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Title: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: jonbuoy on October 24, 2011, 04:01:23 PM
Hi newbie here
Has anyone built this tug or has any detailed pictures or plans?
I used to live in liverpool, but now in East Sussex so am not able to get to the
Albert dock to take pictures of it.
Need birds eye view of deck if possible.

(http://s4.postimage.org/7sh0h4aa3/tug_brocklebank.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7sh0h4aa3/)
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 24, 2011, 05:25:30 PM
Here's a couple to be going on with.

More available if required, might be better emailed direct for better quality.
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: jonbuoy on October 25, 2011, 07:46:15 AM
Hi  Frankie.
Thanks for the pics. much appreciated.
Could do with a few more please.
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Regards
Jonbuoy


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Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: Norseman on October 25, 2011, 03:21:09 PM
Hi Jonbuoy

I live in Huyton so if you get realy stuck for something in particular I could go down to town and take a few snaps for you. Hey - if you start a build log on it please PM me so I can watch

Regards Norseman
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: jonbuoy on October 25, 2011, 05:42:43 PM
HI norseman
Thanks for your interest I have had some great pics from Frankie.
Need some of the portside where the lifeboat is,
if that is possible.
Cheers
Jonbuoy
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: bosun on October 25, 2011, 07:09:46 PM
Hey Guy's
Any chance of posting those  other pic's on here, I'm sure a lot of us would like to see them, I know I would  :-))
Bosun
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 26, 2011, 11:08:00 AM
A few more..
The mast top is taken through a window so it's a bit iffy
These were taken 13 Jan 2007
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 26, 2011, 11:14:30 AM
Note Wincham in the background has been scrapped in rather strange circumstances <*<
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: Norseman on October 26, 2011, 01:23:22 PM
Ooh I just love strange circumstances - and I'm sitting comfortably. Spill the beans Funtimefrankie

Jonbuoy - I'm off to the Echo Arena on Saturday for Carnival du Vampires Rock http://vampiresrock.com/ (supposed to be a very good show) I'll try to pop over for those pics you mention.

Norseman
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: bosun on October 26, 2011, 04:10:38 PM
Great pic's of a lovely old 60's tug, the type I worked on as a lad :-)).,,,, and kept in good order by the look of her. So what happened re Wincham ?
Bosun
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 26, 2011, 06:58:24 PM
http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/04/wincham-scrapped.html

http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?13635-MV-Wincham-to-be-scrapped-by-National-Museums-Liverpool

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2009/04/20/peter-elson-s-shipping-lines-lottery-wants-its-money-back-from-scrapped-historic-liverpool-ship-100252-23424431/
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: bosun on October 26, 2011, 09:11:58 PM
Word's fail me on the fate of the Wincham, what a ridicolous situation and after all that money being spent on her. Our whole maritime history is slowl;y being eroded by the these so called intelligent people all over the UK. They did a similar thing at Swansea Maritime Museum, took away all the old historic exhibit's and put in push button screen's that show or tell nothing. Let us hope they leave the Brocklebank well alone.
Bosun
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: Norseman on October 26, 2011, 10:04:45 PM
Can't say it was enjoyable but thanks for the info and links Funtimefrankie. I'm just lost for words on what has gone on.

Norseman
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: jonbuoy on October 27, 2011, 02:07:43 PM
Thanks Norseman.
She always seems to be tied up with her starboard side by the quay.
So you might need a long lensed camera for a close up of the port side.
Regards.
Jonbuoy
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: Norseman on October 27, 2011, 09:21:23 PM
Not got a long lens - er may have to throw the wife in  O0 Whilst everyone is distracted by the whale in the dock I can sneak aboard  :-X If she reads this I'm dead meat.

Regards Norseman
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: jonbuoy on October 28, 2011, 04:06:17 PM
 Nice one.  Typical Scouse  humour. I miss it down south.

Jonbuoy
Title: Re: Tug Brocklebank (1964) build
Post by: justboatonic on December 16, 2011, 09:31:16 PM
http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/04/wincham-scrapped.html

http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?13635-MV-Wincham-to-be-scrapped-by-National-Museums-Liverpool

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2009/04/20/peter-elson-s-shipping-lines-lottery-wants-its-money-back-from-scrapped-historic-liverpool-ship-100252-23424431/

Pityful. All this was in 2009 by the look of it when the lottery and the Historic ships were looking to get nearly 45 grand back.

Did they get anything of did the WPS just say tough s..t?