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carl

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P & O's fist post-war liner
« on: December 26, 2011, 03:16:36 pm »


P&O's fine fleet of post-war passenger liners to Australia are not often modelled. Here is my 9-foot "HIMALAYA" model. R/C and lights up beautifully at night.
Hope someone will like it.

Carl.
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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 03:29:59 pm »

Very nice Carl - any more photos available of her  :D

Dave
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dave301bounty

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 03:38:08 pm »

That,s a fine looking model there ,,, the sailors /deckhands had a permanent job ,with washing down and painting ,but she was a smart job .was on here when she did an Emigrant run .
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Dave13

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 07:55:31 pm »

Hi Carl
She looks very nice!!  :-)  :-))
Dave:)
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tugnut

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 08:01:18 pm »

That is one cracking model  O0 O0 as dave said more pictures .
Very nice Carl is she static or powerd.
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carl

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 12:15:46 pm »

Thanks for the kind comments.
I'm taking more photos right now. They will be just different views of the same setting. Will post the shortly. The model is actually "HO" gauge (hence it's size) so I can eventually incorporate it in a dock scene model with period railways people and cars.
Model is radio-controlled and floats well, although is has only travelled a few feet under power in a small swimming pool. Weighs in just shy of 50kg fullt ballasted.

Carl.
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nhp651

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 11:36:03 pm »

Beautiful looking model, and as you say, not many modellers attempt such a project.....a real credit to you........would love to see the size of the railway layout though.......you'll need an aircraft hanger.
neil.
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carl

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 01:42:32 pm »





Completely agree Neil - I will need heaps of space. So Southhampton and Tilbury are out of the question, but Princes Pier in Melbourne should not tax my resources (or space) too heavily.
Included are another couple of photos - please accept my apology for the quality. It is pretty bad. My camera is very cheap and nasty ...

Carl.
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carl

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 02:01:45 pm »



... and another shot. There are a number of items yet to be fitted such as crane winches, bollards and the like.
Please note my model does not attempt to be "museum quality". She was scratch-built basically using scrap materials from plans published in a 1961 modeller's magazine and lots of photos.

Carl.
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nhp651

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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012, 05:02:37 pm »

quite superb, carl,

and I think any museum with an  association with Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation would be more that very happy to have that in their collection.

neil.
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Re: P & O's fist post-war liner
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2012, 05:43:43 pm »

Very impressive model  :-))
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