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Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« on: December 08, 2007, 11:10:25 PM »

               ...Hi Guys...

Just thought I would post a couple of pictures of one of the 2 wee tugs that I am currently building for my wee boy Johnny & his pals...

It is being built using one of Model Slipways TUG510 abs plastic kits & will be based on a DAMEN STAN TUG 1906..."BATTLER" of Clyde Marines fleet at Greenock on the Clyde...

These are smashing wee tug kits for the kids or for the more mature modeller who wants a smaller boat which is easier to carry..They are small "WYFORCE"tugs at 51 cm long...

At our club we are also building a couple of these wee boats for the kids from the local Handicapped School to sail on their sunny days visits to the park...

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 11:17:27 PM »

Here is a picture of the wee tug with deckhouse & wheelhouse mouldings in place...
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 11:52:43 PM »

Is this a new kit? as I cann't see it on Model Slipways web site. Looks to be a good size model to have for a bit of fun with.
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 03:30:43 AM »

       ...Hi Barry...

Its a wee ABS Plastic Kit that Model Slipway started selling at the  Blackpool Show...

At 20" long it is an ideal size for a fun boat...We have a few of them at our club that we are building for the Kids to sail...

If you contact Jackie at Model Slipway about these wee boats, I beleive they have some in stock at present...It is going to be added to their Web-Site later...

 ...All The Best...Norry...


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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007, 08:47:53 AM »

hi Norry  you will like the (TUG500) thats what i call it lots of fun .I noticed the plug on the floor at Lawrie and Jackies place when we had a visit earlier this year and got him to run one through the vac former .
Mine has twin screw with conventional rudders and at the moment a home made wheel house ,but i have the vac wheel houae to build yet.
Lawrie mentioned to me about starting a collection of tug's for steering fun as he has a plug for barges to go with the tug's but i have'nt had time yet as i am building the latest model DUTCH courage RIVER, and it's taking all my time along with xmas and work .
This is the original at Model Slipway including the dust.

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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007, 10:21:12 AM »

     ...Hi Portside II...

When i took this one over to the club to let the rest of our mad squad see it one of the guys suggested that it would be a brilliant wee boat for our wee pals from the Handicapped School to sail in the summer so a whip round was duly made & there are now several being built by the members...

I am building mine as a Damen 1906 & a 1907 just like the 2 tugs based at Greenock for Clyde Marine...

I will post more pictures as I get along with the build...

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008, 10:31:49 AM »

Hi Norry

Just ordered one of these from MS and wondered how yours were going and do you have any advice/pictures

Richard
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008, 11:41:26 AM »

         ...Hi Richard...

One of mine is Part-Built...No Real problems so far...

Try to mark out the cutting lines prior to cutting...

Iwill try & post a picture later...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2008, 01:08:17 PM »

Although to late for me as I am doing one of these as well , a tip I was given about getting rid of the access mouldings on the edges was, to glue some decent sand paper to a piece of 2*3 or similiar and then just sand away untill the access plastic just drops off, saves all the messing with a cutter. :-))
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2008, 01:13:15 PM »

Thanks for the tips......

Any ideas on power? I was thinking of trying twin motors so I could have a play with mixers etc..

Richard
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Re: Wee Johnny,s New Tug.
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2008, 01:19:09 PM »

I am putting in 2* 385 and using an Action P93 ,  should be fun !

See this thread as well
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8000.msg78994#msg78994
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