SS CITY OF
The National Historic Landmark vessel S.S. City of
Milwaukee is the last surviving traditional Great
Lakes railroad car ferry. These unique and sturdy
vessels navigated the frozen and storm tossed inland
seas caring passengers and entire freight trains for
She is the last
unmodified traditional railroad car ferry afloat upon
the lakes, still with her triple expansion steam engine,
original woodwork and brass fixtures.
This SS City of
Milwaukee model has the following qualities:
- Scratch built from official plans
hollow hull construction (very important), weighing
less than 10 lbs (A
solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs and
feel like a toy rather than an art piece.)
- The hollow superstructure is comprised of
hundred of individual thin pieces of wood
glued together, not
several solid pieces stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
computer-printed paper deck.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
40"long x 13" tall x 7"
This is a commissioned
and not for sale. Let us build
another one for you by clicking on the "COMMISSIONING" button on the left.