Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1/32 EGRETE PUSHER TUG Twin Electric Motors for RADIO CONTROL
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Digital full size plans on Cd
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Digital Full size plan prints on Two 36” x 24” and 32” x 24” Sheets
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Length 27 1/4 in
Beam 9 3/4 in
Twin Electric Motors
By David Metcalf
Now let's take a close look at the model itself. You will see the hull and superstructure are no more than boxes. The stem is raised at the back to allow for the low water level months, enabling the largest size props available to be used. The ship itself has fixed propeller shafts with steerable Kort nozzles; I have used two 'Ripmax' SchottIe drive units. Let's now run quickly through the boat.
The Rhine runs nearly 1 280 km to the North Sea; most of its pollution is through the low countries. Near its head and through Lake Constance it is still relatively clean. Linkage to the Rhone was finally made in 1985, the latter being some 811km of navigable waterway. This connection linked the large ports of the North Sea to the Mediterranean.
The Egrete would appear to date from about this time of the linking of the two systems. The tug has been designed to push multiple or single barges up to a dead weight of 5000tonnes. The most unusual feature of the model is the raising bridge and wheelhouse, designed to operate when two layers of containers are carried on the barge in front. Raised it allows the crew to see exactly where they are going, and is lowered to pass under the lowest bridge on the whole network. All heights of the vessels that operate on the system are designed about this one bridge.