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Old Dec 16, 2006, 06:46 AM
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Carousel (Oval) tug from Holland

I came across these on www.tugspotters.com - a great site for us tuggies, if you haven't already discovered it!

These photos are by Frank Berting. I'm sure he wouldn't mind sharing them.

Andy
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 07:22 AM
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the look on his face when he pops the hatch says to me

"HANS!!!! How many times do i haf to tell you not to use zee bow thruster, you almost pulled zee boat over"
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 10:57 AM
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Here is the site for their video of the model working. I will try and see if the download works. Jerry J
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Well I guess that didn't work. It is a windows media file. Jerry J
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 12:31 PM
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Just give us the url to the website.

It looks like the model tug (model, yeah lol!!) is pulling the full size tug?
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 01:13 PM
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Looks like a 1/4 scale(3"=1'-0") test for a "deck mounted carousel-ring.
As I recall, the original carousel tug had the ring mounted half a deck up and mounted vertically around the pilot house like a collar.

The original Carousel Tug performed similarly during a sideways pull.
I would imagine they are attempting to lower the CG of the towing point.
Seems like they are proud that it can tow 360 degrees, and that the list put on the vessel is acceptable. Personally, I would prefer a water tight cabin mounted on a vertical gimble, so that the pilot house would stay level regardless of the list incurred during a tow.

Here we go
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346344



See the "NEWS" link here.
http://www.imcgroup.nl/
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Kmot, I'm not sure that the big boat is a tug. Notice the large workdeck forward?
It might be some kind of supply vessel or transport.
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 01:38 PM
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looks like one of the dutch waterways barges
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Go to Umi message above, click on the "news" link, go to downloads, download video DOT systems and that should take you to the link. The model says it is 1:8,5 scale. Jerry J
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 06:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryj98501

The model says it is 1:8,5 scale.

Jerry J
Okay, 3" = 10.38" scale...
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 02:38 AM
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River transport barges

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Kmot, I'm not sure that the big boat is a tug. Notice the large workdeck forward?
It might be some kind of supply vessel or transport.
I believe this is a shore to ship river supply vessel and I believe this one supplies drinking water (pomplebed might know for sure Jan?). This is a small one, they can be very large, usely powered by one engine. They carry from sand (construction, landfill) to liquid gas and are quite deep.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 02:32 PM
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I believe this is a shore to ship river supply vessel and I believe this one supplies drinking water (pomplebed might know for sure Jan?). This is a small one, they can be very large, usely powered by one engine. They carry from sand (construction, landfill) to liquid gas and are quite deep.
Hi Pkboo,

Ghost suspected it to be a waterways barge of some sort, as you said. Somewhere in my plans files I have an old MAP drawing of a motor vessel that is similar, used as a transport on the Euro canal system.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 06:19 PM
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Kmot, I'm not sure that the big boat is a tug. Notice the large workdeck forward?
It might be some kind of supply vessel or transport.
I'm sure you must be right. Interesting though, how it has tires all around it like a typical tug. Maybe because it is a supply ship and has to rub sides against whatever ship it is supplying?
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 08:52 AM
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kmot, using tyres as fenders is common practice in Europe for inland waterways craft
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Kmot, Ghost is right! And you can see how deep it lies in the water giving her away as a supply ship, almost full I'ld say.
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