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tugs on show - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
More pictures from the open day
A scratch built Vanquisher
A model from one of the visiting clubs
Dhulia and A Sun XXII
And a modified Par at Kit

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tugs on show - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
More pictures from the open day last year.
3 scratch built JP Knight tugs and a very much modified Avenger kit

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tugs on show - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
Some more pictures from our last open day we had various clubs visit us and lots of tugs.

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various - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
I thought I would post some pictures. from our club open day last year

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Hull plating detail - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
The way that I do my hull plating Is......to use printer paper about 90gsm, and divide the hull up Into approriate lines horizontal and vertical to represent the plating once the hull Is sanded and smooth of course.
then cut the paper Into the sizes that you need to represent the hull plating.
then thin down waterproof PVA glue so that Is like double cream and then to represent the plate joggling lay each piece onto the edge of a steel rule so thar about 1/8th Is overlapping and then run your thumb nail along the edge of the rule this will give you a joggled edge, repeat If you need more than one joggle per plate, have a practice first and see how easy It Is.
then just stick tmen onto the hull using the PVA glue remembering to overlap the joggles ( I like that word). Easy peasy.
once every thing Is really hard and dry ,give the paper two or three coats of the PVA all over and It dries like glass.

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Response by mckenzig on the 27th Jan 2013
That Is certainly an easy way of doing It. Thanks for the hint. 😊

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a trio of rtr,s - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
These pictures are of three of the NEWCASTLE rtr tugs that we have In our club, they have all had minor modifications and a re paint but all have the original motors but run on 12 volts.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! They look wonderful rafted alongside each other.

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sunburst - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
This little tug Is a NEWCASTLE ready to run model that has been modified and repainted and Is running on 12volts, If anybody has one they are a remarkable thing,almost unsinkable,in the pictures I was doing my best to see how stable she Is, as you can see. The answer Is very.

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Vanquisher built at 1/32nd scale - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
this Is the Vanquisher, she was the first Diesel powered ship towing tug built for the thames In 1955.
the model Is scratch built plank on frame, with 12volt motor, lights,and revolving radar.

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Response by Dave M on the 8th Jan 2013
Lovely atmospheric scene. You could be forgiven for thinking this was the real thing. What Is the ship under tow and did you make her also?
Response by modeltugman on the 8th Jan 2013
HI Dave yes she Is a rough representation of am old T2 type tanker. made of plywood In 7 sections each section Is held to the next with two vertical pins through slots and brackets, she has her own power as well, she was made for towing around the lake we use at Bluewater shopping centre,I will put some pictures of her construction In the build blog pages for you, all the best george.

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A model of the S T Atlantic Cock - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
I built this one about 3 years ago she Is built at 1/24th scale 50"long and Is a plank on frame hull , scratch built using lime wood planking and 9mm ply for the frames and keel, the rest Is birch ply of various thicknesses.
she has a 12volt cooling fan motor driving a 4" prop,and has a 12volt 48amp hour battery ,plus some lead for ballast,with working lights and revolving radar scanner

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Response by ianed57 on the 14th Jan 2013
Hi,
I've been thoroughly enjoying the photos of your large collection of tug models, especially this one. They look splendid and I'm sure many of us would like to learn more of your methods. The plating on this hull looks fantastic. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Ian
Response by ralphwilmot on the 9th Mar 2013
Hi,
Good looking detailed tug, must be a heavy to launch.
Ralph
Response by modeltugman on the 9th Mar 2013
HI Ralph we have a launchung crane at our club so It Is not really a problem with size and weight, most of my big tugs actually weigh less than 30lbs without the battery and ballast, I use 46amp hour gel cell batteries where possiblt and then trim with lead blocks ,the Atlantic Cock has her battery plus 3 x3lb lumps of lead so she goes Into the cradle light, then Is loaded and launched mechanicaly simples really and no bad backs. George,

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more of my tugs - Posted: 5 years ago by modeltugman
another 3 pictures of my tugs for you to look at Assiduous at 1/32nd scale scratch built, Vanquisher also1/32nd scale. Sun XVII towing

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Response by Dave M on the 7th Jan 2013
Another super trio. You posted before my previous reply so thank you for sharing 😀


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