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Steam tug - stock code 5289

A large model tug, built by a man more usually occupied building large American-prototype locomotives – this must come as some welcome relief, a project he could actually pick up and carry about.

Hull is in wood, planked construction on ribs. The steam plant comprises a gas-fired centre flue boiler, coupled to a twin cylinder piston valve engine which looks to be of commercial manufacture, although I don’t recognise it.

A 27MHz receiver is installed with servos for rudder and regulator.

The boat has been unused for some years, however it looks to be in good order, the engine turns over freely.