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Display Models


77 files, last one added on 20 Jul 2010

Working Models


79 files, last one added on 2 Sep 2011

Pre-Owned Models


6 files, last one added on 1 Jan 2008

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Examples of models various types.
Rainbow (J Class)240 viewsWhile "Rainbow" was an extremely beautiful boat, she was slower than the challenger. Her victory in the Cup races was a story of superior organisation and tactics. There is little doubt that Vanderbilt deserved to win. "Rainbow" occupies a justly honoured place in yachting history. Like all the American J boats, she had a short life, and was broken up in 1940. It is rumoured that there are plans afoot to build replicas of both her and "Yankee". Will we ever see "Endeavour", "Yankee", and "Rainbow" battling it out again, in a re-creation of the famous 1934 cup series? We can but hope. But you can own this lovely piece of yachting history in miniature now.
America (detail)292 viewsIt is, however, indisputable that she was a most beautiful yacht, low, sleek and graceful. We built this magnificent replica for a client who was in love with the original vessel. She is finished and fitted out in fine timber on the basis of a specially commissioned short-run GRP hull. (We can do this for you too if you like; pick your prototype and we can get it mastered and moulded to a high standard at a most competitive rate). She makes a beautiful display piece, well detailed and elegant. On a gentle sort of day, she also has a most pleasing performance on the water. Overall, she is one of the loveliest things we have built.
(model by John Davies)
ASR 102567 viewsAir Sea Rescue Launch 102 is preserved in full running order by Power Boat Restorations, at Hythe, on the Solent. She makes a lovely prototype for a scale launch.
The model is not too big, elaborate or expensive, but she carries a satisfying level of detail, and has a lively performance. She is a good model to take to the water on impulse, and blast around until the batteries run out.
These boats are of great historic interest. They were the first high-speed planing vessels designed to operate in the open sea. Previously, planing boats had been confined to inshore racing courses, and "fast" offshore rescue craft had been exemplified by the RNLI's "Sir William Hillary", a displacement type boat with a top speed of seventeen knots. In contrast, these ASRs would make forty knots. Every fast motor yacht, and all of the modern breed of lifeboat, owe a design debt to these launches.
This model was featured in "Marine Modelling" magazine, April 1999, and is now in the famous Childe Beale collection.
(model by John Davies)
Clan Ross Cargo Liner (detail)362 views(Model by John Davies)
Clinker Punt.242 viewsBuilt all in wood, she is a fascinating miniature.
Trent class lifeboat (miniature)340 views
Peggy542 viewsThis fine model of a North Sea Herring Drifter represents a vanished era. They were built in their thousands, but now only one remains in preservation. They evoke not only a vanished industry, but a major change in our attitudes to the natural world.
HMS Solebay 2343 viewsThis example was modified from the Deans Marine kit for improved accuracy, and featured in Traplet's Focus File series.
(Model by John Davies)