HO 1050 Sylvan 258′ Great Lakes Freighter kit “MAKE TO ORDER”


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HO-1050 Great Lakes Freighter kit is usually a “Make To Order” product. Please allow for up to two – four weeks after purchase before it is mailed.  If you have any questions please call us at 603-498-3849.                                             Length is 36″ Width is 6″ height from waterline to top of stern mast is approx: 11″

Sylvan Model Kit


Cast Polyurethane kit – Details molded in place – easy assembly

Our Great Lakes Freighter is patterned after a St. Lawrence “canaller”. While canallers have the look of a typical freighter, they were much shorter, as their size was restricted by the locks on the St. Lawrence River prior to the Seaway opening in 1959.

This is an ideal prototype, as no selective compression is required to have a “layout” sized boat. It is also suitable for most modeling eras, as these boats sailed from the turn of the century, with some surviving up into the early 1980’s. Common commodities for these boats would include coal, grain, cement, and iron ore.

Kit includes all parts, fittings, and accessories for a complete model, including etched brass stanchions, and a fully detailed wheelhouse interior. Main structural assembly is simplified by the use of one piece castings. Model measures 36″ in length and 6″ wide, representing a 258′ long freighter.

Additional mid-sections are available separately for those who require a longer boat. Order HO-1050M Great Lakes Freighter MID SECTION.<.> Freighter looks great being helped into position by any of our Great Lakes Tug Boats (HO-1025, HO-1026 or N-225, N-2026).

Also available in N-Scale.