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Voltage step down by Novagsi0 Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
Just a thought- The component shop does do a voltage reducer rated at 6 Amps power draw, and will drop from DC (10.5-40v to 1-9v) I thought about using one of these to run a 6v volt Marx Hectoperm motor from a 12v source, to save buying a new battery. As long as your motor speed controller setup doesn't draw more than say 4~4.5 Amps. I'm my case the tug had 4 x 6Ahr 6v batteries wired in parallel giving 16Ahr and 2-1/2 hours running time @full speed. These batteries have since all died due to age. I wanted to use just 1 x 20Ahr 12v battery instead and keep the added ballast I need anyway. This 6 amp unit is on the limit in my application. P.S i'm tight with money and I acquired the battery free from an alarm battery swap.

Beutiful Tug for sale in CA USA by Brightwork Admiral   Posted: 2 days ago
Tug for sale on CL in California. Love to have it but to far. Lead ballast is integral to the hull. Fire hoses, radar etc function. stem to stern:62 inches, bow: 17.5 inches, height 24 inches. Museum quality https://losangeles.craigslist.org/…/large-s…/6382171440....

Ayton Cross by Albundi Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 42"/20000g Ayton Cross Twin Propellors (4 Blade 15mm) Direct Drive to a T24 24volts X 2 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: Mobile Marine Model Scale = 1:32 ( the same as all MMM tugs ) OAL - 42" (1060mm) over fendering.... ( moulded length 1035mm ) Beam - 14 3/8" (365mm).......... ( moulded beam 360mm )

T. I.D Tug by deepdiver Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi I have a set, sorry I don't know the scale at the moment, will have a look tomorrow. All the best Fred

T. I.D Tug by big-tone Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
scale hobbies do a plan and hull for tid at 1/25 scale just seen on their website

USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) by circle43nautical Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 52"/4600g USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (7 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V (7 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART FAN-COOLED 320A (20Amps) ESC - Comments: ON THE WAYS: 1:48 COAST GUARD MODELS (CHICAGOLAND) 52" F/G HULL. SCALE REPLICA OF USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627), ONE OF THREE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD WHILE PROUDLY SERVING IN THE GLORIOUS 1980'S. THE BUILDER OF THESE HULLS DOES JUST ABOUT EVERY USCG CRAFT, WWII TO PRESENT. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO HEALTH REASONS, HE IS ABOUT TO RETIRE AND RELINQUISH THE FORMS. HIS WEBSITE IS COASTGUARD MODELS.COM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. I PLAN TO ORDER A USCG BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG THIS WEEK, BEFORE IT'S OBSOLETE. THAT WOULD ALSO COMPLETE MY USCG FLEET THAT IS RELATIVE TO MY SERVICE. THERE ARE NO SUPERSTRUCTURE ASSEMBIES AVAILABLE FOR THE WMEC, HENCE A SCRATCH BUILD FROM THE MAIN DECK IS IN MY NAUTICAL FUTURE. LUCKILY, GEORGE BIEDA @ WINDJAMMERARTS.COM PUT TOGETHER A LARGE SHEET OF 1:48 DRAWINGS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION. MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY IS PRETTY GOOD, BUT EVERY LIL BIT HELPS, I RECKON. THERE IS, HOWEVER A S/S & CABIN ASSLY FOR THE BAY CLASS, AT A COST, OF COURSE. PARATUS GERERE!

happy hunter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi spitfire, have a look at this, not a plan exactly but detailed photos of the construction and at the end drawings of the laser cut parts. You may have to do a little work: measuring up what you've got and scaling up. But then you'll have templates for all the bits. Have fun, Doug 😎 www.krick-modell.de/shop_fachhandel/Texte/ro1106 Happy Hunter Bilder+Lasertafeln zur Anleitung_kl.pdf Or here for the kit description and link to the build info. http://www.krickshop.de/Products/News-2017/New-Items-2016/Ha... Click on 'Documents' and then 'Construction stage photos for the kit Happy Hunter from romarin'

happy hunter by spitfiresooty Apprentice   Posted: 6 days ago
I've bought a Happy hunter tug which has been abandoned in somebodies shed for years and plan to rebuild it .Its basically just the hull and deck with motors ,props and rudders .The whole superstructure is missing .I,m looking for some plans to rebuild it as this would br better than just using photos .Anybody any ideas?

