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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2012, 02:27:29 »
You are so right Hayden . i couldnt do the james obrien justice with a northern type hull. i am already plotting how to recreate the hull. i have pics of her out of the water so that is a start. it will be quite unique to have a model of the northern design and one of the southern design of the same era. especially as she is the last one known to survive the war and the scrap heap. Its a real shame that you had boat problems as it was such a beautiful weekend and the sounds would of been great to of been out there.

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2012, 20:05:30 »
unfinished southern hemisphere YTL built from two Photos, build pics i will put up when done

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 20:09:23 »
This is the manawanui , the last YTL to see navy service in NZ, the model is YTL 625 (james obrien) painted in navy colours even thou never put into naval service.

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 21:08:25 »
Niece looking build there ,now that looks like a tug .  PUFFIN

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 23:31:08 »
Thanks Puffin and your advice is going into the Mast lighting on this one  :) . Scratch building from pics and plank on frame Hull has been interesting to say the least.

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 23:59:28 »
Hi Phil,

This contact below ( scott) may have something of use.

I am planning to go to Picton in the next week or so and will try for more photos if you like. I can get some on water pics too.

Have you any photos of the deck fittings?? I can take some if you want.

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Comments :   There are 3 tugs here in NZ that were built during ww2. They are YTL 622(Manawanui), YTL 625(James OBrien) and YTL 627(Arataki) They were never mobilised as the build contract was canceled. Contract (I think)was for 22 tugs of this design. They are the
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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2012, 01:28:55 »
Hi Hayden
Thank you so much for the contact. i am currently on holidays and plan a trip to picton next Thurs or Friday to get pics of whats left of the original deck fittings.  from what couple of pics i have of James O'brien and the Manawanui  i have basic veiws. the one pic of the Arataki looking from stern was no good as everything had been scrapped. the tow hook that i believe they had is more than likely gone. Again thank you.

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 17:03:47 »
Stroke of luck today as one of my many e-mails has been replied to and i have recieved the last known ship yard plans of  NZ built YTL,s which i have had copied and returned .
here is my build which can now be completed.

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 17:06:45 »
It is amazing how much was changed from the plans to the vessels especially around the docking deck ladders

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Re: YTL tug build
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Re: YTL tug build
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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2012, 17:20:52 »
I have lost some of my photos     :'(   . So thats all i have and included  my tug fleet . remarkable progress with my detailing.

 Phil

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Re: YTL tug build
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2012, 17:27:53 »
Here is the photos i used for the build up until today .
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