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I Have been asked by the widow of one of our old members to sell this kit, it is the complete works from speedline for the Trent lifeboat at 1/12 scale. 48" long. Very little has been done to the kit so far. comprising of:- Hull and wheelhouse Handrail stanchions and kicking boards Casting set Window set Vac forming set Brass rod Screws very small nuts and bolts Running gear set Brass detail set 3 made up crew members She would like offers very near. £500. PM me if interested for contact details this would be for collection from Gravesend Kent only.
this model was made from a set of mouldings purchased from the Internet, they were for a 1944 Birch class empire tug, the one I chose to make was the Empire Walter, later re named Sea Queen and she worked In the Bristol and Avon area.
This tug was made from a Tito NerI tug kit and modified to make It look more like one of the local tugs near my home, she Is fitted with two azimuthing propellor units driven by 900 size motors and a bow thruster unit
[Score: 10/10] 40"/1600g Cullamix Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 80mm) Direct Drive to a Mobile Marine T12 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Micro Gyros (40Amps) ESC - Comments: A Thames lighterage tug with a bread and butter wooden hull converted from a boat bought from the Internet
[Score: 5/10] 44"/1700g S.A. Everard Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 90mm) Direct Drive to a M G Cooling fan (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Micro gyros (40Amps) ESC - Comments: A model of a thames lighterage tug owned by F T Everard Greenhithe, plank on frame wooden hull
[Score: 10/10] 42"/12800g Centaur II Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a mobile Marine T12 x2 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Micro gyros (40Amps) ESC - Comments: This Is a model of a Polish Harbour tug from Gdynia Poland built to a scale of 1/32 on a Mobile Marine Models fibre glass hull
I bought this old tug from a well known Internet site ,and set to making her look more like the craft tug she was meant to be The Blue Circle Cement co tug Cullermix. The first things to do were to strip It all down to the bare hull which meant removing the entire bulwarks and deck as well so that literally all I had was the wooden hull, this was then stripped of all paintwork and the Inside varnish. The propshaft was then removed and re sited to allow a bigger motor to be fitted, and then the hull was given a couple of coats of resin on the Insides and some good oil based primer on the outside, when this was all dry,I fitted a new 3mm ply deck and coamings.
the next job was to sort out a working towing winch for this I have used a Robbe unit with a geared motor, she Is ftted with two caldercraft 900 size motors and direct drive to 70mm props the motors turn a 3,000 rpm. the rest of the build and painting followed on with the sea trial run at our lake on the 17th april all went very well.
this Is a short blog about building a tug from a fleet tender kit that was given to my brother, It was not a complete kit and there were no drawings with It, so he took a look Into the box and gave It to me saying go on then make a tug out of that lot then, so here It Is, the first thing that I did was to widen the stern by 50mm to enable me to fit two 70mm kort nozzles and props, I did this by cutting the bulwarks off of the hull and then building two boxes from the last of the midship rubbing strake towards the stern and then filling them with filler and fairing them to the hull. the deck was replaced with a wooden one as the superstructure also built from wood was moved forwards,the after bulwarks were the rebuilt again In wood. after that It was a simple job to make a new funnel and wheelhous ,but I did use the kit wheelhouse.
[Score: 10/10] 41"/17300g game cock Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a caldercraft 900 X 2 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through micro gyro (40Amps) ESC - Comments: she Is made from an old fleet tender kit that was not complete, by widening the stern by 50mm I was able to fit two 70mm kort nozzles, she also has a working towing winch
HI no she still has the original motors but all the excess wiring has been taken out and Individual ESC.s fitted and the gearboxes were taken apart and lubricated well as were the shafts.and a new servo put on the steering. Geo
this Is the Maggie B she Is a modified Sothampton R T R tug. there Is a video of her In the video section. the main casing was taken off and the lower three quarters of It was cut off, so that It reduced the overall height., she Is fitted with two M tronic speed controllers and a new larger5,000millI amp battery which Is fitted across the hull behind the motors and In front of the steering servo, she still has the original props but they are now turnig outwards to go ahead. she Is now a very handy and stable boat.
HI Ralph we have a launchung crane at our club so It Is not really a problem with size and weight, most of my big tugs actually weigh less than 30lbs without the battery and ballast, I use 46amp hour gel cell batteries where possiblt and then trim with lead blocks ,the Atlantic Cock has her battery plus 3 x3lb lumps of lead so she goes Into the cradle light, then Is loaded and launched mechanicaly simples really and no bad backs. George,