Midwest's "The Harbor Tug" ? - Page 2 - RC Groups
Thread Tools
May 07, 2005, 10:20 PM
Registered User
helifan's Avatar
good history lesson there Bob, ok how do i determin the size of the decks to convert my harbor tug to lets say 1/35 scale , but still use the hull of the harbor tug?
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
May 07, 2005, 10:43 PM
CG Bob's Avatar
Building Trades 101: The standard height of ceilings in American homes and offices is 8 feet from the floor. Commericial building usualy have a suspended or drop ceiling installed at 8 feet above the floor, with the actual ceilingbeing 1-4 feet abocve that - depends on vent ducts, electrical conduits, etc.

Model Boat Building 102: Following the above "standards", the distance between decks on ship models should be 8-10 scale feet. This equates to about 3 inches in 1:32 or 1:35 scale.

By changing the scale of the model, you may have to change the height of the bulwarks around the hull. The best way to check is with a figure from that scale or using a scale ruler.

This picture is of my 1:96 scale Icebraking Harbor Tug. The crewman is a HO (1:87 scale) police figure I repainted. It's only a 10% size difference between 1:96 and 1:87 scales - but you can see that the Chief looks to be at least 6'6" tall compared to the railing in front of him. He would look even more out of scale if I had placed him near one of the watertight doors on the main deck.
Last edited by CG Bob; May 07, 2005 at 10:53 PM.
May 07, 2005, 11:11 PM
Registered User
helifan's Avatar
ok thanks , i think i have it. i did figure about 3 " per deck to make 1/35 scale figures look right.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Midwest "the Harbor Tug" plans for trade helifan Scale Boats 2 Oct 09, 2016 04:55 PM
Question Atalntic harbor tug propellor cpd32 Dock Talk 2 Dec 30, 2009 11:54 PM
Midwest's "new" giant PT Boat Kmot Scale Boats 33 Nov 23, 2007 02:00 AM
Midwest's Lobster boat Old 8140 Scale Boats 9 Mar 24, 2005 09:14 AM
S.S. Furie tug vett Boats (FS/W) 0 Dec 13, 2003 08:08 AM