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Tim B.

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Tosher Tug SILVERVERDOT
« on: November 05, 2014, 12:37:59 AM »

Hallo all, I am posting pictures of a model that is already done, unfortunately the image sizes of complete build pics are too large to post here so these are low density recent pictures.

The full build can be found here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2204035

Here is the story:

This is a scratch build of a 1939 Jubilee Class Thames River Tugboat.

"Silverdot" was built by James Pollock Ltd., Faversham. YN1737, United Kingdom in 1939.

One of 14 Jubilee Class Tugs built between 1934 and 1941, these tough littleTugs moved barges, ships and all manner of floating trade during the pre-war years.

Intended for canal use, these “Tosher” tugs were designed with a low profile to make it possible to pass under the many low bridges in the huge labyrinth of canals in England, many of which were constructed by the Romans during their occupation.

Several of these old Tugs are still used today ~ built to last, they are well suited to retrofit.

We have only two pictures of this subject, a black and white taken during the 40’s and a color image as she sits dry and renamed “Tucit”, waiting for high tide and resumed labor.

Not having plans, information from several of her sisters will be used to build this model.

Ready for a transformation / updgrade, a Mountfleet Models "River Queen" built in the U.K. in the 80's was sourced for this build, the scale and shape are just right.

The original model has been well retired, repurposed as a real boat would be …..

"SILVERDOT Built 1939 by James Pollock Ltd., Faversham. YN1737. L40'. B4.7'. D4.7'. 100bhp Crossley diesel engine. ON167237.
3-1939 Launched. 4-1939 Delivered to Silvertown Services Ltd., London. 1957 Still owned."
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 12:50:33 AM »

It's possible I may only be allowed to post a few at a time so I will make several separate postings ...
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 01:03:52 AM »

A few more ....

As may be seen, this model comes apart for service reasons, the rear steerage access cover comes off as does the towing deck / tool storage well,

The pilot's station and cabin come away as well, all fit Quite tight enough to prevent the Cruel Sea from entering the model........
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 10:26:38 AM »

have seen the build on the other site...very well done...I think you found the right hull from the start....great what you have done....tony
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 12:01:36 PM »

About time you put those photos on here  :-)) nice work  {-)

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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 04:32:37 PM »

About time you put those photos on here  :-)) nice work  {-)

Phill
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 07:37:39 PM »

What a beauty , you have made a great job there i love all the rivets to :-)) :-))
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 08:03:31 PM »

Superb model, takes me back to my youth working on the river, remember those tosher tugs well lugging lighters up and down the Thames with their canvass dodger screens to protect the skipper at the wheel.
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 12:37:12 AM »

That is a great looking bit of work you have there.
Big pat on the back.


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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 01:50:04 AM »

Thanks very much everyone, I wanted to honor the people who built this type of craft and the hardy sort what worked them in all types of weather ( likely because Mum put them off to work or else ! )...

Hopefully a maiden voyage this weekend, hope this site can accommodate a Youtube video.

Tim in California
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 02:16:13 PM »

Excellent work!

Some of the pictures look like the real boat.

Good job Tim.
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 02:36:16 PM »

Good Morning Mr. May !

Quite good to see you here, thanks very much for your kind words, I must say though that it's you TID Tug that got me going on this tribute to begin with ~

Off we go then !
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Re: Tosher Tug Silverdot
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2014, 05:28:24 PM »

absolutely beautiful Tim it is a credit to your build, and would love to see it in the "flesh".....a truly excellent  model. :-))
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Re: Tosher Tug SILVERVERDOT
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2014, 08:17:27 PM »

 
S[pelling currtid.    :-)
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Re: Tosher Tug SILVERVERDOT
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2014, 06:34:48 PM »

Evening Gents, we had fine weather here today for the Seat Trials of this little Tosher Tug.

This one is about done, made it to the water today for Sea Trials ~

Went well as could be, no leaks, responds well to commands, no sound at all but the faint whine of the ESC.

The Pilot came out OK;  the scale is as close as could be obtained ( the "Pilot" was found at a local toy store that has big bins full of action figures ).

The final touches were the running lights and the tow rope and a few more objects in the tool well.

Now, on to the next project ..........
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Re: Tosher Tug SILVERVERDOT
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2014, 11:19:21 PM »

Evening all, here be a short video of the Sea Trials...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TSEe83SDVk
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Re: Tosher Tug SILVERVERDOT
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2014, 11:32:36 AM »

she looks brilliant Tim....a real beauty and so much detail on a "small" model.

cheers, neil.
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Re: Tosher Tug SILVERVERDOT
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 02:25:57 PM »

Thanks very much Neil !

Off to the next project .....
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