1/48 108 The Laughing Whale Seguin Wooden Steam Tug From 1884 - 26 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Tugboat For R/C Or Display)
Wood and Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Lists for $214.00 new. NOTE: perfect builder kit ONLY, not collectible. Please read very carefully. An excellent, large scale and highly detailed model ideal for R/C operation. This kit has no assembly but NOTE: the bulkheads have been professionally sanded to the perfect shape in the plans, and the left and right of each is a perfect match. A few other of the die-cut parts are perfectly finished also, but there is no assembly. The overwhelming balance of the kit is complete. However, NOTE: missing several wooden parts, all of which are easily made because they are shown full size on the plans. They include the very short portion of the rear deck, rudder, superstructure roof, some of the planking strips and some stock wood. The fittings were inventoried and they are complete except for one double block. With full instruction book and full size plans, as well as full size copied templates which include most if not all missing parts. Again, this kit is a builder and not collectible. The Seguin was built in Bath, Maine in 1884. She spent her first 20 years towing wooden sailing vessels up and down the Kennebec River and towing cargo barges along the Atlantic coast from Maine to Virginia. In the early 1900s, she became a New York harbor tug, but returned to an active career in Maine. She retired in 1967. She was donated to the Maine Maritime Museum for restoration, being the only surviving example of her kind. But during during restoration her hull was found to be hopelessly rotted, and, with deep regret, the museum scrapped her. Laughing Whale kits are made by Bluejacket, America's oldest and most trusted wooden ship model manufacturer.
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