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tugs53

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Ship Docking Module
« on: May 10, 2008, 20:50:56 »
Great video about these tugs
A really interesting concept; one drive up front, and one in the stern
Would make for an interesting build :)
   
          http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=1CM8hmSJbCs


enjoy!
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 06:09:19 »
umi  from r/c group built two of these  1/96  and i think 1/48?

  very cool tug with twin ads

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=551258
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 12:42:33 »

     Hi Mike, It's a little tricky on the model, a guy in our club has one you have to
     have your whits about you when you sail it.
     Cheers

     John
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 12:52:50 »
Got one on the slips at 32nd scale!
Using two of the larger Graupner schottel drives to drive it.
'Umi's' article and pics were very helpfull when used alongside the available line drawing, dont think it will be for towing though, its rather large, but we'll see eh?

'Fitzies' big ship is coming along fine eh John?

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 14:25:18 »
YOU TUBE HAVE PULLED THIS VIDEO. what was the title of it..?
Next Build M.S.C Volant after 1 other.

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 14:28:08 »
Clydebuilt,
At 1/32 it must be huge. I've got drawings at 1/50 and it is twice as wide as any of boats of a similar length. I'd be interested to see how you arrange the steering. Do you plan 360 for each drive?
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 16:33:03 »

     Hi Mike, It's a little tricky on the model, a guy in our club has one you have to
     have your whits about you when you sail it.
     Cheers

     John

Guess that rules me out!! ;D
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008, 03:26:31 »
Planning on two of the larger schottel units to drive it, only drama at that scale was the lack of height under the deck for decent batteries. Really prefer batteries to lead as ballast.

Must admit, it does look at a bit of a 'soapdish', but that will change a little when theres a superstructure and bulwarks fitted.

How does the one at Balne Moor perform John? I would have thought that the twin drives would have been super-manouverable and more reliable than voiths....

Almost finished planking the plug and hoping to start on the cataloy/filler phase of the operation. I will try to get pics of the plug.


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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 10:58:45 »

     Hi Clydebuilt,  It's good to drive so long as you keep it slow, if you go to fast
     this one go's any where.
     cheers

     John.

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 11:27:19 »
A common affliction in some tug drivers John....
I still have John Hughes advice ringing in my ear "Speed kills"...

We've been so busy building, theres been precious little time to do any sort of tug towing,Norry is still trying to get the resin off his skin and Jamesy Gordon is busily totting up the cost of materials...that we got for free?

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008, 07:04:24 »
Found this great pic on the net 8)
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008, 08:44:24 »
HI MIKE ;  AMY of TACOMA built one of these a few years ago . It was at FOSSCUP this year .

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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2008, 09:21:11 »
Fantastic pictures Glen!!
All that aft-deck area is amazing! One could play football in the summer, and hockey in the winter ;D
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 09:35:45 »
Found this great shot on the net 8)
Looks like one of the Mk2 vessels??
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Re: Ship Docking Module
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2009, 11:45:14 »
Great picture Tugs53.

Good timing too. I was searching for the name of the two
new tugs that were supposed to have been built in Spain.
However, I also just killed an hour hunting down more pics and info.

Besides the Eliseo Vazquez, there is a twin Clara G., and possibly a third,
 Willy T under construction. These may be MKIII SDM, but my understanding
is that the only changes  besides a few cosmetic and deck fittings, may be in horse power.