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 portholes and other surface details 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, ships boats, and turrets 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.
Model Length: 1219mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two low drain 545 motors on 2:1 beltdrive reduction units
Recommended battery: Two 6v 2ah Nicads
The great estuary of the Elbe is renowned for its difficult navigation and a posting to the Elbe 1 requires the best pilot in the service. The pilot service is still of prime importance despite technical advances in electronic navigation aids over the years, and the Elbe 1 station has a long historical tradition.
The Ditmar Koel is named after the legendary Captain of the Hamburg authorities in Hanseatic times. The first pilot cutter of this name was launched in 1934 at the Stucken yard. The ship is stationed in the Elbe estuary and pilots are put aboard inbound vessels and taken off on outgoing vessels, in all but the very worst conditions. On a gross tonnage of 670 tons, the Ditmar Koel is powered by 2 triple expansion steam engines, developing 1700 SHP; giving a speed of 13 knots.