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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: earl on October 05, 2012, 12:30:26 PM

Title: river barge pusher
Post by: earl on October 05, 2012, 12:30:26 PM
I'm new here. Does anyone know where I could find the general dimensions of a barge pusher (like the ones seen on the Tn, Ms, and Oh rivers and owned by Ingram Barge). I would like build from scratch a scale model 2 to 3 feet long. Thanks!
Title: Re: river barge pusher
Post by: F4TCT on October 05, 2012, 03:25:08 PM
Could try the late tow boat Joe's site

http://towboatjoe.tripod.com/ (http://towboatjoe.tripod.com/)

Dan
Title: Re: river barge pusher
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 05, 2012, 03:27:39 PM
I'm sure Umi will jump in here with a whole heap of detail for you.
Title: Re: river barge pusher
Post by: Timo2 on October 06, 2012, 10:00:35 AM
Hi Earl

   Try  ====  http://www.pushboats-barges.com/1901.html

 Timo2

   P.S.  Please add YOUR location  :-))

Title: Re: river barge pusher
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on October 06, 2012, 06:09:16 PM
I'm sure Umi will jump in here with a whole heap of detail for you.

Now then,... I prefer those little harbor tugs...  %)
I think Towboat Joe's is still the best place to find a lot of that info.
Other places to look are the towing companies themselves.
They will often list their fleet, and technical specs, or have a pdf for download.
Check under fleet or equipment...

Most of my familiarity would be with the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
http://shavertransportation.com/
http://www.fossmaritime.com/
http://tidewater.com/barge-lines

Mississippi company
http://www.kirbycorp.com/1_corp/index.cfm
https://etools.kirbycorp.com/bargeinfo/index2.cfm


Plenty of pictures here.
http://www.towboatgallery.com/The_Towboat_Gallery.php

Title: Re: river barge pusher
Post by: hazegry on December 18, 2012, 09:57:07 PM
Is there someone filling the orders from towboatjoes website? I know it was down after he died for a while so just wondering if you really can order plans from the site I would like to build a few of his models as I knew him and ol river bill I really miss these guys.