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Old Oct 06, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Cool workboat !

Cool workboat ...

This is from the last Burnaby BC club meeting ( from the BAMM newsletter )..

Truly a one of a kind work boat, thought it deserves some coverage down here.

Still trying to find out what it is !
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 04:12 PM
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i belive thats a robbe mark kit 'a freind of mine did have one 'it was a good steering course boat regards ray
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Cant seem to find that right off hand, is it out of production ?
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Robbe made the kit Mark back in the 80s. This has been a great with many hours of use in on the clock.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:14 AM
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Definitely looks inspired by the Robbe Mark boat but from the photos it looks like it could be larger, maybe a 1/12 scale model of that same style boat...?
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 06:38 PM
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I believe that the figure on the aft deck is a Bachman "G" scale railroad piece (1/22.5). I have a few of those.

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:15 AM
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Cool workboat ...



Still trying to find out what it is !
Umm...boat?

Actually, the bars help keep the skipper's head where it's supposed to be...or did I miss the meaning of the question?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:10 AM
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hello,

I build a ship from this typ in 1/15 scale.

It´s called Mooring Tug.

See this:

Mooring Tug IV............3.wmv (4 min 8 sec)
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Here the same ship:

Probefahrt MooringTug 5 06 2011 (6 min 57 sec)
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Hi Waterspeed,

if you havn't done your post I would have made a post with your buildreport on "Sealords"

well done !

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Old Oct 10, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Thanks Waterspeed !

This is such a cool looking boat ...

I dont see in the post, is it from a kit ?

Scratchbuilt ?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Definately an interesting approach there Waterspeed and nicely done.
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Hi, good day,

a RC-Colleague from Germany with a link to BAMM Vancouver told me, that he posted some photos of my MOORING TUG II into this forum. Following the thread I noticed that this type of tug is not well know (although Waterspeed posted some information).

The tug is a so-called Mooring Tug, which is still used e.g. in Hamburg to assist
in mooring of vessels on to exposed jetties. The tug is taking the lines from the vessel to be moored and tows them to the jetty where the linesmen are handling the ropes.

The Mooring Tug II is based on a plan 1:25 by Mr. Algermissen, a well know german RC Model Builder. A friend of mine (Carpenter ) constructed and build the frame to scale 1:12,5, giving the boat a length of 89 cm and a breadth of 29,5 cm.

The hull and wheelhouse incl. frames is build out of 4 resp. 2 mm wood.

The motor is a starter-motor for RC-Planes (Fuel). This type of motor is placed on the propeller-spinner of the plane to start the fuel-motor.

Around the 4-blade / 80 mm brass-propeller an "ice-protection" is placed.

The cage around the wheelhouse is to protect the whellhouse and tug-personal in case a mooring rope snaps / breaks during the mooring-operation.

Batteries installed are of LiFePo-Type, 4 x 3,3V 10 Ah plus 12V NiMh / 4 Ah for the other consumers (soundmodule etc.).

The soundmodule is from Beier Electronics Germany (www.beier-electronics.de), Type USM-RC plus a 20W amplifier.

The weight of the model - Ready to Run - is close to 16 kg. I run the boat with a Graupner 2,4 GhZ HoTT set.

Have a look to the below youtube-link, showing some more photos and a short video of the "maiden voyage" (Watch this video with sound / loudspeaker on).

If you need more information abt. the Mooring Tug please ask.

Have a nice day.

Michael

Maiden Voyage MOORING TUG II:

Mooring Tug II.wmv (5 min 2 sec)
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Hello Michael !

This is a Very nice model, very talented building skills !
I am happy to have it identified, originally there was only one picture available from the BAMM newsletter and the publisher had no further infomation.

Thanks !
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Thanks Michael and Peter L. for passing on all this information, much appreciated.
Kim
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