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Availability date: 07/11/2012
Once a common sight on big city harbors, the Railroad Tugboat was a specialized version of the familiar tugboat. In order to improve visibility over freight cars on the deck of a car float, the Railroad Tugboat was built with a taller pilot house. Starting in the 1920s, many railroads began modernizing their fleets with diesel-electric tugs. Not only did they use similar technology to the then-new diesel locomotives, many were painted in the same colorful schemes. These newer tugs remained in service for years, with a few serving new owners yet today.
Ready to handle chores in any busy HO harbor, Walthers Railroad Tugboat builds into a detailed replica of the later diesel-electric designs. It features the tall pilot house, along with various roof details, towing bitts, masts and a host of other details. Complete instructions simplify construction and decals are also included. The kit builds into a waterline model with no lower hull detail, so it's easy to add to your new or existing scenery.
13 x 3-1/2 x 3-7/8" 32 x 8.7 x 9.6cm
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