It's some time since I was into model boat building the pictures are of a
couple of scratch built models I made, the clinker planked steam launch is
built from "Vic Smeed" plans, the engine is a single cylinder Trojan steam
engine which I made from castings, I also made the boiler.
The tug boat was built from "Harold H Underhill" plans, the hull was built
from cedar wood using the bread and butter method and about 45" long,
superstructure and deck are marine plywood, I made a mould for the life
boats and made them in glass fibre, fittings are from the "Web Model
Fitting Company" of Wood Green London now long gone I would think, still
have their catalogue.
The drawings of the tug were titled Ocean Going Tug, but I found out that
the tug boat was the "Wrestler" and was based on the "Clyde Glasgow".
The model was fully radio controlled on rudder, speed control, forward and
reverse, anchor winch, and the radar scanner was motorised, the propulsion
motor was a geared Graupner but can't remember the type, I no longer have
the Tug boat, but still have the steam launch.
I find your Web site very interesting, takes me back to my model boating