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Geoff C.

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American Tugboat scratch build
« on: June 02, 2011, 10:16:54 »
Hi All,     Just a few pics of my build project.
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 07:22:15 »
Looking good Geoff.
What are the details?

Size, scale, etc.

Which real tug are you modelling?

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Geoff C.

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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 09:59:53 »
Hi Suds,      I've almost finished it now, I'll post the pics.              I based the tug on the "America" belonging to McAllister Towing Co.      It's scale is 1/36th.     It has working lights (not connected yet)  and a home made smoke maker.        It measures 30inches long by 9 inches beam.       It has a 543 6-12 volt motor, rewired for more torque and less speed, by Electronize.     And powered by a 6 volt 4 amp sealed lead acid battery,  works great in the bath, yet to have its maiden voyage.        Here's some pics.  Regards Geoff.
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 10:05:09 »
Sorry pics didn't post, here they are,
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 10:09:31 »
Some more pics,
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 10:15:01 »
More pics, got the lights working now.
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 10:32:57 »
Lovely work Geoff she looks really good :) :) geo.
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 10:45:25 »
Thanks guys,  Here's some more pics,
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 10:53:05 »
Thanks guys,  Here's some more finished. (when is it ever finished?)
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 14:46:49 »
WOW
That's one of the finest examples of an American tug model I've seen anywhere :) :) :)

Very Well Done
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 09:13:42 »
I'll second that!!

Beautiful model.
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2011, 12:09:52 »
Thanks guys, It took about 11 months altogether,  I forgot to post pics of smoke unit, here goes,   
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2011, 12:36:55 »
I'll post more pics when I get her on the water.     Cheers for now,  regards Geoff.
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2011, 13:02:15 »
Great Smoke :) :) :)

I moved your build from Modern tugs to Classic Diesel tugs Geoff...if that's OK.

I thought she fit better in that category ;)
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Re: American Tugboat scratch build
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2011, 21:42:36 »
Mike, She will fir in any category!! A real beauty.. ;D ;D
Barry