Two RC Steam Kits from Saito Manufacturing Added at Ages of Sail

Two more items have been added to the lineup of RC steam kits from Japan’s Saito Manufacturing, the Neptune Tug Boat and the Samson II Deep Salvage Tug. These are big models, with the Neptune each measuring nealy 4′ long and the Samson II measure close to 5′ long.

Both model kits are 1/40-scale and feature fiberglass hull, wooden structural parts, brass, plastic and cast metal fittings. Boiler/Burner combinations and engines are sold separately.


The tug boat Neptune in operation.



The Deep Salvage Tug Sampson II kit.


Saito’s powerful T2GR Engine is recommended for powering the Samson II.

Check out all the Saito products at Ages of Sail!

New! Live Steam Products from Saito Manufacturing

We’ve just put up our newest line of products on our website, Live Steam kits from Saito Manufacturing of Japan. Ages of Sail signed an agreement to distribute Saito steam engines and RC boat kits in the US and we got our initial shipment in recently. We’re really excited about the new line and how beautifully made the steam engines are.

The RC boat kits are all designed especially for steam operation using their recommended engines and boilers and burners. We carry the Boiler and Burner combinations to make purchases a bit easier. The RC boat kits (except the T-1 Steam Boat) do not include the engines, so if you want to build them as static models, you can. You might also be able to adapt most to electric operation. But, we’re sure you’re going to want to try out the live steam operation.

One kit in particular, the T-1 Steam Boat, is designed to get you into steam operation right away as it DOES include the steam engine and boiler. All burners run on methanol. Optional accessories haven’t been listed on the website yet, but include pressure gauges, smoke tank and smoke oil, and optional drain tanks.

The RC boat kits feature fiberglass hulls, wooden structural parts, brass, aluminum and cast fittings as well as some plastic fittings for some items. Instruction in English

And YES, we have them in stock now! Check them out: Live Steam at Ages of Sail