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RMS Olympic Limited 40" w/ LED Lights
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Shining with a graceful luster that evokes the elegance and grandeur of this real RMS Olympic, this Limited Edition scale cruise ship model replica of the sister ship to RMS Titanic sparkles like a jeweled star in the heavens. A graceful and opulent museum-quality replica, her exquisite craftsmanship combines with attention to every detail to produce an ocean liner model worthy of the RMS Olympic herself.
40" Long x 6" Wide x 16" High (1:265 scale)
- Sold fully assembled - this is not a RMS Olympic model ship kit
- LED lighting upgrade over our 40" RMS Olympic Limited:
- Bright LED lights line the entire inside of the hull and shine brightly
- Lifelike lighting when compared to the actual RMS Olympic due to accurate window and porthole placements
- Plugs into any electrical outlet - Detachable electrical cord comes out of the back of the base
- Longevity and brightness (LED light typical usage time 10+ years)
- Museum Quality features not available in other models or any kit
- Paint colors precisely matched to those of the RMS Olympic
- All windows and portholes exactly sized and positioned according to the original construction plans
- Historical design and detailing of superstructure and hull
- Open promenade decks visible through superstructure windows
- Precise superstructure design and detailing
- Triple propeller design and accurate anchors
- Metal trussed crane booms with twin cables and pulleys on cargo hooks
- Lattice grating on ducts and vents
- Finely-crafted wire maintenance ladders ascend smokestacks
- Handcrafted from scratch by our master artisians
- Meticulous painting to accurately match the actual RMS Olympic
- Built from highest quality woods including cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- Only a limited amount of models will ever be produced due to the extensive hours required to make constuct the model
- Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
The Olympic and Britannic were the sister ships of the RMS Titanic. The Olympic was launched before the Titanic, and unlike her unlucky sister Titanic, which sank on April 14/15, 1912,She has a long and illustrious career, earning herself the nickname "Old Reliable". The third sister, Britannic, was not so lucky, and sank while serving as a hospital ship!
The following statistics and short history is taken from the book "The Atlantic Liners" by Frederick Emmons, (1972) Drake Publishers or (1984) Bonanaza Books:
"RMS Olympic - Built: 1911 -:- In service: 1911-1935
Gross Registered Tonnage: 45,324 (46,439 after 1912/13 alterations)
Length and Breadth: 883ft x 92ft -:- Number of Screws: Triple screw
Type of Engines: combination triple expansion engines and turbine -:- Service speed: 23 knots
Built by Harland and Wolff -:- Maiden Voyage: Southampton - New York, 14 June 1911.
- Badly damaged in collision with cruiser H M S Hawke off Portsmouth, 20 September 1911.
- Extensively rebuilt after loss of sister Titanic in 1912.
- Converted to troopship September 1915.
- Rammed and sank the German submarine U-103, 12 May 1918.
- Resumed passenger service July 1920.
- Transferred to Cunard - White Star Line 1934.
- Rammed and sank the Nantucket Lightship with all hands during thick fog, 16 May 1934. (7 killed, or 7 of 11 depending on the source!)
- Withdrawn from service and partially broken up at Jarrow 1935
- Towed to Inverkeithing for final demolition/scrapping 1937.