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 Posted: Fri May 11th, 2012 03:35 am
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Actually I am building a 1/87 scale British steam tug from 1912 that towed Titanic out of Southampton. I used the Lindberg diesel tug hull, but found to be to scale I had to gut the hull in half and ass 3 inches to it to make the hull the right length. as these tugs were 130 feet long which makes a 1/87 scale hull 16 inches long. the hull for this kit is to scale. but the superstructure in the kit is more to 1/72 scale in height. but could be cut down to scale size. or like I am doing to my tug scratch building a whole new one. the lindberg coast guard kit is a fine model with fine wood planking molded in. but the funnel is out of scale, and the superstructure is too short the hull could be used as a small harbor or river tug but again a scratch built superstructure and funnel would be advised. or it could be used as is. I have seen some nice models made with this kit. Hope this helps, Fair winds and calm seas.

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cut the hull and add three inches

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 Posted: Fri Aug 10th, 2012 10:17 pm
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HIYA...

I'm going to have to remember these links when I start my river port..

When I was younger I would head for Cape Rock and sit and watch the mighty Mississippi and the tow boats fight the current upstream and wait for action on the BN...

Rob Wright
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DaveInTheHat wrote:
Thanks. I did see that. I ended up using 3 tugboat kits by Lindberg.




I took pictures while I was building them and there are pictures of my unfinished diorama on my Fotki page.

http://public.fotki.com/DaveInTheHat/davetown/



Very nice work there. Feel free to post up more pics. Although i may have to cover my keyboard in plastic wrap to protect it from drool. ;) i've always liked tug boats.


Last edited on Sun Aug 12th, 2012 03:20 pm by Traingeekboy



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