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CapnTroy

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New 1/24th Scale Towboat Kit!
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:35:37 »
Introducing the NEW 1/24th Scale Truckable Towboat Kit from Charlie & Troy! Available for purchase now!
 
Everyone loves the ubiquitous “Truckable” Towboat, so named because their small size allows them to be placed on flat-bed trailers and trucked from job-site to job-site. Whether their work takes them to a bay or harbor or even a remote mountain lake, these little workhorses are up to the task at hand!
 

 

 
Our new kit finally gives the modeler an accurate working replica of one of these mighty-mites, and in a manageable size. Scaled in 1/24th or ½”= 1’, the Truckable Towboat is 12” long with a beam of 5.5” and will weigh 3 ½ lbs. when fully ballasted.
 

 
The Truckable Towboat Kit includes a hand-laid fiberglass hull, CNC cut styrene deck, motor cover, pilothouse & pilothouse roof as well as a set of CNC cut tinted pilothouse windows.
 

 

 

 
Also included is a molded polymer fittings set consisting of a pilothouse door with handle, 2 deck access scuttles, a deck hatch with brass handwheel, lifering with bracket & float light, louvered vent, push knees, a 6-piece bulwark set with molded-in caprail and strongbacks, a high-lift rudder with stainless steel shaft molded in and a smokestack with molded in aluminum exhaust pipe.
 

 

 

 

 

 
In addition, the kit comes with six brass portholes with glazing, 3 feet of ¼” extruded “D” rubber hull fendering, molded rubber push knee pads, 4 injection-molded plastic cleats and 2 injection molded plastic tow-bitts.
 
Rounding out the kit are several pieces of styrene strip and angle to complete the detailing.
 
To aid the modeler in assembly, the deck is pre-scribed to show the locations of cleats and tow-bitts and has milled holes for placement of the deck access scuttles. The pilothouse window cut-outs have recesses milled into them to make window installation a snap!
 
A set of line drawings and photographs are included to ensure easy construction.
 
For ordering information, please email capntroy@aol.com
 
Thanks for looking!
 

sea monkey

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Re: New 1/24th Scale Towboat Kit!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 22:15:36 »
Looks great.

CapnTroy

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Re: New 1/24th Scale Towboat Kit!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 10:16:53 »
Thanks! We'll get some photos up of a completed boat as soon as one get's far enough along...