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Steam-Powered Harbor Tug

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Popular since the 1920s, the brightly painted tin body has an authentic look. Fill reservoir with water and fuel pan with olive oil. Water is drawn into the pipes and hits the hot boiler inside. Steam is generated, which pulses out of tubes under water at the rear, pushing the boat forward.
  • Each boat comes with wick, wick holder, and fuel pan
  • Fuel not included
  • Not recommended for children under 9 years old because of sharp edges, open flame, and the possibility of hot metal
  • N scale. 6"L × 2-1/2"W × 3"H
  • Made in India

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- 9/1/2010
"I have had "puffer" boats such as this since I was a tad of a lad, in the 1950s, running by means of puffs of steam cooked off by what amount to birthday candles.With intelligent adult supervision, these are both splendid educational tools and thrilling toys for "late pre-teen" children--- though admittedly I'd been considered "mature enough" to be allowed to "Captain my own ship" such as this at age eight."Fire hazard" is admittedly minimal, on a pond, and with parental or older-teen-sibling supervision during the candle-lightings, the vessel can be an excellent educational-tool-cum-toy. Besides, it "puffs & smokes!""
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