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Naval tugs
« on: December 15, 2007, 16:13:56 »
This is my scratch built HMT RESOLVE tug, they were the most powerfull tug from 1918 up till the middle of the second world war.

The model is built at a scale of 1/40

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 16:18:11 »
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 16:19:03 »
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007, 05:37:59 »
One word; WOW!!!!!!!
Exellent model, how long did it take to build?

Mark.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 06:23:55 »
Hi Mark, About 15 months, I had just finished mine about a month when Jotica released there 1/48 scale tug at the Blackpool show. You would not believe the differance in size, mine is longer , wider and taller, 1/40 against 1/48.

Model is 57 inches long.

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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 11:49:18 »
Hy ARH,
What a cracking job you ,ve done on that tug, any info on the electrics ect, she looks excellent, (Proper Job)
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2007, 15:43:30 »
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 15:15:16 »
I ballested out the model in my corner bath , just fit at 57 inch.

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 02:13:00 »
Here,s a good photo of HMT ROLLCALL its in the same time frame as my Resolve ,1918

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 02:40:45 »
hello all  here is a painting of  H.M.R.T.  ASSIDUOUS This was painted in watercolours for my Dad who was engineer on her when she was first built and whilst she was still under the red ensign, and managed by William Watkins (London).
She was later handed to the Grey Funnel line
Tugs are for life      George B

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 03:18:46 »
this is a scratch built Assiduous 48 inches long plank on frame and powered by a Cheddar models Proteus steam plant
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 13:47:30 »
This one is modified mountfleet kit empire piper
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2008, 08:07:57 »
Beautifull models there guys!! Well done. Historicly, there have been many former Royal Navy, deep sea tugs that found their way out here to the west coast of Canada. These included 4 of the "Saint" class tugs of WW1 vintage, and two WW2 tugs, including the HMS Cautious, which as the "Rivtow Lion", was sunk as an 'artificial reef' a couple of years back. Very sad, but I guess better that than the breakers in China. She was a 'floating breakwater' in Vancouver Harbour for years, untill she started leaking oil so bad, she was evicted. Under very stange circumstances she was towed here to Maple Bay, and basicly abandoned, with the so called "owner" vanishing into thin air! She was moored right across the dock from me, and was a very interesting boat to 'snoop around' on! Here is a photo of her as she's starting to 'go'.  Mike :'(
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2008, 09:41:46 »
hi nice photo of the Rivtow Lion  she started life as HMRT PRUDENT a member of the ASSURANCE class of tug she was a sister boat to the ASSIDUOUS
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2008, 09:52:47 »
here are a couple more pictures of the Rivtow Lion going down what a sad thing to see.
She wasbuilt in Selby  England in 1940,  561 tons, she was withdrawn from Admiralty service in 1966 and sold to Canadian interests and spent the next 19 years towing log booms from Alaska to Puget Sound   she was converted to Diesel power in 1967.
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