The Rail-Marine line continues to grow with this latest offering of a typical Cabin Scow. The Cabin Scow was the Rail-Marine equivalent of the Railroad Flatcar. Kit #8003 features a "captain's cabin" built on-deck with a large wooden bulkhead constructed in front of the cabin, which protected the prototype's superstructure and its occupants from the dangers of shifting loads. Additionally, this kits waterline hull has both realistic camber and sheer, as did most of the prototype barges and scows. Camber is the upward curve that runs across the deck (side to side) while sheer is the long, graceful curve that is, at its lowest point, at the middle of the deck. The sheer runs the length of the barge/scow.
The laser-cut kit, which measures about 15 inches long, also includes custom scribed wood decking, both Tab and Slot and Peel and Stick construction, and numerous cast resin detail parts.