Spotted on eBay (Hat tip to Dave and Ed at boat club) is this 1936 Megows wooden kit for the RMS Queen Mary. Yours (currently) for £89.99.
This is PROPER model making. None of your plastic bits stuff. What you get is a plan and some lumps of wood. All you have to do is whittle your model from the materials provided. It's about as a far as you can get from those "modellers" today who whine about plugging parts into pre-drilled holes on a model locomotive!