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Very tidy boat and nice Captain's POV 👍 Next step cam rotation? Limit switches or servo with travel extension ? After that telemetry with video back to base ?? Some sets have a good 5.8Gig back channel for this. I recently bought the Toshiba Sport camera, with a waterproof case, so I might try it on my 107cm 1:72 Type IIA U26 ! Plug in mount instead of the 88 on the foredeck. For rescue I have the Tug Southampton, bought RTR and modified slightly so I can at least push home. Not easy with long thin ships like my destroyer so thinking of a steel plate on the bow and a neodym magnet on the tugs winch 😎
This is not actually a club, just me! A recently retired Naval Comms engineer who has lived here for 31 years and occasionally sails his 1:72 136cm HMS Hotspur H class destroyer and/or 1:72 107cm Type IIA U26 on the lake in the Ostpark (East Park) near me in east Munich. It's pretty big with an island in the middle so it's figure 8 shaped. In summer there is a powerful fountain as well, so caution if you don't suddenly want to find you are piloting a 'Flying Boat' 😉 Site is very convenient, right next to the Biergarten 👍 Tx one hand, beer (or wine?) in the other. In retirement I'm looking forward to refitting my fleet; 1 destroyer, 1 U Boat, 1 tug ca 1:50 almost serviceable, 1 inherited Kentish fishing boat - restoration project!; 1 Pocket Battleship (Graf Spee 145cm) and 1 cruiser (Belfast 125cm) fitting out with electronics. Both 1:128. Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark at 1:350 are in the planning stages. Happy modelling Doug RNinMunich😎 If you are ever in Munich ....
This is a beautifully made large model it has been made with the very best loving skills, the detail is second to none done to the very best , the boat is ready to sail all that is needed is a compatible receiver , it comes compete with battery. Genuine reason for sale this was taken in part exchange for a lifeboat i had , but iam not into war ships i prefer tugs, fishing boats. First to see will buy it is a top spec boat in fantastic condition. Dimensions are - Length 63ins Beam 11ins Height 25 to top of mast Any viewing welcome ! DUE TO THE SIZE THIS IS CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY ! £350 ono Any questions please contact me thankyou ! OPEN TO DECENT OFFERS PLEASE CONTACT ME THANKYOU
I have a pair of excellent condition Graupner/Marx Hectoperm 12 volt electric motors for sale. They were installed in an Imara Tug I have just purchased, but are far too powerful as a pair for the tug! Open to serious offers, as I know these are as rare as hens teeth. Sold as a pair or can split. Thanks in advance Dean
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.
Hi Im looking to buy a nice completed caldercraft imara tug, I've seen a couple for sale, one was sadly in poor condition, the other was poorly modified to represent perseverance. Does anyone know of or has for sale an exceptionally built, ready to sail imara tug for sale? Id also consider a large modern tug aswell. Happy to pay good money for a nice example. Thanks in advance Dean
[Score: 8/10] 34" Smit Nederland Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a 2*540 (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ELECTRONIZE (15Amps) ESC - Comments: THIS IS A 1/32 BILLING KIT THAT I GOT FROM A FRIEND IN PART-EX FOR A TUG I HAD BUILT. QUITE A LOT OF PARTS MISSING BUT ENJOYED THE BUILD. IT LOOKS GOOD ON THE WATER AND PERFORMS WELL. ALSO GOOD FOR TOWING
[Score: 10/10] 32" sabre Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 80mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 55mm) Geared to a 2xmfa500 6.1 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through electronize (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Manchester ship canal tug .
Hi, I have just acquired one of these tug boats. It is in need of some restoration. Do you know of any where I can get a copy of plans for this model please. I have been in touch with the manufactures and they basically said they have nothing for this Amsterdam model so it looks like it is going to be a job and half to restore it but it will be done.
Hi, I have just acquired one of these tug boats. It is in need of some restoration. Do you know of any where I can get a copy of plans for this model please. I have been in touch with the manufactures and they basically said they have nothing for this Amsterdam model so it looks like it is going to be a job and half to restore it but it will be done. Could I ask what scale size figures you have on yours please and where did you purchase them from. Regards Bob
I have some Humbrol 'flesh' enamel paint but it is baby pink rather than the ruffy tuffy tug boat deck hand that I want. Any suggestions as to what colour(s) I need to add to theHumbrol paint to get the colour I am looking for? Chris