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)
What's in the kit (click)
- 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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