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Captain H

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Paddle tugs
« on: May 08, 2009, 13:32:31 »
Hi Guys This is a model I built of Watkins old paddle tug "IONA" based on the Glasgow hull.Also a picture of the "Real one" .Captain "H"

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 14:27:14 »
That's real nice, have you seen this site?

http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/index.php

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 18:11:02 »
Wow!! :o :o

Wonderfull model there Captain H :) :)
Tell us the details....such as size , power, construction materials etc. please ;)
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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 12:49:12 »
Nice one uncle H ALL the best john b  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 12:11:42 »
Something about the model IONA.She is a Graupner based hull a bit plasticy I thought but had to be stiffened a lot(like most of us oldies)40ins long 15 wide outside the sponsons.The main and boat deck are 16th inch ply and the remaining superstructure engine casing etc are plasticard.The two motors are 500 with 15 to1 gearing onto individual belt drives to Graupner paddle wheels which gives good handling but is very wobbly as the wheels dig in when running ahead and astern,I don't know to compensate for this.There are two Viper 15 amp speed controllers and Futaba RX.Thats it really, oh and a dog that got lost overboard somehow.She does tow quite well.Captain H and unc to john and george.

Hillsider

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"Iona"
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 06:17:38 »
I read these posts with interest before I started my "Iona " build. I was concerned because I had read of stability problems with this design .
I re- drew the hull sections adding half an inch to the draft enabling me to add more lead ballast and the resulting model is as steady as a rock on our exposed sailing water at Tynemouth.I am pleased to say that she has no tendancy to dig in which was my main worry.
Construction was straightforward ,I moulded a grp hull over a balsa plug and built the superstructure etc from styrene sheet.
Styrene paddle wheels with fixed floats are driven by a Como Drills motor with 11/1 reduction powered by a six volt lead acid battery  I will try and post pictures of her on tials with just a little detail to add.

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 07:15:07 »
A Very nice model indeed. :)
Tugs are for life      George B

Hillsider

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 08:28:16 »
Thank you kind sir.
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Joe

Hillsider

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"Iona"
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 08:47:50 »
A little artists licence here. "Iona" never had a wheelhouse but don't tell anyone.It is simply held with Blu-Tac so if some expert comes along I can whip it off ::)
« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 09:05:10 by Hillsider »

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 09:04:29 »
Welcome to the forum Hillsider  ;) and a great model to show off in your first posts  :) I like the idea of adding the wheelhouse  :)

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you and if I could ask you, could you update your location so we can see where you are from, you never know, there could be forum members near you  ;) ;)

Kind Regards, Dan.
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Hillsider

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 11:21:06 »
Thanks Dan.
Here is a picture of my first Paddle tug.

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 11:57:06 »
And a very nice model indeed  :) :) :) :)

So Northumberland is where you are from  :o You will probably know Brian (CHIPCHASE) and also old CRAGSIDER (Peter) from over the Tyne ?

I lived in Hebburn a good few years back and owned my own boatyard in South Shields.

A small world and again, welcome to the forum  :)

We also like photos of real tugs if you get the chance  ;) ;) ;)

Regards, Dan.
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Hillsider

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 13:00:48 »
Thanks Dan will look out for real tug pics but as you know the traffic on the Tyne is a pale shadow of the way it was when we were lads.I was born in North shields and raised in Cullercoats
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Joe

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 16:02:36 »
That's something we don't see nearly enough of these days...Paddle Tugs.

Beauty of a build there Joe.
MIKE

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Re: Paddle tugs
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 01:42:49 »
Thanks Mike.
I have built screw tugs but I will have to post pics elsewhere (when I get better at posting) confused
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Joe