Chris Lloyd was the model maker of Tugs at Clearwater Features. Besides Tugs, he also worked for Thomas & Friends at Shepperton Studios.

He worked on the models of Zip, Zug, Big Mac, Warrior and Diesel Tug along with many other model props. He also made parts for Grampus and the face masks for Top Hat.

In an SiF interview, Chris said that he is currently working on a lot of TV props ranging from programes like "Harry Hill", "The Royal Bodyguard", and adverts for "Virgin".


  • The first model he built was Zip. When he was almost fully constructed, Chris accidentally pulled him onto the floor smashing him into pieces, taking two weeks to rebuild.

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