H136W HO Full Hull 51′ Passenger Steam Ferry – Laser Cut wood Craftsman Kit – NEW RELEASE!

$148.95

In stock

Description

NEW RELEASE!

SPMW Full Hull Craftsman Kit

About the 53’ Coastal Passenger Steamer Kit H136W Full Hull

Boiler…………Steam………coal fired…………………………………………….

Type…………Wood construction………………………………..

Length………53’…………………………….

Beam……… 15 ½’………………………….…

Built………….1850 to 1950 Maine………………………..

Actual size of craft: Length 7 1/4” Width 2 1/8 ”

This kit is designed to give the modeler the best advantages in building and finishing a terrific model.

No model shipbuilding skills are required for this kit. Some part modification (sanding or filing) might be required on the wood, resin & metal parts for satisfactory fit.

This full hull kit of a charming, steam powered vessel is supplied with a detailed solid, one-piece, paintable, detailed artist resin hull with attached bulwarks. It includes laser cut ladders, laser cut wood pilot house, deck house, walls & roofs, windows, and many high quality pewter or resin castings as follows:

Mooring bitt

Smoke stack whistle

Pilot house fittings

Fire buckets

Search light

Spotlight

Life rings

Hatch covers

Fire hose

Cowl vents

PLUS

Exterior lamps & hand rails

Small boat

Smoke stack

Port & starboard running lights

The contents of this kit also include:

Assembly & finishing/painting instructions

Detailed assembly drawings

parts photo sheets

bill of materials

A little bit about us and the kit

Kit prep and important notes

Glossary of terms

All of the original patterns were made in our shop with reference to the details of several prototypes and much research in books, museums, photographs and conversations with master modelers.

This specific vessel would have been designed, built, owned, and operated by local families, captains, railroads, or investors, etc. The steamer that we present through this kit is similar to the one we are familiar with called the Sabino or originally called the Tourist. The Sabino is up and running in Mystic Ct.at the Maritime Museum. This model is not a model of the Sabino, but similar, and would have been used for very similar purposes. It will carry a lot of passengers, mail, and heavy cargo and attempt to keep schedules. It will make multiple stops at various islands and mainland harbors to deliver and pick up mail, produce, dry goods, livestock, groceries, etc. etc. This kit, with some minor modifications could be converted to a double decker which would increase passenger capacity.

This kit represents a small steam powered vessel working on the east or west coast, lakes, rivers, or oceans carrying on commerce that was vital to the growth of our nation, from the mid 1800’s to mid 1900’s.

There is so much to say about these steam powered vessels that have a distinct parallel with our nation’s history. I strongly recommend that you read up on the subject. Here are a few great books that you might have a hard time putting down.

STEAMBOAT DAYS by Fred Irving Dayton

STEAMBOATS YESTERDAYS (ON CASCO BAY) by Capt. William J Frappier

STEAMBOATS of GLOUCESTER and the NORTH SHORE by John Lester Sutherland

STEAMBOATS COME TRUE by James Thomas Flexner

Suggested skill level for assembling and finishing this model is 5 on a scale of 1 thru 10, with 10 being the most difficult.

This kit is not intended for children under the age of 14 without adult supervision.

This kit includes all the necessary parts for full assembly as shown in kit box photos unless noted otherwise.

People figures do not come with this kit.