Toy boats of wood well crewed by tiny men of lead …
The tiny metal sailors are 25mm Crescent figures, c. 1950s /60s.
The FH 133 West Wind Falmouth boat was locally made by the former Tree of Life Toys company of Paul, Penzance.
These two small wooden boats were picked up from a charity shop in Cornwall c. 2007. They are just the right size for Peter Laing 15mm figures or for the smaller OO/HO Airfix figures and these Peco railway modelling sailors.
They also do quite well for my DIY Fimo cake mould figures of a Victorian naval landing party:
Lostwithiel in Cornwall is an interesting cluster of antique and bric-a-brac shops, a great stop-off on the railway. There I saw this handmade 1950s much larger wooden toy boat.
Bashed but with ‘patina’, this one probably won’t need much painting or repair.
It suits larger toy soldier or sailor figures, 30mm to 54mm.
Excellent scenic items for a harbour scenario, garden “floor wars” or H.G. Wells’ The Game Of Islands.
Blogposted by Man of TIN, July 2016.