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Another 80s style tug build
« on: October 02, 2015, 08:47:10 »
I was not going to put this on the Forum as it is not a realtug ,but a lookalike, it is a 44" fibre glass hull from the loft that has been hanging around for a few years,and as I found myself wanting to take a break from modelling for a while BUT soon got bored, I have decided to use this hull and make a tug similar in looks to the Ready to run New Castle tug that Graupner used to market.
One big difference and I mean BIG is the Kort nozzle the one that I am using comes from the Robbe Odin and it is 4" or 100mm Dia and I am using up a lot of spare parts that I have so she has a 5 Bladed prop as well,as you can see from the pictures I have had to drop the skeg about 20mm to get it all in.
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 08:50:01 »
For those that do not know the New Castle here are a couple of pictures of one that I Had, but is now in South Africa.
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 08:52:45 »
The decks are made from 3mm ply with plenty of support underneath and the bulwarks have been lined with 0.8mm ply to cover the fibre glass, and I have raised the forward section of the bulwarks to match the pattern tug.
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 08:55:29 »
The superstructure has been made with 3mm ply sides and frames and a1.5mm ply top
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 08:59:17 »
The wheel box is again made from 1.5mm ply
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 09:01:19 »
The combined funnel and mast is made  from a mixture of 1.5 and 0.8 mm ply again, I do like a bit of wood
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 09:03:54 »
Final one for now. the Towhook is a Robbe Odin one, slightly altered to suit, this is as far as I have got to date,more to follow as she progresses.   Geo
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 09:44:37 »
Looks good! Nice way to put to use those spare parts we all put aside for those 'might need that' projects.

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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 10:03:41 »
I do like a bit of wood,as in woods RUM. I thought you was a bit quiet.
Looking good Bro.
I have just been given a 54 inch Turmoil tug it was in his loft for 50 years i will post some pictures.
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2015, 12:24:32 »
Hi Bro, my favourie is now O V D (old vatted demerera ) it is imported into Scotland and Tesco and Asda sell it 23.00 a litre really smooth yum yum.
Turmoil one of the best looking class of tugs ever built lucky brother you, mind your old back lifting it  He He,  see you soon   Geo


And thanks Mike   Geo
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 13:00:21 »
That Sarah B is a very nice tug.

Something to be said for that era of tug building. Unfortunately these days curves cost money to include into ship building.

Thanks for preserving the past.

Hayden
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2015, 11:46:20 »
Hi George,
     I like the look of the superstructure that's just what I had in mind for the next project (the Smit Polen hull with Faz's take on it). I shall watch with interest although I am not too sure about the funnel mast combination. I am going to have a go at building the superstructure in wood for a change, keep the pic's coming.
     Kind regards,
           Faz.
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: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2015, 04:22:24 »
Here are the next batch of pictures,which brings it up to date, the bulwark cappings and stanchions are now done and she has had a coat of undercoat on all of the topworks.
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2015, 04:23:51 »
with a bit of colour on.
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Re: Another 80s style tug build
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2015, 10:03:40 »
Looking good Bruv.
john b