Robbe Odin - Harbor tug 1/25th scale

Robbe modelled the Odin after a tug design from the late 1960s from the M├╝tzelfeld Shipyards in Cuxhaven, near Hamburg in northern Germany.

Here are pictures from the original Robbe catalog (shamelessly lifted from HobbyDirekt).

General view

General view

Note superstructure, wheelhouse, funnel shape and general deck layout.

Rear area

Rear area

Main winch, rear hatch (provides rudder servo access)

Propulsion

Propulsion

Single screw, 95mm 4-blade prop; steerable Kort nozzle

Through some googling I've been able to track two surviving tugs of that design, both were built in 1968 and still operate as of 2014: Gruno V and Taucher O. Wulf 5

Gruno V

Formerly named Clara, the Gruno V was built in 1968 and is currently operated by Bijma, a Dutch towing services company operating in Dutch and German ports and canals.

Name
Gruno V
IMO
6907171
Length
29.60m (97ft)
Beam
8.40m (28ft)
Draft
3.80m (12ft) / 4.20m (14ft)
Power
1000kW / 1360HP
Bollard pull
23t

Here are pics of the Gruno V.

Gruno V underway

Gruno V underway

Aside from the color scheme, Odin is a near-perfect replica.(Pic: F.Olinga)

Rear area

Rear area

Back of the funnel, mast. Obscured view of the tow hook and winch (Pic: Koopmans)

Side view

Side view

Compare with side view of the model above.(Pic: F.Olinga)

Gruno V underway

Gruno V underway

Typical German tug from the late 60s.(Pic:F.Olinga)

Front view

Front view

Main winch can be seen at the back. Compare fire monitor platform and wheelhouse shape on Odin (Pic: J.Smit)

Gruno V at the ready

Gruno V at the ready

Gruno V at a shipyard to assist - I assume - a boat launch (Pic: G.Kuiper)

All these pictures were found on Shipspotting and Marine Traffic where more pics of her can be found through her IMO number.