[Score: 6/10] 16"/900g Arnold.S Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a tug boat kit by Freedom Song Model Boat there no longer selling models I have a lot of fun running this model in small pools
[Score: 10/10] 34"/7500g SMIT NEDERLAND Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 75mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 600 Turbo (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DSYS 32A (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Model of the port tug. Assembled motors 2 pcs 600 series, 2 pcs Pb accumulators 6V, 10A. Entire model illuminated - Teflators mast interior, positional lights, horn. Super driving characteristics. Construction of the laminate. At the stroke test he tightened the rowing boat with two people.
Hi First sorry that I have not made myself known before, bad insight on me and thank you for the add. O.K I have now left work and joined the ranks of the G.O.M. I have been modeling boat's (Sub's) for some time, mainly the WW2 "T" class, some time back I got Brian of Mobile Model Marine to let me have the first Lady "T" hull as I took a liking of the mock up that he had on his stand, and from that I have now moved onto tug's from the early 1900's.👍 My other love's other than my Wife are my Ducati 900ssie, and my SLK.😎 I am also a member of the Swiss Cottage MBC, and I do hope that in time I will meet up with some of you at the show.s All the best Fred
I recently purchased a Billings HMS Renown kit from a charity shop ,I had never thought about building a model ship before anyway I digress also with the kit were a set of plans/drawings for the St Canute ,so I started building the Renown and in parallel was cutting and building the tug from scratch ,the tug has taken over this is my first ever build and I have become addicted I will try and post some pics
Hi Grandpa, The tug is the container ship's Brakes! Otherwise it would need a few miles to come to a stop! Cheers Doug Don't forget Blarney Castle and the (in)famous Stone while you're down there. Lovely countryside 👍
This large container ship just sailed in front of my hotel window, towing a tug boat, or so it appeared. But why? We are in Dobh, Ireland where the final boarding of passengers were taken aboard the Titanic. A lot of history in the waters of this Harbour in front of our hotel.
Well I have yet another old hull in the shed I have decided I will have to do something with. So Thinking maybe some sort of cargo ship. Or what ever it finally turns out to be... This time with all the superstructure at the stern.. The hull is an English type So could get away with the hull of a cargo ship anyway. So started the superstructure again using free plastic . and this is as Far as I have got to date.
Hi raginghalfasian OK, I don't know how I missed this anyway. I source everything from Cornwall Model Boats. you might want to look here! MFA Torpedo 850 Powerpack ESC it's worth a look. Oh, I just wanted to let you know your in for a treat when it comes to the ballast of Mr. Darby. Her Ballast is about 90 Lbs. So hope you have a strong back!
Not a problem Muddy we are here to help each other. I am converting all my boats (except my Springer pusher tug) to brushless at the moment. They are more efficient. They cost more but they last longer and prices are dropping more people us them. John.
Hi raginghalfasian I see you are in the USA. The motor you mention looks pretty good but the real question is will it have the Tork to dive your props. Given their usage I suspect they will. If you buy one you can test and if OK buy another. As Mark says in the UK we can source car heater blower motors from local scrap yards and they do work very well in Tugs and can turn big props. If you have such an outlet near it may be worth a visit (take some tools) to see what is available. Sonar uses similar motors from a German supplier but I am sure there will be similar in the USA. When Figtree wakes up he may have some useful input as he is States based. Good luck with your search and please keep us posted with your eventual choice Dave
Hi there, the web lead shows a motor that is either a car heater blower motor or a radiator fan motor, have a word with your local scrap yard, i got three from a ford mondeo for £10. Very powerful and with low power draw, Mark