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doug james

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2012, 16:19:45 »
This is one of the best post so far this year. Thanks of posting

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2012, 21:49:09 »


Nice video for the insurance company.
Everything that can go wrong, it also went wrong.
wrong sound signal.
No contact on the VHF.
Wrong maneuver.
Just like in real life.
Nice weather, calm see, good visibility, and even a collision.

Nicely build on your tugboat, like the details on the fordeck.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2012, 08:28:57 by tugs53 »
with best regards Cor
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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2012, 08:41:36 »
Found this pic while on the net surf....

Gorgeous vessels cool
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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 22:01:56 »
Still waiting for the chance at a trial voyage... if it's not snowstorms (really!) it's thirty-mile-an-hour winds.   :D

i must've angered the gods or something.

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2012, 23:55:15 »
work on the wheelhouse in preparation for finally gluing the roof on.  always a bit of a nervous time for me. 





Figures are Tamiya and ICM soldiers with slight modifications to them.  Any sort of 'repair crew' sets are good for that.  The overhead shots distort the scale a bit; both guys are less than a head shorter than the pilothouse doors. 

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 09:25:29 »
Very nice work!!

THose brass binacles are cool.

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2012, 18:06:19 »
Well, after three months away getting work experience, filing for and getting my 3rd-class stationary engineering ticket, moving back home for another year of school AND popping down to attend a convention and see some friends, it's time to get back to work!

Masts are now in place and a phony radar set perches on the 'ring'.  Next up:  ladders, more rigging, railings, washports, electrickery for the nav lights and a proper name.

Took her out for the maiden tonight.  Steered like a drunk Cadillac until the rudder arm 'locked up' hard to starboard and i took it out in frustration... then she steered fine on props alone!  Two small leaks in the hull to seal up with epoxy (propshafts and cooling water inlet) but no more than 2oz. of water in a half-hour of running. Overall, a decent first outing. 



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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2012, 22:31:05 »
and very nice she looks too on the water. A model to be proud of   cool
Barry

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2013, 22:31:29 »
Almost finished.  Doors on one side and railings on the other, plus some radio antennas on the bridge and playing around with weathering.





still thinking of a name before i call up the vinyl cutter and it becomes permanent.  I'm looking at various rivers and landmarks around Thunder Bay and finding out which have already been taken (there is already a tug named Mount McKay, darnit.)

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 09:18:39 »
She looks mighty fine there sir!
MIKE

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2015, 12:28:38 »
Two years, my goodness!  Just capping off this thread to say that the model is now 99.9 percent finished, minus a few nifty details like two more lifering holders and an electric welder and oxyacetylene set that need to be glued down somewhere.  I home-ported it in Thunder Bay and named it McKellar after a Peter of the same name who was an important historical figure and has a number of other things named after him.  Came really close to naming it 'Mission River' which is a branch of the Kam River in the city. 




I've moved to the prairies for work and now I get to go into Winnipeg to sail with the Winnipeg Model Boat Club, assuming the pond doesn't become totally choked with weeds in the summer.  There's also a lake just down the road from me and earlier in the year I got to break about an eigth-inch of ice while sailing!

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Re: Motor tug "Magpie/Orient Bay/Nipigon"
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2015, 03:10:52 »
Very Nice model. I love the older tug boats. I hope you have many happy hours of running her.

Tom