The Ayton Cross and her sistership, Ormesby Cross.
Completed by Astilleros Zamacona, Spain in 1999, these Wijsmuller 34m ASD (Aazimuthing Stern Drive) boats are powered by 2 x 2000hp engines, delivering a Bollard-Pull in excess of 55 tons.
Keeping with the tradition of Tees Towing (now Svitzer / Wijsmuller) these boats, retaining the word (name) Cross, after the Crossthwaite family, who owned and operated Tees Towing for many years, like there predecessors, were named after villages situated around the Tees area.
Originally 'stationed' on the Tees, both boats worked the River until 2005 when the Ayton was relocated to the Mersey, from where 'she' has travelled / operated in various parts of the globe.
Working in the modeller's favour, the Ayton and the Ormesby, like the rest of the fleet, have gone through several livery changes, thus allowing 'free-license' of colour scheme for this large, extra volume boat, making the model the ideal choice for those 'Tuggers' who require a Big Powerful boat, for this model is without a doubt, quite awesome!!
The complete Multi - Optional Full Kit, including electric lights & motors, with Standard R.G.Set is £645--83 .... with Max-Power RG Set £650-38 ...... customise your purchase by simply choosing your options ...... or take advantage of the Budget Building System by purchasing one, or more, Packs at a time.......... All 5 Packs = Full Kit
As with all Mobile Marine Models boats the Ayton / Ormesby is available under the Budget Building System.
The Hull is Rust coloured, highly detailed GRP (glass fibre). and like all of our tug hulls, extra laminates in & around the 'stress' points, to give the strongest construction possible.
Superstructure is from either timber or plastic, which ever is your modelling preference.
Twin screw, steerable kort nozzle drive with choice of nozzle size & electric motor.
Scale = 1:32 ( the same as all MMM tugs )
OAL - 42" (1060mm) over fendering.... ( moulded length 1035mm )
Beam - 14 3/8" (365mm).......... ( moulded beam 360mm )
SuperGlue / Wood Glue are needed to complete this model ( see Adhesives )
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