Model Slipway

Maggie M, Trawler

Model Scale 1:32
Length 850 mm - Beam 255 mm - Displ. approx. 10 kg
 
Built in 1990 by Campbeltown Shipbuilders Ltd (Scotland) MAGGIE M operates out of Scarborough harbour in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The vessel is designed for twin-rig trawling and the aluminium shelter-deck is a cover over the fish processing room. MAGGIE M. is designed to operate in the most arduous sea conditions and the model performs brilliantly on rough waters. The Becker rudder and Kort nozzle make for a very manoeuvrable model, turning almost within its own length - a great regatta boat.

Kit Contents: A detailed glassfibre hull; prop-shaft, Becker rudder, Kort nozzle and brass propeller; styrene parts for the superstructure and a detailed wheelhouse interior. A set of approx. 300 cast metal fittings; crane and winches in kit form. All the necessary dowels, rod, chain, assembly instructions are supplied. (Paints and adhesives are not provided. Tools and equipment will be required to complete.) Recommended for model makers with average building skills.

Our Lass II, Trawler

Scale 1:24 - Length  900mm - Beam 300mm
 
 
Our Lass II is a 21.5m twin-rig trawler launched in 2007 at Whitby for local owners Locker Trawlers Ltd.  Built by Parkol Marine Engineering the vessel has been designed for catching whitefish in the Norwegian and EU Sectors of the North Sea. Many of this type of trawlers are being built however all have slight design differences and/or colours. The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:

A highly detailed one-piece glassfibre hull; prop-shaft, propeller, brass rudder assembly,
resin-cast Kort nozzle; a bow thruster tube
Styrene parts for the construction of the decks, wheelhouse and interior arrangement, the trawl gantry and crane with power-block
ABS sections for the construction of the cod-end lifting gantry
A set of fittings from high grade casting alloy. Metal kits for the winches
Vacuum-formed liferaft canisters and radar
Self-adhesive vinyl decals including banners and flags for Our Lass II (the kit is available without Our Lass decals for those who wish to build other similar trawlers)
All the necessary wooden dowel for mast, wire for railing, chain etc.
Over 100 step-by-step assembly drawings 

Tamar, Class Lifeboat

Model Scale 1:16
Length 1000mm - Beam 320mm - Displ. approx. 7.5 kg
 
The Tamar class is the result of several years of research and development by the RNLI to produce the next generation of slipway-launched lifeboat. It is virtually unsinkable and if it capsizes in the stormy seas around the British Isles, it will right itself within a few seconds. The Tamar will gradually replace the Tyne class.
The lifeboat includes the computerised Systems and Information Management System (SIMS) that enables crew to control many of the lifeboat's functions remotely from the safety of their seats. Other features include advanced ergonomics that reduce the impact on the crew as the lifeboat crashes through waves, and a powered Y-class boat stored behind a transom door to allow immediate deployment. The Y-boat is accessed by lifting a section of the rear deck, then launched and recovered on to a ramp provided by the lowered transom door.

The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:

Two glassfibre mouldings: the hull and the deck
Prop-shafts, propellers, brass rudders; a bow-thruster tube
Styrene parts for the construction of the cabin with detailed interior
A set of fittings and stanchions manufactured from high grade cast alloy
Three large frets of etched brass components including detailed window frames, instrumentation, interior detail etc.
Pre-formed mast arches from brass tube
Vac-formed styrene radar, bow fender, liferaft boxes, liferings, the filler bays and hose reel
A vac-formed styrene kit for the Y-class boat with Lettering and Numbers
Self-adhesive Lifeboats lettering and RNLI flags
Rubber fendering, wire, dowel etc.
Over 70 assembly drawings for ease of construction
The Y-boat compartment under the rear deck is an optional fitment with a choice of building the deck door as a one-piece removable unit or with folding sections. The transom door can be represented by a score in the GRP or drawn in with a permanent marker pen. The more experienced model maker will no doubt wish to build a working transom door however no details are given in the kit. We have ensured that the steering gear is below the Y-boat deck level should the modeller wish to house the Y-boat below decks.

