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SELWAY FISHER MODEL BOATS
(formerly makeamodelboat.com)

OUR MODEL STEAM LAUNCH PLANS

 

We have 4 model steam launch plans based on the most popular of the Selway Fisher Design launches.

Edwardian 26 17'9" Indian Runner 22' Ruby 13' Felix
 

 

 26' EDWARDIAN STEAM LAUNCH MODEL

 The Edwardian 26' was designed by Selway Fisher in the early 1990's for a local client who wanted her to cruise the Kennet & Avon on.

 The original was to be powered by an inboard diesel but since then several have been built all round the world using both steam and electric power, with various different lengths 36' and beams up to 8'. The bow style has also been modified from clipper to vertical stem. Below are some photographs of the real launch in various different guises.

 For details of the full-size Edwardian 26' launch go to - The Edwardian 26' launch page on the Selway Fisher Design website

Photos of the full-size Edwardian 26

The two examples below have a straight stem.

   

Photos below of the model made by Gerald Harrison

 

 

 

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of two A1 sheets - the first gives the full model sized moulds, inner stem and counter stern shapes for a 1:7.5 scale model giving a model length of 1.066m (42").

The second sheet gives side profile, plan and several sections through the launch plus approximate position of the steam power unit, propeller etc and material sizes for the model. The hull would be built using the plank over frame method and the steam unit shown is the Krick Alex 2 cylinder model with a vertical boiler.
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 42" 1066mm
Hull Beam 10 7/8" 276mm
Approx. Hull Draft 3 1/4" 82mm
Approx. Displacement Volume/Weight
(amount of underwater volume hull can support)
24 lbs 11 kg
 

 Order the Edwardian 26 Steam Launch Model Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

EDWARDIAN 26 STEAM LAUNCH MODEL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

(Approx. 22 Euros/$26 USD)

 


17'9" INDIAN RUNNER STEAM LAUNCH MODEL

 The 17'9" Indian Runner was designed by Paul Fisher of Selway Fisher design in the early 1990's to offer maximum carrying capacity for a reasonably sized steam plant or electric drive and batteries on a small and attractive launch.

 She has the strong rounded bow and wineglass transom shape of typical Dixon Kemp style launches of the Victorian Era along with a very stable mid-ship section. Many of the full-size launches have been built all round the world, some at the 17'9" length and others at a length of 21'6".

 Details of the full-size 17'9" and 22'6" Indian Runner launch can be found on the Selway Fisher Design web site.

Photos of the full-size Indian Runner Steam Launch

 

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of two A1 sheets - the first gives the full model sized moulds, inner stem and counter stern shapes for a 1:7.5 scale model giving a model length of 0.72m (28 3/8").

 The second sheet gives side profile, plan and several sections through the launch plus approximate position of the steam power unit, propeller etc and material sizes for the model.

 The hull would be built using the plank over frame method and the steam unit shown is the Krick Alex 2 cylinder model with a vertical boiler.
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 28 3/8" 720mm
Hull Beam 8" 203mm
Approx. Hull Draft 2 7/8" 74mm
Approx. Displacement 
Volume/Weight
(amount of underwater volume 
hull can support)
13 lbs 5.9 kg
 

 Order the 17'9" Indian Runner Steam Launch Model Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

17'9" INDIAN RUNNER STEAM LAUNCH MODEL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

(Approx. 22 Euros/$26 USD)

 


RUBY 22' PLYWOOD STEAM LAUNCH MODEL

 The 22' Ruby launch was designed as a solution for those steam boat enthusiasts who wanted to get their steam plant onto the water quickly without going to the extent of building a strip planked hull. A double chined plywood hull offers an elegant low cost compromise between good looks and ease and speed of construction.

 So the task was to design a hull with the profile and plan shape of the Selway Fisher Indian Runner strip planked hulls in plywood

 Details of the full-size Ruby 22' launch can be found on the Selway Fisher Design web site.

Photos of the full-size Ruby, in this case a straight stemmed version in steel.

 

 

 

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of two A1 sheets - the first gives the full model sized moulds, inner stem and counter stern shapes for a 1:7.5 scale model giving a model length of 0.72m (28 3/8").

 The second sheet gives side profile, plan and several sections through the launch plus approximate position of the steam power unit, propeller etc and material sizes for the model.

 The hull would be built using the plank over frame method and the steam unit shown is the Krick Alex 2 cylinder model with a vertical boiler.
 
Photos below of a model made by Keith E. Bragg  
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 33 3/8" 900mm
Hull Beam 8 3/4" 222mm
Approx. Hull Draft 3 3/8" 85mm
Approx. Displacement 
Volume/Weight
(amount of underwater volume 
hull can support)
24 lbs 11 kg
 

 Order the Ruby 22 Steam Launch Model Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

RUBY 22 STEAM LAUNCH MODEL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

(Approx. 22 Euros/$26 USD)

 


FELIX 13' STEAM LAUNCH MODEL

 The 13' Felix was designed to be the smallest launch you could fit a steam plant into and still have room for 3 crew. Some Felix launches have been fitted with electric power and others with a conventional diesel inboard. The design was also stretched to 15' and this can be done with the model plans simply by increasing the distance between the mould stations.

 The hull has a typically English plumb stem and a delightful wineglass transom. The model drawings are drawn up to a 107.5 scale which produces a hull 21" (533mm) long. At this size, the engine etc needs to be light in weight but it would be very easy to increase the scale to1:6 or 1:5 for instance, by scanning and enlarging the moulds which would accommodate a heavier propulsion unit and r/c gear.

 Details of the full-size 13' and 15' Felix launch can be found at Selway Fisher Design main web site

Photos of the full-size Felix

 Model Plans
 The model plans consist of two A1 sheets - the first gives the full model sized moulds, inner stem and counter stern shapes for a 1:7.5 scale model giving a model length of 0.53m (21").

 The second sheet gives side profile, plan and several sections through the launch plus approximate position of the steam power unit, propeller etc and material sizes for the model.

 The hull would be built using the plank over frame method.
 
 Model Particulars  
Hull Length 21" 533mm
Hull Beam 8" 203mm
Approx. Hull Draft 2 1/2" 64mm
Approx. Displacement 
Volume/Weight
(amount of underwater volume 
hull can support)
7 lbs 2 kg
 

 Order the Felix 13 Steam Launch Model Plans

Use the upper Buy Plan Button if you want printed plans (postage will be added - see postage costs at bottom of page).

Use the lower Buy Plan Now Button if you want the PDF plan emailed to you (no postage added).

FELIX 13 STEAM LAUNCH MODEL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN 20          

(Approx. 22 Euros/$26 USD)

 


 

Ordering Model Boat Plans

 We are now offering our plans either as printed plans sent by post or as PDF files which are emailed to you.

 The printed plan price excludes postal charges, which will be added to the plan price when the charge is made to your debit/credit card.

 For those wanting the plans printed and posted to them the postal charges are:

 UK - 2: EU - 4; USA - 10; Elswhere - 7.