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The Model Tugboat – Mode Boat Book – By Chris Jackson


This compendium of useful features gained through a wealth of experience and knowledge from a number of seasoned contributors to Marine Modelling International magazine, this excellent guide brings together a wide variety of choices: ancient to modern, scratch built to kit, electric or steam power, and minimal functions to the most complex. And whichever you choose there are plenty of helpful hints and tips, building methods and covering and painting techniques to look at, making sure those all-important safety protocols are followed and finally help you with your first tentative steps in trialling your tugboat on the water.

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Thinking of building a large tug model? This second edition of Chris Jackson’s popular book will guide you through with a myriad of useful building and operating tips and ideas.Thinking of building a large tug model? This second edition of Chris’s popular book covers a variety of building methods – from building from kits to scratch-building, with projects covering an interesting range of subjects. These impressive models, always much admired, are major projects and need careful consideration. Contents: Chapter 1 – A Brief History of Tug and Towing By John Cox Chapter 2 – The ‘Herbert Ballam’ Ron Trimby takes advantage of a unique opportunity in scale modelling to build a modern Poole built tug Chapter 3 – Calderdraft’s Imara Peter Fisher builds and reviews the classic Caldercraft kit Chapter 4 – A Dry Towing Barge David Semper builds an interesting tug related r/c project Chapter 5 – Robbe’s Odin David Semper builds a tug and a half! Chapter 6 – Caldercraft’s HMT Resolve Brian Peach builds and reviews the Caldercraft kit Chapter 7 – Graupner’s Tito Neri John Cox builds Graupner’s kit of the Italian tug Chapter 8 – Mountfleet’s Cruiser John Cox reviews the Mountfleeet Models tug Chapter 9 – A Steam Powered T.I.D. Tug John Cox builds from the Marine Modelling plans Chapter 10 – The Wijsmuller Typhoon John Burr builds from a GRP bull moulding and plans Chapter 11 – Le Caux David Stone describes the way in which he builds up a model using the MMI plans Chapter 12 – Al Khubar Peter Fisher builds and reviews the popular Model Slipway kit Chapter 13 – Ship Docking Modules David Semper describes the building of two scale ‘Ship Docking Modules’ for model ‘Tug Towing’ duties Chapter 14 – Lady Lauren Jim Clark describes the building of this latest tug model


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