Bigg City Port; A Tugs Fansite

Behind the Scenes 2

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Zug's Mini Tour
Tugs DVD Campaign
The Tugs Story
The Tugs Legacy
The Tugs Appeal
Star Fleet
The Z Stacks
Guest Tugs
Important Harbour Vessels
Naval Characters
Various Transit Craft
The Cranes
The Ocean Liners
Terrestrial Characters
Other Notable Characters
Tugs Book Titles
Behind the Scenes 1
Behind the Scenes 2
Publicity Pack
Real World Tugs
Other Related Titles
Beyond the Breakwater (Links)

The subtle features Clearwater Features used to create the magic of Tugs

This page uses photos that I have taken of the Tugs since their acquisition by the Star Tugs Trust. These photos are meant for illustrative purposes to show how the series was made. If you would like to see the models for yourself see the Star Tugs Trust and Tugs Events links around the site for more details.

Burke's Head
Tugs character head without the motors to move the head or eyes

Billy Shoepack's Face
This photo shows the eye piece. Behind this are two motors, one moves the eyes the other the head.

The Boomer Tug with the Old Man hat and face.
STT don't own Top Hat or Grampus models although they have the faces

Its far easier to let someone else explain how the smoke effects were made if they've done a video. The introduction is a little long and the narration is uncomfortably fast although it is a very informative video and provides a good explanation of how the smoke effects were made.

The Smoke Pipe and Keel
The pipe and hole used to pump smoke through the funnel and keel where it was clamped to its trolley


Thank you to the Star Tugs Trust for buying the models, providing the exhibitions and allowing me access

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