Canal Boat 'Steamer Barge' (N Gauge / Scale) 1:148 scale."This early Steamer, would have had various roles in the movement of coal and other raw materials. Attempts to perfect steam vehicles in the 1820s led to the first light and compact steam engines capable of being fitted into a canal boat. The first to install a steam engine into a narrow boat was John McCurdy, who in 1826 attempted a voyage from London to Oxford in a boat fitted with his patent `duplex steam generators' and propelled by a rear-mounted paddle wheel that could be lifted inboard while passing through locks. The Grand Junction Canal built a number of steam tugs to supplement their cargo-carrying tugs. These services began in 1871 and continued for over sixty years."Part of the riverside / canal scene (more available in other listings)
N Scale Gauge Canal Boat 'Steamer Barge' 1:148
Detailed resin models that have been hand finished ready for your layout.
No gluing or painting required.
(Please allow for slight variations in paint/finish)
Detailed scale models for collectors – Not for children
(N Gauge / Scale) 1:148 scale.
Unless specified - figures & background sceneary are not included, they are for representation of a scene.
However models that state "with operator/driver/figure" do come with the figure shown fixed within the model.
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