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ShadetreeMotorcycle

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Re: Wilesco D70 steam boat
« on: June 24, 2021, 11:47:48 am »
It seems like if you found a D70 for a great price and upgrade the boiler would be an option.

I found this built model of African Queen on ebay, I believe it is plastic hull with wood decking and non functional steam engine. Plastic models are often converted to RC but I suppose some extra care would be needed to protect from the heat of steam power, a wooden boat is better suited to take some heat.
  The model in the ad is built, the kit can be had for less $
  Just throwing out ideas 8)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264949837369?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAAAkM8QNXBvFUaJT3tZrf3mjkPXGEZ3cNIV0TzTCEcZ6o8mKkYcCFbm%2BjHV9HIqZa8PJFdHVcQ5%2FoqVpQO2nLa2uPkrlWKZCOiOdPmB3Vv3zUfoYNcPvGNmDAX2aNVssVYl8QUnUqfxpI2b75QAdIU02x79O3si3DbU14rZ%2FWj0yQXQNwIpLXl1ssAIvCmfpzP0AA%3D%3D&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=264949837369&targetid=1262407448300&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9017440&poi=&campaignid=12873932325&mkgroupid=116682574250&rlsatarget=pla-1262407448300&abcId=9300536&merchantid=113689133&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt5mu7NWw8QIVqf_ICh2NgAwdEAQYBSABEgI9bfD_BwE


Update: the ebay ad "claims" hand built wood hull, however I have found kits that say ABS hull with wood decking so I do not know if the ebay ad is correct?

Here is a photo if the ebay ad goes away

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