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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: nick_75au on August 22, 2010, 06:32:42 AM

Title: Identifying a tug please
Post by: nick_75au on August 22, 2010, 06:32:42 AM
Just picked this up as a fixer-upper,
Has a sticker on the side Krick Modeltechnik but I can not find it on their website.

Has a kort nozzel wrapped around a 3 blade cleaver race prop %%

Nick
(http://s4.postimage.org/huYh0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVhuYh0)

(http://s4.postimage.org/hv2gi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVhv2gi)

(http://s4.postimage.org/hv4Lr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVhv4Lr)

(http://s4.postimage.org/hv7fA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVhv7fA)
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Prophet on August 22, 2010, 08:17:05 AM
Its deffinalty not a moden day kit. im not sure so i might get shot for this... but i think its a custom build 'free style'

but there are similaritys to it. like Dumas 'city jersey' (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Common/Images_Tugs/1248_Jersey_City.jpg)

 but i think by the look of the hull its based on mountfleet models 'cruiser' (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Common/Images_Tugs/Cruiser.jpg)

 im probably wrong on both but thats how it looks to me, it may be a kit of the past thats no longer availible, or built from a plan. im sure one of the tug boys here will be able to give you the answer yoru looking for  {:-{
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: nick_75au on August 23, 2010, 05:35:26 AM
Its closer to the first pic, the stern on mine has a large rake though?

Nick
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: hmsantrim on August 23, 2010, 10:38:19 AM
 Hi Nick.
               looking at the style of the superstructure is definately an american tug.

                                     cheers Frank
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Netleyned on August 23, 2010, 11:10:18 AM
Whats the length?
If it's around 800 mm it could have started out as a Krick Lucky
Or not!

Ned
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 23, 2010, 12:23:44 PM
and what is the hull made of?
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: poddy on August 23, 2010, 01:06:50 PM
Have you tried searching for Krick Schlepper?

the lucky does look similar. However, as others have said. The superstructure does looks scratch built.
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Tomasz. on August 23, 2010, 09:33:28 PM
(http://www.safari.pl/images/mamoli/taurus2.jpg)
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 23, 2010, 11:02:37 PM
This is starting to annoy me now!
I've seen this model before and remember it because of the pronounced ... peak? Visor? shade? over the the wheelhouse
windows and the very deep.... return? casing? bulwark? over the stern.

 i wish I knew about ships 'n stuff!  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: poddy on August 23, 2010, 11:57:49 PM
Was it this one Martin. It's got the pronounced peak over the umm...  :D

(http://s4.postimage.org/oNZUS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVoNZUS)
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Prophet on August 24, 2010, 01:35:41 PM
just found this link on the forum its look ever so close to your tug take a look at it and see if anything matches up
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24175.0;topicseen (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24175.0;topicseen)
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: hmsantrim on August 27, 2010, 08:08:27 AM
Hi.
       wonder if it could be one of the Moran tugs, or maybe one of these as they  all have   the pronounced ... peak? Visor? shade?
        over the the wheelhouse

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnUHGT8OO3g&feature=fvw

                         cheers Frank.. {-)
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 27, 2010, 08:51:44 AM
It's the hull shape that intrigues me.
The superstructure can be changed or modified to personal whim, hulls are usually much more difficult (or bother) to change.

Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: poddy on August 27, 2010, 09:35:22 AM
I haven't managed to track that hull down yet but I have stumbled across a good link for all the tuggers out there.

http://www.seatowage.de/flotte.htm
Title: Re: Identifying a tug please
Post by: poddy on August 27, 2010, 10:05:49 AM
Here's another one to err, trawl? through.

http://tugboats.de/