Detailed, New Wooden Model Ship Kit by Disar the Wooden Paddle Tug Vanguard

Detailed, New Wooden Model Ship Kit by Disar the Wooden Paddle Tug Vanguard

Detailed, New Wooden Model Ship Kit by Disar the Wooden Paddle Tug Vanguard
This replica kit features the Vanguard, which was completed in 1841 by Thomas Ellis. Its an earlier form of a wooden paddle tug with a heavily raked stem and tiller steering. The Tugs were used to tow sailing vessels in and out of the Tyne in North East England. They became a forerunner of the dedicated tugs that were to become a significant part of the scenery and history of the river Tyne for nearly 150 Yeas. The benefits of the paddle tug were to allow larger vessels to navigate the river up to Newcastle and also to reduce the delays in port due to adverse wind and weather.

After being in service and passed over to several owners, the Vanguard was scrapped in London in 1863. The Wooden Paddle Tug Vanguard kit is a traditional plank-on-frame construction.

The kit includes factory laser pre-cut keel and all frame parts, high quality planking sapele, mahogany, African walnut, iroko, and exotic woods. The fittings are metal, old style burnished or in real turned brass. Step by step instructions allow you build a museum quality replica. This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the. Is best for beginning to intermediate builders! Our Ships and Kits Make Great Gifts and Projects! Add a map to your own listings. The item "Detailed, New Wooden Model Ship Kit by Disar the Wooden Paddle Tug Vanguard" is in sale since Thursday, November 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Detailed, New Wooden Model Ship Kit by Disar the Wooden Paddle Tug Vanguard