A practical illustrated guide to making scale model tug boats, offering information and guidance in line with the very latest developments in tug technology and design, and modern advances in model building. It covers scratch building, kits and mixing the two.
The first six chapters are devoted to tugs in general, arranged by the duties for which each type of tug is designed. Subsequent chapters cover the details of scale modelling.
Contents: Tugs in General; Harbour Tugs; Coastal Tugs, Estuary Tugs and Tenders; Ocean-Going and Salvage Tugs; Small Tugs, Drive Gear and Towing; Materials; Tools and Equipment; Building the Model Tug; Electric Motors and Batteries; Steam Engines and Boilers; Control Equipment; Deck Details and Machinery; Painting and Finishing; Sailing and Competition; Useful Conversion Factors; Suppliers and Publications; Radio Control Frequencies; Properties of Saturated Steam; Navigation Light Details.
This book is an enlargement and substantial revision of the tug material which appeared in the author’s previous book Scale Model Tugs & Trawlers (Nexus Special Interests, 1999). Illustrated with original photographs and plans, it has been compiled from a wealth of practical experience and material gathered by experienced professional ship modeller Tom Gorman.
Tom Gorman has spent a lifetime working with small vessels out of Hull and Grimsby on the east coast of England and knows every rivet and bolt of their structure. His enviable reputation as a maritime modeller is the result of numerous medals from craft and model fairs, and his numerous commissions as a modeller.
Published by Special Interest Model Books in 2009
297 x 210 mm
156 black and white photographs
55 line drawings and scale plans
6 tables of data