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RC Model Tug of J. R. More - Posted: 6 years ago by ralphwilmot
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This Model of the J. R. More tug which was one of the very last large Steam Tugs built on the Clyde In 1961.

Scratchbuilt from the 1:48 scale plans of a sistership the F.C. Sturrock with various modifications for J. R. More. Powered by twin 12v geared motors.

The J. R. More Tug Is a large tug and still exists as a Museum exhibit at the Durban Maritime Museum and well worth a visit In South Africa.

My thanks to Keith Marks who was a Master of J. R. More and the F. C. Sturrock among others for his photographs, help and Interest during the construction of this model and Is now a good friend.

This video was taken at the Sumner Ponds which Is used on alternate Thursday by the Southwater Dabblers MBC.

Video Is not very good quality but will remake with a better video.
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
I love classic tugboats! very nice.

blackjack29 - Posted: 6 years ago by zpr25
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blackjack Is about 3 weeks old Im on my 3rd motor got to learn how to keep the motor cool bummer 😎 😎 😎 😎
Response by Gregg on the 6 years ago
Pity we didnt see the boat on the water.

As for burning out 3 motors, try dropping back to the original prop, perhaps the one you have fitted Is too large for the motor.
I can see the boat has water cooling, but make sure the coling hoses are not bent too sharply and slowing the coling water flow.
Response by tonywestbury on the 5 years ago
sounds like water cooling not working properly

Maggie B - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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this Is a slightly modified RTR tug Southampton the main casing has been lowered and a bigger battery fitted, but she still has the original motors and props, she Is seen her towing a large barge a flat top pontoon ,a small tug and a Graupner German patrol boat, with a model slipways Envoy doing Its best to overturn the lot.
Response by don83000 on the 6 years ago
🙄 Must be me beeing fick but can you explain what you have done to lower the ? "casing" pics would be good. What battery have you fitted as I have mine In bits at present ready to Install a proper esc "Viper Marine 15". I was going to go the route of 8 AA NiMI 3000mah In original compartment so Interested In what you have done as It looks great In the video. 👍

The Main Engine of the Cervia - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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this video clip Is of the main engine of the tug Cervia running on steam for the first time In nearly 30 years for steam lovers just turn up the sound and enjoy. 👍 If It does not run just click on the you tube Icon at thr bottom of the screen
Response by Nickthesteam on the 3 years ago
Outstanding!
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Great video outstanding!
Response by jarvo on the 2 years ago
I could smell the hot oil, it lives

Chantry Oiler and tugs. - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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these tugs are all 1/32nd scale the tug doing the main towing Is a modified Cruiser kit, and the tug dragging on aft Is a scratch built tug called the SIMLA she was originally built for wm watkins london and worked the Thames for nearly 80 years.
the model Is electric powered with a 12 volt system, the tanker Is 16ft long and has her own power as well (just In case). 😯
Response by CapnJim on the 6 years ago
HI Modeltugman,

Very Impressive. Where do you sail? Are you expecting to go to any of the shows with these this year?

At 16ft. long there must also be some logistical Issues with the tanker - how do you cope?

I don't have any tugs yet but do have TID kit In waiting - this Is an excellent Incentive - thanks!

Cap'n Jim.
Response by modeltugman on the 6 years ago
HI we sail at The Blue water shopplng centre,near Greenhithe In kent the tanker Is In 7 sections and each section Is held to the next with two steel pins.we don't tend to take It anywhere owing to the transport problem. Geo

The Vanquisher and The Dhulia - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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The tugs are towing the chantry club 16ft towboat, the two tugs are 1/32nd scale scratch built with 12 volt motors, they are The Vanquisher and The Dhulia, both River Thames tugs and In real life could be seen working together at Thames Haven oil terminals towing Tankers.

Large scale tugs at Bluewater - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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The four tugs In this clip are all 1/24th scale and are scratch built,they are the Ionia, The contest, the cervia and The Atlantic Cock, In their real form they were all River Thames Tugs.all of the models were built within the last 11 years and are all still going strong. Unfortunately all of the real tugs are all scrapped now except for the Cervia , she Is now preserved In Ramsgate Harbour Kent.
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Great job on the Tugboat regatta!

1960's original Aerokit Sea Commander - Cephas - Posted: 6 years ago by SimonL
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My Dads boat on the dam at our opening launch, with minI on board camera after many years
Response by circle43nautical on the 10 months ago
BRAVO ZULU! NICE CAMERA POSITIONING

James Borrough - Posted: 6 years ago by owhogo
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sunday sailing on Cwmbran Model Society water
Response by circle43nautical on the 10 months ago
BBRAVO ZULU!

Phoenix - Posted: 6 years ago by Keith
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In 1963/64 my father built a 34" Fireboat for me. Being only about 12 the job was a little above my knowledge or expertise. Another chap In my class at school had the same boat but rigged as a Fireboat. So I wanted something different.My boat was painted Red.White and Black. When I migrated to Australia I sold the boat about 1970.Earlier this year I had an article published In a Melbourne newspaper saying I was looking to repurchase the boat I had sold 40 years ago. Although I was unable to get my boat, someone had a fireboat that had been sitting around for years.After purchasing the boat, I restored It to the same colours etc that I had had 40 years ago. Thereby naming It Phoenix.


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