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 Post subject: railroad tugs
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:35 pm 
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Hi, If you all like tugs heres one for you.The CORNERSTONE model railroad people had(I don,t know if they still do.) an absolutely beautiful railroad tug in H.O.scale. This waterline gem could be built as a tall or short wheelhouse tug.This little gem lends itself to lots of detailing. If I find any more I will definitely add them to my fleet. The same mfgr. ALSO had a railroad barge that you could put your H.O.railroad cars on! There was even a waterfront diorama set consisting of the pier and associated items! The model railroad industry comes up with little gems like this every once in a while so you have to check the model r.r. section of your l.h.s. There were some generic little boats as well. I built one as a tug and the other as a fishing boat.I believe they were either PREISER or another company.If you see the R.R. tug find it in your seagoing heart to give one a home.She,s not cheap as models go but like the old t.v. add went, she,s darn well worth it. Also,there is a very impressive tug in PAPER called the TWO FRIENDS she was marketed by PAPERMODELS INTERNATIONAL,in OREGON. She represented the tug of the same name that was once owned by the FLAGLER family of FLORIDA back in the twenties.She can be built two ways and she fits great in any H.O.enviroment. She can be built as a full hull vessel as well. commodore4


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Being from Minnesota I was always a fan of the Missabe RR and built their Edna G a while back, converting the Lindberg Diesel Tug kit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Hey,PHIL, That,s a very nice looking tug. How did you do your water?.This is an area ,unless it,s a storm, I am a failure at. commodore4


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Hi, thanks for the comment! The model is actually in the gallery here, here’s the link and I touched base on how I did the water there. The water is Realistic Water by Woodland Scenes as well as the snow, and the ice is melted wax.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery ... index.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:56 pm 
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http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3153

Walther's makes the kit under the "Cornerstone" series label. It is in waterline format. It was OOP and the price around $100 on eBay. Now its back in production and currently on sale for $50. Very nice kit, best HO scale RR barge tug on the market. I believe the design dates to 1948, in any case it is a post WW2 RR tug.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:43 pm 
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Me again. I just wanted to say ,if I could figure out how to post pics, I would show ya,ll the detail in the wheelhouse on mine.That wheelhouse is big enough at H.O. scale to add the engine telegraph, a honest to goodness wheel and compass stand.(binnacle) There is even room to cut out for a stairway from below and put rails around it ending with a chart table in the corner,a small cabinet and coffeemaker as well as cups.On the overhead is the Radio and radiotelephone! If you want she has room to hang a modern FURUNO radar repeater and depth sounder.Just don,t forget to put the new gear on the mast! I was at an I.P.M.S. show last year and there was a wheelhouse detailed tug with all that,just no radar or radio antennas anywhere! commodore4


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:44 am 
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I just finished the first production models of the 142' Santa Fe tugs John R. Hayden and Paul. P. Hastings, along with the 260' three-track barges. These will be available only as finished models, with the tugs at US $750 and the barge at US $275. These are in N Scale (1:160).

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The first seven of each will be available around Sept. 1.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:11 am 
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YUP ! see even at "N" scale they take up some room.That,s why,when I do tank ship models for model railroaders I stay with the inland waters transfer type.That works out to a three or four hundred foot ship!.The railroad tugs are little gems no matter what scale and they certainly add to a model r.r.waterfront. good looking tugs ! :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1: commodore4


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:47 am 
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Thanks!

I'm now working on a modular concept for freighters of 60' beam. The forecastle bow is 150', the poop deck stern 110', the flat stern (for container ships) 90', and the midsection anywhere from 150' to 300'. That results in ships from 340' to 550'. I think the beam to length ratio is feasible in this range. The shorter ships will be a little stubby, the longer ships a little slim. The bow and sterns are cast resin; the midsections (basically boxes) built up from styrene. I'm also building three superstructures from styrene: a midship 20-passenger liner style, a rear container style, and a Liberty ship style (Sea Witch).

Photos later--I'm on a slow link in Alabama for the next few weeks, and will have to piut aside some time to upload them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:44 pm 
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Finished a book illustration and part of a plans sheet for the book.


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