Workboats and Commercial Vessels
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Don Murray's Cable Head, a Canadian Great Lakes workboat/ferry.  Scratch-built model is 1/18 scale, has a host of working features, including bow ramp, radar antenna, and lights. 

Close-up of the cabin detail of Don Murray's CableHead.

Arthur Perlmutter's Clyde Puffer Highlander.   The model features a nice smoke unit.   The kit is by Mountfleet from England .  Arthurís model has three channel control.  In addition to the smoke unit, other features include sound, and working lights, and the motor is water cooled  It is 1/24 scale, with a length of 33 inches and a beam of 9 1/2 inches.

Willi Zankel's Creole Queen.  Sternwheeler is from the Dumas kit, features an on-board sound system with Dixieland music.

Willi Zankel's Seabex One.  Built from the Robbe kit, the model has working fire monitors.

Bob Okerholm's US Boat Safe/Sea.   This is a scratch-built model of a boat that is a seagoing equivalent of an AAA Tow Truck.

Mike Hale's big tug Minnie Jean really throws a wake at full power!  Tug was built from the Model Slipways kit with major modifications.  The model has 12v motors for propulsion, and also has a number of auxiliary 6 volt systems, including:   Functional crane and fire cannon;  bow-thruster;  three sound systems;  and fixed & moveable lights.

Don Murray's scratch-built 1/96 scale Freighter Dawn Glow.  The model is over five feet long, has working lights and a loud ship's horn.  Don used readily available HO scale (1/87) containers for the deck load.

Shaun Kimball's 1/150 scale RMS Titanic.