Caldercraft 7005 SS Talacre Ship Model Kit – Product Description
The Caldercraft 7005 SS Talacre Ship Model Kit is a meticulously crafted replica of a single hatch coaster used in the coal trade during the golden era of steam. This kit allows you to recreate the realism of a bygone era, whether as a radio-controlled boat or a static display model.
- Scale: 1:48
- Length: 863mm
- Beam: 152mm
- Pre-built GRP plastic hull
- R/C compatible
- Complete with CNC cut plywood, printed overlays, and more
- Includes detailed drawings and instruction book
- Can be fitted with an electric motor and standard Radio Control equipment
- Updated kit with brass stanchions, brass portholes, and resin cowl ventilators
The SS Talacre was designed for Point of Ayr Collieries by Crichton, Thompson & Co Ltd., of London and built by Crabtree & Co., of Great Yarmouth in 1917. It was a typical single hatch coaster that played a vital role in the coal trade around the coast of the U.K. Talacre was named after a small village near the colliery. After serving for several decades, the ship was finally scrapped in 1959 by the Hammond Lane Foundry in Dublin.
Each Caldercraft 7005 SS Talacre Ship Model Kit is individually assembled for every sale, ensuring attention to detail and quality. However, please note that due to material shortages, orders are currently taking 14 or more days to dispatch.
The kit includes a fully detailed GRP hull with plating, double riveting, and strakes. Additionally, it comes with CNC cut plywood, printed overlays, funnel material, hatch cover, moulded ships boats, mast and boom material, cargo material, rigging cord, transfers, detailed drawings and instruction book, crew members, and all cast white metal fittings to complete the model.
Whether you choose to fit the Talacre with an electric motor and standard Radio Control equipment or build it as a static display model, the completed model exudes realism. It feels as if a turn of a valve will start the anchor windlass or the cargo winch clattering away, and the lagged steam pipes will begin steaming and drying out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the Talacre be used as a radio-controlled boat?
Yes, the Talacre can be fitted with an electric motor and standard Radio Control equipment, allowing you to navigate it on water.
Can I build the Talacre as a static display model?
Absolutely! The kit is designed to be versatile, allowing you to choose between building a radio-controlled boat or a static display model.
What is the scale of the model?
The scale of the Caldercraft 7005 SS Talacre Ship Model Kit is 1:48, providing an accurate representation of the original ship.
How long does it take to dispatch an order?
Due to material shortages, orders are currently taking 14 or more days to dispatch. We appreciate your patience and assure you that each kit is assembled with care.