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Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Wish list

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Its at the top of the list, I expected Never to see it !

Wish it was a bigger kit.

B Series Model Boat Kits
KIT# Model Name Length Beam
B1 Richardson 27 Cruiser 17 5
B2 Higgins 17 Speedster 16 6
B3 Chris-Craft Buccaneer 19 5
B4 Century Resorter 20 12 4
B5 Century Sea Maid 12 4
B6M Chris-Craft 32 28 9
B7M Chris-Craft Catalina 31 8 3/8
B8M Century Sea Maid 27 9
B9 Higgins 26 Express Cruiser 15 5
B10M Harco 40 Deluxe Cruiser 27 8
B11M Chris-Craft 63 Motor Yacht 40 10
B12 Sea Dart (plastic) 16 6
B13M Chris-Craft Monterey 21 Outboard Cruiser 21 7 1/8
B14 Chris-Craft 42 Express Cruiser (plastic) 14 4 1/8
B15M Chris-Craft 42 Corvette 48 14
B16 21 Cobra (plastic) 16 5
B17M U.S.S. Missouri 55 6
B18M American Scout Cargo Ship 50 7
B18F Fittings Set (339 pieces)
B19 Skippy Sail Boat 12
B20M Lumba-Lumba 38
B21M Emma C. Berry 49
B22M Yacht America 51
B23 Sailfish 24
B24 Kingfish 34
Holy cow, And I thought my wish list was big!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 12:44 PM
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American Scout

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-VTG-SHI...item2a27e87a7b
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Another nice one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUDDY-L-TUG-...item337f139946
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:26 PM
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"Nice" PRICE, too -- maybe for DONALD TRUMP!

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Price

Have you ever seen one before? I haven't. I still wouldnt pay that much for it but it is cool and theres room for lots of Detailing. I would love to see the Buddy L tin version.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Buddy L tug

BUDDY 'L' TOYS BRING BIG BUCKS AT BERTOIA

"Tugboat;" red overall; railed cabin; decal on funnel; searchlight on pilots house; possibly the last survivor; 27 1/2 inches long; $30,800. Photo courtesy of Bertoia Auctions How do you create a nation of automobile owners? Simple. You make toy cars for kids with moving parts and you wait for them to grow up.

The maker of the highly collectible Buddy “L” toy cars and trucks did just that in the 1921. The Moline Pressed Steel Company in East Moline, Ill., started out making regular automobile fenders and truck parts.

Then they branched out to sturdy toy trucks, cars, steam shovels, tugboats, passenger buses, ambulances and moving vans that had real working parts. I tried everything to paste the picture but to no avail so here is the link
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These incredibly fun vehicles became a rite of passage for the next generation of car and truck buyers.

Like a lot of inventions the Buddy “L” line started out simple. The company’s owner, Fred Lundhal, wanted to build a toy for his son Arthur that was new, unusual and tough.

He came up with an all-steel miniature truck, reportedly a model of an International Harvester. The kids in the neighborhood so loved Arthur’s truck they convinced their parents to have Lundhal make similar ones for them.

Being the good hearted dad he was, Lundhal designed and made 3 all-steel sample toys under the name Buddy “L”. The name came from his son who was known to neighborhood kids as Buddy "L". It was the kids’ way of distinguishing his son from another Buddy in the neighborhood.

Pleased with the outcome, Lundhal took his toys to the 1922 New York Toy Fair and received halfhearted interest. Toy buyers liked the size and quality but balked at the price.

Never one to be discouraged, Lundhal went ahead and launched the first large American pressed-steel toys anyway. Buddy “L” was born.

The toy business was so strong in 1923 Moline Pressed Steel stopped making full-size auto parts and focused on toys. By 1925 the toy line expanded to 20 items, including fire engines, tanker trucks, lumber trucks, and overhead cranes.

By 1926, very detailed and functional construction toys were introduced, including some of the most popular Buddy “L” toys manufactured. In 1930 the company’s name changed to Buddy "L" Manufacturing Company and the toys became even more realistic.

Buddy "L" was the leader in the manufacture of large pressed-steel toys up until World War II. Steel was unavailable during the war so a line of wooden cars and trucks took their place. After the war, Buddy L continued making toys but it was never the same. Plastic toys were on the rise and would ultimately take the place of these old pressed-steel beauties.



Tugboat; red overall; railed cabin; decal on funnel; searchlight on pilots house; extremely rare; possibly the last survivor; 27 1/2 inches long; $30,800.
Hey thats just across the river from me
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:29 PM
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I would love to see the Buddy L tin version.
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That was easy...
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Yoors looks better than the one in Robert's link ...
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Buddy L

$30800 Yikes
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Big Tug model

Here is a not often seen kit, builds up to be a Big model.

Corel Muimota 1958 SM 35 1:25 Scale Wood Wooden Ship Boat Model Unbuilt In Box

This listing is for a Corel Muimota 1958 Wooden Ship Model. It is model SM 35 and is unbuilt in its original box. This model is 1:25 Scale and measures 47" (1205 mm) X 26" (660 mm) X 12" (295 mm) when built. This product is made in Italy with the words "Rimorchiatore D'alto Mare" across the top of the box.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corel-Muimot.../360557720840?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Bucaneer

A finished Buccaneer !

At 19 inches, one of the smaller Sterling Cruisers I think ..

"Chris Craft Buccaneer Flying Bridge 47' Sterling 1950s restomod"

"This is a classic boat with the latest electronics. It is only 19" long with a 5 inch beam. It has been painted and refinished with a brushless outrunner motor".


http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-boat-Chri.../330856472068?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:35 PM
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High dollar kit

The kit in #550 went for: $545.00 !

Ended:
Jan 14, 201317:48:10 PST
Winning bid:
US $545.00
[ 25 bids ]
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Wifes boat

I bought my wife one of these years ago and when she got too busy to come to the lake with me I put a short fishing pole on the back and caught 16 huge bullheads from our local lake. then SOMETHING BIG TOOK THE BAIT! Pulled the boat backwards and down under the water. It then got loose from the hook and the bow of the boat surfaced. I got it back to shore by goosing the throttle again and again until I could retrieve the boat. Had a crowd of about thirty people watching.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 06:23 AM
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then SOMETHING BIG TOOK THE BAIT! Pulled the boat backwards and down under the water. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cruisers-Inc...item1c2f4862ba
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:34 AM
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pocket knife

Come on I had no idea there was a monster fish in that little lake!
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