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Titan - Posted: 1 year ago by wunwinglo
This Titan model was built originally by my late father Don Newman in the 1950's from a Model Maker design. She has always sailed well and apart from some short lay-ups,she has remained active over the years. Various upgrades in her electronics and lighting mean that she is a very effective model for night runs. In1954, she was operated by H.M. Queen Elizabeth during an official visit to the Hydraulics Research Startion at Howbury Park

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Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Nov 2017
Nice tidy ship 👍 and I suppose you are entitled to put a "By appointment ..." plaque on her as well 😉
Response by Baggie on the 4th Nov 2017
What an honour for your Dad... and a proud memory for you too.
Response by wunwinglo on the 4th Nov 2017
I don't think that Her Majesty understood the principle of R/C. If you look carefully, you can see that she is the lady in the pale longish coat facing right. I think that she is holding the button box of a typical ground-based TX. She almost has her back to the model......My father worked as a scientist there and met many dignatories. His POW - learned German meant that he took Willi Brandt round the site on one occasion.

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Jane and Puffer - Posted: 1 year ago by lesliebreame
We had a good day out at Ilfracombe pond on Monday with light wind so we could get steam up quite readily. Picture shows my coal fired puffer project and Duncans steam paddle boat fired by tablets.

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Albion - Posted: 1 year ago by Baggie
👍Detail of figures and dog added to Tug ... you can just see the dog at the back! 👍
I Googled 'model figures for Model tugboat' and several sites came up. - Hobbies at Revingham, Suffolk was one. Gaupner ( I think) was another.

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Response by Baggie on the 12th Nov 2017
The figures I have are not by LEGO. I searched on the internet. I think they are Graupner ( or something similar). The dog, barrel and logs I got from a local model shop - Hobbies at Revingham. Enjoy searching!
Response by figtree7nts on the 12th Nov 2017
OK, I've got to admit, I thought I read they where Lego!
Now I know there not. Still they look very good!
Response by RNinMunich on the 13th Nov 2017
The Legolites are Mark's crew Ed😉
Cheers Doug 😎

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Odin - Posted: 1 year ago by kimbo
The robbe odin. 45 " long working anchor. .stern winch..radar..lights..water cannon.. 16cl deisel engine sounds..smoke..lights..driven by a power 1000 motor

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Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Sep 2017
Know the feeling 🤔
Oh the stress, the stress😡
How did I ever find time to go to work !!??
Response by Naveendinakaran on the 14th Oct 2017
Lovely tug
Response by jarvo on the 12th Nov 2017
RN, work is the bane of the modeling classes

Mark

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Imara - Posted: 1 year ago by Novagsi0
About 10 years old, currently with a DC motor setup Hectoperm but complete base plate can be swapped for a 2 cylinder cheddar models Proteus boiler and steam plant. With ABC boiler control. Lovely detailed model, cruses well on 4 Lead acid batteries in parallel lots of power from the MARXX motor and 60 ~ 70mm I forget, 4 blade brass prop. Actually needs more weight in the back already 4 lumps of lead in the back and some plates of stainless steel. When it gets moving the bow wave is huge. 😁

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Response by Banchang-modeller on the 6th Dec 2017
Hi there, a good looking boat, well done. I also have an Imara which I am currently outfitting the motors (Caldercraft CEM 900T)
and electrics, but need advice on the amount of ballast required to get it the correct waterline What was the total weight of the ballast you used?

Many Thanks..........Richard
Response by mbarker on the 9th Dec 2017
Beautiful tug , this ship is really nice .
Response by Banchang-modeller on the 10th Dec 2017
Thank you for your kind comments. If you don't have an Imara you should put it on wish list, at least. It is still best tug kit available, despite its price, and it is not too difficult a kit to complete, even if you limited experience......Richard

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Albion - Posted: 1 year ago by Baggie
Short video....enjoy video upload failed will try later but another photo any way.

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Albion - Posted: 1 year ago by Baggie
Bought ready assembled... very responsive though. Latest picture shows the additions made. Hope someone Enjoys it. 👍

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Albion - Posted: 1 year ago by Baggie
Southampton Tug...great fun... especially at dusk with the lights. I have added some figures and a dog. 👍

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Response by jarvo on the 31st Aug 2017
Even the older version, 27mhz is great fun, have converted mine to use Futaba 2.4ghz, same motors but 7.2v buggy type battery

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Triton - Posted: 2 years ago by Krampus
With my boats getting routinely stranded in the middle of nowhere, I felt compelled to commission a rescue vessel and "Triton" was born. "Triton" is a Springer-type tug push boat. With a hull and superstructure consisting of an “Indiana” style command cabin, it was built using a pretty basic birch plywood American kit designed for swimming pool water polo. Kit altered to resemble a fictitious Salvamento Marítimo (Spanish Coast Guard) unit following Salvamento Marítimo’s actual boat markings. Equipment and deck layout inspired on actual Springer tug push boats supporting larger vessels and barges found in US and European ports and rivers. Model built during September – October 2015. Approx. 1/18 scale. Real life boat could be a 30-footer (9.14m) vessel. Equipped with 9v LED navigation lights and sound system. Powered by an HPI Racing 1145 Gt 550 Motor, NiMH 7.4v battery, a 3-bladed 44mm propeller, and a 6-12V 320A RC Ship & Boat R/C Hobby Brushed Motor Speed Controller.

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Response by Krampus on the 28th Aug 2017
Thank you folks!
Response by RNinMunich on the 28th Aug 2017
Nice one Krampus👍
Great cabin detail, fits your general 20 to 28" size limit well!😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by sandkb on the 13th Oct 2017
Very nice vessel. I'm thinking I will have to build a recovery craft of some sort and something like that would do it for me. Weed is a bit of a problem where I sail and have been thinking a swamp boat (airboat). Any thoughts ?

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Statia Relaint - Posted: 2 years ago by chugalone100
First and foremost I would like to thank everyone that answered my question about fiberglassing. Your help guided me through the process and I believe that it came out very good, but still needs more work to smooth out the resin and of course I will post more progress pictures later on.
The name of the tug is “STATIA RELAINT”.
This is one of a fleet of four vessels built by Samakona Yards in Spain.
I chose this one because of the stealth lines that has throughout the structure or just because I love how it looks.
I am an artist (painter), and we fall in love with colors and shapes, so maybe thats another reason why Im building this particular one.
I was lucky to find the plans and enlarge them to 33” approximately 1/32 scale.
This will be my FIRST scratch built even dough I have built others from kits, but never like the experts I see in this forum.
I will be open for questions, suggestions and criticism.
Thank You
Julian
From Sunny Miami.
😎

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Response by sandkb on the 13th Oct 2017
That's an excellent build coming along. Well done. Looking forward with interest to further progress so keep posting photos. 👍


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