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Canal Crane Boat 'Steamer Barge'  (N Gauge / Scale) 1:148 scale.

"This early Steamer crane variant, would have had various roles in the maintenance and keeping canals free of blockages and being used as a tug. 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 Crane Boat 'Steamer Barge' 1:148

  • Technical

    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.


    Any questions please ask!

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