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Steel, Chapman & Hutchinson Ltd. has stopped producing working model sailing ships.
We are grateful for the appreciation shown to us by our customers and still love to hear about our ships sailing in all corners of the world.
We have sold all the kits we had and the prototypes too, except for one, the last, our fully built and operational Prince de Neufchatel prototype ($4,000 plus shipping. Photos available). We also have a decked hull of a Cruiser Class brig ($600 plus shipping). We have some other items available too - a lead ballast keel (for the brig and the frigate), sets of Cruiser Class brig sails, rigging line, quite a lot of strip wood and white birch veneer.
We still make sets of figures (see the additional detailing page http://
www.modelsailingships.com/kits/additional_detailing.html) which consist of 11 figures at 1:24 scale for $250 plus shipping.
You can contact us at email@example.com.
There are several web forums concerning the building, modifying and sailing of our ship kits. You can browse through them and look at the pictures, you don‘t have to join them. The biggest forum is the one started by Ray C and contains information on all the ships, not just the brig. All forums are easily searchable:
Square Rigger kit-18 Gun Brig-of-war of 1797
Ray Grosser has written an article about his building of the HMS
Surprise kit for the magazine Ships in Scale. In the first article
(Nov/Dec 2009) he talks about the changes he made to the sail/yard
controls and servos based on his interpretation of Dan Lewandowski's
system. He also talks about his absolute need for a chase boat, a
camping trailer and lots of other goodies.
Started by Ray C
Prince de Neufchatel, SC&H 1:24 Scale Schooner
Syren, Brig, SC&H R/C Square Rigger, 1/24 scale
Started by DanL
Design Details for R/C Square Rigger Operating Systems
Sailing SC&H 1/24 scale square rigged ships
Started by Paratrooper