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Specialist Types Of Tug Boat => Classic Diesel Tugs => : tugs53 March 21, 2009, 05:27:56

: GALLERY - CLASSIC DIESEL TUGS
: tugs53 March 21, 2009, 05:27:56
Ah....the first of many pictures to come, from everyone :)
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: tugnut March 21, 2009, 11:18:31
THEY LOOK GREAT
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: tugs53 March 22, 2009, 08:46:36
Another one....from photobucket
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/Capt-Crash/MMBC/MMBC%20Tugs/P1016021crop.jpg)
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: Footski March 22, 2009, 09:12:42
Mike, How come these photbucket people are not members of our forum?????These piccies are great and would be worthy entries in our comp...
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: tugs53 March 22, 2009, 12:42:20
True enough!!
There's a huge amount of model pictures out there on the many 'Hosting' sites, but it's very time consuming to find them.
Photobucket has a great 'tagging' system, but I find Webshots a bit awkward.

I'll say this though.......I know that this forum has the best 'Tug' photo resource out there, albeit that one has to flip through the boards and source out the photos and links, but that's to be expected on any forum.
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: tugnut March 22, 2009, 12:50:52
I will drink to that :) :) :)
There realy are some great pictures on here.
I think Jacks pict are great :)
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: Model Tug Man March 25, 2009, 05:53:35
I am transferring a couple of pictures of my recent rebuild from the What Are You Building thread. This boat was originally purchased in 1979 as a 'kit' (hull and decks) from Glen Staubitz. She was built as the steam tug Adler and is 1/32nd scale at 43 inches length. Some contractors damaged her significantly causing the need for the rebuild. She is now a generic tug but fashioned after several Curtis Bay tugs from old Baltimore days. I also have a Staubitz ATA tug which is also in rebuild status (same reason). I am attaching some real ATA pictures and will get some model pics when she is more presentable. She is named Point Viking and is also 1/32nd scale. She is 54 inches long, 15 inches beam and draws 5". She is a bit tubby and quite heavy even with 15 pounds of the ballast removed as well as the battery.
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: tugs53 March 26, 2009, 06:50:31
A friend of mine sent me this beauty of a picture :)

photo by dazzy1960  flickr.com
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: Footski March 26, 2009, 07:07:44
Nah......not as good as the ones in our photo competition....Which reminds me.....Don't forget to vote......

(sorry for nicking the thread Mike).
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: tugs53 April 03, 2009, 18:48:14
A couple of nice looking models of Moran Tugs, from the US. 8)
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: Footski April 03, 2009, 23:37:23
Great looking models. i just love that North American shape!!
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: Sudbury II April 08, 2009, 04:19:11
This...by markmaynor...from photobuket

(http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/markmaynor/IMG_0555.jpg)
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: Footski April 08, 2009, 05:13:32
A belter Caleb....Now how about this one from Capt. Jim (Todd). A classic River Mersey tug in Liverpool..
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: Sudbury II April 13, 2009, 08:19:09
This one...from Webshots

(http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/43633/2239651210042533813S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2239651210042533813DvkWZV)
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: Todd April 21, 2009, 05:58:41
As well as being a `classic` diesel tug I also think she was one of the nicest looking tugs ever.
I would have loved to have gone to sea in her.
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: Todd June 29, 2009, 09:00:10
One of 3 Liverpool sisters.

Jim
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: Todd June 29, 2009, 09:18:52
A really nice looking little tug,

Jim
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: Kieran H June 29, 2009, 19:55:28
Nice looking tugs. Thanks for the photo's.
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: meechingman July 03, 2009, 01:38:40
Here's Meeching (1960), a good example of the hydroconic hulled tugs built by PK Harris at Appledore from the mid 1950's onwards. She has many near sisters. Seen here showing off at full speed on her first day at Newhaven.
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: tugs53 July 03, 2009, 18:04:57
Nice 'Bone in the Teeth'!!!

