Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play

Help Support This Website
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.

£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team

Donation History
December 2018: 4 people
November 2018: 11 people
October 2018: 9 people
September 2018: 13 people
August 2018: 5 people
July 2018: 8 people
June 2018: 8 people
May 2018: 7 people
April 2018: 24 people
March 2018: 11 people

Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Model Boats Website
Active Users (17)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad

Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Tags > tugboat

Dumas Brooklyn Tug Build...Smoke? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Joe727, I use the Harbor Models Steam Generator. On my tugboat Brooklyn. It works well and last 3 hours on one fill! Cheers, Ed

VB30 by Mariner85 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
Scratch building a barge for my tugboat Miss Doris to push. May deck it over to become a tank barge I used to push on the Delaware River. If i do deck it over, I'll hinge the deck to make use of the space for my RC gear.

SLA question by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi J.Barry, I run SLA's in my tugboats! Yes, you can put them in any position! They are sealed and there's no liquid in them. The batteries are sealed electrolyte-tight, immune against installation attitude they are solid! Cheers, Ed

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hello, Doug: Out of curiosity, did you remove the molded-on plastic ladder rungs from inside of the mast to gain more space for wires? Seeing your finished mast has shown me that it’s best to keep the original nav light locations. Having all 6 lights on the main mast will make it look too cluttered. With all of the lights switched on it’ll look like a light saber is jutting out of the pilot house roof. Do you know if there are standards governing the horizontal spacing of navigation lights? There should be, otherwise I’d think the lights could tend to overlap & look like one big light, especially in fog. BTW, the cables you added to the mast antennas look great. The smooth curve of the cables & the weather boots at the antenna connections add a lot of realism. Well done!👍🏻 Speaking of details, do you know if tugboats carry anchors? If so, what type? As far as I know the US Coast Guard requires every powered vessel to have at least one anchor. I see no reason why tugboats would be exempt from this rule. I’m glad you mentioned using a Tamiya sanding sponge as a means of removing the factory-applied lettering. There’s a model railroad technique I’ve used successfully where an ordinary pencil eraser & window cleaner are used to remove lettering. I’m sure it would work on my boat but I might not live long enough to get it finished. Shortly after I got the boat I ordered a cloth American flag & scale Plimsoll markings from BECC. Sadly BECC has gone out of business. Another good supplier goes around the bowl & down the hole. Sad. Regarding the winch again, your comments tell me that I may have misled you into thinking that my boat has a winch. It doesn’t, but I did say I’m planning to scratchbuild one. In fact, I’m going to sketch one out right after I post this message. Thanks, Pete

"IMARA" by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Very nice Tug, I love Tugboats!👍

tugboat keel by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yep see addition to last post😁

tugboat keel by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
'Voiht Schneider' I assume John.😎

tugboat keel by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
V.S. units?🤔 Oops previous -post wasn't showing👍

tugboat keel by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago Try the above link for the drive system there is some software available to simulate it operation.

tugboat keel by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
DIESEL TUG TIRRICK Plans by Sarik Hobbies, Schneider powered tug1:50th scale. Model is 740mm loa & 230mm beam and intended for power by model VS units. Unusual hull form but no model construction data. Featured in: MM NOVEMBER 1994

tugboat keel by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Frames! Or bulkheads when they are solid across the hull Mr Green.😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

tugboat keel by green72west Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
I call them ribs!!!! what are the hull shaped [ribs] that form across the keel called. ship plan terms????. I am a novice at model making. Attempting to build tugboat the [tirrick] 1/50th scale in wood!!!!. i would appreciate an answer please. Thankyou r.s. 31/8/18.

Tugboat Brooklyn! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
We should live so long Ed 😉 I may have the machines necessary to make a steam engine, but I sure don't have the expertise necessary🤔, like Hammer 👍 for instance does have! Anyone out there making mini marine diesels???? Cheers, Doug 😎

Tugboat Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Eventually, I'll work my way up to Live Steam!

Tugboat Brooklyn! by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 5 months ago
very nice but if you got into live steam you could have smoke and a steam whistle for free !!!