These small but rugged coastal freighters, called Clyde Puffers, were built from the 1850s through 1920 to carry freight into and around the coastal waterways of Scotland and were still in use well into the 1950's and possibly even later. The term "Puffer" comes for the distinct puffing noise produced by its steam engine. Although this ship has its roots in Scotland, it would be right at home on any dock-side scene. Our kit includes many features and accessories commonly found aboard small freighters of all nationalities. Our kit consists of many highly detailed resin castings including a super detailed one piece hull with riveted steel plate details, one piece super structure, and one piece wheelhouse. Our kit also contains a set of beautifully detailed photo etched brass detail parts (not pictured) consisting of ratlines, anchors, railings, ladders, and much much more. Lead-free Britannia metal detail parts include an anchor winch, ventilators, mast, boom and rudder. Chain, pulleys, and rigging line are also included. Everything you need to produce this strikingly beautiful ship. Completed kit measure 9 1/4"
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I was a little hesitant to order your product, not having seen it first hand, but I am now totally and completely gobsmacked with the quality of your product. It is just simply first class in manufacture, packaging instructions, details and looks! I will be taking it to the annual Ottawa model rail show, "Railfair" where I am sure it will get quite some interest."
LCdr Eric Dufresne