

The hull design were for small truckable push boats used to move barges in a work area. Here's a photo of one.
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 10:46:01 PM »

Speaking of models Here's one of mine and you can view many more of my creations at http://www.towboatjoe.com
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 10:46:19 PM »

Q Whats the difference between a pusher tug and a springer ?
A a pusher tug is a mansion ,where as a springer is a bed-sit  {-).
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 10:49:29 PM »

thats a great boat there Joe , i would love one of the vacu-boat kits , but the postage would make to kit expensive.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 10:50:21 PM »

I thought I might add a couple more of the American Viking
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 10:52:41 PM »

thats a great boat there Joe , i would love one of the vacu-boat kits , but the postage would make to kit expensive.
daz

They are some nice boats. I've got one that I detailed and named after the owner Phil Pace. I'm also working on a twin screw version.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 11:08:36 PM »

Wow, could this be jenno's American Beauty passing the Tennessee River just above Paducah, Kentucky?
Jenno if you want to try your luck at fiberglass lids for the barges, I have some drawings and photos you can work with.
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 11:18:22 PM »



The hull design were for small truckable push boats used to move barges in a work area. Here's a photo of one.

That one looks like the wimbledon tennis version or the olimpic high diver version - i their rubbish, :-)) show them how to dive 
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009, 06:21:17 AM »

hi all mark what a lovely boat very nice barges from the picture she looks like the real thing  yes tow boat Joe another fine model Ive often visited tow boat Joe's web site you can spend hours on there  mark did you put all the rudders on silly question
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2009, 07:30:10 PM »

This is a photograph of my towboat. On its maiden voyage

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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2009, 07:41:14 PM »

Hi Fellow Mayhemer's
Have Just finished this towboat. She has Six working rudders 106mm props in kort nozzels at a scale of 1/32 making it 40inches long by 14inch beam. Bollard pull of 12lbs. All the lights, radar and deck winches are fully working.
I can post some of the build photos if anyone is interested.
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2009, 07:50:39 PM »

hi d 42 yes i would like to see your build pics always interested in another modelers work Ive got 6 rudders on my tow boat fantastic when you go astern look forward to seeing pics  Tomo
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2009, 07:54:03 PM »

Hi All,
Another picture.

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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2009, 12:26:56 AM »

Oh yes Destroyer42 you have to post a build , i for one would love to see how it's done the hull looks great.
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2009, 04:42:53 PM »

Hi Portside11,
Here we go the start of the build. I had no plans just photoghraphs and the internet and Towboat joe's website.

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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2009, 04:48:20 PM »

Hi Some More



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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2009, 06:35:39 PM »

Is that just balsa sheet on the hull , if so what thickness did you use? .And what are the measurments .
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2009, 07:35:40 PM »

Hi Portside II,
The hull sides & frames are 4mm ply and the covering is 2mm ply all glued with alphatic glue then covered in fibreglass. the deck is 4mm again covered in glass fibre. The superstructure is a mix of 3mm, 2mm & 1mm plasticard.
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2009, 07:48:09 PM »

portside II,
Forgot to mention the size of the towboat is 40inches X 14inches 1/32 scale. the weight without batteries is 33lbs, With batteries 2 12v 12amp hrs she weight about 48lbs.
However she is not a problem to launch single handed. Hull in the water first then batteries then superstructure. She has working radar, lights & winches all controlled from F14 navy with Action P94 twin ESC, Action distribution board, action switcher & Action slow speed for the 2 geared motors for the winches. Main motors are MMB 900 driving 2 106mm 5 bladed props  in 110 mm Kort nozzles. She has 2 main rudders and 4 backing rudders 6 in all. These perform just like the real thing.
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Re: pusher tugs or tow boat
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2009, 10:22:45 PM »

Ooh you have got me thinking about a build project, i think i will have to make a set of drawings up but i dont think i will be able to start a build until the winter.
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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2009, 05:29:21 PM »

 {:-{hi I'm going to bring up a subject that's been on here before about three props what prop goes in the middle RH-LH
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« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 07:12:42 PM »

Hi Tomo1,
Have a look at this site. This will give you the answers.
http://oldriverbillzumwalt.members.ktis.net/wheels_&_korts.
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