Motor Tug Lowgarth

About the model

Lowgarth was one of the later additions to the range. This model is ideally suited to the less experienced modeller, being based on a more modern tug it has a less fussy and neater appearance.

The model is fantastic on the water, having a large propeller and movable kort nozzle.

Prototype history (click)

The original vessel was built by Richards Shipbuilders at Lowestoft and launched in 1965 as a development of the Plumgarth/Avongarth class. The success of her design led to a further four ships of almost identical design.

She was powered by a 7 cylinder oil engine built by Ruston & Hornsby, to a single fixed pitch propeller operating with a kort steerable nozzle.

Following sale by Cory and a number of years moored on the River Weaver she was purchased by Rigg Shipping and converted for coastal towing.

Model specifications (click)

Scale: 1:32

Length: 950mm

Beam: 270mm

What's in the kit (click)

Kit contains:

  • GRP Moulded hull, funnel, superstructure and ships boats complete with superb surface detail
  • Over 250 white metal and resin fittings
  • All necessary wood, cordage, tube etc
  • Full size drawing & illustated instruction book
  • Propshaft & 80mm brass kort propeller

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