Category Archive: STEAM BOATS

Paddle Steamer ‘MISSISSIPPI SPRITE’ Stern Wheeler

Again built to exhibition standard by Mr.R.Roebuck of Guildford. This model is to his own design with a twin cylinder ‘Borderer’ engine as the drive power with steam provided by a gas fired vertical boiler. The model is a little over 4ft in length with a beam of 10.5ins. The hull is a flat bottom …

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Steam Launch ‘RIVER SPRITE’


This exhibition quality model of a Victorian steam launch is 4ft long and is at the pinnacle of Mr.R Roebuck of Guildford’s modelling ability. Fitted with a horizontal boiler, which is gas fired by Butane, steam is provided to a twin oscillating cylinder engine providing power to the single propeller. A dual channel radio control …

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