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RMS Olympic Limited 72" w/ LED Lights
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Unmatched in elegance, detailing or craftsmanship, these opulent Limited Edition scale model RMS Olympic replicas are the museum-quality crown jewel of our fleet of RMS Olympic models. Enjoy the exquisitely crafted and delicate features abounding upon her decks, the grace and majesty of her carefully rendered lines, and the attention to every detail of this superlative model of history’s most famous ocean liner. Be swept away by the magnificent splendor and timeless allure of these RMS Olympic replicas.
72" Long x 10" Wide x 24" High (1:212 scale)
- Built from scratch by our master artisans
- High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
- Museum Quality features not available in other models or any kit
- Paint colors precisely matched to those of the RMS Olympic ships
- All windows and portholes exactly sized and positioned according to the original RMS Olympic construction plans
- Historical design and detailing of superstructure and hull
- Precise superstructure design and detailing
- Triple propeller design and accurate anchors
- Metal trussed crane booms with twin cables and pulleys on cargo hooks
- Detailed, separate lattice grates on all ducts and vents
- Metal slat deck benches rather than solid carved wood
- Finely-crafted wire maintenance ladders ascend smokestacks
- Meticulous painting to accurately match the actual RMS Olympic
- Amazing Details, including:
- Lifeboats hung from launching davits
- Rigging and stay-lines on all masts and smokestacks
- Delicate four-wire metal railings on forecastle, aftcastle and atop superstructure
- All ladders, staircases and handrails produced from delicate metal wire
- Clear panes in all deckhouse windows
- Detailed panel doors on deckhouses
- Numerous deck objects and features include deck cleats, vent shafts, lattice grates, miniature benches and more
- Interior lighted cabins and windows (optional)
- Limited production of these model RMS Olympic replicas
- Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
- 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.