Yorkshireman, Tug

Twin Screw - Model Scale 1:48
Length 875 mm - Beam 240 mm
Displ. approx. 10 kg 
Built in 1978 by Cochrane of Selby, Yorkshireman and Irishman were the most powerful pair of purpose-built tugs to enter service in the UK when they joined the fleet of United Towing.  The tugs were involved in all types of towing work in the North Sea oil fields and around the world. However, their finest and most famous days were without a doubt during the Falklands War when they were taken into service with the Salvageman by the Royal Navy. Their best-known exploit was in the attempt to save the container ship Atlantic Conveyor after she had been hit by missiles from the Argentinean Air Force; unfortunately this rescue attempt was not successful.
The kit contains all the required parts to build the model:

A one-piece glassfibre hull; prop-shafts, propellers, brass rudder assemblies,
Kort nozzles and a bow thruster tube
Printed and cut styrene for ease of construction
A set of cast metal fittings. Metal kits for the winches and cranes
Etched brass for stanchions and other components
Resin-cast dinghies; vacuum-formed liferaft canisters and radome
A set of self-adhesive vinyl decals for Yorkshireman and Irishman.
All the necessary wooden dowel for mast, wire, chain etc.
Assembly drawings and plans.
When ballasted correctly the model is very stable and extremely manoeuvrable - a good steering regatta boat. Recommended for Experienced Model Makers.

Al Khubar, Habor Tug

Model Scale 1:32
Length: 785 mm - Beam: 240 mm
Displ. approx: 22 lbs. (10 kg)
 
 
Built in 1976 these colourful tugs were in service in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Al Khubar 1 was black, Al Khubar 2 red and Al Khubar 3 blue.  A fairly simple project for average modelling skills. With twin propellers and Kort nozzles the model is highly manoeuvrable.

Kit Contents A detailed glassfibre hull with running gear (prop-shafts, rudders, Kort Nozzles and propellers); styrene parts for decks and superstructure to ensure accurate fit of parts; a detailed wheelhouse interior; a set of cast alloy fittings, rubber tyres and fendering; tube, wire, rod, model names etc. (Paints and adhesives are not provided. Tools and equipment will be required to complete). 

Aziz, Anchor Handling Tug

Model  Scale 1:50
Length o/a: 1105 mm - Beam: 248 mm
Displacement: approx. 13.5 kg  
Built for worldwide operations to service and tow drilling units, and support production platforms Aziz and her sister ship Arif were commissioned in 1983 for Prince Offshore of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The main feature of their deck machinery is a double-drum waterfall type anchor handling/towing winch, 120 t. pull, diesel driven. Two 3.1 ton capacity tugger winches are fitted behind the superstructure one on each side of the cargo deck and a 6 t. electro-hydraulic deck crane is located on the boat deck for cargo handling.

 

Kit Contents: A high-quality detailed glassfibre hull. Running gear incl. prop-shafts, rudders, plastic propellers, fixed Kort nozzles; a bow-thruster tube. All styrene plastic parts for decks, superstructure and wheelhouse; printed wood deck overlay. Thermo-formed styrene dinghy, liferaft canisters and stern roller. Metal kits for the large waterfall winch, the tugger winches, anchor windlass and deck crane. Over 600 cast alloy fittings and etched brass components for the fine detail finish including brass handrail stanchions. All necessary rubber tyres, fendering, wire, rod, dowel, chain; vessel names etc. Excellent building instructions with numerous assembly drawings of the highest standard. Kit recommended for model makers with a little experience. The flag, paints and adhesives are not supplied. Tools will be required to complete.

Sentinel

Model Scale 1:40 - Length 940 mm
Beam 190 mm - Displ. approx. 8lbs (4 kg) 
SENTINEL is a 34m Island Class cutter operated by the British Customs and Excise. Built by Vosper Thornycroft and launched in 1993 she has been designed to carry out a wide range of law enforcement duties. She is a modified version of an extremely successful Vosper Thornycroft design built under licence for the US Coastguard.

