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Academy 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 1525

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From ex-Entex molds and well detailed. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from the 1986 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detailed and molded. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the metal parts are also factory sealed. Includes instructions.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304-200

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+


Still factory sealed but the seal has many splits. Large wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber, electric or made R/C with the modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars, stripwood, fully formed and finished wheels, wire stock, thrust button, metal prop shaft, plastic prop, tissue, rubber motor and decals. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Dumas Curtiss P-6E Hawk - 17.5 inch Wingspan For Rubber Power or Electric And R/C Conversion, 219

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Excellent wooden kit designed for rubber power but can also be converted to electric and R/C with modern small components. Features hand-selected laser cut balsa, contest rubber and plastic prop, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Guillows Spitfire - 16 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Midwest The Seguin - 39 inch long RC Steam Tugboat, 957

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


The Seguin is the oldest steam powered tugboat in the USA. This model was designed with measurement taken from the actual vessel. This is a plank-on-frame kit with Midwest 'Micro-Cut' basswood and mahogany parts, cleanly die-cut frames, deck and cabin parts, scribed basswood for decking and cabin sides, many brass parts, complete fittings set, rigging material, vac life boat, prop, smokestack, masts, full size plans, instruction book and more. Does not come with the steam drive. Minimum of two channel rc required. This kit has not been started. Inside, it is as it left the factory. Most of the parts were factory sealed and they are still in the factory sealed bags. The few larger parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork. NOTE: this kit is packed in a very sturdy factory box. Unless you specifically note otherwise, it will be shipped in this box (with no external box).

The Building & Structure Company DRG&W Lizard Head Bunk House - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 2016L

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Excellent quality laser cut wood model with clear window material and cast metal chimney. There is even a full color photograph included of the completed model. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders 'S' Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+


Fresh from old hobby shop stock. 1960 'S' issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Somehow this box even escaped the factory sealing tape machine, as it has no sealing tape and no typical stains from the tape. Very light wear is the only flaw to this fantastic box artwork. Revell took the nice original F-104 molds and added four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. Molded in the correct correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell Swivel Stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition.

Monogram Pro Modeler PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5934

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


This kit builds one of two aircraft: standard -5A that was the first aircraft to land on the Guadalcanal airfield and the personal plane of Admiral John S. McCain - Commander Aircraft - South Pacific or a VP-54 'Black Cat' with radar, 'bug-eye' turret in the nose and large ADF 'football' antenna above the cockpit. Never started. Factory sealed parts bags with decals and instructions.

Revell HMS Victory Lord Nelson With S Cement - 'S' Issue, 1/146, H363-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


First issue dated 1958. The box has fantastic artwork, great color and gloss and four solid corners. As with most all Revell early ship kits, the model is finely molded and very highly detailed. Model is about 15 inches long when assembled. Features full detail on the top two decks, prefabricated rat lines, vac sails, full rigging material and instructions and display stand. Molded in gloss black, dark swirl wood brown and light wood tan. The kit has never been started. All parts and paperwork are still sealed in the factory internal clear bag. I can see in the bag that the tube of factory-wrapped "S" Cement is included.

Design Preservation Models Entertainment District Theater And Bar & Grill DPM Gold Detailed Edition - HO Scale, 1/87, 40300

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Includes both buildings shown in the foreground. Very well detailed with main injection molded parts and over 80 precision crafted white metal castings to complete the entire scene. Also includes a selection of movie and burlesque posters, as well as billboards and marquee sings, dry transfer decals and even the "Premiering Tonight" search light.

Classic Miniatures Rio Grand Souther Ophir Depot - HO HON3 Scale Craftsman Kit, HO, CM-20

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very highly detailed with numerous injection molded details, factory cut and scribed hardwood, other hardwood parts, clear printed window frames and mullions, realistic roofing material, quality printed heavy (and thick) cardstock parts, full instructions and full size plans. Never started. The small details are still factory sealed as is the roofing material. The other parts are inventoried complete.

Classic Miniatures Wells Fargo Express Office Columbia California 1857 - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, HO

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Very highly detailed kit with parts in very heavy 1/16" thick pressboard with printed cut-out patterns, wood stock, clear windows with beautifully printed mullions, excellent brick siding and roofing material, plastic railings, decals, full instructions and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the sealed bags. Includes instructions and plans.

Link & Pin Models The Pozo Shafthouse Craftsman Kit Limiited Edition #92 of 500 - HO HNO3 Scale, 1/87, 1

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare. Features excellent metal details, factory hardwood and other parts as well. There are excellent text and full size plans for construction. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete.

Hasegawa Grumman F6F-3 or F6F-5 Hellcat, 1/32, 1081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Large-scale kit has optional parts for either version and US Navy decals. Features highly detailed cockpit, machine gun bay with removable hatches, separately molded split flaps, rockets and drop tank, PW R-2800 engine (almost a kit in itself) and separately molded cowl flaps. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Blohm & Voss BV-141, 1/72, 03014-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From the 1970s or early 80s. Well molded with good detail for that time including interior, bomb load and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: there is a 2" by 1/2" section missing from the lower long box end. That is why it displays better than the 'good' grade.

AMT De Havilland DH-4, 1/48, T646

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Large-scale issue of the American-built WWI aircraft. Features crew, cockpit detail and full rigging instructions. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, the auxiliary fuel tank (like a 'slipper' under the wing). Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya M4A3 Sherman 75mm Gun Tank - (M-4), 1/35, MM222A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features, optional position hatches, choice of two types of cupolas, wheels and sprockets, two figures, many accessories and decals for three different tanks.

Monogram De Havilland Mosquito - N.F.II / Mk.IV / F.B.VI / II Night Intruder, 1/48, 5478

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1992 reissue using the original high quality 'Four Star' kit molds. Contains parts and decals to build any one of four versions: NF II Night Fighter, Mk IB Bomber, Mk VI Fighter Bomber and MkII Night Intruder.

Pyro Gloster Gladiator - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P607-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


From the 1960s. Very nicely molded for that time. Features full engine, cockpit detail, optional position canopy and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa BAe Harrier GR Mk.3, 1/72, D20

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very well molded kit with all fine recessed panel line detail. Features good cockpit with pilot, optional position canopy, optional position exhausts, realistic intake, choice of Aden gun pod or strakes, BL755 cluster bombs, 1000 lb iron bombs, Matra LR155 rocket pods and decals with painting guide for both aircraft listed (RAFG No. 4 Sq Gutersloh AFB W Germany or RAFG No. 3 Sq). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.