AMB Cabin Scow Kit
The Cabin Scow was the Rail-Marine equivalent of the Railroad Flatcar.
Kit #8003 features a “captain’s cabin” built on-deck with a large
wooden bulkhead constructed in front of the cabin, which protected the
prototype’s superstructure and its occupants from the dangers of shifting
loads. Additionally, this kit’s waterline hull has both realistic camber and
sheer, as did most of the prototype barges and scows. Camber is the upward curve
that runs across the deck (side to side) while sheer is the long, graceful curve
that is, at its lowest point, at the middle of the deck. The sheer runs the
length of the barge/scow. The
laser-cut kit, which measures about 15 inches long, also includes custom scribed
wood decking, both Tab & Slot and Peel & Stick construction, and
numerous cast resin detail parts. Even though this kit by AMB is not labeled NYC, the NYC Marine Dept had several of this barge type.
MSRP $99.95 NYCSHS Members $79.96 and that is a 20% discount.
Shipping extra and Ohio residents must pay 8% Ohio sales tax.