The Springwell reissue of the Tudor Rose Tugboat was one of four model boats I think. All had the same hull.
When I bought my tug I also bought the RNLI Lifeboat.
Now, who's summer holiday at a seaside didn't involve visiting the Lifeboat Station?
As I've owned this since 2005 and I have yet to remove it from it's bag to paint it, that gives you an example of how behind I am with 'projects'.
I didn't find all of my Clockwork Tri-ang boats but did find the RNLI one: my painting guide for the Springwell one.
The red and white Tri-ang cabin cruiser was their basic model.
Two Tri-ang tugs, Annie and Dawn. Dawn missing funnel.
The Tri-ang Jack-in-the-boat. An interesting action toy with an interesting second version that is rarer as I think it was mostly exported, that being one with a Mickey Mouse head. You would have thought Donald Duck would have been more appropriate.
The Nautilus version of the Sutcliff clockwork UnderWunder submarine and an electric WW2 one which is the same principle.
I couldn't find the other 3 or 4 models, but then you've seen the boxes in the my garage, too many boxes not enough time.
A few years ago I acquired two plastic boats myself.
The brightly coloured boat had no markings on it at all but the black-hulled boat has this nice header card - it was made in England by one Springwell [Mouldings] Ltd of Tonbridge, Kent. It's not dated or indeed bar coded.
But its biggest secret only revealed itself when I inspected the stern:
It said TUDOR ROSE LONDON!
It's a Tudor Rose!
This old boat has been re-bagged and sold to a modern audience!