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Welcome RC Model Tugboat RC Boats

Welcome RC Model Tugboat RC Boats


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Photos & Ideas for building your own big RC tugboat model-

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Ice breaker bow, twin keels for stability, and heavy construction for real work capabilities.

Note: I am building this website as you check it out and so there is material on here that is not for the site but I need to leave it there to add the tugboat building information and all. Today is Monday the 13th of July, 2019, my tenth day of building the site. Michael: 2tugboats@gmail.com

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My tug has an anchor winch, air tank, air compressor, 12 volt car battery, and an air horn. . .oh, and a deck winch, 42 lights, and diesel engine sound.

Keep in mind that I design and create art work for corporate and private collections. I have used my artist license on my third tug, the "Kathy Sue" and so she will never float let alone ever sail the waters of my lake.


There is a lot of room in this tug design but keep it simple is a good idea. And, its major flaw is being "top heavy".

 

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Beginning your tug's skeleton

Here is a basic list of things to be aware of for cutting out your keel, frames, and decks. All in all I used about a sheet and a half for the effort  to create the pictured 4th tug skeleton. Also, I white premiered my plywood first and the white ply really works out well. . .much worth the effort and waterproofs your interior more easily.

It is critical that you write the part number on each part as you trace them out on the plywood using "Carbon Paper". Looking bow to stern the part name or numbers will all be facing forward. Write "top" on the deck pieces. If you don't. . .you will never figure out how the parts go together and all. My plans are "drawings" and so they may be a bit off if not laid out exactly as drawn. Just cut out the parts along the lines. Don't try to save the line or use the line or get tricky. . .just butcher them out. You will do all the fitting after the parts are "roughed" together in the first of several "mock ups" of your tugboat skeleton.

Many of the slots won't fit and will have to be trimmed a bit. Then the skeleton will be wobbly and you will make the deck slots fit and as you go along, the skeleton will tighten up. As you work it you will figure out steps from checking out what is going on towards completion of the skeleton mock up. After all the fitting and still before you screw it all together you should make the mountings for your steering and drive gear foundations. . .then make it all tight.


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