Tugboats Merkur/Vulkan

Tugboats Merkur/Vulkan

Emergency Tow Vessel Nordic

Emergency Tow Vessel Nordic

SKU
103424

Tugboats Merkur/Vulkan

Manufacturer: HMV - Hamburger Modellbaubogen Verlag
Scale: 1/250
Skill Level: medium
Size (LxWxH): 178x35x75 mm (7x1x2 inch)
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The tug boats Merkur and Vulkan are quite impressive by their sheer size alone. But the beautiful details add up to a beautiful pair of tug boats of an era of the past. Both models can be built out of this kit. This second edition comes with substantial changes in the way to build the superstructure and thus are easier to build.

Peter Brandt developed the two tug boats Merkur and Vulkan to assist his ocean liner Bremen. This impressive and huge ship was more than once towed by the two powerful tugs. But the two sisters actually don’t need something on the other end of the hawser to make a good impression. The also included signal flags offer additional possibilities for presentation as well.

The second edition of this beautiful kit comes with quite a few improvements and is actually easier to build now. Even the steam engine can be built and with open hatches it is actually possible to see the engine. With their interesting colours and beautiful and precise printing these two tugs are definitely some gems on the display shelf.

The model highlights:

  • 2 models included
  • detailed capstan
  • international code of signals
  • railing with covers
  • with fire monitor
  • detailed steam engine included

More Information
Product typePapermodel
ManufacturerHMV - Hamburger Modellbaubogen Verlag
Scale1/250
DesignerPeter Brandt
Difficultymedium
Sheet sizeDIN A4
Sheets5
Parts766
Parts incl. alternative parts554
Length178 mm (7.01 inch)
Width35 mm (1.38 inch)
Height75 mm (2.95 inch)
BauanleitungGerman, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Pictures

Technical data:

  • launch Merkur: 26/2/1913 at Meyerwerft Papenburg
  • launch Vulkan: 28/3/1912 at Meyerwerft Papenburg
  • delivery Merkur 13/5/1913 as Loewer to HAPAG
  • delivery Vulkan 28/3/1913 as Wendemuth to HAPAG
  • length: 42.30 m
  • width: 8.50 m
  • displacement: BRT 1395
  • engine: triple-expansion engine
  • power: 1,200 hp
  • speed: 12 knots
  • crew: 13 seamen

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