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ARH

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2010, 14:22:15 »
Two new photo,s of my HMT RESOLVE

Taken in the bath and laid out on the table before assembling.

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2010, 16:09:20 »
Now that is one outstanding build there ARH :) :) :) :)
How long is she??

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2010, 00:17:35 »
Hi Tugs53, She is 57 inches long, 11inches wide, built to 1/40 scale. :) :) :)

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2010, 03:43:17 »
Good looking tug, Ron. How much does she weigh?
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2010, 13:24:49 »
75 LBS all up sailing weight. :) :) :) :)

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2010, 03:51:47 »
That is a hefty girl. What do you use for a trolly?
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2010, 06:33:19 »
I was a lot younger when it was first built, just used straps.

This gives you a better idea the size of the model.  :) :) :)

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2011, 10:30:18 »

Model of USS Paiute ATF-159 by Mr. T in DC, on Flickr

Model of USS Paiute ATF-159

Model of the USS Paiute (ATF-159), an Abnaki-class fleet ocean tug, commissioned in 1945, and scrapped in 2003 after a long service life. Model is displayed in the library of the Naval Heritage Center, adjacent to the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC.
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2011, 12:25:57 »
Nice model.

I didn't know that Mr. T was in town. "I pity the fool."
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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2019, 14:20:41 »
I have had a SSY ARS hull sitting around for years. After completing several other projects I decided to tackle it. The hull is of the Bolster class which was a follow on to the Diver class. The only differences between the classes is the Bolsters were 4 feet wider and therefore slightly greater displacement. Beyond that, the two appeared almost identical...except...The Divers came in essentially three sub classes. It is the first sub class that I decided to build. It consisted of the Diver, ARS 5, Clamp ARS 33, and the Gear ARS34. I am building the Gear, becausethe best photos available are of her.
Hull prep was done the normal way and followed by the deck sub-frame. I used West system epoxy liberally. In planning the build, I wanted to include a working anchor and I wanted everything in the hull to be removable. This was a challenge do to the limited access, but do-able.
The deck is 1/16 F/G sheet epoxied into place. Most of the superstructure is styrene or pvc. The forward fire monitor is functional, the stack smokes and the anchor is functional, when it drops.
I am still working on the boom, mast King post rigging. There does not appear to have been a rigging plan saved for these twin king post ships. there is a plan for the later sub class with one king post and I am trying to work that out. There are still many LEDs to rig and wire as well
In the meantime, she has sailed successfully and towed a canoe with 300lbs of very dead weight around at about 2 knots without effort. Twin Johnson 970 low rpm 12v motors provide the power, while two 12 amp SLA's provide to juice to do the job.

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Re: Naval tugs
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2019, 14:22:41 »
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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2019, 14:42:37 »
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