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    Talking LIRR Tug MEITOWAX in Z Scale

    The LIRR tug MEITOWAX is done! I started this project sometime in Sep/Oct 2010 and just finished it today 6 Apr 2012. There was a lot of down time doing research, waiting for special parts to arrive, walking away from the project to take a mind break when I hit modeling brick walls, figuring out how to kitbash or stratchbuild parts and finding new photos of the tug and therefore having to make corrections to the model. This had to be THE biggest challenge that I have undertaken to date for my layout.

    MEITOWAX was one of the Indian tribes on Long Island. Long Island appears by this name on Dutch maps from about 1631 to about 1775 (see http://www.matouwac.org/)

    The tug started out as a Joe D'Amato wonderful tug boat which is now carried as a Nansen Street Model item.

    Time for a mini-vacation for Easter then on to some easier parts of the layout.

    Enjoy,

    John









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    John, that's an excellent job. I am awed that you have achieved so much detail in Z-Scale, not only with Meitowax, but with the pierside scrap yard as well.
    Hank....I may have to Grow Old, but I Never have to Grow UP!!!


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    Thanks! It has been fun!

    John

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    Smile

    That's a really nice tugboat. I have one from a kit I made (N scale) but not that nice. The prototypes seem longer and a more narrow beam.

    I especially like that last picture showing the freight cars and their placement on the barge.

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    John, "In Z, you amaze me!" Certainly the only modeler in the world doing LIRR... OK, here is my tug page...
    http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrtugs/lirtugs.htm


    http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrtugs/lirr_tug.jpg

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    Very nice model-John. Completly believable. Great example of crash bashing.
    Fred

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    Looks great, awesome job!

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    Thanks guys!!

    John

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    Awesome model, John.

    Randy
    Randy Smidt

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