Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1/4"= 1f Steamer “S.S. CHANNEL QUEEN” Suitable for Radio Control
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Digital full size plans on Cd
Not a printed plan and no material supplied
“S.S. CHANNEL QUEEN”
Digital Full Size Plan prints on a sheet 48” x 36”
DigitalFive Page Article and photos
Digital Files are TIFF, JPEG and PDF
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………..ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Scale 1/4"= 1ft
Beam 6 1/4"
Suitable for Radio Control
Some building experience required
NO BUILDING NOTES
BY P. N. THOMAS
The Channel Queen was launched in 1912 by the Goole Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd., who are still building ships. Her registered dimensions were 175 ft x 28 ft. x 13.5 ft. with a gross tonnage of 670 tons. She was for service with the London and Channel Islands Steamship Co. (Cheesewright). She is suitable for a 1/4 in.=1 ft. model which will give a length of 46 in. and a model weight of about 25 lb. She has quite a bit of detail but the large scale will enable the less experienced modeller to make a good job of the fittings — they are not too fiddly at this scale.
EARLY steamers were flush decked with little but the hatches, funnel and an engine room skylight projecting above the deck. After a number of vessels went missing it was discovered that the engine-room skylight had been smashed in by heavy seas breaking over the deck and the ships had foundered. The designers built up the skylight as high as 7 ft. and later it was extended forward to combine with the bridge, forming a long central superstructure. However, being flush-decked, heavy seas breaking over the bow swept along the open decks, smashing everything in their path and carrying men overboard.