Motor Tug Lowgarth
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About the model
Lowgarth is the latest addition to our range. This model is Ideally suited to the less experienced modeller, being based on a more modern tug it has a much 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 lead to a further four ships of almost identical design.


She was powered by a 7 cylinder oil engine built by Ruston & Horsby, 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. Latterly Lowgarth was sold to Fendercare and now operates in Nigeria carrying the name Charles Plane.

Model specifications [click]

Scale 1:32

Length 950mm

Beam 270mm

What's in the kit [click]
Kit contains:
  • 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 & 70mm brass propeller

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