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Old May 07, 2015, 06:37 PM
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I would sure like to see the Great Lakes Historical Museum do something similar with the drawings for the "G" Tugs. They have had the drawings from the Great Lakes Shipyard, builder of the red and green "G" Tugs operated by the Great Lakes Towing Company (GLTC) for years, but uncatalogued and unavailable to the public. Some members of RC Groups even made contributions to the Great Lakes Historical Society to help spur the effort on, but with the move of much of the Great Lakes Museum in Vermillion to the new museum in Toledo, we aren't even sure any more where those drawings are.

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Pushboat /tugboat Carolanne
Hi, I completed this plan (and a picture about my finished boat).
Work log: http://mecsystem.uw.hu/carolanne.htm

It is really fast with Robbe Power 500/21 brushed motor and 2S1P 5000mAh LiPo
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Old May 11, 2015, 03:37 AM
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Small tug plan from Hungary
Plans, worklog, more photos: http://mecsystem.uw.hu/peter.htm
Boat photos, technical informations: http://www.hajoregiszter.hu/hajoadat...x_tr-519_/1341
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Old May 11, 2015, 01:43 PM
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Hi, I completed this plan (and a picture about my finished boat).
Work log: http://mecsystem.uw.hu/carolanne.htm

It is really fast with Robbe Power 500/21 brushed motor and 2S1P 5000mAh LiPo
First, you have done an outstanding job on this model. I immediately recognized her as one of the 70 foot Dravo RAM Towboats, which I was able to confirm with the help of Google, which enabled me to translate your build log.

Walt Musciano's model of one of these towboats, the Carol Anne, has long been a favorite of mine, ever since it was initially published in his second book on model ships and boats, and updated for R/C in an Air Trails Model Annual. It was my first plan purchase after saving up the price of fifty cents, but, sadly, the plan got misplaced over the years. Fortunately, I was recently able to replace it.

Your design modifications to facilitate construction in 1:50 scale is exemplary, and she captures the spirit of the 70 ft Dravo RAM towboats. It also looks as if your modifications provide sealed compartments for flotation, which we have been reminded is very important for models subject to water coming over the deck. I also prefer your modification of the barge that was in the original construction article to a bulk cargo design.

Thank you so much for sharing, and welcome to R/C Groups. I hope we hear more from you in the future!

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"Really fast" is very accurate! Check out the video. (Scroll down to last image)

https://docs.google.com/folderview?i...0ttUFJnazFTY1E
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WOW, thank you!!! I think, it was only a toy-plan, but now, I can see this is a real boat. I can't find any photos about original boat. Thanks again!! I modified windows because I never seen this window type. Some parts looks same with American Beauty, this boat have a lot of plans and photos, so I can redraw.

This is the fastest motor+prop setup (Robbe 500/21 and 30mm hydro propeller):
Carolanne towboat - top speed test (1 min 6 sec)


Here is my latest project log about a Sowiet torpedo boat, this plan released in a hungarian "Modellezes" magazine in 1967.
http://mecsystem.uw.hu/t141.htm
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That boat looks beautiful, and it should be very 'happy' running at the speed your towboat is showing.

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Mecee- First off I must state that the old saying “different strokes for different folks” comes to mind when viewing your finished tow boat. The finished model looks great and maneuvers really well, but the amount of power and running at top speed, makes the model look like a big joke.

This is one of the things that can make a really good build of a subject being turned away when view by other modelers when the subject matter performs unbelievable, super human, feats that were never intended for the original subject.

Like I said nice build, but “different strokes for different folks” when it comes to running the model.

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Mecee- First off I must state that the old saying different strokes for different folks comes to mind when viewing your finished tow boat. The finished model looks great and maneuvers really well, but the amount of power and running at top speed, makes the model look like a big joke.

This is one of the things that can make a really good build of a subject being turned away when view by other modelers when the subject matter performs unbelievable, super human, feats that were never intended for the original subject.

Like I said nice build, but different strokes for different folks when it comes to running the model.

Thank you, it can go with scale speed too, I always use scale speed when towing a barge. But it is useful to give a full throttle when I rescue other/bigger boats from reed.
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Small tug plan from Hungary
Plans, worklog, more photos: http://mecsystem.uw.hu/peter.htm
Boat photos, technical informations: http://www.hajoregiszter.hu/hajoadat...x_tr-519_/1341
Some pictures about my finished boat. It is only 14x10cm, really small, powered by 700mAh LiFe battery pack and two N20 type brushed motor.

More pictures:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...30759940225489
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Very nice pusher tug.
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Use the zipped TIF files, not the example JPGs!
Scanned at 200 dpi (needs to print full size on 30" or 36" wide roll paper, or print snippets- just make sure they print at 200 dpi to get full size (1:32 scale).

No 1:1 dimensions on the drawing... tug should be 104' long, I haven't checked.
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