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IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« on: September 22, 2012, 03:34:23 AM »



Hey out there,

Just thought I'd post a couple of pic's (I hope {:-{) of my rebuild of he Imex rtr "New York Harbor Tug". The model come complete with 2.4 radio, minus drive battery for about $450.00 (too much in my opinion). I picked it up for quite a bit less  :-). My plan was to "backdate" the model from a 1950's diesel tug to a "late steam period railroad tug". I disassembled the major components, repainted, changed the diesel stack to a steam funnel (a pvc plumbing piece), planked the upper decks to match to printed main deck, purchased aftermarket doors and portholes, made scupper doors, shortened the skylight to position the funnel, repositioned the vents, and H bits, added the bow fender, and tires, etc. I stayed with the stock drive train (wished I had replaced their esc), fitted a 12v, 7 amp gel sell battery, added a Harbor Models steam engine sound unit with 3 horn sounds. In the end I didn't have to add any ballast, and she sits right on the waterline. Am I happy with the end result? quite. Was it worth the effort? I think so, now I have a one of a kind "atypical" late steam period railroad harbor tug.

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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 03:36:11 AM »



Finished project.
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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 03:50:54 AM »



I've got about 25 more build pic's, but I can't seem to load them. If anyone is interested, just pm me, and I will be glad to send them  :D.

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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 11:27:20 AM »

She looks a completely different tug now.

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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 06:20:08 PM »

A job well done mark
Look's great

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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 09:25:35 PM »



Thanks guys, it was a fun project.

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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 01:38:29 PM »

A very nice job all round Mark

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Re: IMEX HARBOR TUG REBUILD
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 01:48:04 PM »


I've got about 25 more build pic's, but I can't seem to load them. If anyone is interested, just pm me, and I will be glad to send them  :D.

Mark

Hi Mark,

Excellent model!  - Email me the photos and I'll post them up for you.  martin@modelboatmayhem.co.uk
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