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hey everyone I hope you all had a great Christmas. Im just starting a new build and its the chieftian tug paddle steamer and I was wondering if anyone had any information about her or any where to get parts for her. Seems most model boat sites don't seem to have much to do with paddle steamers. Cheers guys
[Score: 8/10] 40" Loch Ranza Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 100mins Geared to a MFA 919D series Powered by Lead Acid (18v) Batteries - Comments: I bought an unfinished Graupner paddle steamer kit which was in a bit of a state and spent many happy hours making her look loved. The hull and paddle wheels were in an acceptable condition but the deck and superstructure left lots to be desired. The previous owner had purchased the motor which was 50.1 geared and pushes the boat along well all other bits including 'smoke' brass portholes and new superstructure added by myself. She was a delight to finish and looks an absolute dream on the water.
Hi Dave, Just Google Graupner paddle tug Glasgow and you'll get hundreds of hits to look at! Here an example with many pics and tips. Also shows the boat on port side. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2219390-Graup... Some close up pics of what you think is wrong would help us to track them down. Cheers, Doug 😎
I have just purchased an already built model of the paddle tug Glasgow. I was going over it, and a few bits struck me as odd. The paddles seem to be on back to front, the row boat seems to be on the wrong side, and the paddle covers are stuck down, making maintenance all bar impossible. I was wondering if anyone had maybe a set of instructions, or a manual, that I could borrow or get copies of. I'm having real trouble finding anything on the net, apart from, out of stock, out of production. Hoping someone can help. Best wishes, Dave W
Boaty, it's amazing how many people HAD Taycol motors, but don't anymore, apart from our chum Doug in Munich. And I'll pick his brains later maybe for info on controlling the Taycol Supermarine in the Crash Tender. Then again, I might just set it off on one pack for slowish and switch in another for faster. I ain't into reverse. Boats don't go backuds. I've had enough real ones to know that! Two of those didn't have any gears. One had a clutch and the other didn't even have that. It starts, it goes, quickish! Always had a paddle handy in the Albatross! I'm not really into the boat club festivals of steering round stuff or backing into docks, so why trouble myself with ESCs which seem to fail often still and weren't around when I had the boat originally. I have gel cells, but the damned things have all gone dead on me, so I might see about Nimh packs when the time comes. I went to get some one shot cellulose putty to fill the cracks and grain bits and the old nail head dips. But my favourite auto paint shop said they hadn't sold it in ages and offered me some acrylic crap in a tube. Not a bloody chance!!! "Gimme the thickest brushing primer you got and it better be cellulose". Yeah, got that, he said. "So why ain't you got stopper?" No answer. Anyway I get this stuff home and it's thick, cellulose (skin forming after 3 minutes) and bang on the right shade of light grey for a Crash Tender. I shall experiment with my Chinchila dust next for the non-slip areas and mix a pot of the primer with a bit of white to do the cabin sides, when I finish spray. For the moment, I very quickly slapped it on with a brush and will leave it for today to harden then start a very big, dusty, rub down session tomorrow. OK a litre of primer ain't cheap, but it's cheaper from a car paint suppliers and it's bang on colour. It'll also do a LOT of boats! I have a black primer in enamel for Vanity, which will also go on the sides of the Crash tender, followed by black gloss enamel, but's a way down the road yet. Talking of old stuff boaty, the white enamel my dad insisted on painting the boat back in the early 60s is hard as rock! He used to get it by the 20 gallon can from a "mate on the docks". We had docks in those days. Dad called it ship enamel. We all knew what he meant. Our entire house was shades of pastel tinted ship enamel! Tints courtesy of another mate on the docks. He had a lot of mates on the docks. It was difficult to be a Cockney family and not have mates on the docks! Pics later of the slapped on grey primer, which, I should say, argued a bit with the sanding sealer. Nuffin' a good rub down won't sort out. Martin
[Score: 5/10] 34" Newark - Comments: always loved the paddle boats, had one a few years ago and regretted selling it as soon as i sold it so spend 18months looking fo another when this little beauty came up for sale
Alan ,have decided after i finish the paddle tug would try a puffer i have enlarged the plans by 50% to give a hull around 3ft (900mm)if you pm me with your address i will post the plans from model boats mag to you .Cheers Marky
[Score: 8/10] 44"/2000g Marchioness of Lorne Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 15mins Belt Powered by NiMH (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through twin 30A unbranded (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Model of a Scottish Lochs paddle boat with twin side-paddles. Bought as a renovate project and rewired and refurbished back to working order.
Hi, I can highly recommend a site designed especially for lovers of paddle boats and their models . You will also find there a number of download plans and lots of advice and recommendations www. paddleducks.co.uk wishing success Tom
Hi, Can anyone help with a set of plans for the paddle boat 'Sirius'? I have been presented with a very, very delapidated model in need of more than a little TLC. It is little more than a tatty hull and a few bits. Happy to pay for the plans. Thanks, Victor 01507 475946