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Model Boats

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Couldn't see a topic specifically on boats so I opened this. I was vaguely considering a harbour scene on a potential future layout and found this 1:108 scale tug boat. It's on ebay UK but I daresay it can be found elsewhere.
The red and brown boats seem to be the same boat in different colours:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... t&_sacat=0

Some described as 1:120 scale:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... t&_sacat=0

1:130 scale:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... t&_sacat=0

1:100 scale:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... t&_sacat=0

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I think that the closest topics to cover boats have been my scratchbuilding thread, specifically from 2012, when I built a pair of Jon boats in TT Scale and some sort-of goofy looking powerboat: angrysailor-s-40-boxcar-construction-ph ... ratchbuilt as well as my thread on my desire to make a model Naval base in TT scale for my traveling modules: tt-scale-navy-yard-t1460.html?hilit=Navy%20Base

I am contemplating using some 1:144 models, specifically of submarines on my modules, which can be modified as "water-line models", specifically I want to model the USS Thresher (SSN-593) and the USS Scorpion (SSN-589).
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First of all, try to find tugboats and barges made by Noch, they are good for TT.

Also, try to search some old models in 1:125, 1:128 and 1:130 scales.
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Some more...
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Not to mention...
https://scalescenes.com/dockscenes/
No doubt there are many other card offerings around that can be scaled to TT.

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Airfix - the UK based plastic model kit manufacturer, has FINALLY found the true scale to make a kit in -

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/ships ... rsary.html

Now I just have to build a wharf scene of either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour ( both in Sydney ) where the replica ship was moored for some time. Only draw back is that neither are near any railway lines except for the electric commuter service running through Circular Quay and that's hidden by the roadway above it.

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Arseny wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:43 am
First of all, try to find tugboats and barges made by Noch, they are good for TT.

Also, try to search some old models in 1:125, 1:128 and 1:130 scales.

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The mine sweeper looks interesting.
Small enough that it would not over whelm the railway.

I wonder if the landing craft could be turned into some sort of car ferry?
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LCT for a small car ferry like the cable ferry between Needles and Fauquier is a brilliant idea
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