Full Size Printed Plans Scale 3/8 = 1ft (1/32) twin screw tug L 43" Suitable for Radio Control

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Full Size Printed Plans

HOTSPUR

FULL SIZE PRINTED PLANS on a SHEET 45"x 36"

Note: No building Notes

Two Page article with photos

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

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