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No name yet - Posted: 5 years ago by Damon
My first boat...almost finished, need to Install the motor & rudder



My second HMS Compass Rose...Deans Models, a ward of advice stay well away from this kit Instructions don't exist, parts aren't all there some parts from different kits & to top It all cost me well over £200 to fix It

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DHULIA - Posted: 5 years ago by chrys
Scratch built out of wood and fibre glassed with a car fan heater motor on 2.1 reduction

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Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
WOW! 👍
Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Does your spouse miss having no forced air in the car?

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The Lady Hilary - Posted: 5 years ago by Stroller
Scratch built New York Harbour tug. Wanted something different from the norm. Quite powerful, too much really had to power her on 6v even though she was geared down. Up for sale now on ebay. Dont get the time to sail her much because of work.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
She remind me of the old linberg model kit, I had when I was a kid!

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Sct. Knud (St. Canute) - Posted: 5 years ago by Mzee
Sometime around 1968 I found a small set of drawings, about A4 size, for Sct. Knud In (I think) Ships Monthly. So I enlarged to 1:32 scale and made my model plank-on-frame with GRP overcoat. She Is powered by a 6V Pittman motor driving a self-made scale prop and 2:1 gearbox. Steering Is effected via chain and quadrant as per prototype! Everything bar the anchor, anchor chains and steering chains Is self-made using a variety of materials (brass, plastics, 'Perspex', and copper electro-deposited cowl vents). Recently I fitted her out with LED lights: Interior, navigation and working. One might notice that I abhor a working boat looking like "Daddy's yacht" and so I apply custom dings, stains, oil spills, scratches, wear and tear to my tugboats 😀 My Knud runs as well today as she did 45 years ago and In all that time has only needed one repair to her gearbox!

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Response by jarvo on the 19th Apr 2016
Nice model, built well lasts a long time
Response by Mzee on the 20th Apr 2016
Thank you. Two more years of active life and we will celebrate her 50th birthday!!
Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU!

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Hercules - Posted: 5 years ago by batman
Hi, this Is Hercules 51" L 14" Beam was scratched built
12 years ago . It's powered by 2 robbie 1000 off a 12v
battery with a vantec ESC . It has a working fire monitor
2 sound systems with 2 -4" Kort Nozzels .
It Is all planked by Cherry veneer deck and superstructure
It olso has working lights for the night runs.
I run this tug evry weekend for the past 10 years and It
still looks new . I live In Whitestone NEW York and I
belong to the Empire State Model Mariners Club .
Check us out at Empire State Model Mariners RC Groups
I am Band1.

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Response by deBritt on the 1st Mar 2014
HI batman
Very nice model, I love the shape, position In water and the overall structure. this Is the vision I have for my build.
Thanks
debritt 😊
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
She reminds me a lot of the tugs you see in NY harbor! 👍

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KATRINA - Posted: 5 years ago by thamestug
Katrina and tow on the lake at Bluewater. Tug on the flattop barge belongs to another Chantry MBC member.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
Attention to details look at the chaffing gear on the tow line! great job! 👍
Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! That is a fine boat with every attention to detail. I especially love the fact that you have the proper dayshapes hoisted.
I am a USCG Veteran, QM3(SM)

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Katrina - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
A couple more pics of her.taken at one of our tug days at Bluewater

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Response by wunwinglo on the 25th Mar 2013
What plans/drawings did you use for this model? I have a similar smaller model, built by my father In the '50's, from Percival marshall drawings for a salvage tug called Titan. I am Intregued!
Response by thamestug on the 26th Mar 2013
Hi
Yes I did have a set of plans for Titan altho they were only about half sized so scaled them up on the computer. They then ended up about two Inches shorter and 1 Inch beamier than the fibreglass hull so had to adjust as I went along. The fibreglass hull Is actually a 40year old zwarte zee hull which had previously been used [ not for a titan model] but the old model deteriorated over the years so the whole lot was stripped right down to the bare hull and started again reusing only the original decaperm motor, shaft and prop.
Both the titan plan and this model are based on the bustler class tugs.
Response by wunwinglo on the 26th Mar 2013
Thanks, very Interesting. My father's model Is bread and butter In obechi. She Is about 30 Inches long and still has the original brushed motor. She Is heavily ballasted and has a very purposeful sit In the water. Father refitted her at least three times, and I am just finishing the latest refit now. The first radio was an ED Black Ghost reed set. She has lots of 1950's Ripmax fittings - I ended up resin casting port holes to replace missing Items. I will post some pix when she Is finished.

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KATRINA - Posted: 5 years ago by oltuggie
Scratch built by a friend. About 54" long by 12".

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Response by modeltugman on the 17th Mar 2013
Hello oltuggie yes she Is a really lovely model I have helped Peter lift her In the water many times, she Is certainly a bit weighty, but she Is a lovely mover.
Response by thamestug on the 26th Mar 2013
I was a lovely mover until I started lifting this beast about mtm!!

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Maggie B a modified Southampton - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
this Is the Maggie B she Is a modified Sothampton R T R tug. there Is a video of her In the video section. the main casing was taken off and the lower three quarters of It was cut off, so that It reduced the overall height., she Is fitted with two M tronic speed controllers and a new larger5,000millI amp battery which Is fitted across the hull behind the motors and In front of the steering servo, she still has the original props but they are now turnig outwards to go ahead. she Is now a very handy and stable boat.

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Response by modeltugman on the 17th Mar 2013
Ha Ha that's what I did as well. Geo
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
I like your modification!
Response by greybeards on the 18th Aug 2016
Hello to all my Fellow ShipWrites, I have been away for many months due to the Passing of a lovely Lady that was a huge part of my life. After re-locating in the Fall, I plan to finish off projects that have been waiting far to long.
I have a great lakes freighter that needs finishing, a build of a 1/72 scale Gato class submarine and a small scale fishing boat that needs to come out of the box and take a space I have for her on my book case. Cheers to All ....Viewing your Works has cheered me Up...see you in the fall with updates.....

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Lady Wooes - Posted: 5 years ago by chippy
Lady Wooes, by Mobile Marine of Lincoln. SemI kit. I bought the hull all the timber and drawings along with dozens of white metal fittings ages ago, started It and left It for 5 years, moved to North wales and finished It. Drive Is 2 Ford Cortina fan heater motors driving a pair of 55mm Prop Shop props by tank steering, reciprocating steam engine sound board, smoke unit and full working lights all from 2 X 12 v 7 Amp batteries........a good and Interesting but very frustrating build to get things right.
Sailed at Erias Park, Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club and sometimes at West Shore LLandudno.

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Response by modeltugman on the 28th Feb 2013
HI Chippy. Lovely job well done.


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