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Old model TUG
« on: October 04, 2015, 00:21:40 »
Hi All , we went to the Ramsgate model boat show a man and his wife stood there for ages looking at the tugs.
He then came over and asked if we  would like a model tug he has in his loft,we met our lake and he had the tug with him he said it wants a lot of work  :-\.
I took it home first thing was to give her a good clean up then check it out she still had all the electrical stuff in 1950 to 60 style.
The hull was made from a wooden beam that came from Dartmor prison where he worked the upper works are all metal and the funnel is a old pea tin, she was a strait runner so no radio gear.
Not sure how old she is and will keep her as she is, something nice to tow around.
john b

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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 00:26:26 »
some pictures of her clean and masts repaired, plus the old motors and wiring
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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 00:33:38 »
Here is a picture of her taken by the local Swansea news paper early 1960,s.
it was taken on at  Blackpill Lake Swansea  he was a member of Neath Model Boat club.
His Father,s name was Lawrence Foster Winstone , born 1916 died 1963 just 47 years old.
He served in the army The Royal Artillery 8th army and desert rat .
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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 07:08:29 »
Come on Bro she deserves to be running again you can do it matey I will even bring a bottle down to christen her,  LOL XX big bro
Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 10:13:02 »
Ok Geo, motors still work replaced the wiring greased the shafts.
I will have to use tank steer as the rudder is fixed
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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 19:08:21 »
It does sort of look vaguely like the Bustler class tug Turmoil no?  Was it meant to I wonder?  Cool either way, neat old model.

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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 07:27:57 »
Here you go bro, some pictures on the lake
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 07:35:30 »
And then she stopped ,only the battery though so we towed her round.
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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 08:52:18 »
Nice once Bro,she had to have at least one sailing,well done,
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Re: Old model TUG
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 14:20:08 »
Great looking tug's, nice to see them on the water doing what they do best


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