Hudson River

Hudson River

Ref: DM29

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:

Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Plated Glassfibre hull, with all freeing port and other surface detail moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Bulky items such as the funnel, ship’s boats, and hatch covers etc, are Vac-formed lightweight plastic mouldings.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.

Scale: 1:96
Model Length: 1092mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 1
Recommended motors: Deans Kondor motor
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack


Hudson River was built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company 1949. Built for the Hudson Steamship Company, she had a gross tonnage of 3,128 tons and was capable of a cruising speed of 11 knots. The Hudson River had the reputation of being the last of the large coal burning colliers on the English coast. In the late 1960's she was converted to oil burning, as good quality bunkering coal was becoming hard to obtain. The noticeable lack of derricks was part of her design, since coal in that period was unloaded by dockside grabs, and this gave them clearance. For those who wish to modify the kit, the derricks were refitted in her later life, when she went on to normal cargo traffic.