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Item# SLIP117
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

Availability Alert - This kit takes about 2-6 weeks for production. Please call or email for lead time. 626.963.4591 or sales@harbormodels.com.

This unusual and distinctive model is based on the full-size Vliestroom, currently operating out of Hellevoetsluis, near Rotterdam.

Vliestroom and her sister ships MV Nieuwe Diep and Schuitengat were built by Damen Shipyards in 1987-90 for the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Waterways.
Powered by 2x Deutz diesel engines, the vessels feature twin kort nozzles, four-blade propellers, a 90 kW bow thruster and a 7.5 ton buoy-handling crane. The folding main mast and cantilevering radar masts together with the low draught flat-bottomed hull allow for a very versatile craft, which can encounter low bridges and shallow waters in and around Holland.

Model specifications:
-Twin Screw (brass propellers supplied in kit)
-Scale: 1:40
-Length: 960mm (37 3/4")
-Beam: 220mm (8.5")
-Displacement approx. 10 kg

Kit Contents:
  • high quality fiberglass hull
  • full running gear including brass propellers and nozzles
  • A bow thruster tube
  • Deck and superstructure are cut using CNC equipment to ensure accurate fit of parts
  • the very detailed wheelhouse interior includes etched brass instrumentation
  • cranes
  • a resin-cast dinghy
  • a set of vacuum-formed buoys
  • a sheet of etched brass components for the fine details
  • brass handrail stanchions
  • cast metal fittings
  • all decals, wire, rod etc. to build the model as illustrated (flag is not provided)
  • The full-size plans and step-by-step assembly drawings make this model an enjoyable and relaxing project for model makers with average building skills.
  • Paints, adhesives and tools to complete are not provided
  • The large deck crane which elevates and swivels will, without a doubt, be a challenge for the more experienced model maker wishing to radio control it.

    Optional Running Gear Packages
    12 Volt Propulsion Pack
    TWO(2) 6:1 Geared Motors
    TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
    ONE(1) VIP40
    6 Volt Propulsion Pack
    TWO(2) 2.5:1 Geared Motors
    TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
    ONE(1) VIP40

    Vliestroom Photos: (click to enlarge)