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    The Empire Orwell
    by RonB ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Master Seaman)
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    Boat Length
    6" (15.24 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Twin
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    1 month ago
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    The Empire Orwell is a model of the real ship. There were two ships from the 1940s this one was built in Germany by Blohm & Voss as a cargo liner named TS Pretoria. She had a varied career going from cargo liner to U Boat depot ship, hospital ship, British troop ship, Muslim pilgrim ship and ending as an Indonesian naval accommodation ship.
    The model it's self is of the British troop ship Empire Orwell, she is about 50 years young. There is no radio equipment in her and still has the original 12v electric motors. She was scratch built entirely of tin plate for the hull and super structure, the decks have wooden planking, and the hand rails are of metal rod and tin plate.
    The hull is in remarkably good condition and will just need a repaint, but the upper parts will need to be striped and need a lot of replacement parts, of which I will have to source. I hope she will back in the water next year.


    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Empire Orwell
    1 month ago by RonB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you for asking, I am away for a few day's but I will post some pictures when I get home.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Empire Orwell
    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Lieutenant)
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    Amazing.... tin plate! More pictures please!
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