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by Raymond F. Yates
How to build a variety of model boats and even the steam engines which can power them. 200 pages
$19.95
by William H.G. Kingston
with Complete Instructions How to Make Sailing Models. 103 pages
$24.95
by E. Keble Chatterton
A folio of photographs of significant models. 77 plates
$29.95
by E. Armitage McCann
Detailed information on building this fabulous clipper. 146 pages
$17.95
by E. Armitage McCann
A detailed manual on building the most famous frigate of them all. 130 pages
$19.95
by Albert C. Leitch
The Construction of Working Models of Racing, Sail and Power Boats. 267 pages
$22.95
by Paul N. Hasluck
. . . including sailing and steam vessels. 208 pages
$17.95
by J. du V. Grosvenor
Grosvenor's very complete and through explaination of how to design, build and sail a variety of model yachts. 261 pages
$22.95
BOY'S BOOK OF MODEL BOATS (Pub. No. 60)
Raymond F. Yates/How to build a variety of model boats and even the steam engines which can power them. 200 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

BOY'S BOOK OF MODEL BOATS
Ages 10-14 (with some parental assistance)
by Raymond F. Yates

Here's a real treat! This book offers the ideal opportunity for father and son (or daughter) to undertake a first project that can bring a lifetime of mutual pleasure. These were the days when there were no hobby shops to speak of and certainly no plastic kits! If you wanted to build a model you built it from scratch. This book will show the family how to build model power boats, from the simplest rubber-band powered skiff to more advanced electric launches and even steam powered vessels! Believe it or not, there are instructions on how to build your own working steam power plant, with the boiler, the burner and even the engine! What a great opportunity for some real parent and child bonding! First published in 1920. Many illustrations.

Raymond F. Yates, 200 pages

$19.95
BOY'S OWN BOOK OF BOATS (Pub. No. 103)
William H.G. Kingston/with Complete Instructions How to Make Sailing Models. 103 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

BOY'S OWN BOOK OF BOATS
with complete instructions How to Make Sailing Models
by William H.G. Kingston

Kingston, the author of The Midshipman: Marmaduke Merry , here outlines a very large variety of types of vessels and rigs from around the world with details on their construction, sailing abilities and performance. From the Preface; ". . . I have [included} a description of the numerous inventions which have been introduced into the navy, with the object of making steam-vessels efficient men-of-war. . . [and] There are also some very good illustrations and instructions for building a model of MacGregor's Rob Roy canoe. 43 illustrations.

William H.G. Kingston, 103 pages

$24.95
SHIP MODELS (Pub. No. 115)
E. Keble Chatterton/A folio of photographs of significant models. 77 plates

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

SHIP MODELS
an excerpt of 75 plates of which eight are hand-coloured
by E. Keble Chatterton

This is a unique work by Chatterton, which consists of 75 loose plates in a binder to be used by modelers as a reference for ongoing work. In the preface to this edition, which was itself a reprint, the publisher's state, "In publishing a reprint of this unique work we have had in mind the facts connected with the issue of the original late in 1923, and which is to-day practically unprocurable. Published in a limited edition of one thousand numbered copies the price doubled in a week, and a large number of artists, collectors, and model makers were unable to obtain a copy. We therefore felt it to be our duty to place on the market a reprint . . .The portfolio contains seventy-five plates, eight of which are hand coloured after the originals. . . Starting with the Scandinavian Viking ship, the ships of war and peace of all the principal countries of the world are shown up to the American Clipper Ships and East Indiamen of the 19th century."

E. Keble Chatterton, 77 plates

$29.95
SHIP MODEL MAKING--CLIPPER-SOVEREIGN (Pub. No. 129)
E. Armitage McCann/ Detailed information on building this fabulous clipper. 146 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

HOW TO MAKE A MODEL OF THE AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS
Simplifed or With Complete Details
by E. Armitage McCann, Master Mariner

A very detailed text devoted entirely to building a model of this famous clipper. From the Preface: "I long hesitated before endeavoring to describe how to make a model of a clipper ship, for my familiarity with the sailing of clippers and making models of them made me realize the intricacy of them--both in hull and rigging--and I preferred to see none made rather than poor ones. However, I have endeavoured to take the building and rigging, step by step, from the raw material to the finished model, with ample descriptions and illustrations, so that the novice with no exact knowledge of ships can make a really worth while model. To this I have added etailed data which will enable the experienced craftsman to bring his ship to an exact and perfect finish. I purposely made the original without any special tools, material or elaborate workshop, in order that anyone can follow me. I had great enjoyment in making it and think that you will find intense pleasure in the work itself and be proud and happy in the result--a scale model of the "Sovereign of the Seas."

