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THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« on: June 25, 2015, 07:57:20 »
This is the start of the latest build, she is going to be the Danube VIII, of Tilbury contracting and dredging Co.
The hull is a Robbe Jan steam tug hull that I have had for a couple of years, I have removed half of the thick rubbing band and altered the forward section of the bulwarks to give her more tumblehome forward.
the deck beams were laminated with camber and fitted ,and then the motor and shaft were installed along with a bigger rudder, then the decks were cut from 3mm ply and fitted.
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 07:59:17 »
The steering servo fitting box was then made up ready for fitting
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 08:02:40 »
The insides of the bulwarks were lined with 1.5 mm ply to cover the fibre glass, and the main superstructure coaming fitted  and the superstructure casing started.
thats all for now
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 09:33:13 »
nice one geo. the danubes were my favourite tugs when I was a kid. probably because they were the biggest tugs regularly on the river in those days
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 10:00:15 »
Yes they had the size and the looks didn't they? and when they were in the original colours they always looked good
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 10:36:17 »
Nice looking tugs, Wayne has still got the one you did for Allen B.
Great Day on Sunday i will sort the DVD  out for you.
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015, 11:16:13 »
Cheers Bro that will be great, I don't suppose you remember them do you?  Geo
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2015, 01:23:47 »
Well I have got a little more done to the Danube,  The bulwark cappings are now on along with the stanchions and the after cabin top is made
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 01:26:16 »
The deck planking overlays have been marked and cut and the after tow rope storage has been cut to shape
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2015, 01:27:59 »
The very tall lifeboat davits have been made and assembled and the tow hook support fitted in place
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2015, 01:29:36 »
Once a few of the bits and pieces have been layed in place she is beggining to look like a tug
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2015, 17:04:40 »
George,
How do you pick your subjects and do you need to research them or are you, by now, now able to figure them out from a few photos.
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2015, 23:33:31 »
Hi Steve After working with and around tugs for over 50 years, and the fact that I come from  tugging family,I have a pretty big photo database of them and at the moment lots of memories to work from.
As for subjects I prefer the older tugs as they are the ones that I worked on mainly,although I have made ones with greenhouse wheel boxes, but not many.

The models are really built from photo,s and drawing that I draw myself,unless in rare occasions drawings are available,funny thing is I built the tug Napia from the original builders plans,which were Very expensive from the maritime museum,and people still say she looks wrong, you can,t beat your own instincts. And eyes mate,If it looks right it must be right.   Geo
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2015, 04:47:28 »
She is looking good, George. I saved some pictures of your last Danube build which turned out very well. Your work is always top notch.
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Re: THAMES TUG DANUBE VIII
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 18:37:07 »
Looking really nice!