Wooden Ship Kits

George W. Washburn Steam tug 1890 Kit

The George W. Washburn was launched in 1890 by the Cornell Steamboat Company to move barges and cargo like stones, sand, and bricks up and down the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. She was, during her early years, considered the fastest tug on the Hudson River. Since she took on paying passengers, her appearance was kept up. It was said that a Cornell Steamboat could be noticed from a great distance by the yellow and black color of the smoke stacks. Sad to say, however, that the George W. Washburn and the Cornell Steamboat Company are no longer around today.

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#206-059-1 Plank on frame hull.
This kit features laser-cut plank-on-frame construction. , scale decals, laser-cut parts and die-cut parts, deck hardware and full color flags. Step-by-step instructions.
Dimensions: Length: 30"(762mm) Beam: 5.5"(140mm) Scale 1/48 Price: US$215.00 on Special:US$193.95

Glue kit
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Paint sets
Please pick the paints and charge me accordingly. (Acrylic paints. US$2.50. Metalic colors $2.75each)

If you would like to make your model radio control operated:

#206-058-9 Running Hardware kit for the George W. Washburn. Mfg $65.00 US$59.95
Contains: Stuffing Box with oilite bearings, Shaft Coupling, Coupling Rod Nut, Propeller, Large Nylon Washer Set, Collar Setscrew.

#101-615-5 6-volt motor. (up to 6000 rpm) Mfg $85.00 Price: US$78.95

Comes with

1 motor (with coupling socket attached)
1 Universal coupling socket 1/8" bore
1 dog bone joint

#139-785-8 . 2-channel 2-servo radio control system Price: US$79.95
Comes with
1 transmitter,
2 servos,
1 reciever,
1 battery box,
1 wiring harness


#180-388-7 Electronic speed control with reverse
Quite simple. Three sets of wires. One set plugs into the battery. The second set into the motor. The third plugs directly into the reciever of your radio. Price: US$59.95

#181-434-7 Rechargable 7.2 volt 1800mh Price: US$24.95

#195-925-4 AC/DC Peak Power Charger
Can charge off of wall current (115V) or a 12 Volt battery in the field.
Price: US$59.95



Deluxe Tool set
196-025-7 Comes with all the essential knives and tools for model building! Includes light, medium and heavy duty knives with 15 assorted blades, 4 gouges, pin vise with 6 number drills, 2 needle files, aluminum miter box with razor saw and handle, pointed nose tweezers, pinpoint awl, flush cutter with comfort cushion handles, plus wooden sanding block and wedge. This workshop in a box is heavy on value and long on convenience! US$69.95

Order the Deluxe Tool set at the same time you order your model kit and get the Deluxe Tool set, a value of $70.00for just $49.95 !

Hand Tools

Ship building tools: specialized tools to aid in planking & rigging.


Please note: Our minimum order is US$25.00

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