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Steamco STC-03 Linda Marie


This beautiful launch is the rarest of the Steamco models. The steam engine is virtually identical to the separately sold STC-02 marine engine. The only obvious difference, apart from the different base colour, is the addition of a bush for the canopy fixing screw.

The hull is fibreglass with a high gloss finish; 660mm long x 195mm beam. It has a canopy, supported by four brass pillars and fixed in place by a screw in the form of a dummy whistle. (Shame the whistle is only a dummy but it would be tricky making it working and also easily removable.) At the stern end of the deck, there is a removable hatch which, I presume, is intended for radio control equipment. See here for details of the engine unit.

As acquired, it is in almost mint condition except that the burner is missing. There is no visible evidence that it has ever been fired.

Make Steamco
Model STC-03 Linda Marie
Made 1990s
Description Steam launch
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type double acting
Bore mm 7.9
Stroke mm 12.7
Valve Type Oscillating cylinder
Boiler Type Horizontal
Boiler Diam mm 51
Boiler length/height mm 110
Fuel Tablets
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition Good
Paintwork Original
Packaging Cardboard box
Purchased 20 March 2019
Purchase cost 250
Additional spend