Wonderful Ship Model of the Hamburg
THIS IS IT! Talk about great models . . . an entirely "scratch" built model of the Hamburg. It is one of those models that shows a great deal of skill and commitment. The deck fittings are all there . . . just like the real vessel. Anchor, windlass, and even a spotlight that turns! The fenders are rope-work as is the bow fender. The bumpers are tiny rubber tires. It even has a homemade smoke generator for the funnel. At one time the vessel was powered by a steam engine accessed by the removable cabin housing and two 9V batteries powered the two separate lighting systems. The vessel is in 2nd paint.
One has to believe, that as well detailed and operational as the model is, that the builder, at one time was part of the "crew". My guess would be the Captain. Length of the vessel is 25" from stem to stern and the condition is excellent.
These Tugs assist ocean-going vessels when arriving and sailing on the Elbe and in the port of Hamburg's basins to maneuver and berth.
Extensive information can be found on Google and also information on the famous Tugboat Ballet. Go here.
Questions? Ask the Ferret!