Just back from our annual Gambia trip where I met up with a lad called Joseph. He was very interested in model boats and proudly showed me his effort to make an electric powered model. The whole thing was built from a form of palm wood and was to be powered by a car wiper motor. The only tools used have been, a tenon saw, 1 Half inch firmer chisel, penknife an sandpaper. The propeller is the fan from an old computer. It must qualify as scratch built but shows the enthusiasm of a young man to get what he wants. Where are our youngsters showing the same in our hobby.
Thanks for sharing, when I look at my boat yard in the basement I will cheer for the boy along with a good deal of shame that although I have done a lot of models, I think maybe some of us are tool and fitting collectors....😁😜😁
Funny thing is; my favorite one is the tug Seguin, made with basic rudimentary tools, some home made!! take care pal. Mark