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Steam tug WARRIOR
« on: March 05, 2015, 07:57:24 »
After building two fairly modern tugs I think it is time that I got back to the ones I like , the older steam tugs,   this build is going to be the Steele and Bennie tug Warrior built in 1935.
I bought a cruiser hull from the internet last year and wondered what to do with it, after trawling through the archives I have decided on the warrior because the cruiser hull is as close to hers as I can find.
So last year in between serious builds I had a go at her superstructure to see if it would go on the hull, and then promptly put it under the bench, well I have resurected it and started in earnest, the deck beams are in and the decks are cut from 3mm ply, this is as far as I have got this week.   Geo
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 07:58:44 »
A couple more of the decking
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 08:00:23 »
And a couple of the superstructure so far
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 08:02:29 »
Last ones for today as she sits on her stand.
with the only other picture of her that I have.  Geo

Sorry about the picture sizes, my own camera has gone on the blink and I am using my wifes but they seem to come out small.
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 08:02:26 »
George, those lifeboat davits are works of art. They look pretty heavy, too. She is looking good.
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 08:59:27 »
A little more done to Warrior, some colour and a few more bits and pieces made.
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 09:00:56 »
Three more of progress to date.   Geo
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 09:45:40 »
She sure does look good.....
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2015, 08:39:52 »
Here are a couple of pics of progress on Warrior I have been playing with lots of string and a couple of long sticks she is starting to look quite busy now.
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2015, 10:26:39 »
   Hi George,
       Your build standards are fantastic yet another star Tug! like yourself I prefer the older tugs and my long term intention is to build a fleet of "Rea" tugs which are under way (i.e.they are in the shed ready to start building) and eventually will be sailing. I follow all of your builds with admiration for the skill and knowledge that shows in your models, thank you once again for your advice and help with all the problems I have had with the Sun XX1 build without your advice it would have gone on Ebay.
       Cheers,
            Peter.
The photo is my Lowgarth Mountfleet models but my own design and build (the kit quality and fit was very poor) I scatch built the superstructure from photos of the Foylegarth and scaled it off the figures. Sails superbly.

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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2015, 10:52:05 »
Thanks Peter,it is always a pleasure to be able to help people out if I can.   Geo
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2015, 20:46:15 »
George, its looking really great.  Did you just start this build on March 5th???  Is this one going to be powered?  Sure are fast!

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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 04:10:49 »
Hi Tug, yes but the superstructure was built about 6 months ago,and she was re started this month, she has a 12volt M.G.Roadster cooling fan motor in her driving a 4 inch prop.she will also have working lights,You are not far behind me matey, considering yours was a completely new build you are doing really well,  Geo
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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 07:14:28 »
Thanks George.  How long is the hull?  4 inch prop is pretty big.

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Re: Steam tug WARRIOR
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 10:25:36 »
She is 46 inches long with a   12.5 inch beam.
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