Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: New to the hobby....TID help?  (Read 2286 times)

Koldness

  • Guest
New to the hobby....TID help?
« on: December 02, 2006, 02:19:46 am »

Hello all,


     Im fairly new to the hobby have built boats before.  Recently I was given the Lesro TID tug kit and I am really excited about building it.  I want to build it as scale as I can, are there any sites with actual wartime photo of TID's in service so I could build mine to?

     I have a milliperm motor for it, I believe the boat is 20"'s in length so do u think this motor will do?

Thanks

Kris
Logged

Shipmate60

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,480
  • You bark - I will bite!!!
  • Location: Fareham
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 10:44:04 am »

I would give the motor a try, I do know that the Monoperm or standard 385 motor wll power her quite well.
With such a small motor try her with a fine pitch plastic prop.
My theory is to always overpower models, as the wind and waves arent scale.

Bob
Logged
Officially a GOG.

BlazingPenguin

  • Guest
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 02:57:08 pm »

I struggled to even get an answer on requests for help on TID's on this forum, let alone pics particular to WWII
But a TID owner did send me CD with loads of detail, much of which would be on the the original, short of grey paint i dont think theres much you couldnt use....coy of the CD sir?  ;D
Logged

Koldness

  • Guest
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006, 09:16:57 pm »

Thank You So Much I would love a copy!

Kris
Logged

BlazingPenguin

  • Guest
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 10:14:03 pm »

Send me your mailling address to:
bill@badbillsboatyard.co.uk
And Ill get the CD to you asap!  ;D
Logged

Koldness

  • Guest
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 03:06:30 am »

thank you!
Logged

Aston

  • Guest
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 07:03:32 pm »

I just typed  tid tug into google and got loads of sites with photos, some on model builds and some on full size boats  ???

Aston
Logged

Stavros

  • Guest
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006, 11:41:27 pm »

Hi same probs here no flippin info but I am lucky having my friends daughter working at chatham dockyard(well worth a visit)so photos of their Tid is no probs,but if you contact the research dept at Chatham docks they will be able to help with their vast naval records.Type in Chatham dockyard fro their web site all the best Stavros
Logged

andywright

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 542
  • Location: Barry, South Wales
    • Windpowersails
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2006, 08:34:06 am »

Try this, the bonchurch used to be moored in Port Penrhyn, Bangor, N.Wales.

http://www.lutonmodelboat.co.uk/gallery_tid.html

Type 'Bonchucrch tid Tug' into google, loads of sites come up

Andy
Logged
Navigational Aids vessel Master. Old Conway 70-72

Beachcomber

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15
  • Proud to be a part of the Model Boat Mayhem Forum.
Re: New to the hobby....TID help?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006, 12:12:46 pm »

Ref TID Tug

 A TID Tug "SEAPORT ALPHA" . A converted to diesel version. ( I beleave No.42 ) is based in Fleetwood Dock, Lancashire and the owner is usually on board at weekends and is very helpfull
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up