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Megow Vultee Vanguard, S52
Megow Vultee Vanguard, S52
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG,   old
$38

1930s solid wood display model. Unstarted and 100% complete with all parts and plans.
Megow SE-5 Scout With 'Motor Hum' - 25 Inch Wingspan
Megow SE-5 Scout With 'Motor Hum' - 25 Inch Wingspan
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+,   old
$44

1930s stick and tissue kit. Has a unique engine-noise feature for use while flying. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Megow P-51B Mustang - Solid Wooden Model, 1/35, SD-2
Megow P-51B Mustang - Solid Wooden Model, 1/35, SD-2
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++,   old
$55

Fantastic artwork on an early hardbox from 1943 to 1949. Fred Megow was famous for his lines of semi-prefabricated kits solid kits and stick and tissue models from the late 1920s till 1949. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Solid wood scale model with profile carved fuselage, wings, elevator and rudder, plastic propeller, pre-carved wheels, heavy die-cut cardstock details, carved wooden wheels, full size plans, full color markings and glass bottles of paint and glue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, markings and instructions.
Megow Baby Quaker - For R/C or Free Flight, E-28
Megow Baby Quaker - For R/C or Free Flight, E-28
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$165

Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Megow WOG Class B Gas Model - For R/C or Free Flight, E27
Megow WOG Class B Gas Model - For R/C or Free Flight, E27
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++,   old
$155

Rare 1930s competition gas free flight model that was engineered by William Winter, editor of the then-famous air magazine 'Air Trails'. The WOG was an outstanding performer and an excellent seller until Megow closed it's doors in the late 1940s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).
Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Hunter Packing Co. with Trucks, HO, Q4
Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Hunter Packing Co. with Trucks, HO, Q4
Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG,   old
$44

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. This one kit, the Hunter Packing car, had a unique paint job from the other reefers that Megow issued. The roof and sides should all be painted aluminum. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube but no paint. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, Q1
Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, Q1
Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-,   old
$44

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Megow 1941 Megow Catalog Number 11 1941 - 128 Pages
Megow 1941 Megow Catalog Number 11 1941 - 128 Pages
Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+,   old
$35

Rare. 1941 Megow catalog originally from Potter's Hardware in Thomaston, Conn. Very thick 128 page catalog from the 'Golden Age' of model building includes the full Megow gas, rubber and static scale aircraft line, a special about a Model Airplane show featuring Megow personnel on television station W3XE (perhaps the very first modeling show in TV), an article on the 'Story Behind Megow Balsa Wood', model aircraft dope with a Megow Store Display, Megow's Quick Dry Cement, die-cast parts and fittings for super-detailing static solid models, pages supplies for flying models, the Strombecker wooden kits line (distributed by Megow), American Junior (A-J) Line, Fireball U-Control, Gas Powered Models, gas motors, timers, knives, props, gas flying accessories, gas car models, Megow's extensive line of ship models and fittings, Megow's historical and large line of O and HO Gauge kits and accessories, and advertising showing the famous Megow 'Green Cabinet' and door decal for hobby dealers to display. The catalog is complete and has not been written in. There is general wear on the cover and some clear tape. Page one has a tear but no material is missing. The other pages are free of tears. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits.
Megow Seabird 19th Century Merchant Brig - 17.75 inch long Wooden Ship Model, G-16
Megow Seabird 19th Century Merchant Brig - 17.75 inch long Wooden Ship Model, G-16
Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good,   old
$125

From 1938. Megow was famous for their line of ship kits. This is one of the more expensive kits as it contains a hardwood (not balsa) precarved hull, several metal fittings and metal launch, three printed balsa sheets, rigging material, blocks and two jars of Megow Paint. Includes full size plans, with sectional outlines and assembly instructions, rigging diagrams, complete color scheme, colorful flag sheet and two photos of the completed model. Several parts were rough cut from two printed sheets, but there has been no other work done on the model and it is complete with all parts, metal fittings, rigging material, two jars of Megow paint (it came with three originally), flag sheet and plans. The 'Seabird' was a typical merchant brig of out Philadelphia used in the Pacific Trade dating back to the middle of the 19th century.
Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16
Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++,   old
$75

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Megow 40' Steel Box Car - HO Gauge - Souther Pacific Lines with Trucks and Couplers, HO, QD-26
Megow 40' Steel Box Car - HO Gauge - Souther Pacific Lines with Trucks and Couplers, HO, QD-26
Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG,   old
$42

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s/early 1940s. This is one of the rare 'Deluxe Packing' kits which includes the very colorful box, internal cardboard display material with the trucks, automatic couplers and detail kits still attached to it. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides, ends and roof with crisp printing, embossed metal roof and other bracing parts, pre-cut hardwood and other wood stock as needed, a sealed bag of detail parts, fully assembled correct truck kits and full instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Megow Cessna C-34 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, J-11
Megow Cessna C-34 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, J-11
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++,   old
$39

From 1946. Part of the famous 24 inch wingspan rubber-band powered flying kits. Features print wood, pre-cut stringers, spars, wood stock, preformed wheels, very nicely pre-carved wooden propeller blank (needs sanding to complete), tissue paper and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including plans. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.
Megow Privateer 'Hawk' of 1812, HC10
Megow Privateer 'Hawk' of 1812, HC10
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+,   old
$69

Rare kit dated 1936 but this exact copy was issued during the World War II, probably 1942/43 judging from the notice inside about restricted materials and the 'emergency' at the time. Megow carried an extensive line of unique and historical ships. This model measures 12 inches long (LOA) and 8.5 inches high when built. Includes highly detailed full size plans with general instructions and detailed rigging and sail information, pre-carved hull, excellent printwood and mast and spar stock. Even the original packing tissue is present. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and plans in excellent condition.
Megow Macchi-Castoldi MC-72 - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/65, S17
Megow Macchi-Castoldi MC-72 - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/65, S17
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box,   old
$10

Solid scale kit from the famous Megow line. There is no box. The kit is complete and includes all wood blocks needed for float and fuselage, printwood, wood stock and two metal propellers. NOTE: this kit has assembly. The wings, rudder, elevator and lower horizontal fin have all be cut from the printwood sheet. Quality of the work is excellent with all parts sanded to the correct airfoil shape.
Megow USS Selfridge DD-320 - Wooden Ship Kit, K-6
Megow USS Selfridge DD-320 - Wooden Ship Kit, K-6
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++,   old
$32

Dated 1936. Hard to find in this condition. The box is graded 'Very Good' and has only general wear and some side creasing. All flaps are present and in very good condition. Completed model is 6 inches long. Inside, the kit consists of the hull block, a long piece of printwood with the decks, deck fittings and more, mast and funnel stock, full size plans with side and top elevations, instructions with assembly photos and rigging details, a nice photo of the completed model, hull sections for shaping and cut out number '320' for the hull. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

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