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HERO - Posted: 3 days 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 days 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??

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Imara - Posted: 15 days ago by EricMB
Modified from an original by the late great Tony Dewsbury

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robbe neptun tug boat - Posted: 28 days 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!

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Ionia - Posted: 30 days ago by rcmodelboats
The model was bought off eBay as a barely started kit from the 80s and was called Ontario. It was a basic model with no detail and so we decided to make it into a tugboat it had a huge resemblance with called Ionia.👍👍👍😊

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Response by Baggie on the 24th Dec 2017
A great looking tug... you’ve done a wonderful makeover!
Response by colinhubbard on the 24th Dec 2017
Super looking boat and looking like it can cope with some rough water, how big is it.

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Happy hunter - Posted: 2 months ago by spitfiresooty
these are the motors and gearboxes in the boat .They look in rough condition but after cleaning ,greasing etc run ok .The sapce that has been used for the battery seems to havebeen divided int o4 for some reason.I am trying decide what battery I need for this

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Response by jarvo on the 27th Nov 2017
The motor units are Robbe EF76 with fitted gearboxes, rated at 6 - 8volts, superb units and very reliable, did you strip and clean the gearboxes as well???? were the photos taken before you cleaned the motors???
The battery space looks to have been fitted with 4 x 6v 4ah batteries, probably giving 6v drive power, might have been 12v. Is there an ESC fitted?? that would give us the final key, apart from the red and black wire in the 4th photo is there any other wiring???

Mark
Response by Dave M on the 2nd Dec 2017
Regarding the batteries, I suspect it was 2 x 6V ?Ahr gel cells. One for each motor. 2 x ESC and possibly the Robbe mixer.

I agree with Jarvo it could have been 12v from 2 x 6v in series but it was common to use 6v during this period.

Could be the space was for the ESC.

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Dauntless - Posted: 2 months ago by Brightwork
Purchased from estate sale. Will need to go into the yard for some repairs.

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Response by Baggie on the 1st Dec 2017
Fenders look great!
Response by Baggie on the 6th Dec 2017
With due dilligence and tender care this will be a super tug. Good luck!

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Tug Tow - Posted: 2 months ago by Brightwork
Thought you might appreciate these....Towing a 30 Ton barge with 30 Tons of metal in it at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum, 1996. Making an unofficial Record. (35 mm pics)

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Response by Baggie on the 11th Nov 2017
Wow....what a great picture and feat of mini engineering!
Response by Albie on the 24th Dec 2017
😲Amazing!
Response by colinhubbard on the 24th Dec 2017
That's 3 tons per tug, no mean feat. Hope my old tug will do as well !!!

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Titan - Posted: 3 months 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: 4 months 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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