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SMIT NEDERLAND - Posted: 10 months ago by Inkoust
Construction of laminate hull, superstructure and accessories are made of ABS and laminate. 2 pcs drive motors 600, 2 pieces of lead acid batteries 6V 10A. Scale Processing of fully functional rudder, mast complete lighting, headlights and hooting. As a result of the fact that they can not give more pictures here, there is a link to the Czech modeling pages where the whole construction of the tug is built.

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Response by Hugh on the 20th Mar 2017
Thanks for all of the detail photographs
Response by figtree7nts on the 20th Mar 2017
Thanks, For sharing the Pictures of your build.
I really like the Smit Nederland.👍
Can you put pictures, of having worked on the Bulwark!
Response by sandkb on the 6th Apr 2017
Thanks for the pics. You've made an excellent job there.
I'm building the Billings "Smit Rotterdam 478" Kit so I'm very interested in seeing your build. What is the length and scale of it ?
Have you built this vessel from scratch or is it a kit ? If it is a kit who manufactures them ?
Cheers and well done.
The Flying Duck - Posted: 11 months ago by ron1956
The original was built in 1956 on the Clyde, spent some time in Dundee where she was renamed The Scotscraig, she ended up in Ireland working on the Shannon in 1986 and named The Shannon Estuary 1

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Ayton cross or as close as.. - Posted: 11 months ago by none
I bought a used hull of the Ayton Cross and look all over the internet for some plans but found none.
I did find a lot of images though.

I bought most if not all of the fittings and since have decided that the way to go is to make what you can from what I can get hold of.

So all other model boats are and will be scratch made.
I have two on the burner at the moment.

Anyway some of the Ayton Cross looks right some of it does not.

But I can always do it again as I hopefully get a little better.
This one again is awaiting Ballast and it will be ready to go.
I fitted two Engel 12 volt motors and made the mounts in grp then Laminated them into position..

Everything has been hand painted and slightly aged .

The bow thruster was made using some household plumbing pipe a small propshaft Again home made and it works very well.

Something to play with as I build hopefully better.

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Response by Dave M on the 3rd Mar 2017
Mobile Marine produce a kit and Model Boats did an article
The model looks authentic. Any chance of on water shots
Response by bugler on the 15th Jun 2017
If you research who the original builders were, then the plans would be most likely be available from the archives of the builders. In most cases where vessels were built in Scotland for instance, the plans, if available would be held either by the Glasgow University Archives or the Scottish Archives. Although there are costs involved in obtaining copies of the originals, it is well worth it in the long run so that the details is correct. The model looks great.
springer tug no 3 - Posted: 11 months ago by none
Well this is the 3rd version I have made of a springer tug.

Grp Hull and this time using 2 mm plastic.
Balsa wood and again what ever I could find laying around.

The decking is just printed paper and stuck down with Varnish.

Just needs some ballast and it is ready to go.

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Number 2 attempt springer Tug - Posted: 11 months ago by none
So this was attempt number two at a springer tug.. A little better than the very first one.

Again a home made grp hull and everything else Balsa wood and a few bits I could find about the house..

Well this one too has been scrapped and the hull reused.
Or set aside for another one at a later date.

So at this time is just a fitted out hull

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1st ever Spinger tug model - Posted: 11 months ago by none
Well this was the very first model boat i made.
A springer tug.
I made a mould and then made a few just in case i was to the point of everything going wrong at least I could start another one.

Apart from the home made GRP hull everything else was made in Balsa wood.

Since been scrapped but the hull and all the electrics ect have been reused again for another version..

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Saw this Tug under shelter in Mahone Bay, N.S. - Posted: 11 months ago by Ron
I know it was built in 1959 as the DPW tugboat "Enmore". It was named T.A.2 until 2009. Does anyone know anything else about this type of tug?

I got the information from this website:

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Amara - Posted: 11 months ago by Rod
I built this one from a Caldercraft kit and powered it with a twin screw steam engine
Model has steam horn sound together with bilge pump and fully equipped lighting system
Have extensively weathered the model to create realism to imitate what it probably looked like after many years steaming and working round the world in the 1930's
A smoke generator has also been fitted which together with the twin screw steam engine gives a realistic look when on the water

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Response by Rod on the 1st Mar 2017
Some more photos from this weeks sailing
Response by Dave M on the 1st Mar 2017
Nice realist looking on-water pics. Thanks for sharing
Response by Ballast on the 1st Mar 2017
Nicely finished tug with that well executed patina of a well loved, used vessel. 10 out of 10👍😎
Smit Rotterdam - Posted: 11 months ago by Mansell
This is the kit I am offering to Garibaldi. I bought it as a gift for my grandson but lost interest. That was 24 years ago, and it has sat in my garage ever since I am ashamed to say

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Smit Rotterdam 478 - Posted: 11 months ago by sandkb
I've been building this Billings kit for some years now. [laid the keel in 2007 !!] but I'm slowly getting there. I've just recently joined this Website so not sure if this is the correct place to post some pictures of this build plus a yacht and steam launch. I'll start here anyway and no doubt someone will advise me for future postings.

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Response by Dave M on the 14th Feb 2017
Hi sandkb
Looking good. If you are intending to post build updates and ask for help I suggest you go to Build Blogs and start your own blog. You can then keep adding to the blog when you have progressed with the build. It not only helps inspire others, but may result in others sharing their own experiences with similar builds.
Good luck with the build and if you like my post please tick the like box.

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