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rhavrane

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Vintage German tug
« on: July 27, 2020, 07:49:48 PM »

Bonjour,
Here is a copy of a 120 years old German tugboat which used to operate on the Rhine river. Originality of my model, the two paddle wheels are independant, thanks to two twin oscillating steam machines, so she can rotate on herself : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLmOZyA-yKQ

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Re: Vintage German tug
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 12:07:55 AM »

Raphael.......


We see just a glimpse of a large Nylon reduction gear & 1x cylinder [horizontal plane?] if possible, could you please post some good images of the twin engine setup.......& boiler etc., too  %)


The radio control of each engine [speed + fwd/reverse] function would also be interesting  O0



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Re: Vintage German tug
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 06:43:39 AM »

Bonjour Derek,
Here is a video of the machine : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXPs3sGdN8
About the radio, 4 channels are enough because I have not yet  RC a safety gas valve :
   - one vertical channel for each machine left / right  (oscillating ==> Reverse / Neutral / Forward needs only one)
   - right horizontal channel for the rudder
   - left horizontal channel for the whistle
We changed the initial reduction gears, made with old brass clock gears (!) because the wheels werenoisy and mostly too fast.
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Re: Vintage German tug
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 05:43:41 PM »

A steam powered Paddle Tug. This has to be the pinnacle in model boats! The sort of thing I dream of but would never be able to produce.
John
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Re: Vintage German tug
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 08:27:22 PM »

Bonjour John,
I fully agree with you, steam paddle tug boats have a great presence on the water.

As you liked my Pilat, I hope you will like my Glasgow steam tug (enhanced Graupner kit  ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ZwIiZKMGk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojEwUjFWxs4

And, even if it is not a tug, I hope you will appreciate the smoothness of my Gulnare : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAS-lBPp87c and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAS-lBPp87c

Or more funny (do you know the Lucky Luke comic?) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLmfGD9T75I
 
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Re: Vintage German tug
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 09:17:44 PM »

Thank you Raphael, two beautiful boats.
John
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