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Steam Tugs / Re: South African Steam Tugs
« Last post by marinaru_ro on May 23, 2019, 22:52:36 »
Thanks
Have always wanted to build a 1/48 model of one twin screw SAR steam tugs, but plans are not available anywhere
George
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Pusher Tugs / Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Last post by Graham D on May 22, 2019, 14:46:40 »
Hi Des, no the crane was not scratch built.
A few years ago I foolishly bought a plastic Seaport tug and discovered it was rubbish !!!
It has been ripped apart and various parts used on other projects.
The crane was from that donor, as was the winch.
The hull ended up being drastically modified and used for another tug also !!
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Pusher Tugs / Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Last post by des on May 22, 2019, 14:08:36 »
Hi Graham - what did you use for your deck crane?  Was it a kit, or did you scratch-build it?

Des
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Pusher Tugs / Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Last post by Graham D on May 22, 2019, 13:45:43 »
This was intended to be a simple fun project but I couldn't resist glazing the wheelhouse windows.

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Steam Tugs / Re: south african steam tugs. am campbell
« Last post by shiploversa on May 22, 2019, 04:12:29 »
thought this would bring back a memory or 2
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Steam Tugs / Re: South African Steam Tugs
« Last post by shiploversa on May 22, 2019, 03:47:19 »


A little too much to list, so have updated the website:

Plenty of new info and pics there (look in the albums...) this is updated every few days or so.

www.alwynvincent.wetpaint.com

Even the spare prop was located.. good did not want to have to cast another one! (Pic attached sorry about the bad quality... was sent to me by those who had it on display)

Cheers

Gordon.
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 hello gordon - i haave an extensive interest in the old sa tugs - and a large collection of pictures - some my own and other shared - also some pdf plans of tug  regards
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Steam Tugs / Re: South African Steam Tugs
« Last post by shiploversa on May 22, 2019, 03:31:49 »
hello again - i somehow lost this forum - and very much glad to have found it again - is the south african steam tug interest still strong - regards
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Pusher Tugs / Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Last post by tugboyben on May 19, 2019, 00:07:15 »
Morning Graham
Great job all ways fun little tugs to sail
And super rescue boat for broken down models  :)

Jason 
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Pusher Tugs / Re: Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Last post by Graham D on May 18, 2019, 16:54:52 »
Prop of unknown origin driven by a 540 motor via a 2:1 reduction belt drive.
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Pusher Tugs / Kiwi 'Springer' pusher tug
« Last post by Graham D on May 18, 2019, 16:51:54 »
Having spent 3 years building my Smit Nederland I was after a bit of relief so quickly whipped up my version of a Springer type pusher tug.
Mainly from scraps of wood, mdf, and bits and pieces in my junk drawer and from toy boats. Even the paint was left over from the Smit.

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