Hi Steamy... may one ask who built them? They all seem rather good work by an accomplished builder. There are a few modellers who would command a higher price tag. Is there any literature/ plans with names?
The white sail blue hull boat has a very similar hull to Inga IV. A kit boat but the hull only was available and the deck build looks good.
The 2 white jib blue hull with wood deck may well be a current kit called Moonbeam. If it has white metal fittings this would often show it is a kit boat
The ochre coloured sails boat looks like an ex fishing boat converted to a family sailer.
Are they plank on frame build of glass fibre hulls?
As a group they are cruising yachts modelled from the 1890s to 1920s, (but not that old) I suggest not specific boats but built by someone with a good eye for proportion and detail.
If you have radio control in them and you have the transmitters this might be a clue as to age.
27Mhtz is going to be 25 years plus in age, 40 Mhtz 15 years back with 2.4 Htz modern. If they fall within first 2 definitely check out all the batteries. Look for green battery contact deposits and black wires on the negative wires in transmitters. All problem areas.
I would be very pleased to have any them myself but lack of space prevents.
all the best Roy
Hi Roy, thanks for your reply. I don't think they've all been built by one person as I got the impression from the seller they were bought from all over the place. There is no paperwork relating to individual boats unfortunately. Also, the quality does vary from boat to boat - there are some really beautiful vessels which I've yet to add photos of - I still need to sort the various masts out to suit the boats!
I'm a tad confused with your reference to blue hulls - I don't think one of the ships I posted has a blue hull! There is certainly a 'Moonbeam' in there - in the second batch of photos I posted. From memory they're all on glass fibre hulls.
The radio gear has generally been removed from them - I had a few boxes of assorted RC gear that came with the collection which had everything from 27Mhz though 45Mhz and on to 2.4Ghz so unfortunately that doesn't narrow down the individual boats.
I have much the same problem, I'd love to keep them all but lack of space stops me, so some will have to go...