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Lackawana Sea Going Tug
Actual Size: LOA: 17 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
Kit Number: BJK1002
$347.00 plus S/H

This small steamer tug model is perfect for the less experienced modeler. She represents the state of the art in kit manufacturing carved basswood hull, photoetched brass pilothouse and deck plates, cast brass ventilators and propeller. LACKAWANNA worked the East Coast, pulling barges of coal from Pennsylvania to the industrial centers of the northeast and south. She was painted white to show off the clean burning qualities of the hard anthracite coal she burned. Her yacht-like appearance made her stand out amongst her fellow workboats.
 
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Nantucket LV112 Light Ship
Actual Size: LOA: 19" Scale: 1/8"
Kit Number: BJK1015
$395.00 plus S/H

Before the era of modern aids to navigation, lightships played a crucial role as beacons and waypoints. Specifically designed for her lonely, rugged post sixty miles offshore, on the edge of Nantucket Shoals, LV 112 was built in 1936 and stationed to mark the beginning of the major ship channel into New York Harbor. Our kit shows NANTUCKET as launched, with a tall stack for her steam boiler, which was changed in 1960 when she was converted to diesel. This is a dramatic, colorful model with many custom etched brass and Britannia fittings.


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Portland Paddlewheel
Actual Size: LOA: 36" Scale: 1/8"
Kit Number: BJK1036
$555.00 plus S/H

In May 1889 the New England Shipbuilding Company of Bath, Maine built a wooden hulled paddle wheel steamship named Portland. In a time when most coastal lines were contracting steel hulled propeller driven steamships, the Portland Steam Packet Company chose the Maine shipyards to build the Portland because of the low cost and abundance of timber still in the area. The Portland's overall design was not chosen for its speed and seaworthiness, but for its shallow draft and the ability to accommodate a great number of passengers in fine style.

The Portland, called the "Titanic of New England," sank off the Massachusetts coast Nov. 26, 1898, killing more than 190 people, after it ignored storm forecasts and sailed from Boston bound for Portland, Maine.

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310' Destroyer
Actual Size: LOA: 39 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
Kit Number: BJK1034
$390.00 plus S/H

The mass-produced 310' Wickes-class destroyers stemmed from the Naval Appropriation Act of 29 August 1916, which called for a navy “second to none,” capable of protecting both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The basic requirement for the class was a possible speed of 35 knots.

This class of destroyers was reknown throughout two wars, and included the following: The four-piper U.S.S. WARD was the first American ship to sink an enemy vessel in WWII. Her sister ship, U.S.S. REUBEN JAMES, was the first U.S. destroyer lost in action. H.M.S. CAMPBELLTOWN rammed the dry dock gates in the dramatic raid on St. Nazaire. Of the 273 four-pipers built, no two were precisely the same, even though their distinctive silhouette make them unmistakable.

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T-2 Tanker
Actual Size: LOA: 32 1/2"
Scale: 1/16"
Kit Number: BJK1026
$410.00 plus S/H

The T2 tanker design was first adapted from S.S. Mobilfuel and S.S. Mobilube, built for the Socony-Vacuum Company (later to become Mobile Oil). They were 501 feet six inches long overall, with a beam of 68 feet. They were rated at 9,900 tons gross, and a deadweight tonnage of 15,850 tons. They displaced about 21,100 tons. Six of these ships were built by Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard in Maryland.

Several hundred turbo-electric drive tankers of this design were built during WWII. Construction of these vessels was standardized to meet our country's need for maximum production during the war years. After valiantly supplying our troops during the war, the T-2 served as the backbone of the commercial tanker industry for many years. Our kit can be built to either wartime or peacetime configurations, the modeler's choice, with plans and details for many shipping companies provided.

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Victory Ship
Actual Size: LOA: 27 1/2"
Scale: 1/16"
Kit Number: BJK1008
$370.00 plus S/H

The Victory ship was a type of cargo ship produced in large numbers by North American shipyards during World War II to replace shipping losses caused by German submarines. Together with an earlier design, the Liberty ship, about 2400 were built in the United States and over 300 were built in Canada.

The Victory ships ultimately were slightly over 455 feet long and 62 feet wide. Like the Liberty ships, each had five cargo holds, three forward and two aft. The Victories could carry 10,850 deadweight tons (the weight of cargo a ship can carry) or 4,555 net tons (the amount of space available for cargo and passengers), a larger load than the Liberties could manage. Victory ships typically carried a crew of 62 civilian merchant sailors and 28 naval personnel to operate defensive guns and communications equipment. The crew quarters were located amidships.

The Victory ships were different from the Liberty ships primarily in propulsion, the triple-expansion marine steam engine of the latter giving way to more modern, faster turbines or diesels. The AP1 Victory ship was powered by a 5,500-hp steam engine; the AP2 Victory by a 6,000-hp steam engine; the AP3 by a 8,500-hp steam engine; and the AP4 by a diesel engine. Their cruising speed was 15-17 knots (approximately 18.5 miles per hour).

Victory Ships made their appearance late in WWII and were designed to replace the Liberty Ships which were created as an immediate response to the emergency. Larger and equipped with more powerful, modern engines than the Liberty Ships, more than 500 were built. Victory Ships formed the backbone of the post-war U.S. Merchant Marine. The intermediate to advanced modeler will create an unusual and beautiful model cargo ship from this kit.

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Liberty Ship
Actual Size: LOA: 27 1/2"
Scale: 1/16"
Kit Number: BJK1025
$410.00 plus S/H

The Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II. They were British in conception but adapted by the USA, cheap and quick to build, and came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial output. Based on vessels ordered by Britain to replace ships torpedoed by German U-boats, they were purchased for the U.S. fleet and for lend-lease provision to Britain. Eighteen American shipyards built 2,751 Liberties between 1941 and 1945, easily the largest number of ships produced to a single design.

The Liberty was 441 feet long and 56 feet wide. Her three-cylinder, reciprocating steam engine, fed by two oil-burning boilers produced 2,500 hp and a speed of 11 knots. Her 5 holds could carry over 9,000 tons of cargo, plus airplanes, tanks, and locomotives lashed to its deck. A Liberty could carry 2,840 jeeps, 440 tanks, or 230 million rounds of rifle ammunition.

Liberty Ships gave gallant service in all theatres of World War II. Many continued on and served the growing needs of the post-war world. Our model is based upon the S.S. JEREMIAH O’BRIEN, one of the last surviving and functional Liberty Ships.

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24" Wooden Kits


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24" Wooden Kits

KF-24

$34.95 plus S/H

 

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8" Wooden Kits

KF-8

$13.95 plus S/H

 

10" Wooden Kit


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10" Wooden Kits

KF-10

$15.95 plus S/H

 

10" Wooden Kit Special Edition


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10" Wooden Special Edition Kit

KF-10 SJC

$15.95 plus S/H

 
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