This book is a complete and novice-friendly guide to constructing working model boats, with information on designing, tools, equipping with engines, and much more. With detailed diagrams and precise instructions, this book will be of considerable utility to anyone with an interest in making model boats, and it is not to be missed by collectors of such literature. Contents include: “Practical Requirements”, “Motive Powers”, “Practical Designs”, “Building River Belle—A 24-inch Clockwork Launch”, “Building Speed King—Metre Class Racing Boat With Petrol Engine”, “Building Go-Lightly—30-inch Scale Model Cabin Cruiser With Electric Motor Drive”, and “Building Flying Fish—1 ½ Meter Racer With Twin Cylinder Petrol Engine”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on building models.