Ocean Liner model ship
RMS Olympic was the lead
ship and also the luckiest of the White Star Line's trio
of Olympic-class liners. One of her sister ships
was the famous
RMS Titanic which sank on her maiden voyage.
The other was HMS Britannic which struck a mine and sank
in the Mediterranean during WWI.
Unlike her younger sister
ships, Olympic had a long career, spanning 24 years from
1911 to 1935. This included service as a troopship
during the First World War, which gained her the
nickname "Old Reliable." Olympic returned to
civilian service after the war and served successfully
as an ocean liner throughout the 1920s and into the
first half of the 1930s.
Olympic was the largest ocean liner in the world for two
periods during 1911–13, interrupted only by the brief
tenure of the slightly larger Titanic (which had the
same dimensions but higher gross tonnage owing to
revised interior configurations), before she was then
SS Imperator. Olympic also retained the
title of the largest British-built liner until the
launch of the
RMS Queen Mary.
This replica model ship of the
RMS Olympic features:
hull construction (very important), weighing less than
(A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one another
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures
- Real wood
deck, no computer-printed paper
->95% of parts are wood and metal
35" long x 14" tall x 7"
S & H is $90