Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
This Limited Edition cruise ship model of the RMS Olympic is produced with exquisite craftsmanship and demanding attention to every detail as a model of elegance and grandeur. Sister ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, this model ocean liner of the RMSOlympic is an opulent and graceful museum-quality replica evoking the majesty of the famous ocean liners while historically accurate and precision crafted in every detail.
40" Long x 4.5" Wide x 16" High (1:265 scale)
Sold fully assembled - this is not a RMS Olympic model ship kit
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
Historically accurate design and detailing of superstructure and hull
Open promenade decks visible through superstructure windows
Precise superstructure design and detailing
Quadruple propeller design and accurate anchors
Metal trussed crane booms with twin cables and pulleys on cargo hooks
Built from highest quality woods including cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
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
Numerous deck objects and features include deck cleats, vent shafts, lattice grates, miniature benches and more
Only a limited amount of models will ever be produced due to the extensive hours required to constuct the model
Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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.