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wyeforce 2 - Posted: 7 months ago by dragon
One month on, new photos showing progress made to date lower superstructure and wheelhouse made motors,props,shafts and Korts fitted in hull.
see you next month.

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Amsterdam - Posted: 8 months ago by jugge
More pictures of the Amsterdam
i im going to the sea in the weekend and
sail her if the ice is gone
sorry for my bad english

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Response by jarvo on the 8th Mar 2018
I see that you have modified her to her later state, no lifeboats and the large towing winch on the rear deck. What motor does yours have? Mine is running a 24v motor with a 90mm brass prop.

Mark
Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Mar 2018
Hi Colin, looks like Humbrol / Revell Deck Green to me. As used e.g. on RN WW2 ships in the North Atlantic. Did my HMS Hotspur with this.
Cheers Doug 😎
Hi Jugge: congratulations your Amsterdam is a super job 👍👍👍
Do not apologise for your English - you do not want to hear my attempts at Swedish! 😲😡
Response by jugge on the 8th Mar 2018
Hi Jarvo and all guys , Thanks for all your response
i have a 12 v Graupner 700 bb turbo and 2 lead acid 12 v battery and a 70 mm brass prop 4 blade

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Fairmount Alpine - Posted: 8 months ago by jugge
My newest build , Billing Boats Fairmount Alpine
i start building for one years ago , i have mount bowtruster
and start with all lamps and things , i going to mount an radiocontrolled winch on deck and radiocontrolled cranes
more pictures is comming

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Mar 2018
Welcome aboard jugge, very nice build, as your Amsterdam is as well 👍👍
Good work.
Was in Stockholm the week before Christmas, lovely city, the Wasa Museum is incredible. Best regards Doug 😎

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Amsterdam - Posted: 8 months ago by jugge
Artesania latina kit built for about 8 years ago
fully radiocontrolld and working lights

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Wyrforce 2 - Posted: 8 months ago by dragon
All ready to start the build as soon as it warms up a bit.
Its freezing in the shed.

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Wyeforce 2 - Posted: 8 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: 8 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: 8 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: 9 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: 9 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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