Digital Full-Size Plans Scale 1:24 ABOMA Diesel Tug 1930 era Suitable for Radio control
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You may have the plans printed at a print shop or tile printed on your home printer
ABOMA Diesel Tug 1930 era
Digital Full size plan prints on two sheets 39” x 24”
DigitalFour-page article with some building suggestions and photos
Digitalfiles are PDF, USB Card includes TIFF and JPEG
USB Card includes several articles on building model boats files are PDF and JPEG
Printing………..IT MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………………ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Scale 1:24 (1/2”=1ft)
Length 37 ½”
Beam 8 ½”
Suitable for Radio control (no insulation shown)
Power electric or steam
NOTE: Not suitable for beginners, require scratch building experience
By James Pottinger
As is usual with my plans, this is a drawing that a model maker can use to build a scale model of the original, but I do not include 'glue Part A to Part B' instructions, so it is for those with some general experience in the hobby and who can interpret a plan and its dimensions. Here follows a description of the various parts of the tug, starting at the bows.
Aboma was the first of three motor tugs that Gaselee & Son (Thames river tug owners), purchased new from the shipbuilders Cochrane of Selby in Yorkshire during 1933. This vessel was fitted with a 390bhp British Polar diesel at a total cost of £6650 and was actually less costly than the previous steam tug ordered by Gaselee & Son. She was 75 feet long overall with a beam of 17 feet and gross tonnage of 67 tons. Aboma served faithfully in the fleet until being sold in 1968 to Scrapping SA in Belgium, for just £650. Can you imagine picking up an old tug for that amount?