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    Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    by Alannicholls πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ ( Leading Seaman)
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    5 months ago
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    1:50 Scale scratch built model of last operating steam tug in South Africa. Built using plans I drew up using photographs as reference.

    Alwyn Vintcent currently being restored by Villiersdorp Vintage Tractor and Engine Club in Villiersdorp, South Africa.


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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Alan,
    What a fantastic job you have done.
    A boat truly to be proud of.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boat looks great, very nice job!
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    5 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    That's a great job working from photos only Alan - a very good looking model with excellent detail. Congratulations on a very well built replica.
    At one stage there was a website where you were able to download the plans - created by a one of the members of the restoration team - long since disappeared. Believe one of the prime movers passed away. Not sure what exactly has happened to the Tug - even the Publicity office in Villiersdorp did not seem to know much . After Lockdown think a drive up there to find out is called for...............
    Have the plans in both paper & digital format - in fact posted on this site about it last year - they were obtained from the long defunct SA Maritime Museum many years ago (80s). Was lucky enough to also travel on the AV a few times under steam. Have two unmade card models of the AV produced by then friend Dave Clarke who worked for the museum - (Dave was also the source of the plans) - last heard of he was working for the Maritime Museum in Malta. Long gone now.
    On the stocks here is a start at converting a small Lindberg tug to the Alwyn Vintcent - half the new parts being drawn up already - so would love to see the photos you used for the build.
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    5 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yes please share more!
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    5 months ago by Brian Mason ( Recruit)
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    Very neat, Well done. I recognised the colours on the funnel immediatly, having grown up in Durban and spent many days fishing in the harbour.
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    5 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Excellent detailing, well done!
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    5 months ago by Alannicholls ( Leading Seaman)
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    Build photos posted in Alwyn Vintcent Build Blog. Please advise where I can post reference photos I used to drawup plans and find details
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Alan,
    I would post them in your build log.
    You could also explain the process from start to finish on how you went from photos to completed model.

    Martin555.
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