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tyne model tugs
« on: May 11, 2012, 08:03:37 PM »

has anyone built any of the above,what are they like to build they look very nice,??? views please   slug
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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 09:04:02 PM »

hello Slug, over the years I have built 4 of the northsider semi kits and modified them to suit the different boats, and also used one of the northsider hulls to build the Sauria a tug that was built for gasilee and sons of London. I have also built the flying Phantom. the quality of the hulls and fittings is first class, the only small critique is the superstructure mouldings trnd to be a bit on the heavy side, so that you have to either gring some of the fibre glass away or do as I do and use the mouldings as patterns and re make them from ply
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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 06:55:10 PM »

Some excellent (or rather all!) builds there  :-))
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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 10:16:57 AM »






    hi slug they are very good models to build ive built a couple
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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 10:20:58 AM »

   


              this one was the ironsider

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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 01:33:47 PM »

Hi, Reasonably easy to build, it is up to you really. They look very Imperious on the water. Nemesis
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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 04:04:57 PM »

Hello Tugmad, lovely models - I've the Northsider / Ironsider kit yet to start. What was the model you've named sauria?

                Regards, Tony.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012, 04:21:51 PM »

Hello tony   the sauria was built for Gasilee and sons Ltd London for use at Felixtowe when the were expanding the port and needed a bigger tug than the Rana and Fossa.
She was built using the same hull as the Northsider but with a few modifications, the wheelhouse arrangement and the funnel were different and she did not have the very heavy belting around her like the tyne tugs had, the Watercock and Burma built for London tugs Ltd also used the same hull as the Northsider, but with slightly less power although they were originally built with an open wheelbox and 'blinking!' great funnel, they had a fibre glass wheelbox built by Motivators at Gravesend and added later. but they never had the Flair of the Sauria or Northsider and unfortunately went to an early grave being broken up at sheerness. the Sauria went to Greece and worked there for years before being sunk by a bomb placed in her bilges, a sad end for what I think was a lovely lookin tug,   Geo.

have a look at the two Gasilee tugs thread
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Re: tyne model tugs
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 12:54:29 AM »

Thanks George (?) Just re-read your earlier post ............ properly this time where you clearly advised same - doh!, what a dimwit -- me not you! {-) {-)

          Regards, Tony. :-))
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