Tugboat (Minic Ships 731)
Tugboat (Minic Ships 731)M 731 (i)
Triang Catalogue Number: M731
The Tri-ang Minic models of tugboats are identical apart from the colour of the funnel. Early models had a cast shaped funnel. On later models the funnel was a shaped metal pin fitted with a red, yellow or blue sleeve and inserted in a hole in the hull.
The models in the display are all of the later, "pin", funnel type. Two have red funnels and one has a yellow funnel.
1960 catalogue description:
M 731 TUGS – Typical of types seen in ports all over the world. Although small, their powerful engines enable them to move large liners with ease. Usually abut 250 tons displacement. 120 feet long, single screw. Length 1½ inches (3.8 cm)