The kit contains a detailed glassfibre hulll; printed styrene for decks and superstructure; etched brass for the fine details which include window frames; metal fittings and running gear complete with propellers and a resin-cast Avon Searider boat. The numerous assembly drawings make SENTINEL a pleasure to build, and the twin rudders and stabilizers guarantee excellent handling on the water.

Dutch Courage

Model Scale 1:32
Length o/a: 870 mm - Beam: 285 mm
Displacement approx. 9 kg (19.8lbs)
Twin screw
 
Dutch Courage is a representation of Dutch Pride and Dutch Power, two of a series of tugs built in the Netherlands in 2003/04. Designed to operate in water depths not readily accessible by conventional tugs of deeper draft these vessels are suitable for a variety of applications including towing, pushing, supply and survey work. These tugs are fitted with a hydraulic telescoping deck crane and the rear deck space allows for the transportation of cargo, including containers. A feature of the vessels is the push-bow with heavy duty rubber fender.
This kit is suitable for model makers with some experience. Kit Contents: A detailed glassfibre hull and lower superstructure; the wheelhouse deck, wheelhouse and deflector are moulded in styrene as are the liferaft canisters and the stern roller. Complete underwater gear, i.e. prop shafts, propellers, rudders and fixed Kort nozzles. A bow thruster tube; a set of fittings manufactured from a high grade casting alloy. Two frets of etched brass components including window frames, wheelhouse interior details, stanchions, funnel logos, mast ladder/cage etc. Printed parts for the decks, wheelhouse interior and funnels. A printed wood deck overlay. A kit for the detailed deck crane. An anchor windlass and a tow winch, both in kit form. Also included are wire for railings, push-bow fender, a set of tyres and self-adhesive vinyl lettering for model names, assembly instructions and plans. Not supplied: paints, adhesives and the flag).

Assurance, Class WWII Rescue Tug

Model Scale 1:43
Length: 1108 mm - Beam: 248 mm
Displ. approx: 11.5 kg (25lbs)  
Built in 1940/3 by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd (Selby, U.K.) the 21 tugs in the class were designed for escort/rescue work and sported a variety of unique names.
The kit contains all the required parts to build the model as a WWII Tug with a Deck Gun, two Oerlikons and Carley floats - or as a Civilian Tug.

Kit Contents: a detailed glassfibre hull with external plating and a glassfibre funnel; the prop-shaft, rudder and a 70mm dia. brass propeller; styrene plastic parts for the construction of the decks, engine room, superstructure and wheelhouse, wooden deck overlay. A set of fittings manufactured from high grade cast alloy, and a sheet of etched brass items including the stanchions for the rails, rope reels, brackets for lamps and lifebelts, locker hinges etc. Vacuum-formed ship’s boats; resin-cast Carley floats; cast alloy kits for the anchor windlass, the 12-pounder deck gun and the two Oerlikons. All the rod, wire, dowel for masts and other items needed to finish the model as illustrated. The two full size plans and step-by-step constructional drawings will enable the enthusiast to build this model to museum standards. Paints, glues and the flag are not supplied. Tools will be required to complete.
A kit review was published in Model Boats magazine, issues August and September 2010.

4 or 10 Hatch, Coaster

Model Scale 1:50 -  Length 1005mm - Beam 204mm - Displ. approx. 10 kg

Built in 1968-73 in the German Democratic Republic for service in the North Sea and Baltic seaports, these Europa-type coasters were designed as multi-purpose carriers, handling diverse cargoes such as wood, paper, grain, containers etc. Over 30 vessels were originally built for Lars Rej Johansen of Oslo however they have since changed hands and names.
Kit Contents: a detailed glassfibre hull. Prop-shaft, rudder, brass propeller. Styrene plastic for decks & hatches, superstructure & wheelhouse. A fully articulating digger kit and gantry (4-Hatch Coaster only). Thermo-formed lifeboats. Metal kits for the winches and anchor windlass. A set of cast alloy fittings and etched brass components including handrail stanchions. All necessary, wire, rod, chain and dowel for masts etc. Excellent instructions with numerous step-by-step assembly drawings. Paints and adhesives are not provided. Tools will be required to complete.

