Many years ago I did a review for Marine Modelling mag for the "new" Caldercraft tug Ryhope.
The model was a lovely little thing to put together and even nicer to sail, and I kept it for a good few years, but sadly I sold it for a pittance.............and soon after Caldercraft discontinued it.
Luckily a couple of years ago I saw one for sale, unbuilt, and as my younger daughter took a shine to it, I bought it.............but apart from doing the hull , deck and running gear to basics, it has sat in the workshop since just after buying it..............until last night.
Was looking on Ships Nostalgia site when I came across this painting of a Pennsylvania Railroad Harbour tug by Dave Boone aka "tugboatpainter" called Willmington.
I have decided to build the model, when I get round to it based on the Ryhope, ( which my daughter likes) but with a second superstructure on her based upon the painting, for when I sail her.........I think I will be able to make a nice little cross over tug .........but boy oh boy do I like the tug in the painting.