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de Mist Naval Tug by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Hurray!! Located and received some plan scans for the "JR More" tug from an ex South African now living in the UK! Delighted! Apart from a few misaligned scans that loose some pretty important info for the stern, I have a lot to work from. The "JR" was built by Ferguson Brothers, Glasgow in 1961. 176.3ft LOA, displacement 1654.94 tonnes. She was the last oil fired steam tug in service in any South African port. Decommissioned in 1982. Now a poorly maintained (no money!) exhibit in the Durban Maritime Museum.

de Mist Naval Tug by Joburg-sailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
As I have made no progress on finding any drawings of the De Mist naval harbour tug ex Simonstown, and as kindly advised by Glyn as having been built by Dorbyl in Durban with VS propulsion, I am now switching my attention to the old steam tugs of the the late 50's and 60's...particularly the JR More (built 1961) that is currently decaying in the Durban Maritime Museum. Again I am on the hunt for drawings that must be more easily available judging by the number of models build of this vessel. She had twin props (rather than Voith Schneider or Schottel) which is something that I can handle! Any help or advice gratefully accepted.

J.R. More and the Sir William Hoy by ralphwilmot Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Both these models are scratch built Durban tugs In 1:48 scale. Built J.R. More between 2011 and 2012 and Is 41 Inches In length. The original oil fired tug was built 1961 on the Clyde and was one of the last steam tugs to be built on the Clyde. This tug still exists at the Durban Museum and Is undergoing restoration. Started Sir William Hoy In 2013 and Is 45 Inches In length and I am still working on the fittings and finishing. The original coal fired tug was built 1929 In the N.E. of England. Both model tugs have twin motors geared down 6 to 1 and have differential steering.

South African Stream Tugs by ralphwilmot Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Anyone Interested In the old South African steam tugs, most of which were built on the Clyde. I have a lot of photographs taken of and on the tug J. R. More In Durban. For anyone Interested these photographs are available and can be printed In good resolution from:- Note the tug J. R. More still exists and can be visited at the Durban Maritime Museum, though Is about to undergo restoration by local supporters.

RC Model Tug of J. R. More by ralphwilmot Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
This Model of the J. R. More tug which was one of the very last large Steam Tugs built on the Clyde In 1961. Scratchbuilt from the 1:48 scale plans of a sistership the F.C. Sturrock with various modifications for J. R. More. Powered by twin 12v geared motors. The J. R. More Tug Is a large tug and still exists as a Museum exhibit at the Durban Maritime Museum and well worth a visit In South Africa. My thanks to Keith Marks who was a Master of J. R. More and the F. C. Sturrock among others for his photographs, help and Interest during the construction of this model and Is now a good friend. This video was taken at the Sumner Ponds which Is used on alternate Thursday by the Southwater Dabblers MBC. Video Is not very good quality but will remake with a better video.

J. R. More by ralphwilmot Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
J. R. MORE - LAST OF THE LARGEST STEAM TUGS BUILT ON THE CLYDE. The best looking tugs ever built! This model Is scratch build at 1:48 scale of the SAR&H Durban tug J. R. More, which was the last large steam tug built on the Clyde In 1962. It took over 2 years to complete this model, which was my first scratch build from the modified plans of a sister tug called the F.C Sturrock, which was also stationed at Durban as the shift tug for that harbour. Other tugs of the class were also stationed at Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The J. R. More was the newer day tug In Durban, most often used to service the Union Castle ships and others In, out of Durban and remembered by so many visitors to South Africa of that time. This model tug on the water has differential motor control, software linked with the rudder, can go about on the spot and a delight to sail as a model, capable of 6 or more hours on the water. Working Rotating Radar, lights and woop-woop sounder as per the original tug. I would also like to Install the Telegraph bells, however these would drive fellow modellers to distraction, as they were a very distinctive sound and very regular, Implanted and well remembered by the crews and those In and around the harbour, even today. The engines on the other hand were almost quiet and by all accounts very reliable. This model Is ballasted mainly by two 7 Ah 12 Volt SLA Batteries for the main drive motors and a 2 Ah 12 Volt SLA (Aft ballast) for the Lights, Radar and Sound unit. All up weight Is 14Kgs and capable of above scale speed from the two MFA 6:1 ratio Geared Motors driving two 4 bladed 70mm screws. This model has onboard charge regulator circuit, built-in minature dual volt meter to allow quick on-board voltage Inspection and single plug-in charge and regulator socket for charging all 3 Batteries together. The actual full size J. R. More tug still survives and can be visited at the Durban Maritime Museum In Durban, South Africa. Local supporters are undergoing essential repairs, restoration and preservation with private and company financial support. J R More Is the only surviving large steam tug left of this class and as Important to the skills of the Scottish shipbuilders of the Clyde.

J. R. More by ralphwilmot Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 41"/13500g J. R. More Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 100mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 70mm) Geared to a MFA919D Geared 1:6 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtronicks Viper Marine (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch build of the SAR&H tug J. R. More which was the last large steam tug built on the Clyde. Over 2 years to complete the model. Great tug on the water with differential motor control, can go about on the spot. Rotating Radar, working lights and woop-woop sounder as per the original. J. R. More still exists at the Durban Maritime Museum In South Africa. Although about to go under restoration by the good friends of the Durban Maritime Museum. If you visit South Africa and Durban, It Is well worth visiting and go aboard. If anyone Is Interested In building a model of JR More or the Durban Tug - FC Sturrock. Model Boats have plans available and I have lots of photographs taken a few years back, which I have made available - please contact me If you want to view or copy.