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Vintage Miniature


Vintage Miniature


Vintage Miniature Models is pleased to be working with Peedie Models on Orkney who produce all our resin and Laser cut models and were nominated for the Small Business Saturday top 100 Small Business's Award 2019

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Vintage Miniature Models

Vintage Miniature models was set up in 2011as the result of an enquiry which lead to me becoming involved in a consulting capacity in a range of N gauge vehicles. Although new to the retail side of things I have been a modeller most of my life learning from my father who was a dab hand with a hobbies no 1 treddle fret saw or "Machine" as he called it. Having worked my way through the Airfix and Revell catalogues  I honed my skills winning prizes at various times and being commissioned to build the odd model or two for others  I have now decided to start designing and producing my own ranges of models

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70' Clyde Puffer In OO and N

Kit Dimensions (cms)


OO model                           N Gauge Model

Length 28 cms                    Length 14 cms

Width 7.7 cms                     Width   3.85 cms

Kit Contents


Resin Hull, Deck, Hold sides, Deck house complete with Wheel house ends and roof.

3D printed items Funnel, Small Horn Vents, Dinghy, winches, bollards Capstan and Anchors.

Plastic Rod Mast, Jackstays and Cargo Boom.

Canvas Hold Cover

Laser cut Stern Rails

Instructions, Painting and Rigging Diagram.

The Clyde "Puffer" must be one of the most instantly recognisable ships ever to have been built.  Originally built as a horse drawn barge for the Forth and Clyde Canal the Puffer gets it's nickname from the Put Put sound the steam driven Bilge Pump made later this was transferred to the sound made by the exhaust steam from the cylinder on the engine escaping from the pipe attached to the funnel. The model represents one of the sea going "Puffers" that worked mainly around the Clyde to the various Scottish Islands like the Hebrides Orkney and Shetland. that having been said, these little ships could be seen almost anywhere in the British Isles quite literally from John o'Groats to Lands End. Indeed many were built by small shipbuilding companies in Yorkshire Durham and Northumberland. Whilst our "Puffer" follows our usual method of being generic in nature, it is based on the vessels that were made famous in the Ealing Comedy "The Maggie" and the BBC Scotland TV Series taken from the books about the rogue skipper "Para Handy" I refer of course to the "Vital Spark" and also the now Preserved "Auld Reekie"

Prices                                                                              OO Scale                                            N Gauge


Kit only                                                                                £65                                                      £30

Kit Made up                                                                        £80                                                       £50

Kit Made up and detailed with Crew and customer

Choice of Cargo and Ships Pet (Dog/Cat                         £100                                                    £70

new OO Puffer ordering 4mm Puffer 4mm Puffer bow hold 4mm Puffer Side Puffer above puffer port 20161219_113837 20180219_011051 20180219_011051 new OO Puffer

N £30

OO £65

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