This is one of the limited edition Sirmar kits that was produce in the early 1990’s.this model
was made by a friend of mine who’s a dockyard fitter and turner it was made about twenty eight years ago. Based on a tug that I worked on in and around Portsmouth harbour. This model
has a working voith unit opening engine
. Working lights
, removable deck hatch to get at the unit like the real boat, the superstructure
and gun whales are made from plasticard
. The fender was made by a friend to the same type as used on the tug. The wheelhouse
is copied like for like. The towing hook is copied from photos and slips like the real one. in all my years I haven’t seen another one like this . Sirmar made twenty numbered hulls as kits .