N Scale tug boat

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Badyin Macfadyi, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Badyin Macfadyi

    Badyin Macfadyi Member

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    Does anyone know of a manufacturer of an American tug or push boat in N scale? The one in the Walther's catalogue is too European.
  2. DavidB-AU

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    Have a look at the Sylvan Scale Models range. They make [FONT=arial, helvetica]kits of [/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica]Great Lakes ships in HO and N.

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    David
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    I think either Revell or one of the non model railroad companies makes a 4 pack of boats, including a push boat, a tug and a fire boat. They are 144 scale, as I recall, but would be a great place to start for a good kitbash effort. You can find these in many hobby shops.

    Eric
  4. Badyin Macfadyi

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    Thanks guys. We really want a modern River push boat. That let's the Sylvan models out. I think the pack of four was made by Lindberg, but haven't been able to find them. I've got an HO model so I guess it'll have to be a scratch-built copy.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I have one of the HO "friendship sloop" kits, and it is an excellent representation of the type. I have also seen the HO tug finished, and it looks great. The only caveat is, these are not "shake and bake" kits. Take your time, and you'll have a good lookin addition to your waterfront.
    Pete
  7. Badyin Macfadyi

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    I ordered one from Bluejacket. They confirmed the order by e-mail stating that it would take several weeks to arrive. It came today. I wish that all suppliers were that good.