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Old 04-04-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
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Tug details reqd.

I intend to build a tug that is in Port Nelson N.Z. which bears the name of my great uncle W.H.Parr, the Port have been very helpful in suppling photos of some of the plans but not of the bow or stern views . I know its a long shot but has anyone got photos of the tugs bow and stern view when its been out of the water.
Also has anyone tried to get on the model tugs forum ? I tried back in February this year and am still waiting to be accepted rather a long time I think and I have no way of contacting them as I can't get in to ask the question. Clues any one !!!

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Old 04-04-2015, 05:30 PM   #2
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There should be a "contact us" link somewhere on that forum(on this forum it is at the bottom of every page) By clicking it you will circumvent all forum protocols and be contacting the owner or his agent directly via email. If the forum is still otherwise active there's at least a dozen reasons I can think of that your membership did not get activated, but one email should clear it right up.

Hope the forum is still active as model tugs sounds like a fun subject.


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Old 04-04-2015, 10:32 PM   #3
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Go on Nordic Tug website, American Tug and Ranger Tug. The Nordic is the nicest looking one IMO. Everything is on the internet.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:16 AM   #4
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I suspect Stourboy is referring to a real tugboat .. not a yacht toy.

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Old 04-05-2015, 12:05 PM   #5
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She was built by Sims Engineering in Port Chalmers NZ in 1972. Though Sims seems to no longer exist, they were building ships in 1994. Perhaps try a museum in Port Chalmers or a NZ maritime museum?

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Old 04-05-2015, 01:06 PM   #6
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I think the best bet would be to contact the engineering group that did its last refit. Duffill Watts and King.

It appears that Duffill Watts was recently purchased by Downer EDI. I would call or email the Dunedin branch office.

When I take in projects, I have huge amounts of digital images. I bet someone there could help.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:36 PM   #7
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I would like to thank you all for your helpful replies,in particular TAD ROBERTS and NORTHERN SPY for their input and information which I will act upon in the near future .
Thanks for the welcome CPsuedonym, and Chester613 I intend to make a scratch model of this tug during next winter so I have got a little time to get some plans sorted. At the moment I am doing a refit on an ocean going tug called Amsterdam which I was given and now I know why ,ha ha.

Stour- boy. (Steve )

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