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The George W. Washburn was launched by the Cornell Steamboat Company to move barges with cargo like stones, sand, and bricks on the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. During her early years, she was considered the fastest tug on the Hudson. Since she took on paying passengers, her appearance was kept up. It was said that a Cornell Steamboat could be noticed from great distances by its yellow and black smoke stacks. Sad to say, the George W. Washburn and Cornell Steamboat Company no longer exist.

Kit features laser-cut plank-on-frame construction. Length: 30 inches, Beam: 5-1/2 inches, Scale: 1/48.

Dumas Kit #1260

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Dumas George W. Washburn Tug Boat Kit, 1/48 Scale

Item #: 85812
$209.95

This item is backordered from our supplier. We will ship as soon as it is received. Your credit card will not be charged until shipped. Please Note: For shipments to locations outside the USA, backordered items must be placed on separate orders.

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The George W. Washburn was launched by the Cornell Steamboat Company to move barges with cargo like stones, sand, and bricks on the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. During her early years, she was considered the fastest tug on the Hudson. Since she took on paying passengers, her appearance was kept up. It was said that a Cornell Steamboat could be noticed from great distances by its yellow and black smoke stacks. Sad to say, the George W. Washburn and Cornell Steamboat Company no longer exist.

Kit features laser-cut plank-on-frame construction. Length: 30 inches, Beam: 5-1/2 inches, Scale: 1/48.

Dumas Kit #1260

* THIS BOAT IS R/C CAPABLE WITH SEPARATELY PURCHASED

  • #90032 Running Kit

  • #86902 6V Boat Motor

  • #89771 Electric Speed Control

  • #89591 NiMH Battery Pack

  • #88912 NiMH Battery Charger

  • #86906 3 Channel Radio Control with 1 Servo

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2/28/2022 12:44 am

Delightful Project for a First-Time Ship Builder

by MARK -

I built the Washburn in 2020, in about 5 months; my first RC project and my first plank-on-bulkhead kit. The experience was generally delightful, and the written instructions may be the best I ever saw. They told me planking the hull would be fast and fun, and it was. Skills and tools from other modeling applied. Dumas also gets a large upcheck for never skimping on material.