The Louise is a replica of a Victorian steam launch. At that time, steam launches on the Thames were owned only by wealthy people.
Today only replicas of these boats remain, but there are many devoted enthusiasts in Great Britain and the United States. who sail them on rivers and lakes purely for fun and entertainment
They recall the early years of steam propulsion, one of the most beautiful times in naval history.
This model is a super static 1/26th Scale replica of the Victorian Steam launch which was used on the River Thames and on the various large lakes in the lake District.
The kit features: Sapelly and Mukaly wood planked hull and deck, Ayous, Sapelly, Mukaly, Manzonia, Beech and Boxwood wood parts, cast propeller and ship's wheel, blue and white striped cotton awning, white cotton curtains, generous brass hardware, photo-illustrated instructions.