At the time I did not realise what the brass tube was soldered into the hull. It is not a drain as it protrudes into the hull.I do however distantly remember an advert for Bassett Lowke showing a boat remotely controlled by cable from shore - which enters the boat underneath the hull. Marklin made a very similar boat although I've only seen the advertisement for it. The brass tube in the bottom of the hull on this one has been soldered in. The wiring for the motor is missing although one can feel the wiring for the navigation lights beneath the deck. I touched the motor across its brushes with 12volts and it worked although it doesn't work if you make the connection to the correct wiring locations - suggesting it needs a clean. The boat is substantially made. The cabin can be removed as one piece. All of the electrical wiring will need to be made to get it working.
The steeing wheel works the rudder. I do not have bulbs for the navigation lights. The deck is screwed to the hull through lots of small holes in the hull but at the moment it is loose and only kept in place by 2 pins near the stern.
The windscreen is not original and is just kept in place by a slide / friction fit between the wooden sides of the cabin. It had a large Bassett Lowke motor in green. However I guess it will be a long time before I see another. Bassett Lowke tinplate remote control 1930 electric speed boat bing marklin 71cm. The brass tube in the bottom of the hull on this has been soldered over to stop water getting in.
The wood ppears to be mahogany faced ply. The steering wheel works the rudder.Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.
The item "Bassett Lowke tinplate remote control 1930 electric speed boat bing marklin 71cm" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Clockwork/Wind-Up". The seller is "greenergates" and is located in Stockport. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.