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Title: Name of this tug
Post by: Helderluiss on July 24, 2009, 02:05:30 PM
Hi

I need some help trying to figure out the name of this tug that was showed in a Rcm magazine some years ago if ʹm not wrong, is very similar to the Arpec V but with some alterations on the uper deck. I cannot figure out if is a real tug or a self creation.

Any help would be great.

(http://www.postimage.org/aV1NfrBJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: artisan100 on July 24, 2009, 02:09:50 PM
I looks to be very similar to the Billings 'Banckert', but I'm sure others on here can be more specific.

Cheers,

Geoff
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: Helderluiss on July 24, 2009, 02:16:35 PM
Yes it does. It must be it  :-))
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 24, 2009, 02:31:52 PM
I'd say Billings 'Banckert' too.
(http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/banckert_lrg.jpg)
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: Shipmate60 on July 24, 2009, 05:32:21 PM
From Mayhem Homepage, looks like a Bankert.

Bob
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: boatmadman on July 24, 2009, 05:33:17 PM
yup, its a Bankert
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: over_powered84 on July 25, 2009, 01:55:50 AM
I'll Echo Those Call From The Wild.... Yup It's A Banckert Banckert Banckert.....
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: Xtian29 on July 26, 2009, 03:57:42 PM
Hello

I agree with everybody, this picture is the Blanckert

It's strange but the Arprec V exist on kit with the ready to sail  Newcastle

I don't know why they change the name.  she's realy the Arpec V and even the colour are the ones of ARPEC compagny with blue and red funnel   

A model of the original Arpec V

(http://nsa08.casimages.com/img/2009/07/26/090726052037498458.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

The ready to sail kit Newcastle

(http://nsa08.casimages.com/img/2009/07/26/090726051927871630.jpg) (http://www.casimages.com)

http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/products_id/414

A+ Xtian

Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: ixion on June 28, 2011, 06:44:19 AM
I know this is a old thread but I have just stumbled on it. I didn't realize the RTR New Castle tug was modelled on a real tug I thought it was ficticious. After searching I can't seem to find any pictures of the real ARPEC V, anyone know of any. From searching she may have been remaned NIM? Is she still in service, any one have any information?
Thank you
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: polobeer on December 10, 2011, 10:54:53 PM
Here's a photo:-

http://frenchtugs.free.fr/photos/ej/Goeland_II.jpg
Title: Re: Name of this tug
Post by: Xtian29 on December 11, 2011, 12:41:36 PM
Hello

The Goland II is not the Arpec V. She is only one of the tug from that now disapeared compagny ARPEC

The Arpec V was sold to Mauritania and is no more existing. 

About pictures of the real Arpec V, they are rares, there is some on the French boat model magazine MRB  271   http://cgi.ebay.fr/MRB-n-271-REMORQUEUR-ARPEC-V-/250830207792

Xtian