This kit is considered to be a
"typical" Covered Barge. Almost all of the Rail-Marine craft had a
"Captain's Cabin", usually located at the Stern of the craft. This
Cabin was often nothing more than a small room with a stove, small cupboard and
a piece of furniture that resembled a bed. There were Captains, however, that
apparently did have their wife and children reside on-board. Some Barges had the
Cabin built into the main "house"; others had the Cabins on the
barge's roof, while this type of barge's Cabin projected out from the Stern end
of the house. Some folks referred to this configuration as a "Bump
End" barge. Our kit features quality laser-cut wood parts that utilize our
proven Tab & Slot and Peel & Stick construction techniques. The 15-inch
long marine craft is fitted with a waterline hull, custom scribed plywood deck,
and basswood superstructure with open interior. Numerous resin and white metal
detail parts are also included as are sliding shutters on the cabin windows,
positional freight doors, and opening rooftop loading hatches. A twenty page,
fully illustrated instruction booklet accompanies the kit offering a
step-by-step guide for assembling and finishing the Bump End Barge. Even though this kit by AMB is not labeled NYC, the NYC Marine Dept had several of this barge type.
MSRP $129.95 NYCSHS Members $103.96 and that is a 20% discount.
Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.