Wooden Ship Kits

The Brooklyn Kits

The Brooklyn was built in 1910 and owned by the New York Dock Co. Steam powered all her career, after fifty years of service she was inauspiciously sold for scrap in 1960. The Brooklyn was one of many railroad tugs, designed to transfer railroad cars from one side of New York to the other on barges known as car floats. Railroad tugs almost always towed barges alongside, with one railroad car floating on each side, hence the heavy guards and the use of single posts instead of H-bitts. Railroad tugs were characterized by long houses because there was no need of towing space aft.

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#179-143-6 ABS hull. The Brooklyn is designed to give you the salty appearance of the original boat. Not just your average tug, the Brooklyn has the characteristics that set the early tugs apart. You get a vacuum formed hull, all the parts to build the conventional wooden superstructure, and enough detail (laser cut parts, lots of castings, brass railings, etc), to keep you busy through many a long winter's night. If you are one of many who admire the "pugnacious gumpschion" of tug boats then this one's for you.
Dimensions: Length: 39-1/2" Width: 9-1/2" Scale: 1/32 Price: US$435.00 web priceUS $334.95

#195-333-9 Brooklyn tug's Running Hardware kit Price: US$130.00 web price US$114.95
Includes: prop shaft, stuffing box, 3/16" dura collar, drive dog, set screws, nylon washer, oinion gear, drive gear,
gear mounting plate, coupling set, bronze peopellor and jam nut.

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:

#101-615-5 6-volt motor. (up to 6,000 rpm)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 !

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


Please note: Our minimum order is US$25.00

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