The wheelhouse is scratch-built. The fenders,
port holes, cleats and chocks were ordered on the web from "The
Modelers Boatyard". The "O" scale PRR decal on the stack is
made by "Microscale".
The water cannon on the pilot house really
works. It has its own battery for endurance. (See the Fire Boat
instructions in this section.) The railings, ladders, plastic tube for the
smoke stack and plastic stock material came from "Plastruct",
also on the web.
A Dean's Antenna is installed on the cabin
roof. Nice color scheme. Can you tell that Bill's main hobby is model
Years ago, New York Harbor was loaded
with these tugs and their railroad car barges. That is probably Bill's
This standard H-bitt is constructed from
plastic tubing with brass tubing inside. The brass tubing is run down into
the motor tray for strength as a tow point.
Nice detail with the bow bitt, ladder &
railing. Under many of the extras you can see some of the stock Vac-U-Tug