E. Armitage McCann, 146 pages

$17.95
SHIP MODEL MAKING--FRIG.-CONSTITUTION (Pub. No. 130)
E. Armitage McCann/A detailed manual on building the most famous frigate of them all. 130 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

HOW TO MAKE A MODEL OF THE U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION
Simplified or with Complete Details
by E. Armitage McCann, Master Mariner

A very complete textbook entirely devoted to the building of a scale model of the famous frigate. From the Preface: "The writer has just complted two most pleasurable tasks; first the building of a model of  "Old Ironsides," then the writing of this book telling others how they may do the same and how they may carry the work further, to the fashioning of a very complete scale model. The success of my earlier book "How to Build a Model of the American Clipper Ship "Sovereign of the Seas," has encouraged me to write this book and to expend upon it a great deal of time, in an endeavor to make it as correct as possible, yet easy to follow by the uninitiated. The expert also will, I believe, here find much information otherwise difficult to obtain. Making this book has indeed invloved much research work, includng the examination and comparison of Government blue-prints of various dates, early models, contemporary books and prints. From these have been selected the most possible and probable data to make the model as she would have been at one period, for which, that of the 1812 war has been selected as that of her most important activities. Many of the illustrations in the second part of the book are reproduced direct from "The Young Officer's Sheet Anchor," by Darcy Lever.

E. Armitage McCann, 130 pages

$19.95
MINIATURE BOAT BUILDING (Pub. No. 159)
Albert C. Leitch/The Construction of Working Models of Racing, Sail and Power Boats. 267 pages

Hardcover Octavo Long Book

MINIATURE BOAT BUILDING
The Construction of Working Models of Racing, Sail and Power Boats
by Albert C. Leitch

As the additional sub-title of this volume states; This is . . ."A concise and complete practical treatise for the amateur and professional mechanic giving specific instructions in simple language on the various processes and  operations involved in building model racing, sail and power boats and power plants." It is always interesting in these early model-building books, to see how many of them include instructions on how to build the engine; it was taken as a matter of fact that the young builder would be able to do this in 1928, the year this book was first published. No going to the hobby shop to buy an engine; you built it! From scratch! The contents of this excellent volume include: Model Making; Model Yacht Design and Suggestions for Sailing and Sail Making; Painting and Finishing; Masts and Spars; Tools and Work Bench; Definitions and Nautical Terms; Knots and Splices in Ropes and Which Boat Shall I Build? The plans include: Forty-Eight-Inch Racing Hydroplane--Semi Block Type; Thirty-Six-Inch Racing Hydroplane--Semi Block Type; Thirty-Six-inch Racing Hydroplane--Framed Type; Thirty-Inch Power Boat--Semi Block Type; Twenty-Four Inch Power Boat--Semi Block Type--Forty-Inch Framed and Planked Type Power Boat; Twenty-Inch V Type Cat Boat; Twenty-Eight-Inch Star Class; Thirty-Inch Sloop Marconi Rigged;   and Thirty-Six-Inch Sloop and Schooner. And their are two additional chapters on: Power Plant Design; and Power Boat Maintenance and Operation.  Profusely illustrated with full-size plates for building three separate models.

Albert C. Leitch, 267 pages

$22.95
BUILDING MODEL BOATS (Pub. No. 256)
Paul N. Hasluck /. . . including sailing and steam vessels. 208 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

BUILDING MODEL BOATS
Including Sailing and Steam Vessels
by Paul N. Hasluck

This handbook contains, in a form convenient for everyday use, a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of Building, Rigging, and Sailing Model Boats, scattered over ten thousand columns of WORK--the weekly journal that Hasluck edited in London around the turn of the century. It supplies concise information on the general principles of model building with profuse examples and some very good and complete chapters on building model steam engines from scratch.

Paul N. Hasluck , 208 pages

$17.95
MODEL YACHTS AND BOATS (Pub. No. 283)
J. du V. Grosvenor/Grosvenor's very complete and through explaination of how to design, build and sail a variety of model yachts. 261 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

MODEL YACHTS AND BOATS
Their Designing, Making, and Sailing
by J. du V. Grosvenor

One of the most desireable of the classic model boat building books. From the Preface by Grosvenor:--Until recently, the construction and working of models inspired but little interest. Indeed, the pursuit was somewhat ridiculed by the generality of the public, and the few enthusiasts who took to it had need of some moral courage. Now, however, this contempt or indifference is fast disappearing, because people begin to realise the condition on which depends the usefulness of models, viz.—comparison. Sailed by itself, and always under the same circumstances, a model is, perhaps, little above the toy that the public ridicule. But pitted against others, embodying different designs, in as many trials as reflection may suggest, variations in rig, canvas, &c., it becomes a scientific instrument by which to ascertain the best trim for a given design, or the relative value of several. The true spirit of model building and sailing is therefore one of constant comparison of results achieved and reference to means employed; and even were its connection with real vessels to rest on no more definite foundation than the reasonable assumption that the design which o~ of several proved superior as a model would do so as a full sized ship, it would be more than sufficient to dignify the pursuit. My present aim is to treat the subject from a different and somewhat broader point of view than has been attempted hitherto and to give practical information on all details.

J. du V. Grosvenor, 261pages

$22.95
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