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Who manufactures this tug?
« on: December 26, 2015, 02:15:21 PM »

Hi, I recently seen these pics on the forum. Can anybody shed any light as to who manufactures the kit? I've looked everywhere on the inter web and cannot find anything. The model is based on the alexandra tug brocklebank based on the Mersey, that's all I know. Any info would be brilliant

Many thanks

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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2015, 02:37:56 PM »

Can anyone open the two files?

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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2015, 02:46:08 PM »

As they both show as having zero size I rather doubt it.
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2015, 02:56:42 PM »

apologies... >:-o

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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2015, 03:19:07 PM »

Looks like a modified LADY LAURA kit to me.



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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2015, 06:37:08 PM »

It could be a modified Sea Trojan.
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2015, 06:39:24 PM »

No it's completely different I've got a sea Trojan identical to that one. I've seen a few models identical to the mystery model so it must be a manufactured tug..

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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2015, 06:46:07 PM »

It's most definitely the lady Laura after its name change to the forth drummer
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1974147
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2015, 10:21:10 PM »

The hull, disregarding the superstructure, reminds me of the Brhutu and Bjima ( please forgive the spelling) two I think Nigerian Tugs that a Mr Metcalf and the other gentleman ( Laurie White ?) who went on to form Model Slipway together both built and featured on the front of a model Boats magazine many years ago built.

I think Mr Metcalf drew the plans for them and published with a hull for Model Boats.

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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2015, 11:12:11 PM »

Looks a bit like the old Sirmar Girl class tug which someone has added a funnel to.
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2015, 09:54:43 AM »

Superstructure is nothing like a Girl Clas Tug.
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2015, 11:02:57 AM »

The lady Laura model is alot smaller than the tug in question.. I've seen 4 of these models and they are all identical. Somebody must be manufacturing them..

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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2015, 11:52:50 AM »

The lady Laura model is alot smaller than the tug in question.. I've seen 4 of these models and they are all identical. Somebody must be manufacturing them..
So how big is the one in your picture then ?
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2015, 12:23:43 PM »

Is it not a Low garth.


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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2015, 12:33:11 PM »

Looks like you have solved the query Howard.  :-)) :-))


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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2016, 10:39:27 AM »

Looks like a Bosun 'Uskgarth' hull with an Alexandra towing deckhouse. I have a set of mouldings in the garage, was on ebay some years ago.


See also - http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44315.0.html
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Re: Who manufactures this tug?
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2016, 04:23:24 PM »

Is it a Norton cross hull with different superstructure fitted
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