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  • Complete set of 3 Texaco Tugboat Die-cast Models / Coin Banks

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    • Complete set of 3 Texaco tugboats model Die-cast coin banks from collectible series of 3 tugboats (Texaco’s Fire Chief, Havoline & American) manufacture by ERTL between the years 2000-2002 & discontinued after the 3rd issue, the American.

    • Ertl manufactured the tugboats as coin banks, but they are more of a detailed die-cast model with little hint of a coin bank. 

    • All 3 tugboats come in their original, never opened packaging. (NOS) new old stock. 

    • Images are from my personal collection. 

    • The scale is not listed on packaging. My research has found scales anywhere from 1:55th  to 1:87th listed.

    • All 3 tugboats are approximately 9” x 3” x 4.5”

    • Some easy snap-on assembly required such as mast & flags.

    • Recommended for young adults up to young at heart adults.

    • Ertl produced all 3 tugs with special attention to detail & quality. They create a very impressive display, especially with all 3 tugs lined up together.

    • List of Texaco Tugboats

           Fire chief - 1st in texaco tugboat nautical series

           Manufacture year - 2000

           history of tugboat provided on packaging as follows;

     This mighty tugboat is a replica of the 1967 Texaco Tire Chief which was built to serve Texaco’s operations in New York harbor.Built by Jakobson Shipyard in Oyster Bay,Long Island,and measured 100 feet in length,a 26 foot beam, and powered by diesels rated at 1600 brake horsepower for maximum performance under pressure.The Texaco Fire Chief was built to the highest specifications of the AMERICAN BUREAU of SHIPPING and was equipped with state of the art navigation devices for the time,including radar and radiotelephone.The tug carried a crew of 8.


    havoline - 2nd in texaco tugboat nautical series: 

    Manufacture year - 2001

            history of tugboat provided on packaging as follows;

     tugboat Texaco Havoline was built in 1946 to serve Texaco's operations in Port Arthur,Texas.The tug worked out of the company's Port Arthur terminal helping to dock large oil tankers and towing barges full of refined oil and gasoline.The powerful,sturdy ship measured 96 feet in length,a 24 foot beam and was powered by a diesel engine at 1200 brake horsepower.

    American3rd in texaco tugboat nautical series: 

            Manufacture year 2002

            history of tugboat provided on PACKAGING follows;

            This is the third in a series by Racing Champions/Ertl Collectibles in the new "Tugboat" series! The Texaco "American" tugboat was built in 1918 by The Texas Steamship Company in Bath, Maine. It was delivered to its home port in January 1919 and was utilized in the Bayonne-Portland, Maine trade. Equipped with two 500 pound anchors and an 18 person lifeboat, this 168 ton tug boasts an average sea speed of 10.5 knots and a steaming radius of nearly 1500 miles.