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Wyeforce 2 - Posted: 3 months ago by dragon
Scratch built, new hull, starting today no end in sight.
More to come as i progrees.

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Al Khubar 2 - Posted: 3 months ago by dragon
This is A Slipway Kit which I have been rebuilding and finished yesterday working lights, radar, sound system, bow thruster, it sails well.

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Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
Really well built model of the Slipway kit. The detail is really good and some excellent pics. I see you put a raised coaming round the rear deck opening, should keep the water out. Congratulations on finishing.
Have you another project in mind?
Response by dragon on the 22nd Feb 2018
yes Dave i raised the deck you were right about the water getting in. New project is the last Wye Forces Hull from slipway as the mold has been broken up. Should be fun.
Response by dragon on the 26th Feb 2018
Hi Dave the new project I found out is not a wyeforce its a little longer and the cowling curves in more so I think ill call it wyeforce 2.

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Michael - Posted: 3 months ago by Ron
Dumas kit Carol Moran, renamed Michael for my first grandson.My first build, learning how to make those brass railings each post being soldered following a paper pattern. Some customizing at the request of my grandson with added port holes, and deck features. He helped to paint it.

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Response by Baggie on the 17th Feb 2018
Looks great.... a ‘team’ effort. Well done. I’m just beginning my first build having just finished a workstation to house tools etc. All very satisfying.
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
Lots of nostalgia and really looks like a working tug.
Be good to see some on water pics. Your grandson must be very proud and is to be congratulated on the painting.

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Hector Read - Posted: 4 months ago by Gascoigne
e Hector Read was built in Hull in the 60s for the Gt Yarmout port and Haven as their new Harbour tug to be moored at the pilot station in Gorleston. Giving many years service, was finally sold on when most working ships were fitted with bow/stern thrusters. Much missed as part of the river scene. A scratch built model I made 18 years ago from photo’s and drawings from the Port Authority. Anyone know her ultimate fate?

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Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Feb 2018
Love the detailing👍 a real 'work boat' super 😎
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
A very fine scratch built scale model and the pics show lots of fine detail.
Typical of the period and sadly missing from our river scenes.
Does the model sail?
Response by Gascoigne on the 22nd Feb 2018
Thanks Dave, Hector Read model powered by a speed 600 brushed electric motor with an electric speed controller. This gives plenty of oomph when it comes to rescuing stranded craft large or small on the pond, which is always a challenge I can never resist.

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"Westbourne" - Posted: 4 months ago by ads90
Westbourne is a Port of London Authority steam Tug from the Caldercraft Mini-Fleet Range - it is 1:48 scale. This model was discontinued a few years ago but I did manage to purchase a brand new boxed one via ebay a couple of years ago.

During her time Westbourne was hired by the Royal Navy as a rescue tug. She saw service with them between October 1916 and July 1919 in the HM Dockyard. Prior to that she was on general towing service duties on the Thames.
She can be found mentioned in “SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, 1914-1919 - by TYPE & CLASS
Section 3. SUPPORT and HARBOUR VESSELS”

Following the first world war ‘Westbourne’ was one of three tugs attached to the Port of London Authority (PLA) Dredging Service, they were the "Westbourne", "Thorney" and "Brent", they were all fitted with a drag and under running gear.In 1940 during the Battle of Britain. ‘Westbourne’ and many other tugs were used in assisting the berthing of these large ships that entered the Thames.
The photos show from box to construction plus her on the water.

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Response by Baggie on the 23rd Jan 2018
Superb looking vessel....Uber she sails well too
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
Nicely finished model of this now discontinued kit.
I like the details about the tug and her career, sadly our river scenes no longer feature the tugs that were an essential part of the docks and shipping of the time.

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John B - Posted: 4 months ago by tugnut
This is my latest build she is all scratch built.
She is based on a Robert Allen tug built in Cyprus.
She has two 800 motors on belt drive with 70 mm props.

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Response by Baggie on the 23rd Jan 2018
Well done you... a great build. Looks fantastic. Envious!
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
Great to see a scratch built model. The bridge area must be very difficult to make and this model has captured the look.
That drive system should give a massive bollard pull.
Congratulations on a fine scale model.
Response by RNinMunich on the 22nd Feb 2018
Heartily agree Dave, a magnificent job tugnut, well done 👍
Thinks! Named after the sloop in the old Lonnie Donegan song!? 😉

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HERO - Posted: 4 months ago by Gascoigne
Scratch-built semi-scale from images of a unique vessel used for tug and recovery work on the Norfolk Broads. Was originally steam powered with a fire pump engine,now using diesel. Funnel is hinged to go under low bridges!

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Timothy David - Posted: 4 months ago by Tim-P
My farther made this tug boat for me in about 1949-1950,
it came out to Australia with my in 1977 I have just about finnished re-fitting it out .

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Response by RNinMunich on the 18th Jan 2018
G'day Tim,😉
Very nice job, 'Hats Off Sir' 👍
"If something's worth doing ......."
Static or runner??
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
Looking good for its age. Have you managed to sail? Be good to see some on water shots

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Imara - Posted: 5 months ago by EricMB
Modified from an original by the late great Tony Dewsbury

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Response by Baggie on the 18th Feb 2018
Such detail here. I hope one day I might achieve this too. Well done you.
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2018
This tug makes into a really impressive model and its heritage shows. We have one in our club and it always attracts attention both on and off the water.
You must be very proud to have such a fine model in your fleet.

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robbe neptun tug boat - Posted: 5 months ago by nutrunner
given to me as a project finished it recently ready to sail

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Response by figtree7nts on the 25th Dec 2017
Hi Nutrunner,
It's a great little tug, good response from the kort nozzle!
I built one over 30 yrs ago! Good memories!
I used a 7.2 volt NiCad back then.
It ran for hours on one battery!
Response by Baggie on the 26th Dec 2017
A great looking tug... enjoy it!
Response by Donnieboy on the 16th Feb 2018
Great job done.The Neptun is a great little model.
Easy to transport.Not a back breaker.


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