Ages of Sail and Model Craft Tool Shop Grand Opening, Saturday May 14, 2016!

If you’re anywhere near the Bay Area, you’re going to want to mark this on your calendar. Only two weeks away, Ages of Sail is officially opening it’s all new store!


Ages of Sail and Model Craft Tool Store


Grand Opening!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Free Refreshments
  • Door Prizes and Raffle
  • 10% Discount on all In-Store Purchases
Come Join Us! Bring a Friend!

Where: 676 Bockman Road, San Lorenzo, CA


Questions? Call us at 510-889-6000

or email us at



Join us and local Bay Area ship modelers in celebration of the new Ages of Sail and Model Craft Tool Shop!

Check out aisle after aisle of wooden ship model kits and RC kits, multimedia kits, and paper kits, ships in bottles, cross-section models, ship modeling books, Amati ship model fittings, Billing Boats ship model fittings, craft tools, jeweler’s tools, specialty ship modeling tools, Proxxon power tools, glues and accessories.

Plus architectural kits, replica swords, and more!

And be sure to take advantage of our special, one day, Grand Opening In-Store Discount and take 10% off that ship model kit you’ve been waiting to get.








Find the right tool for those tricky tasks, stock up on supplies, get those anchors you need to finish your model, pick out your next project…




Find just the right kit for your next project or that kit that you read about online or in a magazine…

We carry kits from: Amati, Artesania Latina, Billing Boats, BlueJacket, Caldercraft, CCV Model, Constructo, Corel, Cottage Industry Models, Deans Marine, Domus Architectural Models, Dumas, Dusek, Euromodel, Flagship Models, Krick Models, Mantua/Sergal/Panart, Mount Fleet, Nordic Class Boats, Occre, Saito Manufacturing, Shipyard, Soclaine, and Turk Model.

We even have some hard to find, out of production kits from Mamoli and Yankee Model Works.

Don’t know what any of these product lines are? Come by and check them out. You may discover something you’ll really like.

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