Here's a great little classic!
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: Kieran H July 03, 2009, 19:14:49
WOW!!! all cylinders down! Cool looking tug. ;)
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: meechingman July 04, 2009, 04:45:03
I think she's kinda cool, but I'm biased! Glad to say she's under restoration, now approaching her 50th birthday.  :)
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: Todd July 04, 2009, 07:32:57
a cross section of designs.

1) 'Ashbrooke'....built 1955....119GT....1086HP....Tyne Tugs Ltd.
2) 'Carrickfergus'....built 1958....160GT.....960HP....John Cooper (Belfast) Ltd.

At the time of writing I have no details of 'Knighton' but will post them at a later date.

Jim
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: Kieran H July 04, 2009, 08:13:41
I think she's kinda cool, but I'm biased! Glad to say she's under restoration, now approaching her 50th birthday.  :)
Nice to see her looking saw well taken care of at nearly the age of 50 :)
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: meechingman July 04, 2009, 14:48:56
Ashbrook and Carrickfergus are also two of P K Harris' hydroconic builds, Carrickfergus a close sister to Meeching, of course.

Kieran, she's gone through a rough patch in the last 5 years or so and looked like c**p a couple of years ago, but her one-man owner(s) have since been putting a lot of time and effort in to get her back to work.
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: Footski July 04, 2009, 22:34:09
I think she's kinda cool, but I'm biased! Glad to say she's under restoration, now approaching her 50th birthday.  :)

Meechingman,

Wasn't your dad master of her some years back? Are you close enough to get photos of the restoration work? It would be great to see pictures of the progress.... :) :)
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: meechingman July 05, 2009, 02:40:39
He was indeed her master from the early 60's up to his retirement in 1979. Meeching's potted life history is here: http://www.ournewhaven.org.uk/page_id__383_path__0p69p87p63p.aspx if anyone would like to look it up. Plenty of other goodies on the Newhaven/Dieppe ferries etc on that site as well as Meeching's predecessor, the steam tug Foremost 22.

I have some of photos of her restoration. Alas, I didn't take them and I don't have permission to post them. They were sent to me purely for my own collection. However, I'll send a few emails and see if they won't mind me sharing them.
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: Todd July 05, 2009, 03:58:48
The details I have for the 'Meeching' are as follows:::

Built....by P.K.Harris & Sons Ltd. at Appledore in 1960....2 X Lister Blackstone engines developing a total of 1320BHP....15BP....12Kts
173 GNT/51 NRT....29.27m x 7.7m x 3,118m.

For....."British Railways Board,Shipping & International Services Division" .Managing 'Sealink UK Ltd.' at Newhaven.
1990 To "Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd." part of "Sea Container Ports" part of "Sea Containers Group"
19?? To Dave Miller who had the towage contract in Newhaven until 2000. Then To Graham Jewiss managing "Tug Manning Ltd" at Gravesend.

Jim
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: willowgarth July 05, 2009, 12:45:58
Re meeching
Your article on the meeching's history makes interesting reading.
The behavior of Hydroconic tugs in any sort of weather is often mentioned but what I remember most about them is their poor brakes!  We had the Hazelgarth and the first Willowgarth with full Hydroconic hulls and it took ages for them to bring up, the next pair of boats from PK Harris were modified Hydroconic which were Cedar and Maple Handled normally.
Cheers Fred
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: meechingman July 05, 2009, 15:06:15
The details I have for the 'Meeching' are as follows:::

Built....by P.K.Harris & Sons Ltd. at Appledore in 1960....2 X Lister Blackstone engines developing a total of 1320BHP....15BP....12Kts
173 GNT/51 NRT....29.27m x 7.7m x 3,118m.

For....."British Railways Board,Shipping & International Services Division" .Managing 'Sealink UK Ltd.' at Newhaven.
1990 To "Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd." part of "Sea Container Ports" part of "Sea Containers Group"
19?? To Dave Miller who had the towage contract in Newhaven until 2000. Then To Graham Jewiss managing "Tug Manning Ltd" at Gravesend.

Jim
That's what some of the books do say....

