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April 2008

New from Nauticalia - the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Collection

Detailed model of Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix 1924

Detailed model of Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix 1924

At Nauticalia we have always been inspired by engineering and innovation. Our focus has traditionally been on Britain’s nautical heritage – exploring the milestones in shipbuilding, trade, and naval warfare that led our small island nation to become a maritime superpower.


However, regular visitors to our website and shops, and readers of our catalogue, will have noticed that we have been gradually expanding our product range into other areas - introducing some of the finest examples of engineering and innovation that we can find outside of the nautical world. We now have so many that we have given them a place of their own on our site – the Trains, Planes, and Automobiles category.


Here you will find scale replicas, limited edition prints, books, and even working models of icons such as the Supermarine Spitfire, The Flying Scotsman, Concorde and Bluebird – engineering masterpieces which have earned their place in history with almost legendary status. We also feature classics from the world of motorsport, and some fascinating steam-driven traction engines.



Britain’s aeronautical heritage is almost as spectacular as its Maritime equivalent, with examples such as the Supermarine Spitfire – hero of the Battle of Britain, and Concorde gracing our skies to become so much more than just aeroplanes.



Reminiscent of the “Golden Age of Steam”, this range includes working models of famous locomotives such as the Mallard – which, at 126mph, broke the world speed record for a steam-powered engine (a record which still stands today), and the Orient Express. We even have a Flying Scotsman powered by real steam!



The history of motor sport has left us with some amazing examples – from true classics by Bugatti, Ferrari and Mercedes, to up-to-date racing sets featuring modern supercars.



We also have some exciting products that don’t fit into the above categories – from Stirling's unusual external combustion engine, to working steam-driven traction engines, our collection of finely-engineered models provide a fascinating insight into some of history’s industrial milestones.


Click here to visit the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles category.

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