Pilot Boat Britannia
This slideshow will run automatically. Please press pause at the left if required, or choose your own image to view from the thumbnail strip.
About the model
This model is based mainly on old photographs of a Tyne Pilot Boat. So far as is known the colours are correct and she features a large anchor windlass on the fore deck. One thing that is certain is she was built onto the already proven 86' Steel Drifter Hull so fits readily into our range and builds into a clean uncluttered model which is ideal for steam or electric power. With the large saloon entry house good access is assured, and that, along with her funnel position makes her ideal for steam installation and the opening doors etc ensure a plentiful air supply to burners.
Photographs show a builders type ladder lashed to the forward boom and we have faithfully portrayed that on the model.
Prototype history [click]
Little is know about the prototype apart from the photos we based the model on, but she is a typical Tyne Pilot Boat from the turn of the century.

She was launched in 1907 and spent her service life on the River Tyne in the North East of England.
Model specifications [click]
Scale: 1:24
Length: 43 inches (1092 mm)
Beam: 9.25 inches (235 mm)
Displacement: 18lbs (8.75 kg)

Suitable for static display, free running or 2 plus function radio control
What's in the kit [click]
Kit contains:
  • GRP Moulded hull, superstructure and ships boats complete with superb surface detail
  • Printed wood for Decks, Saloon & Skylight
  • Nearly 700 white metal fittings
  • All necessary wood, cordage, wire etc
  • Full size drawing & instruction book
  • Propshaft & propeller

You may purchase this kit by selecting your destination from the pull down menu & clicking 'add to cart'. Please see notes on purchasing at the base.

Select Destination
paymentsWe use Pay Pal for all our on-line orders. A safe secure way of payment where you can pay with any major credit/debit card. When you click add to cart you will be taken to the pay pal website, where you follow the instructions to complete your purchase. Alternatively we are pleased to accept your order by telephone or by post.