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    SS Empress of Canada
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Trillium
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    Canadian Pacific Steamships last passenger liner and Carnival's first cruise ship Mardi Gras. The model is 1:160 scale, 49" long, 17lbs, powered by twin 40mm props and two RE385 motors via 1:2 ratio timing belts.The power source is 12V using packs of Eneloop Pro NiMH batteries, giving a running time of about one hour. Auxiliaries include motor driven radar scanner and steam unit, the latter scratchbuilt using styrene for the tank plus working parts from eBay etc.

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง merchant67 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I built a model of the Empress of Britain with my Dad when I was about 9 or 10, sadly gave it away to a scout group (I think).
    My Grandad also sailed on the Empress of Canada out of Liverpool and both Dad and Grandad were on the Empress of Asia when it was sunk by the Japs in 1941 (They ended up in Changi).
    So a bit of a family connection with Canadian Pacific Line!!!!
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง brubaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Lovely - took me back to her predecessor though and seeing her gleaming white in the Mersey. Lastly though on a run on the overhead railway 1953 - she lay almost on her side, her white hull, brown and blackened by fire and wayer still being poured into her and 'steam' rising off her. Saddest sight I've never forgotten. I was 8!โ˜น๏ธ
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    This is a beautiful model. Have seen her sailing a number of times.
    Trillium deserves all the accolades she gets.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Trillium ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks, it is indeed.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sir Kay ( Master Seaman)
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    Lovely model. I presume this is the build described in the Model Boats magazine over the summer that I followed with great interest? Splitting the hull for access at the waterline is such a simple idea, if the hull shape allows for that ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Trillium ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. The model is substantially scratchbuilt. Some parts, such as the photo-etched railings, were purchased.The VIc Smeed plan was actually of the Empress of Britain, an earlier and very similar vessel. I used Smeed's plan as well as low resolution profile and deck plans on the TyneBuiltShips website and photos as the basis for the model.
    The final Empress of Japan entered service in 1929, was renamed Empress of Scotland in 1942 (for obvious reasons) and was sold and renamed Hanseatic in 1957.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    When i was 7-1/2yo my Dad was a grain trader, a commodity broker, in a division of Upper Lakes Shipping. On his office wall at 67 Yonge St in Toronto was a very large framed picture of the EMPRESS OF JAPAN. Sister ship to yours. I was on business in Vancouver, abt 1976,wandering around Stanley Park when I encountered a lady polishing the bell from the EMPRESS OF JAPAN. She allowed me to complete the job that she had started. In the early '70s Dad acquired a brass bell at auction, clearly a nautical artifact, & for years we used that to summon everyone to dinner in a multiwing multistory home. When he passed in 1984 Mom passed the bell along to me. I have no idea what vessel its from, im going to pass it along to someone in METRO MARINE MODELLERS while i am still alive. (Jonathan pls note as you are the prime candidate.)
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Vic Smeed did a plan for this ship
    Many years ago. Did you have a hull plan or build from scratch?

    Beautiful model!



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