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Klimek Tug Boat 1/20th Scale Frame Kit and Plans


Clyde Puffer 1/20th Scale AutoCAD Plan Set and Frame Kit Plans

From John-Tom:

Accurate aligned frames are the foundation for a high quality plank on frame model. Save hundreds of hours of time when making a plank on frame boat or ship model by starting with accurately machine cut frames.

Buying a ready cut frame kit is very expensive. Use our files with your chosen CNC workshop and have your frame kit cut for the fraction of the cost.

Costs can be kept to an absolute minimum by making your own choice of basswood or hardwood ply to a laser cutting shop or CNC milling shop, using the Files from John-Tom and just pay for the machining time if you do not own a CNC mini Mill or laser set up. Cut out the middle man and make the best saving and still end up with top quality frame sets for a fraction of the price charged by model boat companies and people selling plank on frame kits for model boats and ships.

Here is a nice tug brought to you by John Tomlinson.

RC Tug Boat Plans - 1/20th Scale Plank on Frame Build (9 min 43 sec)


  • Model Length : 833mm (32.8")
  • Model Beam : 222mm (8.75")
  • Height to top of Cabin : 286.5mm (11.3")

Plywood Sheet Dimensions

  • 600x350mm at 4.5mm thickness (24" x 14" at 3/16th" thickness) - 4 Sheets Required (Frames and Deck)
  • 600x350mm at 4.5mm thickness (24" x 14" at 3/32nd" thickness) - 2 Sheets Required (Cabin)
  • 600x350mm at 4.5mm thickness (24" x 14" at 1/8" thickness) - 2.5 Sheets Required (Planking)

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Aug 15, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Nice looking tug boat And just the right size.
Aug 15, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Great work, nice to see another Klimek, mine at 588mm long is here:- https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1430890
I got detail plans from here:- http://freeshipplans.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html Note, there are some slight errors in the plan sizes so they don't match up when joined. I altered the print scale to correct these.
Lots of other boat plans on this site.
Last edited by KIWINB; Aug 15, 2013 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Added the freeshipplans website.

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