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African Queen by Ras Ambrioso - Billings Boats - 1/24 scale

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African Queen by Ras Ambrioso - Billings Boats - 1/24 scale
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I built this R/C steam launch in eighties. As you may see in the photos I changed the design a bit to make room for the electronics. The engine provided in the kit, a single oscillating cylinder, was not capable of moving the boat so I cheated a bit by installing an electric motor and covered it with the structure that you can see in the photos that provided a good spot for the steering wheel. The captain is one my tokens from the time I purchased my first real boat. The second photo shows the kit's version with the seating arrangement and the canvas sun cover.

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