rotating radars off mast by marlina2 Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
I have recently constructed a rotating radar mast for my 1:48 scale paddle tug "Forceful" I have used a geared 6 volt 60 RPM motor which gives a realistic scale rotational speed. It is a little noisy but only when close up. it is driven by a direct shaft running up the centre of the mast not prototypical but gives a pleasing effect. I may rebuild this at a latter date to eliminate the noise

Tug Tow by Baggie Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Wow....what a great picture and feat of mini engineering!

Tug Tow by Brightwork Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
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)

Motor problem by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Richard, that lead acid is way too big and heavy. I Remember going on hols as a kid, car was loaded up, all family, roofrack, deck chairs, tent and so on, and Dads old Moggie Traveller would barely climb the Welsh hills! Same here, its just dead weight, ideal for a tug etc, no speed required, and ballast needed. This boat wasn't any slouch in its day, As Havelock says, it was originally built as a ic powered model so could stand being heavy. To achieve balance, its a matter of moving things around, not adding, so just move things forward, you will be surprised how the weight increases once you start adding Deck clutter, fittings and so on. Lightweight, is good. Your comment, stood up in the water at half throttle isn't going fast, its just bad weight displacement causing the bow tyo be too high. That setup would never have been that fast, the motor/battery combo will never cause a heavy ply boat to be going that fast its standing on end Couple of things to consider. Your nimhs, how many times have these been cycled, and what sort of charger are you using? A reasonable charger will give the information, if I know what you are using, Ill advise accordingly as you might not be getting the best from these batteries what prop are you on Think of an rc plane (if you fly them its easier) If the cog is too far back, the nose is pitching up, and its almost impossible to control, it almost porpoises in the air, and is very bad. COG is vital on a rc plane, nose heavy is better, only because its more controllable. COG is equally important with a boat, but harder to see the implications, the hull will give us false info, such as if the bow is up its on the plane, no, not necessarily, its not planing due to speed, its just out of balance. Shifting the weight radically will let you see this, sorry for the ramble, Wish you where closer to me I would love to help hands on👍 Ive tried to find a suitable video of my Huntman to display what I'm rambling on about. This video is poor quality, but it displays that boat moving very fast (25mph with on board data logger) but look how flat it is, its planning, as the forward 1/3 of the hull is out of the water, but its not standing on its tail, this is because its balanced. You boat is pretty similar in design to this so whilst you wont want to go this fast, the picture should look the same. This Huntsman weighs 6kg with batteries (lipos, you will NEVER get a nimh or lead acid to do this) and is 4 foot long, so quite a heavy old girl first constructed as an IC model in the early 70's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-YmmElIfk&t=34s and here is a picture of my 3 foot aerokits fireboat, bow up, is it planing, no, its way out of balance, it wasnt actaully going that fast Hope that helps Paul

Ayton Cross by Alan Read by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Just seen this video of An Ayton Cross tug. The radars can be seen, stationery on this model.

Twin Esc/Mixer by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I believe the string that comes with the Southampton is a tad bit thin also flat! That's why I used the thicker string. RNinMunich My tug came with brand new tires as well! I know what you mean about the balding tires.... They look better for realism, but who has time to ware down a tiny tire.....😜

Twin Esc/Mixer by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Neil, It's the 'thin' that cuts!😡 You're supposed to use the 'rope' supplied with the boat dampen and twist the end to get it through the holes in the tyres. Then loop de loop 😉 BTW: the tyres seem to me to have an amazing amount of tread left. Most tugs I've seen they are almost bald! Think I'll have to design a Dremel powered Tread Wear Machine 😉