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PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« on: July 06, 2008, 22:23:20 »
Hello from Tasmania.I have been building models for 5 years and on a recent trip to the UK  I  simply had to buy graupners Glasgow.I had quiete an adventure getting her back home.This is my first paddle build two things I am a little nervous on placement of paddles and the paddles (graupner kit)they seem a little flimsy in the blade fastners little black plastic .,and they don,t seem like they will do much travelling.this is my first posting ...Glasgow

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 00:11:21 »
Welcome Aboard Glasgow !

We truely are a Global site now we have you on the Forum. Say hello to Tasmania !

Are you part of a Model Boating Club ? ...if so remember to let them know about this new Tug Forum .

We have a great crowd on here whom I'm sure will be able to offer you lots of advice on your build. We look forward to the build up pics !

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 00:15:15 »
Welcome Glasgow,

We have a resident expert on paddle ships   Tug-Kenny.  Look him up on the members list and send him a message. He is a very helpful chap.

Barry
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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 11:53:50 »

Hi Glasgow.  Welcome to the club. Tasmania eh !!   that sounds nice.

I'm not really an expert, but I am building the Paddle ship Waverley. The learning curve is quite steep as they perform and build differently to screw tug boats.

I joined a site specifically for Paddlers to learn more as my previous boats had been tugs. We don't have a separate section on here dedicated to paddlers yet, so may I recommend the following as worth a visit.

     http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/

If you come on board you will be amazed at the wealth in information, and they may be able to help you better than I could.

Hope this helps,

Ken


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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 13:11:08 »
Kenny,

We've had a section for Paddle Tugs since we started !

Any info can be found/added on here, we have some very knowledgeable members.

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008, 01:04:45 »
Kenny,

We've had a section for Paddle Tugs since we started !

Any info can be found/added on here, we have some very knowledgeable members.

[tp][/ftp] thanks for the welcome and thanks to ken who provided wonderful advice on fitting the rudder.Glasgow is slowly but surelly starting to take shape.My next battle will be with the paddles.Any tips.One that I might pass on, in place of epoxy

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2008, 01:16:49 »
Hi Glasgow, welcome to the forum. We all would love to see pictures of your build (lots of them  ;) ;) ;) ;) pleeeeeeeease)

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW Video
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 08:30:28 »
Just found this on youtube this morning.
Mighty nice model!! :) :)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WA632qjilk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WA632qjilk</a>
« Last Edit: December 26, 2008, 15:54:32 by tugs53 »
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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 09:18:46 »
work on paddle tug as a boy

« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 11:16:59 by TugMaster »

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2009, 11:20:11 »
Hi Joseph,

Welcome to the Forum.

Thank you for the message you sent me, I think that you say that you worked on the Paddle Tug "Houghton" in 1959 in Sunderland as a boy ...is this correct ?

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2009, 15:08:21 »
Hi Joseph,

Welcome to the Forum.

Thank you for the message you sent me, I think that you say that you worked on the Paddle Tug "Houghton" in 1959 in Sunderland as a boy ...is this correct ?

TugMaster yes

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 10:45:59 »
I have just posted a photo of the `Houghton` in The Pics Only` thread.

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 16:30:27 »
i work in the houghton form 1959 till 1962

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Re: PADDLE TUG GLASGOW
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2009, 05:00:26 »
I have just completed the graupner glasgow. it was an easy build, but when completed was not very manouverable.

I modified my one by cutting the drive shaft in half and installing two motors driving through timing belts and toothed pulleys if you need any info on this i will be only to pleased to mpass it on.
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