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>> Home > Tags > tugboat

Excelsior by Donnieboy Commander   Posted: 8 days ago
I'm mostly into tugboats but this model you have is beautiful. It's also great to be carried away on detail.Good job.

Good reading material. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Have just had todays mail, brave posty walked half a mile across fields to get to our hamlet. He brought my new book The Model Tugboat Book. So gave him a hot chocolate with rum to fight his way back to his van. What a hero. Cheers Colin.

Prop shaft by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Mark Yes it's been a while! Had to keep the house. The wife wasn't feeling well! She's doing much better know! I finally have a project I'm working on! It's the Brooklyn Tugboat by Dumas. I ordered the Prop and shaft by Dumas 3 weeks ago. Still waiting for it! When I saw Doug, RNinMunich talking about shafts that's when I asked about them! I could've ordered somewhere else! Hi Doug! Thanks for the URL's, I will bookmark them!

Brooklyn Tugboat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Donnieboy, Sure is a great kit! It's not the fiberglass one like they had years ago. But I don't mind the ABS plastic. I find it easier to work with! I also built the Jersey City! guess you can say I collect 1:32 scale tugs. I built the San Pedro which is also 1:32 scale. Lots of fun to be had......

Brooklyn Tugboat by Donnieboy Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Great kit.I've seen a couple that were built.Nobody had any problems with the build.One I did see had a barge alongside loaded with railcars on the tracks.

Brooklyn Tugboat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Brooklyn Tug is 1:32 Scale. She's 39.1/2" L.O.A. x 9.5" Beam. Weight Estimated at 24lbs when completed! The Brooklyn was built in 1910 and owned by the New York Dock Co. She was steam powered all her life and was never converted over to Diesel. The Brooklyn was one of many railroad tugs designed to transfer railroad cars from one side of New York to the other on barges!

The hegi fairplay V tugboat by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
If you Google search (other search engines are available)Ship finder Fairplay v this gives lots of info on its current whereabouts etc. also loads of pictures . Cheers Marky👍

The hegi fairplay V tugboat by QueenofPain Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
i acquired a tugboat the Hegi “FairPlay V” tugboat. I have all parts and original plans as if it was purchased yesterday. I can’t find and info on this tug online. Was wondering if anyone can tell me about this “FairPlay V” ? What’s its worth? Why can’t I find this model anywhere? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

Chinese junk by Baggie Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
I’ve never seen such a motley crew ... other than on my tugboat. Photo to follow. Ha! In addition the Junk is really a sight to behold and enjoyed by members and the public alike.

Ionia by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I agree too much weight at the bow. and you need to center the weight also! she's leaning to Starboard. I will agree less speed is better remember it's a Tugboat not a Speedboat.

Ionia by rcmodelboats Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
The model was bought off eBay as a barely started kit from the 80s and was called Ontario. It was a basic model with no detail and so we decided to make it into a tugboat it had a huge resemblance with called Ionia.👍👍👍😊

Ionia Tugboat by rcmodelboats Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 7/10] 21" Ionia Tugboat Single Propellor (4 Blade) Direct Drive Controlled Through Hobbyking ESC - Comments: Old 1980s kit that we modified to be the Ionia.

12v esc for trolling motor build by Todd Apprentice   Posted: 3 months ago
Hello to all, I’m looking for opinions and learned lessons on this topic. I’m building a 65” tug from 2Tugboats, conflicted on what direction i should take, 12v esc or adruino equipment

Sanson Tugboat by CplScotty Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Just started my first timber model boat, will be converting it to radio controlled. Still waiting for some electronics, to turn up, motor, ESC, battery, then it will get serious. still have to source propeller and shaft when I find out motor shaft size. I've added a few photos of my barge I scratch built while waiting. It's Scotty scale and my little helper, Grandson Aiden, can't wait to see it in the water.

What motor for my Sanson tug by CplScotty Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
I need to get an electric motor and digital speed controller which gives it a realistic movement of an old steam Sanson tugboat, any ideas or tips would be appreciated. I will start a build blog soon.