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This is a 1/48 Scale coastal Steamer.The SS Talacre is a typical single hatch coaster used in the coal trade of a type that was found by the hundreds around the coast of the U.K. in the golden era of steam. Designed for Point of Ayr Collieries by Crichton, Thompson & Co Ltd., of London she was built by Crabtree &Co., of Great Yarmouth in 1917. Talacre was named after a small village near the colliery. Talacre was finally scraped in 1959 by the Hammond Lane Foundry in Dublin.
The SS Talacre's hull is of GRP fully detailed on the exterior with plating, double riveting and strakes. The whole package is complete with CNC cut plywood, printed overlays, funnel material, hatch cover, moulded ships boats, mast and boom material, cargo material, rigging cord, transfers, detailed drawings and instruction book, crew members and all cast white metal fittings to complete.
I started this last August and it was a surpise pressie from me Dad so I have to make a good go at this one. Heres some pics of the progress taken over the last few months.
You can see the Gubbins inside now to make the ship go. I have installed a foggy Mister (works like the Garden water fountains but has a fan to push the mist out) and a Steam sound unit. I will have running lights also in in and perhaps some in the cabins but I never sail a night anyhow so not sure if there is any point with same.
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