The kit is made by Lindberg. The scale is questionable. I measured it with an HO scale ruler and the haul works out to 85 1/2 feet which is about right for an east coast harbor tug. The men that come with the kit measure 8'6" tall. The doors on the cabin measure 5' 7". The men wouldn't even be able to stand up straight in the cabin. Even though something is out of wack with the scale on the kit I think it looks ok for HO scale. If anything maybe a tiny bit big.
Here's a picture with the guy from the kit and an HO scale guy.
I am most impressed with this tug boat! I've had a harbor scene in the back of my mind for some time now. I did manage to obtain a 1/4" hull from a manufacture and planned on building up the rest. Very nice work!!!
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Very nice Dave...........I agree, it does, It just Looks Right
Wierd building a ship model when your a train guy isnt it
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Ken, if you have the hull, this style doesnt look too difficult to scratchbuild. A few pieces and parts, a bit of scribed siding, a bit of steam for bending scribed siding LOL.
I'm confident in your abilities to do one like this..............In fact, i could see even more detail added to this piece over time and once its in its final setting......you know, the stuff you come back too to Siper detail instead of saying OK my layouts done!!
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