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Auction: Marine, Science & Natural History
was auctioned on: 7 November 2006
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"Cairn YH172" a large steam model of an East Coast herring drifter

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Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £1,200
ca. US$2,293
Lot number 43, Views: 379

Built by Mike Alsop in 2002, with moulded hull, but scratch built deck, superstructure and fittings. Painted green to the waterline with raised wales, and red below, with a four blade, brass propeller. Laid limewood decks, superstructure in painted plywood and varnished teak. Exceptional details include a working net capstan, operating navigation and wheelhouse interior lights, fully fitted forepeak with galley, detailed fish room. Neat scale fittings including navigation lights, net rollers, companionway, mast and rigging, ship's boat. Power train is by a Reeves Borderer two cylinder slide valve double-acting steam engine with Stevenson reversing mechanism and boiler feed water pump. Boiler is a centre flue gas-fired unit, with cross tubes, fitted with water level, and pressure gauges and a safety valve. The engine exhausts via a valved condensor with steam to the funnel and water overside. There is a four-channel radio control servo system, for rudder, steam throttle, forward/reverse and steam whistle. The model is presented on an oak display stand. 67x15x30in(170x38x76cm)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Marine, Science & Natural History
Date of the auction: 7 Nov 2006
Address: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]

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