Workboats and Commercial Vessels
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Don Murray's Cable Head, a Canadian Great Lakes workboat/ferry. Scratch-built model is 1/18 scale, has a host of working features, including bow ramp, radar antenna, and lights.
Close-up of the cabin detail of Don Murray's CableHead.
Arthur Perlmutter's Clyde Puffer Highlander. The model features a nice smoke unit. The kit is by Mountfleet from England . Arthurís model has three channel control. In addition to the smoke unit, other features include sound, and working lights, and the motor is water cooled It is 1/24 scale, with a length of 33 inches and a beam of 9 1/2 inches.
Willi Zankel's Creole Queen. Sternwheeler is from the Dumas kit, features an on-board sound system with Dixieland music.
Willi Zankel's Seabex One. Built from the Robbe kit, the model has working fire monitors.
Bob Okerholm's US Boat Safe/Sea. This is a scratch-built model of a boat that is a seagoing equivalent of an AAA Tow Truck.
Mike Hale's big tug Minnie Jean really throws a wake at full power! Tug was built from the Model Slipways kit with major modifications. The model has 12v motors for propulsion, and also has a number of auxiliary 6 volt systems, including: Functional crane and fire cannon; bow-thruster; three sound systems; and fixed & moveable lights.
Don Murray's scratch-built 1/96 scale Freighter Dawn Glow. The model is over five feet long, has working lights and a loud ship's horn. Don used readily available HO scale (1/87) containers for the deck load.
Shaun Kimball's 1/150 scale RMS Titanic.