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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Arran Glasgow.
Arran Glasgow.
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Forum Posts: 3
16th May 2017 09:09  
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I am trying to establish as much information as possible on the boat as show in the attached pictures.
This model was found in the boot of a car some 40 years ago by a friend of mine when he bought the car.It has lain in his shed from that day to this.
It clearly is Scratch built and has a Basset-Lowke motor.(which works very well after all that time lying idle)
It is plank on frame construction.
I have found limited information on line on her but am wondering if anyone has a wealth of knowledge on either the model or its real life version.The last picture shows a hulk of what I think is the same ship.
Regards Bill.

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Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1527
16th May 2017 09:48  
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Hi Scratchbuilder
Welcome to the site.
Clearly a Scottish inter island steamer.
If you look at
you sill see that : "The previous Arran of 1933 was renamed Kildonan, to release the name - she was scrapped on arrival of MV Glen Sannox in 1957".
Its possible the original builder based your model on this vessel (scrapped in 1957) and that could be a pic of the original you have posted.
The Basset-Lowke motor is clearly of some age and value should you wish to replace it with a new motor.
There are lots of links on Google to this subject and hopefully you will be able to find more pics as you research.
Good hunting

Live long and prosper


Forum Posts: 3
16th May 2017 10:02  
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Hello Dave.
Many many thanks for the information.I will study more in depth this evening.
As for the motor, my thoughts exactly and is to be treated with some respect.
Many thanks again.
Regards Bill.


Forum Posts: 2
17th May 2017 07:15  
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Hi – good luck with your research, and rebuild, a very nice subject – can you tell me where the magnificent boat stand came from it is exactly what I'm looking for.😁


Forum Posts: 2
18th May 2017 06:59  
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Hi – thanks for the information regarding the model stand, very much appreciated – I need something substantial for my Milford Star build.