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Biggest Tug?
« on: April 24, 2006, 09:13:52 AM »


What is the biggest MODEL tug anyone has actually seen in real life?
I can remember seeing some big tugs in the model boat magazines over the years where someone can actually sit inside but never seen one.The biggest tug I've actually seen? was at a Dean's Marine open day 2 years ago.... an incomplete one on the back of a car trailer....... :o

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PS. Can anyone find any articles on big tugs in their dusty magazine collection?






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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 05:46:51 PM »

Is this large enough, this is bill small one, his largest is a twin funneled one, when I can find the photo. RON H
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 10:53:58 PM »

now here,s her big sister, 18ft long.
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 07:45:10 PM »

why would you bild a thing that size

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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 09:12:46 PM »

If only She who must be obeyed would let me.........

The bigger the better, some say its a compensation thing, I dont quite understand that...

I wonder if he has thought of entering a Towing comp with them? What would you use as the tow?

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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006, 10:45:11 PM »

I wonder if he has thought of entering a Towing comp with them? What would you use as the tow.


Poor old bill passed away last year, he could have used the 25 ft one he built in the house, it was so long the stern had to go in the toilet with the door open, so to use the toilet you had to leave the door open ::) ::), when they came to get the model out of the house they had to take out the window first. bill is the one holding the white poly cup in the last photo. ron h
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 12:22:06 AM »

If anyone is in the area, the smaller  ??? of Bill's paddle tugs, "Pert", which he also sailed from inside, usually puts in an appreance at the Model Lifeboat Rally at Southport and is well worth a coat of looking at.

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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 12:27:25 AM »

Considering they are both built out of cardboard, ::) ::) ron h
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006, 04:52:22 PM »

 Ref Biiggest Tug       I joind the Mayhem Forum five minits ago to my surprise the first picture i find is my tug moorcock.  so here are some details .  she is built in steel  and  riveted together scale is 1/inch to 1/foot.  Since the photo progress has been slow [a bitt like my key borde skills] but we know have most the supperstructure fitted, allso sundrie bitts and pieces,    The trailer know has a small crane for loading unloading fitted.  i dont know completion date but not to long. Anybody sailing big boats of a similar size please let me know where and when   
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006, 09:54:27 AM »

What word wasn't allowed?  I'm just curious.
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2006, 01:07:44 PM »

Co ck at a guess.....

Hi Malcom!
Have you got any pictures of the progress to date please?

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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2006, 10:07:43 PM »

to ruffair? ? ?The missing word is the correct name of my tug, she was owned by a tug company who had a series of tugs with similar names.? ? If you look in this months [June] copy of Marine Modelling International on page 60 under the advert for [Scale Hobbies]? there is list of names my tug is the first name
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2006, 09:01:40 PM »

this should fool the "censor",? I have plans for this tug and might even build it one day, it's called? ? m.o.o.r.c.o.c.k.? and you can see which word it didn't like, obviously got a thing about male members of the bird species !!

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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2006, 07:05:05 PM »

Guess mines is just a tiddler at only 6ft??www.badbillsboatyard.co.uk
Just click through on the pic of the TID tug.....Best biggie Ive seen was a very large Smit Rotterdam belonging to one of the guys from the Ellesmere Port club.
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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2006, 01:31:50 PM »

This is a fairly large model of the Maersk Hunter. Photo found on the Ships Nostalgia website.



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Re: Biggest Tug?
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2006, 08:35:14 PM »

:o A 2 x Happy Hunter! Wow!  :o
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