Our H122 “N” Scale Derrick Barge fully built up, painted detailed
Actual Size: Measures: 5-¾” long, 2-1/8” wide
The Derrick Barge is a common design that follows many prototype barges - once a common sight along the waterfront. These barges/lighters were used for loading and construction work. Many were used for marine construction work such as dock building; vessel loading, salvage and moving large rock for break walls and riprap. Our barge uses a timber stiff leg type derrick, only modified to fit a barge hull. Sometimes called a “Spud Barge” because of the two stabilizing “Spuds” used to hold the barge in position while working. A two-drum winch that gets its power from the steam boiler located in the deckhouse operates the derrick. The spuds are raised and lowered by single drum winches, one for each spud. Many work barges had four spuds. Metal and resin castings designed specifically for this kit.
This fine waterline model was hand crafted, finely painted and detailed by our Professional Craftsman model boat builder.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this model and that it brings further realism to your layout tied up at the dock or on the open water, or as it gives you pleasure just looking at it on your mantle or bookcase.
Note: Regarding pick up and shipping of our Built-up models: Call us at 603-498-3849 for details. Our built-up models are available for pick-up during shows posted on our website home page or at our shop in Hampton, New Hampshire. If shipping is desired, "special" packing is required and all packing, shipping and insurance costs are paid by the customer. Contact us at 603-498-3849