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Old Jul 05, 2011, 04:50 PM
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85' Tug boat

At 74 inches shes nice..

https://mraerodesign.securicom.ca/fr...?ProduitID=116

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Old Jul 05, 2011, 04:57 PM
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very nice indeed!
i have a set of plans for this model.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 05:26 PM
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Or in English, "Naval Modelisms".

There's a 36" version too.

https://mraerodesign.securicom.ca/en...?RubriqueID=26


It screams, "Detail me!"
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 05:50 PM
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come to think of it....the 85 plans i have ar for a 36 inch.
ill have to pull them out....may not be the same tug.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 05:58 PM
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Probably the same... the plans are for a 36 incher, he scaled them up.

From his site:

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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:12 PM
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ok i just pulled the plans out,85' harbor tug...but my plans are 37 inch model....same boat though.

heres the one i have!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:16 PM
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The guy who built that tug has a long thread on RCU with the build details. He sent the plans to MR Aerosdesign to enlarge them and then cut a laser kit. You can get a laser cut kit from Martin.

The guy who built this tug has even bigger ones. He also has a lake in his backyard, and a dock, and ..............
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:24 PM
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ok i just pulled the plans out,85' harbor tug...but my plans are 37 inch model....same boat though.

heres the one i have!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Eh, what's an inch here or there?
Same plans... see the "F" on the stack?
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:27 PM
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i agree....same print....i paid $27 shipped for my copy.
i wonder what the price is at the posted link....in us currency.


atleast now i know what a finished model looks like....lol.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:44 PM
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Dunno... but once again, you could get a set from Paddlewheels & Props:

http://modelplans.steamboats.org/p17-army-st-tug.html
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:53 PM
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I have the plans for the original 85' Army ST to 1/48th scale. 13 sheets of the plans for the real, full size one as originally designed, complete with the machine guns and mounts on the pilothouse roof, if you want to build the WW II military version. Detail sheets are to larger scales but with the full size measurements on them. Lots of these tugs were sold surplus after the war and some are still in use today. Angels Gate in LA, for example. Price is $37 bucks. Photos of a 1/32 scale military version included. See my website at http://modelplans.steamboats.org/
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 06:59 PM
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And John, those are original builder's plans, not dumbed-down model plans, right?
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 08:33 AM
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I was planning a 50" to 63" unit....I need something to run those 90mm props on .
Im thinking the prop would be to small for a 63" unit,50" yeah maybe ..but 56" i think puts me in 1/18 scale.

Tom ..any link to that build.

After seeing the model built It looks alot better than the plan's suggest.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Tom ..any link to that build.
Starts here...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_39...mpage_6/tm.htm
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Tom ..any link to that build.
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