You're right Will, it's not often one sees a model boat on TV. I remember, a while back, in 'Shed and Buried', a sort of predecessor to 'Find it, Fix it, Flog it', again with Henry Cole but accompanied by Sam Lovegrove, they searched peoples sheds, purchased a couple of items, then sold them, sometimes profitably. On one occasion they bought a rather nice, quite large pond yacht, sanded her down, revarnished and had help to rerig, then when ready, launched her on the local duck pond, only to find it was too shallow. I always study the shops for signs of models in the antique programmes and sometimes get a fleeting glance. Always remember, I think it must have been in 'Bargain Hunt', them coming across a superb large model, looked museum quality, of the four masted barque 'Archibald Russell', who built in 1905 must have been one of the last cargo carrying sailing ships built in the UK. The expert looked at the model, somewhat disparagingly, and said, ' that's some sort of schooner and probably worth about £50., not worth considering'.
Someone told me that we were a seafaring nation!!