Fred Ladd asked the other week if I could do a thread on the boat models that feature on 'Cuyahoga'. As I had them out today to do some running repairs to them before next weekend's Hull Model Railway Show I thought it would be a good time to photograph them individually. Now I have no qualms at all about using 1/200th scale boats in Z. Boats are big, really big, in real life and the extra 10% I can live with. First up is the Heller Smit ocean going tug. This has been around in variety of identities and I think is now marketed by Revell It is quite a big beast and has been named Braden Ben, all of the boats are named after our grandchildren and I've warned the family to slow down a bit otherwise I am going to have to build a bigger harbour! The smaller Heller tug is the Smit harbour tug which is really hard to find now, I haven't seen revell re-release this one yet and it is a much handier one for most Z layouts Hong Tay is the Thai for 'young prince'