The kit is available in two versions:

10-hatch Coaster (Kit Ref.MS-20): The hatch is made up of ten identical sections which slide along the top of the coaming sides and stack up against each other along the ramps at each end of the coaming. The hatch sections may be glued together to form one large cover which lifts off in one piece.
4-hatch Coaster (Kit Ref. MS-21) with Articulated Mechanical Digger and Travelling Gantry. The hatch is made up of four sections which fold vertical to allow the digger full access to the hold. The sections may be glued together to form one large cover which lifts off in one piece.

Tsekoa II, Maintenance Vessel

Model Scale 1:32
Length: 845 mm - Beam: 235 mm 
Displ. approx. 22 lbs (10 kg) 
Built in 1985 by Allied Shipbuilders of Vancouver for Public Works of Canada Tsekoa II was used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buoys, docks and other marine structures in the numerous small harbours along the British Columbia Pacific coastline. In the early 1990s the vessel was sold to the Canadian Coastguard. With twin screw, the model is very stable and extremely manoeuvrable. A good steering regatta boat.

Kit Contents: a detailed glassfibre hull; prop-shafts; rudders and cast propellers; printed styrene parts for deck and superstructure; a set of 250+ cast metal fittings and handrail stanchions; resin-cast dinghy; a large rear deck Atlas crane kit; vessel name; wooden dowel for masts, rod for railings, assembly instructions etc. The kit is recommended for model makers with average building skills. Crew figures, paints and adhesives, are not provided.

Vliestroom, Damen Buoy Layer

Twin Screw - Model Scale 1:40
Length 960mm - Beam 220mm
Displacement approx. 7 kg
 
Vliestroom and her sister ships MV Nieuwe Diep and Schuitengat were built by Damen Shipyards in 1987-90 for the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Waterways. The folding main mast and cantilevering radar masts together with the low draught flat-bottomed hull allow for a very versatile craft, which can encounter low bridges and shallow waters in and around Holland. This unusual and distinctive model is based on Vliestroom, built in 1987, operating out of Hellevoetsluis.

Kit Contents: The kit contains the usual high quality glassfibre hull, with running gear including brass propellers and nozzles. A bow thruster tube. All styrene plastic parts for the deck and detailed superstructure interior. Also included are the cranes, resin-cast dinghy, vacuum-formed buoys, etched brass components for the fine details, brass handrail stanchions, cast metal fittings, decals, wire, rod etc. to build the model as illustrated (flag is not provided). Step-by-step assembly drawings make this model an enjoyable and relaxing project for model makers with average building skills. The large deck crane which elevates and swivels will without a doubt be a challenge for the more experienced model maker wishing to radio control it. (Paints, adhesives and tools to complete are not provided).

Envoy, WWII Class Admiralty Tug (Armed)

The Full-size Vessels: The six vessels of the ENVOY class, namely Enchanter, Encore, Enforcer, Enigma, Enticer and Envoy were built and completed in 1944 for the Admiralty by Cochrane of Selby. They were used as fleet tugs during World War II and fitted with a 12-pounder deck gun, two Oerlikon guns and two Colt machine guns for defence when on escort or rescue duty. After the war the tugs were sold into commercial service.

Model Specifications: Scale 1:48 - Length o.a. 1108 mm (43-1/2”) - Beam 248 mm (9-3/4”) - Displacement approx. 11.5 kg (25 lbs) - Single screw, suitable for steam or electric propulsion.

