04/11/2018. 11" B-25. Bing. 1918. Tinplate Clockwork Submarine Repair and Restoration.
When I got this boat she was just a hulk,top and bottom plates dented and holed with a rusted solid prop! It took a bit of research to find out it was quite a rare 1918 B-25 by Bing of Nuremberg. So it needed the works! Motor,rudder,prop shaft,stern tube,superstructure and bodywork.These old boats can change hands for large sums of mular and usually the preserve of wealthy collectors,so its refreshing to know that they can be acquired albeit in a somewhat bum condition. If like me you're lucky enough to get one just remember restoring these things is a whole different kettle of ball game.