Limited Editions With Endless Appeal
10003 - R.M.S. Olympic - White Star Line - Aug 1999
10004 - R.M.S. Britannic - White Star Line - Sep 1999
As with the RMS Titanic these superb model have been meticulously designed and decorated to capture the splendour and spirit of these beautiful ships. Our 1:1750 scale ships are approximately 6" long, and feature a high level of detail including cranes, masts, rigging, deck air ventilators, lifeboats and derricks, rudder, stabilisers, and propellers. Each model is presented mounted on a plinth set within a clear plastic protective cover.
10005 - H.M.T. Olympic - Dazzle Troop Ship - Aug 2000
10002 - H.M.H.S. Britannic - Hospital Ship - Aug 1999
10001 - R.M.S. Titanic - White Star Line - Dec 1998
Our 1:1750 scale model is approximately 6" long and features a high level of detail to the deck and superstructure, including cranes, masts, rigging, deck air ventilators, life boats and derrick. It also includes full hull detail including stabilisers, rudder, and propellers. The model comes mounted on a stand within a display plinth protected by a plastic cover
Building on the success and interest shown when we produced the model of the RMS Titanic, Gilbow (Holdings) Ltd was proud to present a series of 1:1750 ships built for the White Star Line.
The Olympic and Britannic were the sister ships to the Titanic and both vessels operated successfully for many years, as fittings were repainted and prepared for other uses. The Britannic was converted into a hospital ship and was used in the Mediterranean until it was mined and sank. The Olympic was used as a troop carrier and was painted in a very vivid dazzle camouflage livery. After the war, Olympic was refitted as a luxury liner and eventually become part of the Cunard fleet.
It was on the night of the 14th April 1912, whilst making her maiden voyage to New York that the White Star Line's RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Initially, the damage done was thought to be of not much consequence but by the early hours of April 15th, the Titanic had tragically slipped beneath the icy waters, leaving a mere 750 survivors out of its 2,224 passengers and crew.
The Titanic had been built with such pride and confidence for White Star Line, it was at the time the world's largest luxury liner, it was considered unsinkable by its designers and was entrusted with carrying some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It was so inconceivable that its maiden voyage might come to such a tragic end, that it became the most famous if not infamous ship in history.
In December 1998 our 1:1750 Scale model of the Titanic was released by Gilbow Holdings Ltd, it was the "first model without wheels" to be produced by the company. It had been meticulously designed and decorated so as to capture all the splendour and spirit this beautiful ship.