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Scratch built SDM MkII tug built by UmI Ryuzuki - Posted: 9 years ago by Umi Ryuzuki
Scratch built SDM MkII tug 1/48 scale.

Hull started out as polystyrene foam and plywood. Started July 29,2006 and In the water by Aug. 11th for sea trials. Detailed over the following 18 months.

The model Is powered by 12vdc using Graupner Speed400-2.33:1 gear drive, and the small Graupner Schottel drives #1761. Separate ESC and Steering control for each drive.

The Lighting Is 3mm LED cast Into clear, or tinted, polyurethane lamps.

It sails the Pacific Northwest, USA, homeport Portland, Oregon.

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Response by Dave M on the 14th Oct 2009
HI Great looking model. Very Interested In the lights. How exactly did you make these please? Dave
Response by Umi Ryuzuki on the 3rd Jun 2012
http://myplace.frontier.com/~aimee.eng/id12.html

😉
Response by Dave M on the 3rd Jun 2012
Thanks for the Info. Simple really. Clear cast resin round a LED and a fine paint brush or even a hollow brass fitting. Brilliant Idea. 😀

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Amsterdam Built In 2004 by Peter - Posted: 9 years ago by PeterF
The black Amsterdam Is mine, built In 2004 from the Artesania Latina kit. It Is powered by a 545 motor through a pulley reduction drive, and the battery Is a 6v, 10ah SLA.

The kit prop was replaced by a brass one. The yellow model belongs to Peter Barlow, a member of our club, and was built several years before mine. It Is also an Artesania kit.

Our club, the Ballina RSL Club Marine Modellers, sail In a tidal salt water lake In Ballina, which Is on the far north coast of NSW, Australia.
Peter Fitness.

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Response by benidormbob on the 29th Jan 2017
Hi, I have just acquired one of these tug boats. It is in need of some restoration. Do you know of any where I can get a copy of plans for this model please. I have been in touch with the manufactures and they basically said they have nothing for this Amsterdam model so it looks like it is going to be a job and half to restore it but it will be done.

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Ayton Cross Built by Terry O'Rourke - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
Svitzer tug Ayton Cross, built by Terry O'Rourke In 2006/2007. Mostly scratch built, on a Mobile Marine Models GRP hull.

She Is powered by two car heater motors, with a Marx luder bow thruster. I have used an Action kit motor mixer, It works well.

These photos were taken at the Chantry club lake, at the Bluewater shopping centre In kent.

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Response by chugalone100 on the 4th Jul 2017
Terry:
Do you have a hatch to access the rudder linkage?
How do you keep it sealed to prevent water from sliding in?
Can you post some pictures?

Thank you
Julian😎

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OCEANIC also built by Richard Romanus - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
Name of the Boat Is the OCEANIC. This boat was In my friends garage for 18 years, when I was given It, It needed some T.L.C. the kit from what I can gather was late 60s.

I had to send a way to Germany to get the plans so I could refurbish It, and some of the bits I had to make myself. It Is powered by twin monoperm super 5 motors. It has rotating radar, working mast lights, and bow thrusters. Sailed at Cheddar Steam Modals lake.

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Response by BASHER on the 22nd Jul 2012
Really nice model I did see this kit for sale about three years back on fleebay.It was along with the Calypso which I was keen to buy and did successfully get for £150 ,The other boat from the same seller was the Oceanic, which I later wished I had also bid for sold also for £150 ..Your model does look superb

IAN 👍

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Amsterdam built by Richard Romanus - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
The name of the boat Is Amsterdam. This was a Artesania Latina kit built by me In the winter of 2005/2006.

Its powered by a car heater blower motor. I hope to sail for the first time, when I come up to Beale Park later this year.

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Response by Firenut on the 2nd Jun 2012
Its all new to me but I hope I can end up with something as good looking as this 10/10 😎
Response by benidormbob on the 29th Jan 2017
Hi, I have just acquired one of these tug boats. It is in need of some restoration. Do you know of any where I can get a copy of plans for this model please. I have been in touch with the manufactures and they basically said they have nothing for this Amsterdam model so it looks like it is going to be a job and half to restore it but it will be done. Could I ask what scale size figures you have on yours please and where did you purchase them from. Regards Bob

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Happy Hunter built by Pete Munday - Posted: 9 years ago by oldie
This kit model of the seagoing tug Happy Hunter was started In 1983 by a friend of mine. Finding It too difficult, he let It lie until 2006 when he asked my son and I to build It.

After 219 hours work It Is finished and sailing. It Is powered by two 545 motors and a single speed controller and has 15 working lights, radar, bow thruster and crane, all of which operate. It Is a real beauty, and I see Robbe have just brought out a new H H kit.

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Response by DrRon on the 30th Nov 2012
Pete
A very nice build of a great kit by Robbe. I finished mine last June and submitted a build log on our club website: shipmodelers.com for those who are struggling with details of building one.
DrRon

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Brackengarth built by Terry O'Rourke - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
This Is the Brackengarth, It Is semI scratch on mobile marine models grp hull. Built 2005.

It's powered by a car heater motor plus bow thruster. It Is sailed with Chantry Club on lake at Bluewater shopping complex In Kent.

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Prototype 1880s Victorian Tug Built by Rod Arnold - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
Scratched built prototype 1880s victorian tug (hull) by Metcalf Mouldings H.M.S kit length 44" beam 10".

The original tug was built to tow sailing ships In shallows, hence It's shallow draught and wide beam. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to It!!

Another one not finished!

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Tug Boats built by Roger Forlines - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
W165 was built by Roger Forlines, he's a member of Shelton Scale Ship Modelers R/C boat club.

This boat took six months to build and Is to Scale as laid down by model manufacture, the boat was weathered to depict a long voyage on the north seas.

Also, the Jim Wilder tug, this took four months to build and has been built to look like a turn of the century steam tug which worked the San Fransisco bay area.

The last picture It Is dressed up for Christmas.

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Response by DrRon on the 30th Nov 2012
Roger,
You are an amazing craftsman. These are very well done.
DrRon
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
I New York City their is a tugboat called spyten divel do a google search she looks just like your model! or your model look like her!

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BG Coulies built by Geoff Lewis - Posted: 9 years ago by No Account
This Is BG Coulies built by Geoff Lewis. Its a French Harbour tug that he built following an article In a well know magazine, advertising a set of plans, thanks to the office photocopier he saved himself several quid.

Coullies Is driven by 2 550 motors driving Graupner scothell drives (not yet Independantly controlled). 12v 4ah Gell battery and some roofing lead makes up the balast.

The frames are 3mm MDF with a balsa and ply skin built to 1/32 scale, the figure sat on the anchor winch used to be a German Infrantry man. He recently obtained some Beccs transfers to add some more finishing touches Including the french flag.

What does Coullies mean? (pronounced cooee) find a dictionary...

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Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Apr 2016
Interesting design, I like it! 👍
Response by chugalone100 on the 4th Jul 2017
Umi Ryuzuki:
Congratulations on your build.
The model looks great.
Your mast looks a lot like the one I'm yet to build.
Keep up the good work.

Julian😎


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