Although impossible to describe in detail the features of a model with over 1,400 parts the the following are the most outstanding. Hull, main and rear deck-house and funnel are molded in GRP with all rivet and plating detail faithfully reproduced. All decks, wheelhouse etc. are CNC cut from high quality Birch ply. Deck overlays are pre-printed with planking detail. Almost 800 fittings manufactured in high grade alloy of superb quality, with many unique features too numerous to list. It even includes the pantry, sink, jugs, cups, saucers, plates, tables and chairs for the saloon. Lifeboats are moulded in styrene with separate interior moldings and all furniture included.
Typical of many of the period 'Imara' was a twin screw harbour tug, built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. Thereafter she had a colorful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed 'Perseverance'.
A comprehensive instruction book including a detailed history of the full sized vessel and two highly detailed construction drawings. Single and twin screw versions of the hull are available. The twin twin screw version is true to scale, and the single screw version allows for easy installation of a steam plant, both versions look superb on the water.
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
This is a representative model of a typical small coaster from the Western Isles of Scotland, known to all ship lovers as a 'Clyde Puffer'. The fiberglass hull carries full external detail, riveting, strakes etc.
All necessary moldings, printed overlays, CNC cut wood parts, drawings and diagrams for assembly. There are over 200 white metal fittings and it is in their authenticity and feel that the charm of this finished model shows. Awarded a gold medal at the Nuremburg Toy Fair of 1984 it was a first for any British kit manufacturer and a first for any marine model kit from around the world. This kit also fills a corner for the static modeller looking for a cased model that is a little different. Crew member figures are included.
Length: 26" (660mm)
Beam: 7" (178mm)
The Marie Felling was built by Earls of Hall and launched in 1928. Designed by the same team as the Imara, she was a Crown Colony Contracts vessel and judging by the margin notes of the contract, gave rise to the many improvements incorporated in the later Imara, especially with regard to accommodation. Both were designed for the same type of harbor work. From the deck layout up, the Marie Felling is an unusual and appealing vessel. From the single lifeboat carried cross ship on the sub deck atop the forward saloon and the raised bridge on stilts, not to mention the cross passage through the single superstructure, the massive plain funnel and open funnel deck all combine to give this vessel a unique charm.
Model hull is fully detailed, as is the two part superstructure and funnel. All these parts are molded in GRP. Deck and bridge are ply, with a printed ply overlay. Fittings are cast white metal. The superstructure is easily removable to allow easy access to the hull making this model ideal for steam propulsion. The kit is available in either single or twin screw versions.
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
The Brannaren was representative of a small coastal tanker of the early thirties, of a size and type to be found all around the world. Built in Malmo and completed in1933, the Brennaren first saw service in the Swedish Navy before being sold to private owners. Few scale model manufacturers dare include a tanker in their range, such is their complexity. The Brennaren is a must in any serious modellers collection.
The hull is a fully detailed GRP molding, decks and superstructure are high quality precision cut birch ply with printed overlays. The pipe work around the decks and their valves form the main and unique feature of the Brennaren. Installation has been made easier by the nature of the fittings and the accurate separate underlay drawing provided. A full compliment of white metal fittings along with all dowel, wire and cordage make the finished model.
Length: 42" (1067mm)
Beam: 7-1/2" (190mm)
Joffre was built in 1916 by the Androssan Dry Dock & Shipping Co. She was owned throughout her career by Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd. of Newcastle on Tyne. Specifically built for the coastal towing business her gross tonnage was 260, with an engine power of 1,140 i.h.p. this was quite a high power for ships of her day. Fitted with two sets of towing hooks, an unusual feature for tugs of her size, the after one was used for towing lighters on the river Tyne.
Model has a plain GRP hull with CNC cut superstructure and deck, screen printed overlays and over 300 cast white metal fittings, including the ships crew and the ships dog.To complete the kit, all the necessary timber, cordage and vacuum formed lifeboats are supplied. As the Joffre saw service through two world wars it gives scope for additional detailing and a wartime paint scheme.
Length: 30-1/2" (775mm)
Beam: 7-1/2" (190mm)
A working boat with the lines and elegance of a yacht this Clyde Pilot cutter of the 60's - 70's era can be summed up as a 'boaters' boat. It looks like a modern motor vessel designed and built by an Edwardian yard and it has to be seen on the water to be appreciated to the full.
The hull is of GRP with full plating and rivet detail on the exterior. Ships boat and funnel are styrene moldings. The remainder of the model consists of die-cut ply parts, printed deck and wheelhouse overlays and all associated materials that are required. Instruction booklet and drawings, dowel, wire, rod, chain, rigging cord, transfers, prop and prop shaft make up our usual kit package topped off with a comprehensive set of white metal fittings. Drop the side gratings and watch your pilot grab the hand rails and step back aboard.
Length: 34" (864mm)
Beam: 8" (203mm)
This small attractive side trawler, so typical of the thirties and forties was a conversion to a peace time trawler from one of eight Round Table Class minesweepers built around 1943 for war service. The design is based on the hull lines of Star of Orkney, a trawler built in 1936.
The hull is a fully detailed fiberglass molding with CNC cut ply deck and superstructure A full set of white metal fittings, dowel, tube, rod etc. to complete the model as illustrated. The Milford Star benefits greatly from the added paraphernalia of nets, buoys and ropes. Internal lighting can be added to give additional realism to those late night Summer and Autumn sailings.
Length: 36-3/4" (933mm)
Beam: 6-1/2" (165mm)