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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:51 PM
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RTR Tug upgrade


Here is an upgrade on an RTR Tug, was called Savannah, bought from RCModels.com.
There were things that failed ( see "has anyone bought from RCModels ) thread.

The entire superstructure was re-created, only the base was retained.
Drive line fell apart, bought new from MACK models, SUPER smooth, no vibration, no leak.
7.2V motor with one BIG SLA battery for ballast, 2 lbs. copper coated lead shot in ziplocks for ballast.
Working searchlight from MACK added, working sideboard lights on the way.
Area under hawse drying rack ( rudder access ) was WIDE OPEN, I sealed it and built a new grating.
Added bitt, vent pipes, railing ( thanks Harbor ! ), new funnel, scratch water tank, tires.
Runs well, super quite, it was a platform for me to use to learn how to RC a model, it has served it's purpose well.
Now on to building my own boat 100% ....


Here is the link to to the original build thread:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1462138
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Sounds like your original purchase was not a RTR, but a ready-to-fall-apart, Tim---.

Nice job on the redo.
Old Sep 27, 2011, 01:21 PM
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Thanks Kap ...
Yes, the driveline was doomed ... hand made from scrap !
Looks more like a Tug and less like a birdhouse now.
Old Sep 27, 2011, 02:44 PM
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NICE upgrades made Tim. makes the model look much o better!
Old Sep 27, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Very nicely done remodel. Only one more thing for the tug...... it needs a bigger prop.
Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Thanks my friends...
Interesting observation green boat ...
You must mean easthetically ( I was able to blow the doors off that goose ) ...
I simply ordered a stuffing box from MACK and got the prop that matched up ...
I think the 1.48" is what fell into place.
I wonder if I can get a bigger prop. and have it fit correctly on that 1/8 shaft...
Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Nice Job Tim!

Only one boat at a time for now?
Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Great rebuild looks even more realistic than before. Great detail .
Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Yes, I meant aesthetically. Steam tugs had larger props because of the slower RPM's they turned.
Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:07 AM
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Nice Tim real nice!
What did you do the rivets out of?

And how the heck did you get that checkerd grating so perfectly straight?
Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:38 AM
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Very nice rebuild.
Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:55 AM
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Im with you longbike I would like to know that too.
Old Sep 28, 2011, 05:59 AM
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Nice refit.

carries that grating.
Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Cormorant Tug


greenboat: had I been more carefull, I would have used a gearmotor with a 2" 4 blade paddle.
Longbike:The grating is from Nature Coast ( fittings in the catalogue ) 50X50mm, 6 bucks.
The rivets are just 5 minute epoxy, a nail and patience ( I like rivtes ! )
Millertime: Thanks !
woodybob: got the grating from Nature Coast ( see above ), but YOUR link has WAY better selection, I am contacting them TODAY !
Tim
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Just one at a time ....


Quote:
Originally Posted by Rmay View Post
Nice Job Tim!

Only one boat at a time for now?
Morning Mr. Rmay !
Yes, just one at a time now ( that is one on each of three benches )
...
WIP:
1. Model Slipway Loyal Class Tender ( last unbuilt example on the planet as far as I know )
2. Harbor Models is shipping a San Pedro kit today
3. Kalle Tug ( Aeronaut ).


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