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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > 54" long Cervia tug.
54" long Cervia tug.
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Novagsi0
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 24
7th Sep 2018 15:53  
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Has anybody else seen or built a Vick Smeed "Cervia", I have a hull 54" long and was wondering supply of bits for this model like a 4 blade prop of 4" diameter and suitable motor.


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mturpin013
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 69
7th Sep 2018 18:45  
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Sorry can't help on that but where did you get such a wonderful
hull it looks like a part finished kit.

Novagsi0
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 24
7th Sep 2018 19:16  
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See my boat harbour basically it was bought from pontins model makers festival 40 years ago the hull was made by a model maker. I have photos of his boat. He then produced hulls for sale from the mold and my Dad bought one he spent 9 years making a sealion 4 cylinder petrol engine and it was meant to be petrol electric hybrid generator. The start of the deck work was started by my Dad but was left unfinished for all this time. I have photos of the origional from slide photos my Dad took when I was 4 or 5.

NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
7th Sep 2018 20:21  
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Sorry cannot help but I could not help leaving a message........

I have been to see your 'harbour'. What amazing stuff.

Your Father must have been pretty amazing too.

All the very best.

NPJ


NPJ
Kipper
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 30
7th Sep 2018 20:49  
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For a 4" prop, contact Simon at Protean, he can help.

Novagsi0
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 24
7th Sep 2018 22:00  
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Cheers thankyou very much, you should see some of the other things I've made. I spent 10 years on a steam traction engine link below.

https://meredithstephen1.wixsite.com/minnie-traction

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2484
7th Sep 2018 22:59  
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Hi Navagsi,
Don't know about the other bits, what scale is the hull?, but Raboesch do 4" Props.
See page 3 of attached pdf catalogue.
Or go here as you wish-
http://raboeschmodels.com/index.php/en/component/virtuemart/...
See part nos 147-33 and 147-34.
The Raboesch props are stocked by Cornwall Model boats amongst others. They ain't cheap, but quality rarely is😉
Cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
7th Sep 2018 23:00  
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I have used the link...............
So far as I am concerned you are from another world!
Fantastic work and patience.
Puts my moaning in perspective.

Cheers.

NPJ


NPJ
scout13
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
7th Sep 2018 23:27  
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I have the same hull I made it as Ten Cents the cartoon character from the children's programme Tugs a friend gave me a hand to make the prop on his lathe was going to power it with a car radiator motor but lent it to a friend to try in his boat and never saw it again and use a car battery for power as well as ballast I now have spine problems so can't see it getting on the water any time soon

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2484
8th Sep 2018 00:01  
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What a brilliant idea Scout👍
How did you form the jolly face?
Would love to see some pics of the model😉
Cheers, Doug 😎
PS: I assume the 'friend' is now not!


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 435
8th Sep 2018 08:55  
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Hi scout13, sounds a great boat, if you ever want to get rid of the ten cents tug please let me know, my grandson is learning the art of manoeuvring using my tug Valiant (49"). It would be a great boat for him to enjoy.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
tysonyoung
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 3
8th Sep 2018 18:55  
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My Cervia was ready built. I have replaced the Electric motor with a large servo motor (Brushed) .Direct drive and being heavy helps with ballasting. lead acid gel cells are power source.
Motor rated voltage24 v but run it on 12v . low rev high torque
no load current 1 amp. Shaft diameter 0.5 in. Gives some idea of power out. Being servo motor (ex computer drive 30 years old) well balanced no vibration. Photo near shore shows power of motor.


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John S
mturpin013
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 69
8th Sep 2018 20:59  
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Novagsi0
what a great harbour and the traction engine proves your engineering ability. However one question, where do you 48 hours in a day mine only have 24!!!