The Kit: The model is built around five glassfibre mouldings: the hull with external plating detail, superstructure, wheelhouse, engine room and funnel. The kit includes the running gear (rudder, prop-shaft, a 70mm dia. brass propeller), over 800 etched brass and white metal fittings with brass stanchions. Also provided are cut and printed styrene sheets, printed ply deck overlays, moulded styrene ship’s boats, resin-cast Carley floats and an anchor windlass kit. The rod, wire, dowel and other items needed to finish the model are also included. In addition to the two full size plans, a large number of perspective assembly drawings are given to enable the discerning enthusiast to build this model to museum standards. The flag, paints and glues are not provided. Tools and equipment are required to complete. The kit is available in two versions:

ENVOY Class Admiralty Tug (Armed) - Kit Code MS-17:
With a 12-pounder deck gun, two Oerlikons and two Colt machine guns.
Model names and pennant numbers for the six vessels of the class are supplied.

ENVOY Class Salvage Tug (Civilian) - Kit Code MS-18:
This kit does not include the set of guns and post-war vessel names.

Envoy, CLASS Salvage Tug (civilian)

The Full-size Vessels: The six vessels of the ENVOY class, namely Enchanter, Encore, Enforcer, Enigma, Enticer and Envoy were built and completed in 1944 for the Admiralty by Cochrane of Selby. They were used as fleet tugs during World War II and fitted with a 12-pounder deck gun, two Oerlikon guns and two Colt machine guns for defence when on escort or rescue duty. After the war the tugs were sold into commercial service.

Model Specifications: Scale 1:48 - Length o.a. 1108 mm (43-1/2”) - Beam 248 mm (9-3/4”) - Displacement approx. 11.5 kg (25 lbs) - Single screw, suitable for steam or electric propulsion.

The Kit: The model is built around five glassfibre mouldings: the hull with external plating detail, superstructure, wheelhouse, engine room and funnel. The kit includes the running gear (rudder, prop-shaft, a 70mm dia. brass propeller), over 800 etched brass and white metal fittings with brass stanchions. Also provided are cut and printed styrene sheets, printed ply deck overlays, moulded styrene ship’s boats, resin-cast Carley floats and an anchor windlass kit. The rod, wire, dowel and other items needed to finish the model are also included. In addition to the two full size plans, a large number of perspective assembly drawings are given to enable the discerning enthusiast to build this model to museum standards. The flag, paints and glues are not provided. Tools and equipment are required to complete. The kit is available in two versions:

ENVOY Class Admiralty Tug (Armed) - Kit Code MS-17:
With a 12-pounder deck gun, two Oerlikons and two Colt machine guns.
Model names and pennant numbers for the six vessels of the class are supplied.

ENVOY Class Salvage Tug (Civilian) - Kit Code MS-18:
This kit does not include the set of guns and post-war vessel names.

Wyeforce, Habor Tug

Twin screw - Scale 1:24 - Length 840 mm 
Beam 290 mm - Displ. approx. 10 kg 

Built in 1994 by Hepworth Shipyards of Hull for Itchen Marine Wyeforce's work includes ship towage and liner berthing in and around Southampton. Her hard chine hull is heavily built, with a conventional twin-screw layout using fixed pitch propellers working within fixed Kort nozzles. On the water performance of this model is outstanding due to the large Kort nozzles and propellers. The kit is not difficult to build for model makers with some experience. Ideal for tug towing.

Kit Contents: A one-piece glassfibre hull. Full running gear including fixed resin-cast Kort nozzles, prop-shafts and  propellers. Die-cut styrene for decks and superstructure with a detailed interior. 140+ cast metal fittings. Etched brass window frames. Rubber bow fender and tyres. Comprehensive assembly instructions and drawings. (Paints and adhesives are not provided. Tools will be required to complete).

