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strongbow - Posted: 6 years ago by radigo56
the best boat ay ever maid 😎 200h et the work to built

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Response by larrywhetton on the 5th Oct 2012
hI radigo received plans OK Larry 👍
Response by fact77 on the 19th Jul 2015
It's Beauty !! 😋
Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! She's superb!
AL KHUBAR 3 - Posted: 7 years ago by tompallister
Model Slipways 1/32 scale harbour tug kit built late summer/autumn 2011. Powered by MFA 2.5:1 geared motors running on 6 volts and powered through an Action P94 Mixer/speed controller to provide great steering performance -- easily turns on It own axis. Sails mostly at Knightcote Model Boat club

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Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Very well done sir.I also have used an Action P94 unit and
found how versatile it is.
Irishman - Posted: 7 years ago by tompallister
Model Slipways kit with fire monitors and bow thrusters. Powered by 2 x MFA 2.5 : 1 motors on 6 volts via Action P94 mixer ESCs. Sails mostly at Tynemouth model Boat Club

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Response by Dave M on the 13th Apr 2012
I have always wanted one of these models. The on water picture looks very realisic. All you need now Is something big to tow/push around! 😀
Response by junkanoopunch on the 9th Jun 2012
where can I buy this tugboat from
Response by tompallister on the 9th Jun 2012
It Is a "Model Slipway" Kit and Is listed on their web site ( ) as Yorkshireman as this was the sister tug. The basic kit costs about A£270 and running gear, bow thrusters, fire monitors and radio gear costs about another A£250. The kit Is really for those with modelling experience as It has a few challenges for the Inexperienced. Hope this helps
egrete - Rhine pusher tug. - Posted: 7 years ago by Gregg
Built from scratch from plans supplied by my hobby store. has a fully remote controlled operating "elevating wheelhouse" with scissor type lifting legs. operating nav lights, fog horn and twin radar units. Also has remote operated forward winches for attaching pusher barges to the bow pusher posts. fitted with twin kort nozzles, handles a treat, steers well and could certanly push more than 3 barges!

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Response by Dave M on the 13th Apr 2012
I am Interested In the working forward winches. Have you any pictures / details, please?
Response by Gregg on the 13th Apr 2012
HI DAve. I found a cute little geared motor with a nice set of swappable gears In Maplins, made by MFA. It has a 3v motor but If you set the main driveshaft up centrally, It then allows you to have 2 Identical "winch drums". to operate the motor "in/out" I used a couple of micro switches set up on top of a servo, so I then use the side/side on my left joystick for example, afterall, you only really need to operate It when setting up to the barge once In the water and again when removing the barge before lifting out again, but ciould work for almost any "winch" operation.

I am unable to post pics to this message/reply, but will post detail In the electrical section, make It easier.
Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018
That is avery nice pusher, sir. I have built one VAC-U-BOAT 22" HIPS kit and a 35" Dumas American Beauty. Both were given my boat shop's paint scheme (ILLINIWEK MARINE). I am multitasking on a couple boats, and one is another US Western river towboat, scratchbuilt up from a salvaged Dumas
Am. Beauty hull. (That hull was temp scrapped when my xacto knife got away from me trimming the deck knuckle.) My plan is to fit a telescoping
pilothouse which is common to upper Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio rivers.
My dilemma is the method of operating the pilothouse lift; can you advise with any info please? I thought of a linear servo w/worm gear maybe.
Sun Tug 25 - Posted: 7 years ago by Gregg
based on a Lesro kit of the MK21 Sun tug. This slightly later version was fitted with fire monitors for handling tankers In the thames esturary as well as normal docking duites of liners and freighters.
Fitted with a decaperm 3:2 geared motor and twin 12v 7amphr batteries, It can run for several hours, even when towing other boats around the pool.. Fog horn Installed, lighting system, working decca radar, Illuminated map desk and decca unit on the bridge.

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JOHN KING - Posted: 7 years ago by larrywhetton

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TUG AZIZ - Posted: 7 years ago by BASHER
Got this kit from E Bay was apartly built well sort of had to re do all the upper deck wheelhouse from scratch was a bit off eeek..Have nearly finished Installing all the electrics ready to ballast..I raised the rear hatch area after reading the deck tended to wash over quite easily..Hardly noticeable modification I think..Will sail the model soon and hope all goes well

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Response by BASHER on the 20th Jul 2012
As my builds are In every corner of the house the Aziz has been promised to a new owner In a few weeks time..I still have 6 other builds and truly you can only sail one at a time..lolMy main Interest Is the building of the ships so selling another one gives me the funds for another build
Response by Dave M on the 21st Jul 2012
Always liked this model ever since I saw It at E Port some years ago. 😊 I built an Al Khubar and always regretted selling her. Like you I raised the rear deck to keep the water out. I also have a shed load of boats and many awaiting construction. Maybe someday I will build one. The wheelhouse looks very detailed your efforts have clearly Improved on the original high standard. 😀
Response by BASHER on the 22nd Jul 2012
HI Dave
Thank you for your response and kind remarks,like you I have so many builds but In saying that I have sold about 5 In the past year..None I might add have given back even the original buying cost of just the kit not counting all the additional electrics, still It pays for the buying of another kit..Presently I am building a 1/14 scale Man Tamiya truck unit, no gluing reqd everything Is tiny nuts n bolts superb detail..I am selling my Aziz for £350 so wont make anything on the deal
Sun Tug MK25 - Posted: 8 years ago by Gregg
My Sun Tug MK25 version, originally adapted from a Lesro Sun Tug Kit, actually still being built [not quite yet complete] but seaworthy enough to get some testing time In the water. It has more than enough power to haul my dusseldorf along when the batteries are flat after some time sailing, so rather than pull the fireboat out, decided to let the tug do some work.
Powered by a hectoperm motor with 3:1 gearbox,twin 6v gel batteries,water pump to operate the fire monitors,engine sound, nav lights, Interior lights [cabins] rotating radar scanner,

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john king tug - Posted: 8 years ago by larrywhetton
my john king tug scratch built from a mmI plan .
950 motor turing 70mm prop on 12vlt power.

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DOUGLAS GREG TUG SAN PEDRO - Posted: 9 years ago by deckape


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Response by sunworksco on the 17th Jul 2010
I'm building everything from the Inside of the hull upward out of #260 brass and 304 stainless steel.I just bought a MiniFlam torch for hard silver soldering the sheets.
Response by deckape on the 18th Jul 2010
Thats how you do It John I built mine the same way from her keel to the fore top. These Hatman douglas Greg Tugs are very popular to scale boaters. they are a lot different ever scince Harbor models got there hands on It. Like I memtioned before when Dwight was ghetting Ill all the molds went to Steve Lillard they were all destroyed because he didn,t use the proper mold release agent. Harbor has done a fine job reconstructing the molds. Take your time It will be a fine tug when done and one heck of a show stopper. Franklyn
Response by circle43nautical on the 7th Jan 2018

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