Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

Ref: DM95

Primarily designed for demonstrating models at model at shows, this new range has rapidly gained a following for really small radio controlled models operated in small ponds or swimming pools..

Kit Features:
Designed as a working radio controlled model
Glassfibre hull with port detail moulded in.
Computer drawn Plasticard superstructure and deck components.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings
The model is powered and controlled using the motors and controllers from two standard servos. Instructions on how to convert the servo are given in the instructions
Propshafts, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan
Building instructions with photographic building illustrations.

Scale: 1:96
Model length: 485mm

This class of tenders & passenger carrying tug were constructed in 1908 by Cammel Laird of Liverpool for the Great Western Railway Co. The two craft were stationed at Plymouth.

These craft were used to carrying passengers out to larger ships and as excursion steamers for holiday makers hence the extensive bridgework as this area was used as a bridge / boarding platform for alongside the larger ships.

They were also fitted with towing hooks because of there secondary function as tugs with there short hull length / beam ratio and twin powerful steam engines these craft made a useful and powerful addition to the tug fleet when required and created extra income, they were used in this form in the Off season when the deck obstructions were removed.