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>> Home > Tags > tug

Avanger tug by timgarrod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 53" Avanger tug Single Propellor (4 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a Robbe (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 8Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Lovely looking tug boat

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Bright colours ,my kind of ship.better news on the plans they realized the weight and price of postage was wrong and had another guess ,weight 16.5lbs and postage of £46 +a few pence .why dont they just weigh the drawings and carboard tube its not rocket science,could drive to Lincoln and back for cheaper than latest postage quote especialy when postage for a mamod engine from the same company is just over a tenner .Cheers Marky😊

Exciters/transducers by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
With regard to the transducers. I did not cover the backs of the ones in the Richardson Tug, but will do with these. Do the covers sit on the transducer ring or pass over the lot and stick to the hull? NPJ

Bustler class tug by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Marky, Your interest in the Bustler design is correct. I have a relatively basic model of this class of vessel, built my late father and it is a superb runner. Earlier on this year, my partner Maggie spent some time in Liverpool for the Tall Ships rage. We found this example in the Royal Albert dock dry dock. It has been painted in a WW1 dazzle camouflage and modified to serve as a pilot boat.

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks for that,the folk who do the plans are going to get back to me ,they are aware the postage is wrong and are going to sort things out at their end. Cheers Marky👍

Bustler class tug by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Marky, Guess you know this site, but just in case😉 Bustler; Old and New! Cheers, Doug 😎

Bustler class tug by bugler Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
I jave the general arrangement plan of the Bustler class tug, but I do not have the lines plan. I am aware that these can be purchaed togther for about £14. I am not aware of how good they are, the GA that I have is original supplied from the builders archive many years ago. I have dealt with the Universit of Glasgow previously for plans, they hold the vast majority from the Scottish Shipyards and the North East, but I found they are quite expensive even for digital copies. If you search the Model Boats plans and then tugs, they are listed there. Otherwise try the Uni of Glasgow, they are extremely helpful but expensive. I would copy my GA plan for you if I had the facilities, my nearest big copier machine is a couple of hours away. Best wishes

Heron Model Boat Club Regatta by Carlosthepirate Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
Heron Model Boat Club Regatta 2018 The "Big One" for us as a club and part of the Bay Fest 2018 Programme. Clubs have been invited from all over the southeast for this day of model boating on our home water in Memorial Park, Herne Bay, over 100 boats on display and on the water, Club 500, tug towing and more. we will have our "have a go" area for children of all ages to take the controls of an RC boat. Members and visitors to set up from 8:30am no earlier please. Canterbury City Council have granted us vehicle entry to the park which can be made from Kings Road via "Avenue of Remembrance" - please note that this is a public park, strict 5mph speed limit staying on the roads and paths as much as possible please. we look forward to seeing you there. HMBC

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Post 2 Range Launch? The bath test has shown up a leak……………….. Have not tried to find where yet but it is hopefully in that small bay as it did not flow over the rib section. Strange I had not thought leaks to be much of a possibility in a boat! Wishful thinking again. Anyway it has put work back a bit. You will notice that the bath water was ‘used’ condition. I was not allowed to waste water due to the shortage so had to use the bath with Radox and herbal Oils in it. I trust it does not affect the paintwork…………… Any opinions on Leak Checking? I did check how it ‘sat’, and the waterline at its current weight. There is something in those images that RN Munich will pick up on! Have received some of the parts………….just like Christmas for me. ( I was a spoilt only child). Two issues strike me. a. It may be of interest if I give sources of the parts b. I think I have a problem with ‘scale’………….. Currently the purchases fall into two groups, electrical and deck fittings. The electrics are not posing a problem yet, but the size of deck fittings certainly is! Taking the larger ‘electricals’ first, I have gone for pre built units. Someone with more ability could build the units themselves. Kits are available. Also far fewer units could be used to start with and added later if needed. As a result of my previous, though small, experience with the Richardson Tug I used Action Electronics and Component Shop in Bangor, Wales for almost all of the electrical bits. They are helpful and efficient with good quality products. I am still using Mtroniks DigiSound for the sound unit, but Action Electronics now makes one as well. I have used a new source for the transducers/exciters. I have previously used Dayton Audio, sourced through SoundandVision Netherlands and costing around £35.00 for a pair of TT25’s plus mail. This time I used Mr RC for similar item, made by them for about £53.00 the pair mail free. They too came from the Netherlands! Not tried yet, but have noted that the Dayton Audio ones had a foam ring on the face which was self adhesive and easy to place. Mr RC require Gluing in place. Going to look for the leak. Next post should be on the electronics which I hope will have arrived by then. BTW, The 46 Firefloat Mk2 blogg by ‘Elsrickle and Fire Boat (Crash Tender) on our site are great sources of information. NPJ.

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi, Put the original radio board, smoker and light wiring back in. Take out your new RX and ESCs and use them for something else. Then fit a P94 dual ESC and Rudder Mixer from Action Electronics, sold by Component shop. You will get the same effect when used in Mode 3 👍😁 You will only need the 10A version for the Richardson. Only difference with the 20A version is chunks of ally on the power transistors as heat sinks! Easy enough to 'self fit' 😉 Have fun, cheers, Doug😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
I have a Richardson Tug and have now got each prop with its own ESC, trouble is to do it I had to replace the radio which cut out the lights, horn and smoke so maybe to strip out everything and start again is the best idea. Individual twin props are good, it will now turn around in iys own length. I gues it depends on what you want to do with it, just sail it or use it for tug towing.

Bustler class tug by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Good link John👍

Bustler class tug by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Put the decimal point in. I 've just ordered these. Dead handy.

Bustler class tug by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Sheesh!😲 Does that include a museum quality motorised model you can ride in yourself!?

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
found drawings for HMS Samsonia online at Tony Green steam £ 12.50 for the plans ,quoted £1426 for delivery I know Scotland is very remote but come on