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Baldrick

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Duchess of Wanstead
« on: February 18, 2023, 04:15:04 pm »




  A real piece of model boating history, Guess from the middle of the last century . A beautifully made 52 " steam launch, clinker built . Obviously steamed in the past ,perhaps spirit fuelled ? Long before the days of radio controlled perhaps you had to set it on a circular course and hope it came back.  Would clean up beautifully with some lite restoration. I assume that the engine is the Stuart compound launch engine,  3 15s  0d  in 1965. 
  Part of the March auction at Mathewsons ( the car auction house mob)   probably end up on television in a few months time.














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And everyone thought it was IVAN who was terrible

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Re: Duchess of Wanstead
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2023, 06:13:27 pm »

Now that is a beau5iful old model. Superbly built too.
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Re: Duchess of Wanstead
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2023, 07:18:10 pm »

Looks very much like it is made from the Wide-A-Wake plan.
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"Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, Butting through the Channel in the mad March days"

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Re: Duchess of Wanstead
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 05:50:40 pm »

Very much love to own a full scale version to drive.
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