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Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« on: May 26, 2019, 02:08:05 PM »

I photographed this at Mayhem meet. Creation of Paul "mrzippy"
I rather like the scale and creativity so here are some pictures of a work in progress  :-))






































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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 04:04:43 PM »

Love this but what size is it?
I think the figure at the controls might need to be larger unless your lens has distorted perspective.
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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 04:07:41 PM »

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 04:10:59 PM »

Paul would have to answer that but I'd say it reflects this type of vessel after 1 minute 35 https://youtu.be/kG-dU4ueeCw?t=102

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 04:49:35 PM »

So MY choice of thread title and forum section are potentially incorrect. Reported to admin  :embarrassed:

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 05:57:29 PM »


These boats are known as sidewinders - Michael Portillo had a ride on one in a recent Canadian Railway Journey.


There are lots of pictures & videos on the web.


 https://cmelimited.com/portfolio/sidewinders/


https://www.google.com/search?q=logging+sidewinder&hl=en&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI6Pz31LniAhVhs3EKHW9DClgQ_AUIDCgD&biw=1486&bih=806&dpr=1.25




For reference the boats that push the log rafts around are known as Dozers.


https://www.harlowmarine.com/shop/sold-listings/sold-boom-boats-equipment/bv188/?wpp_export=print


Dozers normally have traditional drive but Sidewinders have what looks like an outboard leg drive. Traditional drive & a Ministeve type bow thruster works well.



I am trying to work out what the rubbing strips are made out of. On the real boats they are heavy angle iron. These things get some of the hardest use possible & are built accordingly.
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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2019, 09:54:13 PM »

Wow Andy that phone of yours certainly takes great photo's, unfortunately highlighting my rubbish silver soldering -
but we are looking at a work in progress with lots of filing, sanding and filling to do,
before we think about reaching for the paint.

The model is a Canadian Log Dozer or Boom Boat, built to Action Man/Dragon figure 1/6 scale -
around 36 inches length, 15 inch beam, deck stands 12 inches above the keel -
it's a really chunky model and will weigh?? I dread to think - the real boats decks are awash when in use,
therefore a ton of church roof required !

The angled rubbing strips on the model are fibreglass mouldings - I glued a 1/2" triangular balsa single master rail
around one half of the hull, filled and painted it, covered it in brown gloss parcel tape and took moulds off it in 3 sections
front, centre and back.
These were used to cast 8 fibreglass rubbing strips padded out with sections of balsa triangle to help fill out the moulds
(the striped sections in the photos) this was a real pain, taking an age to produce.

I would have preferred to use a Sidewinder outboard style drive leg, but after enquiring on various Forums -
Graupner drives lacked reliability and size, and I didn't relish the idea of shelling out £500 on a Bauer unit,
therefore settled for traditional dive and a Ministeve thruster in the style of the boat in the attached photo.

I intend fitting a Forge Electronics sound unit, home made smoke generator and make the driver operational
turning the steering wheel etc.
regards Paul



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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2019, 10:09:08 PM »

Wow what a great build - nice one mrzippy  :-))

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 10:24:25 PM »

Awesome  :-))  please keep your thread updated. You can email photos to me if necessary.
Never mind the soldering! I spend most of my time with a bunch of files  {-)

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 10:45:26 PM »

Very nice model.

Andy
You can find a small kit on eBay for £40 ish
Perhaps if you fancy a model yourself
you could enlarge plans to suit the desired sale and scratch build?
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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2019, 10:50:39 PM »

Thanks
I'd be quite happy to build purely from photos and be creative like Paul. Most of my Portgarth I ignored the plans and templates that are grossly inaccurate.
However I have far too much to build already for a couple of years at least. Happy to watch this one progress  :-)

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 07:35:11 PM »

Bonjour
Another from China built by my friend Jacques : [size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvxkkn6HH9M[/size]
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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 11:24:44 AM »

Any progress on this Paul?

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2020, 11:44:28 AM »

Hi Andy,
Sadly nothing to report since your lovely pics posting - the building of a new outside workshop capable of housing the big tug
put paid to modelling for a while, and work on this stopped throught the cold weather - been playing with a small own design,
table top sized steam launch since the self isolation hit.
I keep an eye on Mayhem, noticed your down with Shingles at the moment, look after yourself I know what a nightmare that can be !
Alex Dowling from Bermuda USA on FaceacheBook Mayhem has built a similar huge model of a small logging tug,
he's posted pics of it up and running this week so I need to get my skates on !



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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2020, 12:40:48 PM »

Thanks for the update and the sympathy  :-))   {-)
I’m friends with Alex myself so I keep updated
Lovely job he’s making  O0
I’m very tempted myself

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2020, 05:57:24 PM »

heres a little scratch build i did January this year 'first outing was 2nd feb   its 14inch loa  X8.5inch beam   50mm kort nozzel built useing plywood and plastic styrene
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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2020, 05:59:42 PM »

the templates i made for the build  the  smaller shape is for the lower pod  and the bigger on is for the hull
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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2020, 06:39:19 PM »

Thank you that’s very nice too  :-))

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Re: Canadian style logging tug scratch build
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2020, 06:52:16 PM »

Very nice Ray similar lines to Alex's big beastie on FaceBook Mayhem -
talking of big beasties, I'm starting to wonder about what I've created? with regards to its 11 inches plus draught etc??
will need to watch carefully where I point the thing, and that'll be after I've managed to get the brute into the water !
Thinks it will be model in the water first - then install batteries and ballast.

I'm liking Alex's idea of pushing a large person carrying barge - should go down at treat with our local park ranger.
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