Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1:32 a twin screw tug HOTSPUR Suitable for Radio Control
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Digital full size plans on Cd
Not a printed plan and no material supplied
Digital Full size plan prints on a SHEET 45"x 36"
Note: for builder with experience no building notes
DigitalTwo Page article with photos
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Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
Scale 3/8 = 1ft (1/32)
Length 43 1/2"
Beam 8 5/8"
Suitable for Radio Control
by P.N. Thomas
The Hotspur was built in 1897 by Wm. Simons of Renfrew to the order of the London and India Docks Joint Committee, later incorporated into the Port of London Authority. She was a twin screw tug, 110'b.p. x 22 ft. beam x 12 ft. moulded depth. Her gross tonnage was 192 and her displacement was 325 tons. At the scale of 3/8 in.=1 ft. used on the drawing, the model will be 43 1/2 in. o.a. and will weigh about 20 lb. The Hotspur exhibits some features which are somewhat unusual. The engine-room skylight is continued on the same level as the boiler casing, instead of dropping to a lower level. The bridge is not on the boiler casing but is supported on stanchions in front of it. The raised deck abreast of the boiler casing is not typical, but is useful in the model, giving extra headroom for batteries (or a steam boiler). The two houses on the foredeck were often found on the early tugs. being used as W.C.s or as store lockers. The steering chains run straight back from the bridge instead of being carried out to run along the bulwarks. Also they are chain all the way without any rods being introduced