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tugnut

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SUN II
« on: November 05, 2011, 07:30:07 PM »

Hi all this is my latest tug build .
SUN II was built in 1965 by Charles D Holmes & co Beverly.
She worked mainly in the docks at London.

regards John
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 08:55:41 PM »

Hy Tugnut
Really nice build there, lovely looking tug  :-))
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brianB6

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 09:11:21 PM »

Hi Tugnut
A very nice model.
I would like to see the photos that you used to build her with but I don't think she is Sun ll, more like Sun XXll  :embarrassed:
See the website for Thames tugs:-
http://www.thamestugs.co.uk/LONDON-TUGS-LTD--%5B2%5D.php
The site has pictures and some history of most of the Thames tugs.
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 09:39:45 PM »

Great model, I remember these from my childhood. Dad worked for BICC in Belvedere & we used to go to their landing stage & watch these going up & down the Thames. Also used to cycle to Erith and watch them off the front there.
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 10:14:03 PM »

Lovely
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 12:27:52 AM »

Beautiful model, Tugnut :-)), you should be proud of her O0

I think brianB6 is right, though. Looking at the website for Thames Tugs, it appears that Sun II was built in 1909 by Earles Ltd of Hull, whereas Sun XXII, which yours seems to be, was built by Philip and Son Ltd, of Dartmouth in 1960.

However, none of this changes the fact that yours is a lovely model - well done.

Peter.
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tugnut

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 07:55:28 PM »

Hi all and thanks for your coments,the Sun II and Sun III are smaller than the Sun XXII they had no flying bridge.
The mast could also be lowered to go under the bridges if you look at the pictures above the model you can see the diffrence.

Thanks again John B
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tugnut

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 08:34:22 PM »

Sun II.some pictures on the lake
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 08:39:36 PM »


... that one BIG funnel!
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tugnut

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011, 08:48:20 PM »

You are right there Martin. my brother Peter was on her he said it was a pain to see your tow behind.

John
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2011, 09:16:23 PM »

another fine model there john  well done :-))
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tugnut

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 09:28:26 PM »

Cheers RAY ok2
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brianB6

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 10:03:58 PM »

My apologies tugnut.  :embarrassed:
Note to self "NEVER contradict an expert"
I found ll and lll on the website http://www.thamestugs.co.uk/LONDON-TUGS-LTD--%5B1%5D.php
That era of Thames tugs were very attractive and you have constructed a terrific model.
Could we have some more details of her build please.  O0
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2011, 01:06:14 AM »

That's a beautiful model.  I'm guessing plank on frame construction with fiberglass skin?
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2011, 05:20:58 PM »

A really beautiful model, I remember her working, built for the upper small London docks, I believe they where fitted with an extra big rudder for manoeuvrability, so some of the sun tugs crews told me at the time. My old man worked as a chief engineer with Sun tugs when he came out of the Andrew. Only pity is she does not have the original Sun tug colours on the Funnel. Apart from that a great model.
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2011, 05:50:57 PM »

Who designed a tug with a funnel so big it hindered the view aft ?
The Naval Corps of Constructors come to mind.
That said  Proper looking tugs and a fine model

Ned
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2011, 06:18:57 PM »


... why is the funnel so big?
    Apart from the exhaust stakes, what else goes on in there?

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tugs46

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2011, 06:25:56 PM »

Awesome job on the model!! :-)) :-))
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tugnut

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Re: SUN II
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2011, 09:29:06 PM »

Hi Brian they did look the same .
She was all scratch built ,the hull is  fibreglass from a mold i had she is 40 inch by 12inch beam.
The motor is a 12v bosh fan motor direct drive with 70 mm prop.
The rest was all built from wood, there was no plan just photos from my brother who worked on her.

once again thanks for comments, John B
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 08:40:12 AM »





A couple of photos of this class group, thought they might interest some, wonderful looking tugs and a lovely looking model.
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Re: SUN II
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2014, 09:47:51 PM »

nice looking tug...nice build too...looks great on the water :-)) :-))
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