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oldiron

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tug tow hooks
« on: December 30, 2007, 09:28:50 PM »

Does anyone have a drawing or picture(s) of early style tug tow "hooks". This would be a type suitable for early paddle steam tugs. I understand these were more like a spring mounted clevis than the tradidtional hook design. Any help is apprecuiated.
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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 03:19:31 PM »

Best book for that is 'British Steam Tugs' by PN Thomas - ISBN 0 905184 07 6 First published 1983 by Waine Research. Full of useful stuff for you.

Rare though - I got mine via Amazon but they're few and far between.

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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 04:50:46 PM »

Ive had a look through the P N Thomas book when you first posted because I thought that I had seen one in it but could not find one.
have you tried a post on as they are very helpfull on there

http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/
 
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 05:24:31 PM »

I dont know if this is any help. Probably not. :-\
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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008, 05:50:12 PM »

Best book for that is 'British Steam Tugs' by PN Thomas - ISBN 0 905184 07 6 First published 1983 by Waine Research. Full of useful stuff for you.

Rare though - I got mine via Amazon but they're few and far between.

Jonty

  Thanks for mentioning that book. I have it in my library and it does show two types of hooks in the back of the book. I'm enquiring for a friend of mine who is building a paddle tug. He has a distant photo of the "hook", but it doesn't show clearly and appears to be different from those shown in the PN Thomas book. I do appreciate your assistance .
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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2008, 05:59:44 PM »

Here is the diagram from the PN Thomas's excellent book on steam tugs.

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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 06:04:27 PM »

My drawings were from a 1920 patent for steam tugs. Were not quite the same as yours oldiron. O0
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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 06:09:03 PM »

yes but there not spring loaded , of the type you mentioned in your first post.

 Here is a hook I built from the picture in the P N Thomas  book
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 06:37:46 PM »

 i think hs93 should be banned from posting pics of his brass work :D  ;)
oh my god!!

 pete did you get the palns for the jeep yet?? i cant wait to see a 1/24 scale brass jeep ;)
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 06:58:43 PM »

YesI got the plans , It will prob be 12th scale,I'm sorry I thought I had PM you sorry about that and sorry about the post :D  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 07:06:03 PM »

nothing to be sorry about O0
 i'm sorry i cant make plastic look half as good :'(
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 09:19:08 PM »

i think hs93 should be banned from posting pics of his brass work :D  ;)
oh my god!!

 pete did you get the palns for the jeep yet?? i cant wait to see a 1/24 scale brass jeep ;)

  I agree, that brass work is absolutely beautiful. A true artist, almost hate to paint it.
Thanks for the help folks, I'll pass the info along
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2008, 10:02:25 AM »

Thanks Oldiron and HS93.

I have copied your piccies to my PC for future refernce on my Lady T. Hope you dont mind.  Cheaper than some of the silly prices being asked for the book..British steam Tugs.

Barry
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2008, 11:52:53 AM »

Thanks Oldiron and HS93.

I have copied your piccies to my PC for future refernce on my Lady T. Hope you dont mind.  Cheaper than some of the silly prices being asked for the book..British steam Tugs.

Barry

Not a problem, be my guest

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Re: tug tow hooks
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 09:18:15 PM »

In one of my old books I have a small wood paddler tug of 1890 aground, she was about 170 ft in length, she had a large towing Samson post and in the pic the towing junk was coiled around it. I believe she was one of the old Sunderland tugs.
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