The story of the Titanic is the stuff of legends. In 1912, the Titanic was the largest, most luxurious moving object on the face of the earth. It has been said that more care and detail was lavished on the Titanic’s interiors than on any vessel before or since. There were seven magnificent grand staircases, two huge wrought iron and glass domed skylights, four elevators, a gymnasium, swimming pool, squash court and Turkish baths. There was a hospital with an operating room, a library, post office and a 50 phone switchboard.
When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, off the coast of Newfoundland, there was an appalling loss of life. The Titanic was designed to carry 2,500 passengers and a crew of about 900. The British Board of Trade specified 16 lifeboats; White Star Line provided 20. The “unsinkable Titanic” grazed an iceberg, slicing open one-third of her length to the sea, and sank two hours and forty minutes later, leaving over 1,500 people to freeze in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. It remains to this day history’s most controversial marine disaster.
Uncounted among the casualties was the end of an age of innocence and a way of life. No more would class distinction determine who lived and who died. The very fabric of society was about to undergo wrenching changes. That night, there was heroism, sacrifice, and cowardice among the passengers and crew. To this day, there are very real questions relating to the cause of the disaster, its effect on our society, and what really happened on that fateful night. Today, over two miles below the surface of the deep, her beauty has been transformed by marine life and the passage of time.
Kit: Plank on frame construction .
Accurate to the last detail, the finished model is a true museum quality masterpiece. This plank-on-frame kit contains laser cut wooden parts and flexible limewood deck material and hull planking. Hundreds of photo-etched brass parts replicate ornamentation and other fine detailing. Molded plastic lifeboats, brass wire, nails and eyebolts, cast metal anchor and propellers supply life-like realism. Even the smoke-stacks are complete with copper rivets! Eight sheets of precise plans and a 32-page book of photographic instructions guide you to a beautiful finish. Hardwood display board and brass stanchions are also included.
Dimensions:Length: 42″ Scale: 1/250