The Oldest Model in my collection was built around 1914 using newspaper over a card frame with wooden bracing stiffeners and a wooden deck and masts, with a clockwork motor driving a small tin prop (possably home made).
What you see in the pictures is basically how it was bought from a local clearing auction from a deceased estate in Monmouthshire.
The date of build is based on the newspapers it was built from, sadly the motor had rusted so badly that when i was removing it it fell apart.
The hull is about 3 feet in length and 5 inches wide by 6 inches deep. the two masts are 3/8" dowel 15 inches long.
Although originally when i got it home the paper laminations were coming apart, but I remedied this by spraying the inside with dluted Ezekote and allowing it to soak in and air dry.
Even though its not in a condition to use, many people are curious about it when i take it to the vintage shows.