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fastfaz

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Norton Cross
« on: July 24, 2015, 07:46:21 »
Hi all,
     Does anyone out there have any photos of the superstructure from the bow,stern and sides that they could email to me? I have just started an MMM Norton cross and the drawing details  are, to be honest, somewhat lacking. I have found a few on the internet but ideally would like some that are closer, if you have built one any help would be most welcome.
     Thanks guys,
          Regards,
              Faz.
   
The photo is my Lowgarth Mountfleet models but my own design and build (the kit quality and fit was very poor) I scatch built the superstructure from photos of the Foylegarth and scaled it off the figures. Sails superbly.

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 12:37:22 »

 Hi Faz  I can drop you  pics from Svitzers Norton.
             She layed up here on the Tees.

             Iam off till next wed,Will go aboard on thur,
             and get some pics for you.

            Ged.

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 20:07:11 »
Hi Ged,
    Thanks for your post that's brilliant, I will PM you my email address. Many thanks.
       Cheers,
             Faz.
The photo is my Lowgarth Mountfleet models but my own design and build (the kit quality and fit was very poor) I scatch built the superstructure from photos of the Foylegarth and scaled it off the figures. Sails superbly.

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2015, 10:29:34 »
I expect Ged's sent you some photo's already Fastfaz of the Norton Cross but here's one taken back in May when for once on my travels to Middlesbrough it was warm AND it never rained!!!

Regards

Kevin

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2015, 12:20:13 »
When I first read your post Faz, I thought that the odds of you finding some
information on the Norton Cross were slim. . .our Forum here again has yet
again come through with flying colors.

Jed is actually going on board and take pictures for you. It doesn't get much
better than that. And, Kevin posted a very fine picture of the Norton Cross.

I must say that I am quite taken by this tug's design. Crowley and Foss tugs
do most of the tug work here in Anacortes, WA, oil tankers by the day.
The superstructure of the Norton Cross opens up a whole new list of design
ideas for my latest tugboat build. I am thinking strongly of using the Norton
Cross's design also. A strong looking worker tug. Sorry to use the term "Love"
around the docks here, but I love the towing line stay. . .knock out indeed.

Michael


Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2015, 13:10:46 »
Hello Michael,
     Thanks for your posts, if you look on Model boat Mayhem site and bring up "North sea Winches" post you will see my finished tug the Anita.C towing. Worth a look see.
      Regards,
              Faz.
The photo is my Lowgarth Mountfleet models but my own design and build (the kit quality and fit was very poor) I scatch built the superstructure from photos of the Foylegarth and scaled it off the figures. Sails superbly.

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2015, 14:16:17 »

  Hi Michael.
  This is posted on behalf of faz, this is his Norton cross.

  John

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2015, 15:12:16 »
Thank you John for the pictures of Faz's fine Anita.C. You beat me to posting them also
for Faz. . .I'm awaiting to be "Ok'ed" to the Forum there.

Michael
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington www.twotugboats.com

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 12:57:37 »

 Svitzers Norton Cross has been sold  Midgard Towing.
 
 She is due to sail in the next day or two ,to be based in St.Martin. Working alongside her sister ex Coatham Cross.

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 06:49:17 »
 Norton cross has been renamed Midgard  max

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 16:18:43 »
It's not the Norton Cross but it's the sister ship the Stackgarth formally known as the Eston Cross and after it was transferred from Middlesbrough - Milford Haven she had her name changed, and when the new Damen tugs arrived in 1996+1997 she was moved to Bristol and then spent some time in Swansea.
The two photo's attached show her moored up in Avonmouth dock in October 2009 you may also of noticed that the back of the wheelhouse has been altered as she had a big overhaul when she was transferred to Bristol and had major work carried out on her engines and during this time the wheelhouse was altered to improve visibility.
Anyone building a MMM Norton Cross tug might find these pictures useful

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Kevin

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Re: Norton Cross
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2017, 06:35:05 »
The former Tees tug Eston Cross later to be better known as the Stackgarth was built in 1984 and in the time she was in operation within the UK she was painted in four different liveries, due to ownership they where Tees Towage, Cory Towage, Wijsmuller Towage and Svitzer Towage.
The photo's here show her working in Royal Portbury dock in Bristol in the Wijsmuller colours and the pictures were taken around 2002/2003.

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Kevin