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Veco Tug Boat "Ocean Going Type"

Old 01-09-2004, 10:49 PM
Steve Westphal
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Default Veco Tug Boat "Ocean Going Type"

Amidst my late Father's model collection is a Veco Tug Boat kit still in the box. It is 35 inches long and says "Henry Engineering Company on the end of the box. It is vacuum formed styrene and wood in it's construction and says "scale" in the description. It is made for electric motor and 3 channel R/C. Does anyone have a clue as to what it might be worth? For years, I have built airplanes, mostly 1/2A R/C, and have toyed with the idea of a boat. Thanks.
Old 01-11-2004, 11:24 AM
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Regrets for your father's passing.
Unless the effort of selling the kit is worth enough for you to buy something "cooler", I bet you'd have fun building and running the tug boat.
I love half-A (.049) airplanes and building my own designs was easy because of the small size and very rewarding when they worked (almost) like you wanted. Glad to meet someone of similar interest. I crossed over to build half-A speedboats, and had moderate success. I have yet to harness the scream of the half-A in a boat while in a tight corner; they always bog down.
Anyway - have fun with a boat and use your airplane skills to build it really nice.
A tug will manouver well in tight places so you don''t need a big pond.
Old 09-30-2010, 11:44 AM
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Sorry to hear aboiut losing your dad it is never easy to do. It is due to a simular situation that I am interested in purchasing your model. We has one when I was a child and I stepped on it and it made my brother VERY mad. It has sat on the shelf at the camp for years never being water worthy again. He has 'retired' at he camp and I would love to have this tugboat for him to see float on the water again. I have been looking with out much luck. If you ewant to sell I would like to know how much it is worth. Sorry I am not into models just a memory.
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Old 09-30-2010, 01:25 PM
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Build it. It can be fun and a challenge.

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