Chessie System Tug

The Chessie was a compact 95-foot powerhouse built in 1984 for the Chessie Systems marine operations. Twin diesels driving twin propellers and a Kort maneuvering nozzle produced a total of 4000 HP. While only 95′ long, the tug weighed in at a hefty 280 tons. It and its sister, the Seaboard, operated around Philadelphia; they were purchased by McAllister Towing & Transportation and operate today out of New York and Norfolk in the company’s red. black and white colors.

The Chessie in Z Scale on Sven Rohmann's module. Photo by Dirk Kuhlmann

The Chessie in Z Scale on Sven Rohmann’s module. Photo by Dirk Kuhlmann

The model captures the handsome and hefty lines of the prototype. It features custom photo-etched brass railings with closely-spaced stanchions, fold-down mast and antennae, custom 3D printed towing bitts and water cannons, and bulwark ribbing. Doors are positionable. The hull is built up from precision-cut styrene.

The Chessie underway. Z scale model shown.

The Chessie underway. Z scale model shown.

Here are two standard studio shots:

Starboard Profile

Starboard Profile

Port Bow.

Port Bow.

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