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nikram58

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Bantam Tug Build
« on: February 19, 2013, 18:56:23 »
I have started a scratch 1/10 scale Bantam tug.  Will be about 31" x 12".  Original is from the early 50's, and is still around today.  Small 30 hp, 3 cyl diesel engine.  Used as a pusher tug on inland water ways in Great Briton.

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 09:04:49 »
That's a special looking tugboat.
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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 18:52:43 »
Will you have a barge with it.
I've seen some of those little canal tugs at the canal museum in Gloucester. They are tiny. Don't think they would be too stable without a barge attached.
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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 19:44:39 »
I do plan to make a barge for it, and have found some nice pictures of old coal barges that have a lot of character.  That will come after the tug is in the water.
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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 23:54:27 »
Nice build
One is on my to build list  :)

video of one in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ztlUetNHAc

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 18:33:43 »
A few more pics.  Going together quickly. Nice simple shape.

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 13:50:58 »
looking good! great little boats they worked well in non tidal stretches of the thames for a while but in land water they needed help. here is a picture of the bantam 1

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 19:36:16 »
Hull is glassed, cabin started.  Slow progress, but I am happy with how it is turning out.

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 13:41:49 »
Looking real good.
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nikram58

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 18:05:02 »
Making progress. 75% done, 50% yet to do.

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 12:57:00 »
It's that last 10% that never seems to end.
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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 12:10:14 »
check out this film on the British Pathe site
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/propulsion-unit/query/bantam+tug

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Re: Bantam Tug Build
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 10:00:25 »
some more pictures that may help. these are of the first bantam and from the builders E C Jones of brentford