S.S. NEW FAWN
SCALE 1/48 L 860mm B 150mm
The S.S. New Fawn was built in May, 1923 by Fullerton's of Paisley, 125 ft. b.p. x 23 ft. 2 in. x 9 ft. 9 in. moulded. The engine, from the works of Ross and Duncan, was compound 15 in. x 32 in.-24 in. stroke, supplied from a single ended tubular boiler at 135 p.s.i. With her bluff hull she had no pretensions as to speed and could manage 10 kts. on a consumption of 6 tons of coal per day. She had a saloon for 50 first class passengers, while her Board of Trade Certificate No. 2 permitted the carriage of a total of 168 people. The Certificate No. 3 increased this to 200 people. No. 2 covered winter service and No. 3 the summer service. She had a cargo capacity of 10.900 cu. ft.
This vessel was used extensively in the evacuation of the Islands at the outbreak of WW11 in May and in June she sailed for the duration but was not to return, it is believed that she spent most of this time in the Clyde area. She was broken up in 1954
This kit is based on a glass fibre hull with plating& port detailmoulded into the surface of the hull. The deck and cabins assembly is laser cut from 1.5 & 1mm Hi Impact plastic sheet for “one Glue” assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast alloy, resine.
Vacformed ships boat hulls
Propshaft and prop included in the kit along with full size plan, in colour and a comprehesive set of instructions.