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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2012, 01:50:07 PM »

Good - always interested in builds with piccies.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2012, 02:18:17 PM »


 Which plans are you using?     :-))
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2012, 03:00:10 PM »

Looks like a Thomas to me. Cute.  :-))  

How has this ended up as two threads in two different sections of the forum?  Choice of model is in "Tugs & Towing" & the build is in "Working Vessels". It doesn't seem quite logical.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2012, 03:07:48 PM »

Fair enough, where do you think they should they be and we'll merge and move the topics?

 Martin  :-)
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2012, 04:00:05 PM »

It isn't my thread & I am anxious not to highjack it but I would have thought "Tugs & Towing" although there is a conflict in my mind about the difference between "Working Vessels" which explicitly includes tugs and "Tugs & Towing" which is obviously also about Tugs.

I cannot see how, in practice, Tug items included in the two sections are different. What do you see as the difference between tug topics in the two sections?

Please don't let anything that I have said put longshanks off continuing with the build.  O0
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2012, 11:26:29 PM »

I'm using the free Thomas plan from Model Boats December 2004. So easy !

The relevant templates can be scanned and printed with A3 scanner/printer which I'm lucky enough to have.

Sorry for the confusion of posting, went to post on original post and found that Martin had moved it. I hope to be posting further
pics on the build so perhaps you can sort it Martin.  :-))

It is not my intention to follow the original superstructure. I'm going more on the lines George Turner used to produce.



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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2012, 02:31:40 PM »

I'll merge them here for now.

 Carry on with your build Longshanks, very interested.   :-))
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2012, 03:37:07 PM »

Thanks Martin for the tug file - much appreciated.
I'll have a punt at it soon.

Dave
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2012, 07:52:56 AM »

Deck fitted and openings made for cabin and rudder access. It was found necessary to fit
a beam in this case light ply to stop the deck sagging.




Start made on the coamings. These have been increased in height as I'm working to a scale of 1/24.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2012, 08:07:48 AM »

I like four day weekends  :-))









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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2012, 10:38:41 AM »

Positively flying along there - looks good Longshanks O0

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2012, 11:57:34 AM »

Looking good.  :-)

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2012, 10:26:26 PM »

A few more additions.

Bulwark cutouts, hatch over rudder linkage, towing posts & funnel detail.

In the second pic I have shown two types of rubbing strake, your thoughts on this would be welcome.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2012, 10:39:45 PM »

The simple "D" section looks more authentic.

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2012, 01:10:55 AM »

I agree with Bob,the D section looks best, you are really moving it along, thanks for the pictures.Mick B.
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2012, 11:26:33 PM »

Whilst enjoying making a fun tug for grandchildren it occurred to me that the hull shape lends itself to a more scale
like tug examples below.

These were taken from Macduff Ship Design, an excellent site for ideas !
http://www.macduffshipdesign.com/

I appreciate that the hull would not be true scale but with an accurate representation of the deck layout they would look good.
The ease with which you can produce a hull from this plan would allow most people to scratch build a good looking boat.

Next thought the scale of build could be changed to suit these boats or could the plans be stretched to better suit a scale?
I seems to me you couldn't just increase the size overall as the proportions would be out.

Your thoughts?
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2012, 10:32:27 PM »

At last found time to continue, anyone else find that life gets in the way of the real world?   %)

Got the electrics in. Used a 385 motor, 2mm shaft & 20mm 3 blade plastic prop. Power from 5 x Ni-mh batteries and a Mtroniks speed control.

Only tested in the bath so far (waiting for the rising water to reach the back door  ok2

Seems to go well and I can do a three point turn in the bath!

If when I try it on open water I feel the need to increase power/speed changing from plastic to brass will increase the pitch.

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2012, 09:04:43 PM »

Pieces coming together slowly.

Quite pleased with the wood effect I got on the wheelhouse sides ...
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2012, 10:33:34 PM »

Very nice I love the wood effect wheelhouse sides  :-)) :-))
Dave:)
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2012, 09:44:41 PM »

Finally got the hull painted, pleased with the results.

Thinking now it should have a barge to tow - anyone know of a simple barge plan ?
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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2012, 09:49:32 PM »

Heres my barge - http://danwalker.co.uk/Towing_Barge_html/towingbargepart1.html

Might be for sale also!

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2012, 10:35:35 PM »

I think it might be a tad big, I reckon I could get twelve of my tugs lined up on deck !!

I've had a thought ! You say it will carry between 20 and 30 kg's. Number one grandchild can send number three to sea !!!! I wonder what my daughter is going to say?

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2012, 11:04:10 PM »

doesnt exist yet.

Not done anything to it for ages as ive had other things to do.

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Re: Small Tug
« Reply #49 on: July 25, 2012, 08:01:41 PM »

Its finished - what do you think ?  Remember its for my 6 year old grandson !

All I need now is a barge, any suggestions ?

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