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Lesro Tid Tug
« on: July 07, 2019, 03:15:11 PM »

Hi All
I Started to build a Lesro Tid tug about 10 years ago. Can't remember why but it got put to one side and left in the back of the shed. Just had a clear out of the shed and came across it again. The hull and superstructure are finished and the rudder and shaft have been fitted.
The problem I have is that the instructions have gone missing. I have no motor for it and no idea how the servo gets attached to the rudder as the rudder arm is above the deck. Also not sure what scale it is. I think it may be 1/48th and I would like to get some crew for it. Any information appreciated.

I know its a long shot, but has anyone got a copy of the original instructions. I would be willing to buy them or pay for a photo copy. I have tried to post a couple of photo's, but for what ever reason it wont let me login to upload them.


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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 05:37:09 PM »

Rudder connected above deck, I run mine on two ni-cad cells so that tells you the size of motor, runs quite well and turns on a sixpence, nemesis
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 07:19:40 PM »

Thanks Nemesis for the reply.
 Not sure how to position the servo. Haven't dabbled with boats for years so completely out of touch on things like batteries and motors. But thanks for the reply.
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 10:37:23 PM »


I have a part kit somewhere... I'll see what instructions are in it....
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 05:43:51 AM »

martin, you have a full un built kit! the bit missing was a barge !
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 07:25:05 AM »

About 1/40 scale, like Vic Smeed’s Tiddler plan, which I think was the basis of the kit. TID tugs were 65ft long, so 1/48 would give a boat 16.25” long.

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 11:41:46 AM »

Hi Martin
Thanks for the reply. Just a copy would do if you have it. I would be willing to cover any costs and postage. I have tried to upload some photo's but for some reason it keeps saying I have entered the incorrect details?Thanks again for the reply.

Best wishesAlan
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019, 11:44:35 AM »

Hi Subculture

Thanks for the reply and information. Do you know of anyone that could supply crew figures for it.

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2019, 11:58:27 AM »

O-gauge is very close at 1/43, and lots of cheap figures available on ebay etc.

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2019, 12:02:25 PM »

Thanks very much Subculture

I will have a look. On ebay at the moment.
Thanks again. It is appreciated.

Best wishes
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 07:55:28 PM »

Hi All
Further to my previous message. Has anyone built this and if so, what size motor did you use. Still trying to find instructions and plan for this as the back end needs a cover and no idea how this fits.

Any information appreciated.
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2019, 08:55:23 PM »

Lots of motors suitable, depends on a few things. Desired speed of craft, diameter and pitch of prop, direct drive or geared, brushed or brushless.

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2019, 10:49:43 AM »

https://www.mfacomodrills.com/motors/280.html


Similar but better quality motor to what was originally supplied. I would suggest the RE280/5 on 4.8v or 6v.
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2019, 02:15:09 PM »

Thanks very much Unbuiltnautilus

Exactly what I am looking for :-))
I will get one ordered.


Thanks again.


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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2019, 07:30:35 PM »

Progress so far:


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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 07:32:38 PM »

and back end:

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2019, 07:54:23 AM »

Bonjour,
Such a vintage, beautiful and large boat would have justified a steam plant like this one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AbEtBcb4I   ok2 
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2019, 09:12:50 AM »

Not a on a Lesro TID- they're only around 20" (50cm) long and moulded in vac-formed plastic.

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2019, 11:26:03 AM »

Bonjour,
Such a vintage, beautiful and large boat would have justified a steam plant like this one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AbEtBcb4I   ok2

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2019, 09:38:56 PM »

Okay- drier than the Sahara!

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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2019, 09:41:28 PM »

Bonjour,
50 cm is large, look at this steam boat : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-3rYIWN0AU&t=27s  :embarrassed:
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Re: Lesro Tid Tug
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2019, 08:11:38 PM »

 Apparantly Lesro have a copy of the origanal plans and instructions. Been comunicating with a very nice young lady called Sandra who thinks she can get them copied. Happy days. :-))
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