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Ballast
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Forum Posts: 62
26th Apr 2018 15:24  
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Looks like it could be a Thames Steam Tug, I'm not sure ! I have just acquired this lovely hull and I am not sure of it's build or origin. It is fibreglass and is 57" (1450mm) LOA X 14.5" (370mm) Beam. It has a very basically built superstructure which I don't think is appropriate. I would be very grateful if anyone has any idea what she is and any other information as to weather it was a kit that has been modified. I would love more information as to scale etc. Regards your shipmate. Ballast AKA Alan.


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Alan
kmbcsecretary
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Forum Posts: 202
26th Apr 2018 17:23  
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If I'm not mistaken it looks like the flying kestral steam tug that if I remember correctly it was a free plan in model boats magazine


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Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
Ballast
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 62
26th Apr 2018 17:44  
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Thanks for that buddy, I will give that alley some research.👍


Alan
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1677
26th Apr 2018 20:17  
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Hull looks right, but s/structure / funnel don't 😲
http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/flyingkestrel1913.html
😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
kmbcsecretary
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 202
26th Apr 2018 20:29  
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I do remember that there was a number of variations of this type of tug that used the same hull but with slight changes on deck but I can't think of there names at the moment, they were all called flying ..... It will come to me when I stop thinking about it 🤔


Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1677
26th Apr 2018 22:07  
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Seems there were quite a few 'flying tugs'!
Mind your heads chaps!!! 😲

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/TugsF.html

😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!