For Sale: “The Beast”


“The Beast”, built by club visitor Mike Sheppard, is based on the first paddle steamboat designed by John Fitch in 1786 in the USA. Twelve vertical oars were connected to a steam engine in such a way that they dipped in the water for a stroke and were then lifted out and carried forwards for the next stroke.


The model is fully functional with motor, radio transmitter, a stand and trolley. It needs two people to carry and place in water. The buyer will need to collect from South Wales.

Price: £450

Please contact Mike on 01437 760021 if you would like more information

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