Scale 1:87/Length: 9.17″/Height:4.52″
Towboats, like the Taurus, were a familiar sight in every American harbor and navigable tidal flat at the turn of the century. They were mainly used to pull large liners and pushed heavy barges . During the 1930’s, steam engines lost ground to Diesel propulsion, and by the 1960’s the steam units were all but gone. A few steam tugs survive today as museum relics
Mamoli’s mini kits feature solid hulls that are pre-carved and perfectly shaped. They are well detailed, with fine grained wood dowels for the masts and spars and individual planking strips for the decks. Scaled fittings include metal parts, cotton rigging and silk-screened flags. One to one plans and simple instructions make these an easy 15 to 20 hour kit.
RECOMMENDED for ages 13 and up with adult supervision.