Welcome To Old River Bill's R/C Towboats

The Worlds Largest = Inland River Workboat Web!

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Defend It, Or  Lose It! 

And May God Bless & Keep - All That Do!!!! 

This is a tribute back-up image of Bill's website in case the KTIS hosted site ever goes away.

Posted with Bill's permission while he was still with us.

2015 update: Location link for many drawings, photos and plans that have been collected from those who knew Old River Bill and Towboat Joe at RCGroups:


Please contribute any related documents you have to that forum as no other sources appear to remain available.

   This IS Where Scratch Building Modelers & Workboat Enthusiast Come = To Be Learned ..... "How To Churn Mudd & Chew Stumps!"


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  Real Towboats  Model Towboats


"This Website Is 5 - Star Rated by Work Boat Modelers & Enthusiasts!"


Weather Report From Old River Bills - Home Port



    Joe E. Brown's Website of Towboat & Barge - PLANS / VHS Video's and Vessel Photo Details ....... "Plus Much - Much More!"

     Largest R/C Boat Club In The Midwest, With "Annual Events" For Steam, Electric & Sail.    Join Our Group ( Young & Old ), Novice or Expert, Your Always Welcome!


Other River Sites You Need To Visit


See How The - "M/V Bootsie B." Was Built At: http://www.riverway.com/

Small Shelf Display - Towboats & Barges For Your Desktop - Cherokee Boat & Barge

The Waterways Journal  The River Man's = Bible

Also called the "IRR" Book, reporting full details on all working river towboats and vessels - updated yearly.     If your a Towboat Watcher, You Gotta Have This book!


Click here to join tugsandtows    JOIN UP - ITS FREE !!!!  .... Join A Group, Share Info, Photos & Drawings In Email Message Discussions on all sorts of Subjects.     If your a modeler ( Or Wanna Be One ), the groups - below are interested in the very same subjects.    Their Scale Modelers, as well as Real - Captains, Crewmen, Ships Crewmen and Vessel Designers and Owners.    Also retired people from the industry and they all love to discuss these boats and enjoy helping others understand towboats = Better.    As a Modeler or Just plain Interested Enthusiast, you'd be in the right spot as a member of these groups "To Be Learned - As They Say - All About Towboats!"     "I'm a member of all three groups too, so join us - Its Free!!!"     

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tugsandtows/  = Modeling Workboat Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Towboating/  = Real Towboats - Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tugboats/  = The Tug Boaters - Group


Other highly Recommended - Webs

Member of International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites Tower Hobbies Home Page   The R/C Web Directory


This web was created on May 8th of 1998, by Old River Bill Zumwalt

And Last Updated On 01/07/22 . With Fueled By ktisLopt.gif (9333 bytes)