Caldercraft SS Talacre Steam Coaster 1:48 Scale RC or Static Display Kit

Part Number: 7005

Availability: In stock - Dispatch Time 5-10 Working Days

Regular Price: £379.99

Our Price £360.99



Caldercraft have a great reputation for producing a range of very accurate and detailed scale model kits of excellent quality. Building instructions and full size plans are included. Each comprehensive kit is individually assembled for every sale and is normally despatched within 7 to 14 days from date of order.

The SS Talacre is a typical single hatch coaster used in the coal trade of a type that was found by the hundreds around the coast of the U.K. in the golden era of steam. Designed for Point of Ayr Collieries by Crichton, Thompson & Co Ltd., of London she was built by Crabtree &Co., of Great Yarmouth in 1917. Talacre was named after a small village near the colliery. Talacre was finally scraped in 1959 by the Hammond Lane Foundry in Dublin. Realism leaps out of the completed model, as if a turn of a valve will start the anchor windlass or the cargo winch clattering away and the lagged steam pipes to begin steaming and drying out.

The hull is of GRP fully detailed on the exterior with plating, double riveting and strakes. The whole package is complete 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 Talacre can be fitted with an electric motor and standard RC equipment or built as a superb static display model.

The kit has now been updated to include brass stanchions, brass portholes, resin cowl ventilators etc.

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 863mm
  • Beam: 152mm
  • Details

    Additional Information

    Part Number 7005
    Manufacturer Caldercraft
    Model Build Kit
    Power Electric
    Scale 1:48
    Length (mm) 863
    Requires Radio System, Electric Motor, ESC, Glues, Paints, etc.



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