Actually, her BP was recorded as 14 tons and she could just crack 13 kts. (Been there and done that, but not often - chief engineer came haring up the wheelhouse stairs both times demanding to know where the *?!@%* fire was!)

Fred, she'd stop fast enough, but you had to let the revs drop to make sure the gearboxes disengaged completely before going from ahead to astern or vice versa.
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: Todd July 05, 2009, 22:33:57
Meechingman, I have just downloaded some interesting pics of the 'Meeching' that you had posted on another site and think it would be nice of you to feature them here, with due acknowledgement to 'Macjacks Collection' ofcourse.

Jim
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: Todd July 05, 2009, 22:50:31
Another one I came across is one of the 'Megalochari XII' ex 'Ironsider' and thought "doesn't she look well" in those colours.
The detail that came with it are as follows:
Built....1967....by Richard Dunston at Hessle....for 'Lawson Batey Tugs Ltd.'
1986 to 'Tyne Tugs Ltd.,' Newcastle.
1992 to 'Proodos Naftiki Eteria', mng Megalohari Hellenic Tugboats and renamed  'Megalochari XII'
2004......Still in service.

Jim
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: meechingman July 06, 2009, 00:38:23
Meechingman, I have just downloaded some interesting pics of the 'Meeching' that you had posted on another site and think it would be nice of you to feature them here, with due acknowledgement to 'Macjacks Collection' ofcourse.

Jim
I have full permission to use photos from 3 collections, including Macjack's, so I'll do this after work, hopefully later today or tomorrow. Waiting to hear back on the restoration ones.
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: tugs53 August 12, 2009, 15:45:43
Here's a link to some great looking models:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenjonbro/3621264121/
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: tugs53 August 12, 2009, 16:45:43
Here's a couple of pics of my good friends in Seattle, Mark and Margie Freeman, with a couple of their models!!

Foss Cup bound!!!!
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: sea.mariner November 05, 2009, 13:22:22
Here's a link to some great looking models:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenjonbro/3621264121/

Mike, I have had a very enjoyable few hours (on and off today) looking through the photos on the link you provided  :) If any other members haven't yet looked then DO  :D

Great photos and LOTS of inspiration  :) :)

Regards, Dan.
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: Model Tug Man November 06, 2009, 08:50:55
I was going through my old photo album and scanned a few pics of old diesel boats that I had taken many tears ago:
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: Model Tug Man November 06, 2009, 08:57:46
More from several"years" ago. A few of these are from people with whom I traded photos, however, the sources have been lost in antiquity. The ones that I remember are Maurice Sipple and Bob Martin.
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: Model Tug Man November 06, 2009, 09:00:26
Three more.
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: Model Tug Man November 06, 2009, 09:03:32
Last three.
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: tugs53 November 06, 2009, 09:15:06
Great shots there MTM :) :)
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: Sudbury II November 06, 2009, 13:10:36
This is a classic, huh?

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c136/Christing/tugboat.jpg)
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: Model Tug Man November 09, 2009, 07:47:13
Nice pic, Suds. The Constant was one of a few old tugs converted to yachts by a guy in Baltimore. He did a nice job.
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: Footski November 09, 2009, 08:19:07
I just love those classic tugs from over the pond... :) :) :)
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: tugs53 November 15, 2009, 11:04:14
Here's a great looking tug...that I'm sure AJ and Woodybob will appreciate ;) ;)
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: tugnut November 15, 2009, 11:27:59
You are right there, she looks great :) :)
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: Model Tug Man November 16, 2009, 04:32:16
Nice pic Tugs. Is that the old ST that is in Baltimore?
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: tugs53 November 30, 2009, 09:01:52
hmmm.com sure ??? ???

