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Roger Clark12/06/2019 14:33:43
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Hi all, just bought this lovely little tug.


Anyone know what kit this was please? I like to find out a bit of the history of the kit, I already know it's full size history but can't find anything about this model be it a kit or scratch built.



neil howard-pritchard20/06/2019 21:04:36
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I think its a mobile marines models semi kit.

Roger Clark20/06/2019 22:24:22
252 forum posts
88 photos

Hi Neil, I have been able to find out that Kingston Mouldings made a hull and had plans for this tug, they are still available through Models By Design and Loyalhanna Dockyard. Exactly where this model came from is still unknown as I would need to compare photos against my model to confirm it was a semi/kit.

There are plans in British Steam Tugs by P.N. Thomas and I have located a copy and await it's docking in my harbour. smiley



Ray Wood 223/06/2019 07:50:04
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Hi Roger,

That is a very good book, bought mine 30 years ago !!! How time flys ! plenty of drawings & details 😀

Regards Ray

Roger Clark23/06/2019 12:09:41
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Hi Ash,

Yes, lucky to find one at reasonable cost and only the other end of the county at Hay-on-Wye, I could float home from there laugh



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