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tassie48

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Metinda III Tug
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:03:34 PM »

Had a model years ago of the METINDA III tug she was a EX Empire Jean Rosa WW2 modified Englishman/larch class of Tug doing research on her she was from what I can figure out a large class of the Empire class 137.1X33.1X15.1 feet 593 GRT the standard Empire Jane was a much smaller type of tug,worked on the old empire Jane Taimoa ex Union Steam ship Tug 102.2X27.1X11.7 232GRT.
I thought the Empire tugs were all the same size seems to be a few different class of WW2 Empire tugs found the Metinda III to be a classic tug great looking ship would like to build her again in a 1/24 or bigger scale tassie48
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 10:43:21 PM »

That does look quite different from the other Empires. 33% bigger as well.
The Taioma and Tapuhi were a bit more no frills/workman-like than the Metinda. Looks like they cut the design budget for the Taioma bridge and superstructure.
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 08:11:08 AM »

Rumania ex Empire Susan again modified Englishman class but she never had the fatter funnel fitted.





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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 08:17:43 AM »

My Rumania models,


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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 12:49:44 AM »

Tugmad that is just great what are the two scales in your photo such a good looking tug mine use to be 1/32 scale from what I remember back in 1985 era haha getting older tassie48
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 07:17:23 AM »

Hi Tassie the big one is 1/32nd scale and the little one is 1/96th scale.
My Dad was Engineer on her for 4 years that is him in the picture standing on her foredeck, she was coming out of Sydney Harbour in 1947 Towing the Ex Interstate liner Canberra to Genoa in northern Italy , the tow took four and a half months


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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 07:21:00 AM »

Another picture taken coming through the Suez Canal on the way to Genoa.


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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 08:54:31 AM »

tugmad thank you so much that is the best your dad I so remember the deck safety shoes when we did some big tows do you have any video of the models on the water making me keen on Metinda III even more such a great looking tug design style and shape those must have been great days four and a half months going slow towing we did a tow once Three months at 2.5 knots four breaks and repairs of the tow line remember seeing the ship passing us once while we repaired the tow line haha .
Once again thank you for a insight of times pass your dad was one lucky engineer in a great time to be at sea tassie48
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2018, 11:09:07 AM »

Hi Tassie sorry no video but some pictures of her.







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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 12:10:28 AM »

tugmad what a great sight brings back memories of the Metinda III on the water will start looking for a plan of her do not have a tug in my collection would be handy to have one keen on  !/24 scale thanks for sharing tassie48
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 09:27:32 PM »

Any one making a hull in either 1/32 or 1/24 scale if so keen to purchase one tassie48
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2018, 08:28:06 AM »

Hi Spud as far as I an aware,nobody makes an Englishman class hull, but I have a build thread on Model tug Forum for Rumania, I used an old Mountfleet empire Ivy hull with a lot of surgery for mine .the build log is under the steam tug section headed building a Rumania from an empire ivy build.
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Re: Metinda III Tug
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 04:55:09 AM »

Ordered plan from two different suppliers now doing research on the old girl started my build book on her all 300 pages so looking forward to her build .tassie48
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