This is a beautiful 100% handcrafted mahogany Chris CRaft Typhoon 33" model. It take hundreds of hours to build by skillful and creative master craftsmen. It has hundreds of beautiful details such as shiny chrome and brass fittings, very detailed dashboard and leather seats, shiny metal steering wheel, metal horns, clear windshield with metal frames and more.
Layers of vanishes are applied; the hull is then smoothly sanded between coats to create a mirror effect. This model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. Extensive research thru original plans and pictures makes our model look authentic. Each model goes thru a demanding quality control process before leaving our workshop.
Our Chris CRaft Typhoon model rests on a neat wood stand and is shipped to you fully assembled.
Dimensions: 33x 8x 73/4"
The pedigree of the Typhoon dates back to the days of the Gold Cup Races. The original Typhoon was designed back in 1929 by George Crouch. Among the other famous designs from George Crouch were the ever popular Baby Bootleger, and the award winning Teaser, to name a few. The Teaser became famous by winning the celebrated time trial against the Twentieth Century Limited from New York City to Albany in 1925. She beat the record by more than an hour. The Twentieth Century Limited was the fastest train on the rails at that time.