Regular readers of this blog may have seen posts about my slowly expanding fleet of Triang Minic Ships. The fleet occupies 2 display cases and a smaller plastic box and has become somewhat too large for the few harbour parts that I do have. This weekend I hauled the ships out and set them up on my kitchen table and took some pics.
The dominant ship in this image is the RMS Queen Elizabeth; she is one of my original vessels and I really want to buy one in a better condition. Also in view is the Ivernia, Flandre, 2nd Mauretania, United States and QE2, with the Pendennis Castle underway. The piers are lengths of stripwood while the cranes are all Triang issues.
And while the Pendennis was sailing the Pretoria Caste was arriving
The two Union-Castle ships are part of my Union-Castle collection that was also in port on this reasonably sunny day.
Unfortunately, only while I was packing away did I realise that the Reina Del Mar was not in this image and was probably away cruising somewhere. I did rectify the matter in a later pic.
I also gathered the Cunard fleet together for a photo session.
I lined up the battle wagons for a rare airing too, fortunately they did not open fire on each other or there would have been bits and pieces all over the place.
My newest addition is the SS Australis, but she is in limbo at the moment as she is not scaled according to what she should be.
The fleet is now back in its display, and the table has been restored to its former state. That was a lot of work, and I am not likely to do it again for a long time. I do have a smaller project on the go that may end up here, although sometimes my ideas are a bit better than the actual end result. Watch this space as they say in the classics.
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