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chipchase

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Northsider and Ironsider
« on: July 27, 2008, 09:03:40 »
  Hi all
Took these photos today. Northsider and Ironsider working together again, two of the Tyneís best.
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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 09:26:27 »
great photos of two cracking tugs
well done
cheers
peter :)

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 09:30:48 »
cheers peter 
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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 10:40:19 »
You are right there peter great looking tugs.
Great pictures.

  john b
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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 12:25:13 »
 :)Brian nice to see them together again after all these years! just like the real boats, they look great. you would think they were leaving the tyne for blyth?
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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 13:07:30 »
Hello Chipchase!

Very atmospheric looking tugs those two! I have often thought about purchasing the Tyne Models kit of Northsider/Ironsider but I have felt rather daunted by the construction process. Have you or anyone else ever written a construction article on these fine looking models? Are they hard kits to put together, and how much would it cost to get one on the water? Any advice would be really appreciated. I feel that the prototype truly represents the classic tug design - clean simple lines, atmosphere and shear brute force!

All the best
Simon  :-[

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2008, 22:50:52 »
HI   I have built four of thes semi kits so far, one was converted to the Gasilee tug Sauria,which had the same hull form without the heavy rubbing band.
the hulls are so well laid up that I could sand off the rubbing band and it did not affect the hull at all, moulding and fittings are first class,well worth the extra little effort involved in making a (semi-kit).

The pictures show the Sauria, another (Ironsider) as the Southsider and a lookalike called the Valencia.

Go on give it a try     all the best George.
Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 00:07:08 »
Nice work George! Cheers for the info.

Simon  :o

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 00:15:22 »
Hello again George,

I forgot to ask; apart from all the radio gear, motor, paint, adhesives, etc, what other items are needed to complete one of these models? I know that quite a few additional items in pewter and GRP are included in the semi-kit, but other than this what else would I need to purchase?

All the best
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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 01:03:26 »
Hi Simon I have never written a construction article on any built, but I do have a few photos that I took when I built the Ironsider, I would be happy to let you have. I have built most of Tyne Models kits, and would say that the Northsider/Ironsider was one of the most enjoyable models to build. This is the second Ironsider that I have built (sold the first, still donít why I did that but thatís another story). As Model Tugman says they are a semi-kit and need a little more thought, but it is well worth it. As for the cost, after the initial lay out of £280 for the kit that includes about everything you need apart from wood for the deck stringers (see Photo), glue, car filler, plasticard (Tyne Models supply). I am not sure if the drive shaft and prop are included in this price, you will have to check with Tyne Models. I donít know if you have ever spoken to Les or Tom, but you will find them very helpful. You will need to purchase speed controllers and a motor.

   
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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 02:47:30 »
Hello Chipchase,

Many thanks for your help. If I do purchase one of these kits could I take you up on your very kind offer of some construction photos?

All the best and thanks again
Simon
PS - I have to say that I think that your model tugs are some of the most convincing that I have ever seen (your painting methods seem particularly effective, making your models seem almost real!).  :o

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2008, 10:54:09 »

  Hi Brian, They would look good hooked up to the new San George tow.
  Cheers

  John

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2008, 01:11:38 »
Hi Poll hereís another two of my tugs that would look good on the San George. :)  :)  :)
Brian

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2008, 10:14:43 »

   Hi Brian, Will have to get Peter to bring the tow up to your pond some time,
   you will have to get a towing comp organized.
   Regards.

   John.

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Re: Northsider and Ironsider
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2008, 13:44:36 »
yes please do we are allways looking for new water to tugtow in :) :)
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