Here's another nice model...from the net:

Even though she has a tall stack...I'm going to assume she's diesel...judging by the lack of ventilators ??? ???
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: tugs53 February 15, 2010, 08:02:04
Found this nice shot on flickr this AM:
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: tugs53 July 27, 2010, 11:53:13
Here's a nice shot of the Gary Foss model :) :)
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: Model Tug Man July 28, 2010, 03:33:52
A very nice model. Really like the doors.
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: mersey dave July 28, 2010, 06:57:46
great photos, these you can look at time and time again.

regards dave.
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: Lighterman August 10, 2010, 13:20:13
what the new babys of cory's look like... and what these THINGS are going to replace!
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: tugs53 October 03, 2010, 12:45:53
A nice little US Navy Tug...from Photobucket

(http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/vonkleeshipyard/My%20RC%20Fleet/number009.jpg)
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: Geoff C. December 21, 2010, 12:06:31
Here's some other pics from the web,  "Grangetown" and "Ryhope" etc.
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: woodbutcher January 15, 2011, 17:26:20
thought I might as well post a photo of the Lloyd B. Gore in this gallery, Al
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: oldiron January 16, 2011, 04:08:14
  Since there are so many west coasters on this forum, I thought I may as well put my SS Master on this thread.

John

P.S.

 OOOps.....I just reread the thread title. Classic DIESEL tugs sorry. this one is steam
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: Geoff C. August 05, 2011, 13:01:35
Hi Guys,      Here's my model (now sold) of USN ATF 67,  USS Apache made in 2006.   Cheers, Geoff.
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: tugs53 August 05, 2011, 17:21:03
Very nice work Geoff :) :) :) :)
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: tugs53 November 24, 2011, 17:32:50
A photo of my friend Tom's models
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: Model Tug Man November 25, 2011, 06:41:03
Nice job. Is the tug a kit or scratch?
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: tugs53 November 25, 2011, 12:27:03
Scratch built!
As are all his models.
Tom's a facebook friend, and has a great page.

I was convinced his models were real vessels :) :)
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: Model Tug Man November 25, 2011, 12:51:13
He does nice work.
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: Sudbury II December 08, 2011, 10:19:05
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marco_martini/4961134343/

Plus a NY Harbour tug

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2510/4162923814_35d1dca164_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5hj4ck/4162923814/)
NY Harbour Tug - Fleetwood Lake (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5hj4ck/4162923814/) by IRI5HJ4CK (http://www.flickr.com/people/iri5hj4ck/), on Flickr
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: Sudbury II January 15, 2012, 12:29:35
Nice shot of a Miki tug.
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: woodbutcher January 15, 2012, 12:56:27
they've done a lot of work on her since she came to Steveston 15 or so years ago, colours are different too. Looks good. Al
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: islander January 15, 2012, 15:46:07
Nice huh???
This guy can really paint!
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: woodbutcher January 15, 2012, 21:19:03
the thing is, the real Kuulakai doesn't have pealing paint or rust streaks running down from the bronze ports. I wouldn't have it.Al
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: Sudbury II January 22, 2012, 16:08:37
Nice shot of the Union Jack (ex: Burnaby Straits, but built as the Union Jack)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2459/3891705441_f354ff3c29_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngawangchodron/3891705441/)
Union Jack (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngawangchodron/3891705441/) by ngawangchodron (http://www.flickr.com/people/ngawangchodron/), on Flickr
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: tugs53 January 22, 2012, 20:55:40
Bob Jordan (Westwind Tugboat Adventures) sold her a year or so ago, from the charter business, now she`s a yacht.

Length: 85     Beam: 18.5     Draft:     Hull: Wood (Yellow Cedar hull, Fir decks)
Built: 1941   McKensie Barge & Derrick for Union Towing Co., Vancouver, BC
Power: P. G. Union Diesel, 12 x 15 direct reversing     HP: 400 @ 390 rpm
Built for Union Towing 1941

History/Notes:
Union Towing became part of Straits Towing in 1946 and later changed the names of all their vessels. In 1950, "Union Jack" became "Burnaby Straits". The name was restored in 1979. The Union Jack was the last large tug to be designed by Arthur Moscrop, who also designed the tugs "Ivanhoe", "RFM", and "Master". The Canadian Navy took his design and built 3 wooden Glen Class tugs: "Glenholm", "Glendevon", and "Glendon". All of them are still surviving. They were originally built with Vivian 9x12 240hp engines.
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: tugs53 January 30, 2012, 09:39:42
From the cabin fever expo.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4006/4289410306_b536791ab4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/4289410306/)
tugboat drifting by (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/4289410306/) by Vilseskogen (http://www.flickr.com/people/vilseskogen/), on Flickr
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: Sudbury II February 20, 2012, 18:47:46
A gorgeous little classic.
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: islander February 21, 2012, 09:52:41
Nice huh?

