Indian Runner 17' 9" Model Steam Launch

The 17'9" Indian Runner was designed by Paul Fisher of Selway Fisher design in the early 1990's to offer maximum carrying capacity for a reasonably sized steam plant or electric drive and batteries on a small and attractive launch.

She has the strong rounded bow and wineglass transom shape of typical Dixon Kemp style launches of the Victorian Era along with a very stable mid-ship section. Many of the full-size launches have been built all round the world, some at the 17'9" length and others at a length of 21'6".

Details of the full-size 17'9" and 22'6" Indian Runner launch can be found on the Selway Fisher Design web site.

Photos of the full sized Indian Runner

Model Plans

The model plans consist of two A1 sheets - the first gives the full model sized moulds, inner stem and counter stern shapes for a 1:7.5 scale model giving a model length of 0.72m (28 3/8").

The second sheet gives side profile, plan and several sections through the launch plus approximate position of the steam power unit, propeller etc and material sizes for the model.

The hull would be built using the plank over frame method and the steam unit shown is the Krick Alex 2 cylinder model with a vertical boiler.

Model Particulars

Hull Length 28 3/8" 720mm
Hull Beam 8"" 203mm
Approx. Hull Draft 2 7/8" 74mm
Approx. Displacement Volume/Weight
(amount of underwater volume hull can support)
13lbs 5.9kg

Indian Runner 17' 9" Model Steam Launch Plan Price

  • UK £20 + £2.00 p&p
  • European Union (EU) £20 + £3.00 p&p
  • US/Elsewhere £17 + £4 p&p ($35 incl. Airmail)

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Model Boat Building Manual

Model Boat Building in Wood manual from Selway Fisher Design

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