tow boat / tug boat in n scale

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by csxengineer, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

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    1. Which one pushes coal barges? tug boat or a tow boat?

    2. How do I build one in N scale? Anyone make one before? I need it to be lighted, too.

    This is what I need to build....

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I believe that is a tow boat. I found a thread I liked by jmarksberry that discussed his construction of a tow boat and includes N scale drawings. It may be a good place to start as you research the size of these boats and their characterisitics. Sounds like a great project!

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=4712&highlight=tow boat

    I made one in HO scale out of wood blocks, carboard, and a small plastic box for the pilot house.
    http://www.the-gauge.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21336&stc=1&d=1113069642

    Happy scratchbuilding!

    Ralph
  3. Jim Krause

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    Someone else had a thread here just a couple of weeks ago on this same subject.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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  5. Jim Krause

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    Ralph: Yep, thats the one.
  6. Papa Bear

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