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2516/4478254263_e52b65df51_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35481157@N04/4478254263/)
Tug, Sydport. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35481157@N04/4478254263/) by grumpypop51 (http://www.flickr.com/people/35481157@N04/), on Flickr
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: tugnut February 21, 2012, 12:28:17
That is a big tug  :o but very nice
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: Sudbury II March 13, 2012, 11:47:32
Nice model of the Sun II

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/6973816913_0b2e584d66_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22420011@N05/6973816913/)
Model Tugboat SUN II.   Prototype built by Charles D. Holmes, Beverley, completed 30th July 1965 for W.H.J. Alexander Ltd London. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22420011@N05/6973816913/) by Bud75 (http://www.flickr.com/people/22420011@N05/), on Flickr
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: tugnut March 13, 2012, 12:41:16
Why thank you sir, its one i built last year
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: Sudbury II March 13, 2012, 12:49:08
Sorry about that John.

I saw the picture on flickr and though...what a beauty!!
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: Oldlugger March 19, 2012, 03:36:27
Sorry about that John.

I saw the picture on flickr and though...what a beauty!!

Yes a lovely model John; did you use the Kingston Mouldings Sun XXI hull as the basis for the tug? I've thought about scratch building the Sun XXIV (or Kingston as it is now) tug with this hull, but it would be "4 metres" too long in 1/35 scale. I thought about scaling up the superstructure a bit to compensate for this. Any thoughts?

Simon
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: tugnut March 19, 2012, 12:41:08
Hi Simon,no it was scratch built 40 inch long the kingston hull was to small.
You could do your own hull its more fun ;)
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: tugs53 April 02, 2012, 07:24:11
Isn't this a nice one:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6848575192_2e6cced60f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12845773@N08/6848575192/)
000_0005 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12845773@N08/6848575192/) by garth parrish (http://www.flickr.com/people/12845773@N08/), on Flickr
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: Footski April 02, 2012, 07:48:39
A lovely little tug...
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: tugs53 April 02, 2012, 08:06:09
I just noticed this is our forum member Garth ^-^
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: Sudbury II April 07, 2012, 12:07:03
Had to share this picture I found on flickr, as it's such a great shot.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/7044791893_03770749df_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugborough_exile/7044791893/)
Albert Dock, Liverpool (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugborough_exile/7044791893/) by Ugborough Exile (http://www.flickr.com/people/ugborough_exile/), on Flickr
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: tugs53 May 08, 2012, 17:47:50
This shot of a nice model...from Mark Freeman in Seattle.
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: Model Tug Man May 09, 2012, 03:32:51
A nicely done civilian version of an old ST tug. They make nice models with lots of room inside for electronics. A guy named Francis Smith used to produce a kit suitable for RC.
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: Sudbury II May 17, 2012, 08:39:18
Woodbutcher's model tugs are getting famous.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6128/6023766624_469c63f8f3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photocat62/6023766624/)
Model Boats (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photocat62/6023766624/) by Photocat62 (http://www.flickr.com/people/photocat62/), on Flickr
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: woodbutcher May 17, 2012, 15:21:09
suds, don,t know where you keep finding them, I hadn't seen them before. thanks. Al
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: Sudbury II May 18, 2012, 07:36:04
Hi Al

They're from the flickr photo share site.

There's a lot's of pictures of the real Lloyd B there as well.