Vosper R.T.T.L

Kit Contents: Running gear including motor, prop-shaft, propeller, rubber coupling, tiller arm. Thermo-formed styrene hull / deck / one-piece cabin / internal tray with motor mount, battery tray / rudder halves / windbreak / winch-house / dinghy. Also provided are printed plastic parts, clear glazing, a set of metal fittings; wire for railings, ABS tubing for mast. Vinyl lettering for RTTL No. 2751 to 2755, and roundels. Step-by-step assembly drawings, instructions and plan of the highest standard. Kit for model makers with a little experience.

FSB Tenby, Lifeboat

Formed in high impact styrene the kit contains: a one-piece hull moulding together with a formed deck, one-piece cabin, bulkhead moulding, motor mount, shaft and rudder supports, battery and radio trays. A set of fittings, a motor, prop shaft and propeller, plastic tube coupling, a single rudder/tiller arm assembly.
 
Other items include window glazing material and window decals (for those who do not wish to cut out the windows), rubber fender, wire to fabricate the railings and all necessary items to build the model as illustrated. Step-by-step drawings, instructions and plan. This kit is not recommended for children.  Crew figures not supplied.

Puffer

The "Puffer" is a traditional general purpose steam ship used to carry just about anything around the West Coast of Scotland. This highly detailed model is based on a 78ft Puffer.

Kit Contents: Two-part thermo-formed hull - Running gear including motor & rubber coupling, prop-shaft & threaded propeller, brass rudder - Sheets of printed styrene for decks etc. - 130+ etched brass and metal fittings - An anchor windlass kit - All necessary wood dowels, chain and rod for railing - Step-by-step assembly drawings, instructions and plan. Paints and adhesives are required to complete the model as illustrated.

Baby Trent, Small rescue boat

The Model - Length 500 mm. The Small Rescue Boat is a ‘no frills’ kit. Everything to build the basic model is supplied.

Kit Contents for the basic model: Motor, prop-shaft, propeller, plastic tube coupling; single rudder assembly; vacuum-formed styrene hull / deck / superstructure / motor mount / shaft and rudder supports / battery and radio trays. Other items include window glazing material and window decals (for those who do not wish to cut out the windows); a set of metal fittings; rubber fendering; plastic strips; wire for railings etc.

 

Shamrock, Police Launch

Single Screw - Semi scale 1:24 - Length excluding rescue boat: 685mm - Beam: 209mm 
 
Shamrock is a semi-scale police launch based on Halmatic M160 Class fast patrol craft. Three such vessels are in service with various Caribbean Island states. Shamrock is operated by the police on the island of Montserrat. The kit is designed as an introduction to the skills and techniques of constructing a model boat from a glassfibre hull and styrene parts for superstructure, with major fittings either vacuum-formed from styrene or cast in alloy.

Kit Contents: a glassfibre hull; prop-shaft/tube, rudder and propeller. Printed styrene parts for deck/superstructure and window glazing. Moulded styrene battery tray, motor mount and rescue boat kit. A set of cast metal fittings. Rod for railings, wooden dowel, model name, chain etc. to complete the model as illustrated. A large number of perspective assembly drawings together with a full size plan make this kit an ideal project for an advanced beginner.

Kawkab

A representaion of a Vosper Thornycroft “Kawkab Class” Fast Patrol Craft built in 1968/69 for the Abu Dhabi Government. The model is fairly demanding in terms of construction and is intended for the model makers with some experience. Fitted with the recommended motors Kawkab is capable of an exciting performance on the water.

Model Scale: 1:20
Length: 37.5”
Beam 11”
Displacement approx. 13.25lbs
Twin Screw
Suitable for electric propulsion
The Kit contains all parts required to build the model as illustrated.

Fiberglass hull CNC machined styrene plastic deck and superstructure components with printed plastic parts
Running Hardware Set of cast metal fittings and handrail stanchions
Kits for the 20mm Guns
Brass etchings for the windows frames and cockpit details
Vacuum-molded liferaft canisters, lifebelts, funnel etc.
Other items include rubber fenders, plastic strips, wire for railing, model name and numbers
Step-by-step isometric drawings and instructions are provided with full size plans

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