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
Glassfibre hull, with surface details such as the ports and freeing ports moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
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: 965mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 1
Recommended motors: One Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack
The Timrix was constructed as the Ellie by Cochranes of Selby. Whilst still on the slips she passed ownership to Metcalf Motor Coatsterd Ltd and was completed and launched as the Nellie M in March 1972. The Nellis M was designed as a bulk cargo and container carrier and was launched by the elder daughter of the founder of the firm. She was then sold to an Irish company possibly Arklow and was sunk by I.R.A. action in the late 1970s. The ship was raised and refurbished. during her spell in the shipyard she was lengthened by approx 7 metres and changed into a two hatch vessel. A later refit in the early 90s saw the number two hatch raised.
She was sold out of the Rix Company service in 1998 and was replaced with a more modern ship which is a sister to three others in the Rix fleet.
The Timrix was powered by a 1160 bhp Allen type 8pbcs 12-D engine propulsion engine which gave a one way speed on trials of 16 knots and a mean speed of 12.9 knots.