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'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« on: January 04, 2019, 02:22:59 PM »

  H.N.Y to you all   ive recently finished a small tugboat  (16 inch)   grp hull and 1.5mm styrene sheet for the wheelhouse  i did get a bit ambitious with the running gear  %%   a 60mm prop  600 motor geaed 3:1 and 7.2 v  nimh  battery pack  on sea trials  it took off like a rocket ship  {-)  i have since then changed the motor to a lower rpm 500  and will see how that goes on the next outing
 i do still have some more bits to add to the boat

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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 02:25:22 PM »

more photos :-))
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 02:25:50 PM »

 :-))
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 03:28:14 PM »

 :-))
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 04:06:21 PM »


Nice one Ray..... when you going to upgrade the motors?!  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 05:03:12 PM »

That is awesome Ray and I think you may have started a whole new category of boat - Racing tugs  :-))
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 05:29:44 PM »

Needs a brushless and lipo
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 06:11:02 PM »


- Racing tugs  :-))



          ...... Hmmmmm........ ! 

               
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 08:37:05 PM »


          ...... Hmmmmm........ ! 



Yeap, tearing up Wicksteed possibly  ;)
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 02:55:59 PM »

tug race   sounds good!  am i allowed to use my nellie irene {-)
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 07:37:08 PM »


To make it more equal, how about we start a MiniTug-Racing class?!

1. Tugboat or Trawler Model design
2. Length 295mm Beam 120mm
3. 280 Motor
4. 6v AAA Rechargeable Batteries


Maybe the SHG Mini Tug?!


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tugboat-Mini-R-C-Model-Boat-Kit-by-S-H-G-Marine-/162958936811?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10&var=462039066316





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Re: new small tugbuild
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 07:54:12 PM »

 




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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 07:31:11 AM »


Martin



Nice idea but to get any excitement the models need a lot more wash than is exhibited by the pictures. I just don't think that a 280 is going to do it!



Something like one of Ray's other models (perhaps not quite this much but you get the idea)


I wonder if the "Noodle Tugs" in next months Model Boats might hold any ideas?


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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 10:29:32 AM »

Prob a 400 type motor would be better or even a motor out of a club 500 would be a good laugh




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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 03:46:48 PM »

Prob a 400 type motor would be better or even a motor out of a club 500 would be a good laugh

Dave



Agreed but the model suggested comes with all the bits & I suspect that the motor, motor mount, coupling, shaft & prop would all need replacing - unless SHG would do a Mayhem special edition! I am sure most of us could sort out our own motor mount.
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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 10:00:30 PM »


Anybody else want a go at a class specification for a 'Racing Tug' series?   :-)


 Any hulls, plans or kits we could utilize?



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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 10:18:32 PM »

You could consider Amera and their W103 tug kit?  I've got 2 of their W102 fishing boat kits plus they did me a spare hull I'm scratch building into a much larger 1/20 inshore fishing boat into.  When I ordered the second time they made the wheelhouse plastic a little thicker for me so they are open to suggestions for improvement I guess...

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=w

...you could easy fit a 400 size motor in there (I'm using 280's) but space is tight for batteries / RC gear but I imagine component shop could easily advise. But then at 22 for a set of mouldings it might be worth a try for the money?  I made my first W102 kit into something entirely more scale looking, their base-mouldings are quite good to work from.

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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 07:48:19 AM »

Not sure if this link will work but it's one of my mini logging tugs on 11.1 :)
https://www.facebook.com/maurice.jones.14289/videos/1310208142429284/


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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:20 AM »

Not sure if this link will work but it's one of my mini logging tugs on 11.1 :)
https://www.facebook.com/maurice.jones.14289/videos/1310208142429284/

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Is the Amera kit styrene or ABS?



The hull looks incredibly like the Graupner Pollux I / Antje hull & is about the same size.



I also note that they make 2 different trawlers with the same dimensions & what looks like the same hull with a slightly different stern treatment. Opens it up to trawler fans as Martin suggested if any of the three were allowed. Personally I like the W101 Fishing Boat but with the wheelhouse nearer the front as a harbour work boat. And its only 19.99!


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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »


It doesn't work for non Facebook registered people.


Nor registered ones.....!
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Re: 'Racing' Mini Tugs!
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 01:40:49 PM »

The old Lion Park Model Boat Club  have a clip on utube racing seaport tugs through and around the harbour. Most enjoyable.
                   
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Re: new small tugbuild
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 03:02:00 PM »


Wow! It looks ARTR and for 25 quid you could have open rules and destruction derby racing. No need to invest half a year in something you will sink.


















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