Kit Code MS-01

Yorkshireman tugboat
 Scale 1:48
Length 875 mm
Beam 240 mm
Approx. 10 kg

Built in 1978 by Cochrane of Selby, Yorkshireman and Irishman were the most powerful pair of purpose-built tugs to enter service in the UK when they joined the fleet of United Towing.  The tugs were involved in all types of towing work in the North Sea oil fields and around the world. However, their finest and most famous days were without a doubt during the Falklands War when they were taken into service with the Salvageman by the Royal Navy. Their best-known exploit was in the attempt to save the container ship Atlantic Conveyor after she had been hit by missiles from the Argentinean Air Force; unfortunately this rescue attempt was not successful. The kit contains all the required parts to build the model as illustrated:

  • A glassfibre hull; prop-shafts, brass rudder assemblies, resin-cast Kort nozzles and a bow thruster tube (propellers at extra cost)
  • Printed and cnc-milled styrene for ease of construction
  • A set of cast metal fittings. Metal kits for the winches and cranes
  • Etched brass for stanchions and other components
  • Resin-cast dinghies; vacuum-formed liferaft canisters and Radome
  • A set of self-adhesive vinyl decals for Yorkshireman and Irishman.
  • Assembly instructions in English, construction and general arrangements drawings.

When ballasted correctly the model is very stable and extremely manoeuvrable - a good steering regatta boat. Recommended for Experienced Model Makers.

Kit Price: 305 - Brass Propellers 34 - Motors, couplings 60

Not supplied: propellers, paints and adhesives. Tools and equipment will be required to complete.
Required for R/C Operation: 2 or 4 channel RC, speed control, motors, couplings, battery and charger.