There's about 2400 pictures just in the following group, and all BC (or others in BC waters) tugs.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1940758@N20/pool/
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: islander August 10, 2012, 17:06:58
Here's a shot of a really nice looking model....at the Belleview Regatta, courtesy of Mark Freeman in Seattle.
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: tugs53 July 23, 2013, 10:13:36
A couple of models in Seattle.
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelwithmilestogo/8712060044/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelwithmilestogo/8712060044/)
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: tugs53 November 07, 2013, 17:55:27
I really like this shot, so thought I'd share it.
 
Robert Clifford photo credit
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: model tugman November 08, 2013, 04:14:28
 ^-^  Mike that is a really athmospheric shot    Lovely    geo.
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: Model Tug Man November 08, 2013, 05:23:11
Nice one, Mike. It almost looks like it is computer generated.
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: tugs53 January 14, 2014, 09:19:51
Moran tug off Diamond Head.
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: tugs53 January 14, 2014, 10:23:50
A cool vintage picture from a friend.
The tug Reliance.
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: Model Tug Man January 15, 2014, 09:54:39
That Moran tug looks like an Evers painting.
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: Sudbury II February 05, 2014, 17:54:18
Model of the Marc G. presently working the east coast as the CALUSA COAST. built by Bollinger lockport in 1978
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: tugs53 February 22, 2014, 09:42:47
What a scene eh?
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: model tugman February 22, 2014, 12:25:11
 ^-^ Hi Mike thanks for the picture, the model is of the Thames tug Vanquishe at 1/32nd scale  and the ship is our club towboat 16ft long the tanker also has her own motor and radio controll on the lake at Bluewater shopping centre Greenhithe Kent England.
the model is based on the tug Vanquisher built in1955 for the Elliot steam tug Co ltd london, she was the most powerful tug on the River Thames at the time, and was a complete change to anything previously seen on the river, the skipper even had his own bath in his bathroom. she was powered by a 1250Hp 8 cyl two stroke direct reversing engine,
Both models were built by me .    Geo
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: Calimero February 23, 2014, 11:07:20
Wow ! Nice tugs and nice tanker.

Wish I hade such an awesome tow available. Have fun.  :)
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: tugs53 February 24, 2014, 19:19:18
Agreed...first class tug and tanker.
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: tugs53 August 08, 2014, 11:58:00
Another one from a facebook friend.
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: tugs53 August 15, 2014, 07:02:03
Beauty


From Facebook
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: tug-arlyn-nelson February 07, 2015, 19:59:27
Another one from a facebook friend.

I saw this one earlier and I believe its a modified (heavily!) model of the Carol Moran that I just completed, unless its scratch built. Either way its really neat.
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: model tugman February 08, 2015, 06:43:59
Here is a Moran that I made a couple of years ago to 1/24th scale
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: tug-arlyn-nelson February 08, 2015, 08:01:50
Fantastic!  Scratch build?
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: model tugman February 08, 2015, 10:58:32
Hi.  Yes she is totally scratch built from plans that were supplied by Moran,along with loads of pictures and they even sent me paint samples,all the way from the states,really kind of them.  She has a 12 volt car battery and 68lbs of ballast with both radars turning at different speeds and working lights. geo
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: tug-arlyn-nelson February 08, 2015, 12:13:09
Must be a monster!  How long is it?  What type of construction?  Beautiful!
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: Model Tug Man February 09, 2015, 04:15:32
Beautiful boat, George. Nice work.
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: model tugman February 09, 2015, 06:07:00
Must be a monster!  How long is it?  What type of construction?  Beautiful!



Hi Tug,  she is 55 inches long and has a 16.5 inch beam, she is constructed on 9mm frames with 3mm ply sheeting being a hard chine design she was quite easy to build.
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: tug-arlyn-nelson February 09, 2015, 13:28:32
Impressive! Thanks.
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: Puffin March 06, 2016, 23:40:11
THAT IS ONE FINE TUG .   PUFFIN
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: corlissbs March 12, 2016, 13:59:44
Wanted:  Tug Ryhope.  Brad Smith, Wisconsin.