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Uhu
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    May 2006
Steam Tugboat Plans / Drawings ?
Posted by Uhu on Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:56 AM

Hi!

Looking for accurate plans and drawings of 1900 - 1930s era steam harbor tug boats.  Specifically the type that moved Railroad barges around NYC Harbor.    

Some of you may be familiar with the old NY Central Tug that was on display in a parking lot in Buzzard's Bay MA, this is an example of what I'm after.     

Thanks!Smile [:)]

Dave

  • Member since
    May 2006
Posted by thunder1 on Sunday, September 23, 2007 7:33 PM

Hey Dave

 Dumas models produces a 1:32 kit of a NYC railroad steam tug of 1900. Perhaps someone has plans for the kit they'd be willing to burn off a copy  for you. You could also try Floating Drydock, I think they produced a steam era tug plan, not sure if it's a railway tug. A shame about the Buzzards Bay tug being scrapped. Good luck with your model, they're great looking boats! 

Warm regards

Mike M.

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    October 2005
Posted by CG Bob on Monday, September 24, 2007 10:39 AM

Taubman Plans, a division of Loyalhanna Dockyard, has some plans that will work.

BROOKLYN is 1:96 scale

NEW HAVEN RR is 1:48 scale

NYC RR tug is 1:32 scale

ERIE LACKAWANNA is 1:50 scale

Uhu
  • Member since
    May 2006
Posted by Uhu on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:56 AM

Oh cr*p, the tug has been scrapped?  Last I heard it was headed for a park in New Jersey?  

Anyway, thanks for the leads 

  

 

Uhu
  • Member since
    May 2006
Posted by Uhu on Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:27 AM

 

Built in 1924, this jaunty steam tugboat served NY Harbor until it was saved from the scrapyard and put on display in Buzzards Bay MA in 1982.  On Cape Cod vacations, I always made a stop there and had a bite to eat at the adjacent restaurant.  No longer.

NYC No 16 was recently destroyed by CVS "the friendly neighborhood drugstore" who bought the property and smashed it to pieces with a wrecking ball... in order to increase their parking lot by 10 spaces.   Now I know what the V stands for: vandalism.

For this absolutely appaling act of mindless corporate greed, I will not spend another penny at any CVS store.   I will bring my business to the Mom and Pop drugstore and the supermarket pharmacy.  

Dave  

 

   

 

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: PA
Posted by daveinthehat on Saturday, September 29, 2007 12:25 PM

That really stinks. Too bad they didn't think that the tug would attract people.

I don't have any tugboat plans. I built a couple kits.

 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Walworth, NY
Posted by Powder Monkey on Sunday, September 30, 2007 11:42 AM

That is terrible about NYC 16. We used to look for it every time we went to the Cape.

 

Here is a link to a site with some steam tug plans.

http://www.steamtug.org/ 

  • Member since
    October 2010
Posted by Scratchbuild on Saturday, October 16, 2010 5:10 PM

Hi Dave.  I saw that your's was an old posting, but I have  scratchbuilt a 3/8 scale R/C model of that particular tugboat from Buzzard's Bay N.Y. Central # 16. if you are still interested. I can send a photo. -- Frank

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Carmel, CA
Posted by bondoman on Sunday, October 17, 2010 1:48 AM

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/933-3153

you can find this for abt $ 35

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:59 AM

CG Bob

Taubman Plans, a division of Loyalhanna Dockyard, has some plans that will work.

BROOKLYN is 1:96 scale

NEW HAVEN RR is 1:48 scale

NYC RR tug is 1:32 scale

ERIE LACKAWANNA is 1:50 scale

In addition to the Taubman drawing sets, Loyalhanna has bought up the old Dromedary drawings.  Don't know  for sure if they had tugs, but they had a lot of ships.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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