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Kingston Mouldings
Kingston Mouldings

Hull Length:1155mm (45.5") Beam:315mm (12.5") Scale:1/8th
This launch was originally designed for the larger steam plants like Cheddar's Proteus and Gemini, neither of which is currently in production unfortunately, but other slightly smaller steam units or electric power are just as suitable. The is essentially a modification of a 1920’s RNLI lifeboat hull form, and fairly fine lines mean that the hull doesn’t need a great deal of power to drive it at realistic speeds. The Lady Margaret design is really a collection of features from a number of early 1900's launches, and is not offered as a scale model of any particular vessel. The hull is moulded with keel, stem and sternpost as well as bilge keels. Two half size plans for alternative open & cabin versions are supplied, but many customers have used this hull to produce models to their own design, with a number of different cabin and cockpit layouts. The first photo shows a model under construction by Ralph Leeder, the style of deck and cabin roof planking probably isn’t very authentic, but it does look attractive. Another Cheddar Proteus powered example by Ian Farmer of Edinburgh looks as good on the pond side as it does steaming across the water.