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Deans marine news
I thought that you might like an update from Farcet and to let you know what is new to the DEANS
This Compact Kit model the Motor Fishing Vessel “VIGILANT” is the latest addition to our range
following the Nurnburg model fair 2011,
The FIRST RUN KITS are now on release.
As always with first run kits, it will be a limited edition.
First run kit price will be £110..00. U.K
Details of the kit follows along with brief details.
Length 460mm Beam 100mm Scale 1/72
The Vigilant is based on a type of trawler and was one of the last and largest type of wooden built
The design followed on from the Timber built drifters of the day but the steel built trawlers and stern
trawlers coming into service replaced this type in the fishing fleets of the U.K as the larger trawlers
were becoming uneconomic.
She was constructed by Herde Mackenzie of Peterhead in 1958 for the Devotion Fishing Co Ltd.
Powered by a Rustom Hornsby 454 engine giving a top speed of 10 knots.
Her frames were 4.5” thick Oak and spaced at 21”, The planking was 4” thick so she was of
immensely strong construction. The cost of Vigilance was £67,492 when launched.
She carried a crew of 11 and fished from Aberdeen usually making 3 trips per fortnight
The Compact Kit.
A concept from Deans Marine in model boat kits, that is designed around the changes in the model
As we see the reduction in modellers attending the normal model boat competitions, and of
exhibiting model boats at “the lakeside”, hoping the public will come and view the hobby. The move
in Europe seems to be that of exhibiting the hobby by going where the public are i,e, Fetes, open
days, other model disciplines etc, and the clubs taking a portable pool along and demonstrating
working radio controlled models to the public. The models are small ones to make the most of the
water, and to make the pool seem more spacious.
The normal full size model boats are on static display at these events. This combination is used to
attract peoples interest to the hobby and encourage them to attend an open day (well advertised ) at
the club lake.
The aim of winning the most trophies is forgotten, the idea of the day is to have fun with other
modeless, relax, talk to the public, (and we all like to be asked about our models)? and the “score” is
to bring new members into the hobby and your club.
As is normal, the Germans have a word for it, “Treffen”. It seems to be catching on and growing over
here, to the improvement of the hobby.
In Europe many modellers use motorized plastic kits of assorted scales for the on the water displays
and squeeze the radios gear, motors and Nicads in as best they can.
We hope you find this of interest, for more information please visit our website at deansmarine.co.uk
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