River Queen Launch
About the model
The kit is presented to our usual high standards, and makes a good subject for the first time or novice builder, whilst retaining a lot of scope for the more experienced modeller. A very complete kit to make the model as shown, with the exception of paints and adhesives.
Prototype history (click)
Built by Lobnitz & Co. Ltd, Renfrew, Scotland with the yard No. 478. Launched in 1895, originally named Clive, she disappeared from mercantile navy lists after 1935.
A typical river tug of her time, she had a compound engine and coal fired boiler. Used mainly for light towing, soundings and the transportation of people. She had only limited accommodation aft, and a forward saloon fitted with bench seats, lockers, fold down wash basin and earth closet.
Model specifications (click)
Length: 27.5 inches (698 mm)
Beam: 6 inches (152 mm)
Displacement: 6lbs (2.7 kg)
Suitable for static display, free running or 2 plus function radio control
What's in the kit (click)
- GRP Moulded hull, superstructure and forward housing complete with superb surface detail
- Printed wood
- Over 130 white metal fittings including helmsman figure
- electric motor, propshaft, coupling and propeller
- All necessary wood, cordage, wire etc
- Full size drawing & instruction book
- Propshaft, propeller, motor & coupling
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