Tugboat (Minic Ships 731)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Tugboat (Minic Ships 731)

Tug, Minic Ships M731 (MinicShips 1960).jpg M 731 (i)
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location:

Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


1960s


A 1:1200 model of a Tugboat, part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964.

Triang Catalogue Number: M731

Minic Ships M731, Tug


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)

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