Ship model English tea clipper Cutty
Sark of 1869
Scale 1 : 67, length 128 cm, width 28 cm, height 78 cm,
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of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
The tea clipper Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark was launched 1869 in Dumbarton, Scotland. In tea trade
until 1890, she took part in the tea clipper races from China to London
which made her famous and gave her a legendary reputation. After that
she was used for general trade and wool transport. She won all of the
wool races she took part in and set several speed records. In 1954,
after many years as a stationary training ship she was moved to a
purpose-built dry-dock in Greenwich and preserved as a museum ship.
During repair works in May 2007 the ship caught fire and was
considerably damaged. However, after reviewing the damage and
successfully raising funds it was decided to restore the ship completely
and have her opened to the public again, scheduled in 2011.
In Wikipedia there is a detailed account on the
Sark. The state of restoration work and how to visit her is shown on
the webpage of the
Cutty Sark Trust.
The Cutty Sark model, photos, description and dimensions
The sails of the Cutty Sark model were set like the ship being on
starboard tack in quartering wind.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions,
closer views of hull, deck and rigging. If you click on a
photo you will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high
resolution photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were
put in the model.
With the ship model went a
purpose-built display case.
Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Microsoft Internet
Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a
larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 12
megapixel. So they are about 10 - 20 times larger than your 0.5 -
1.3 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the
pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship
models. To see the original resolution move the mouse over the
pictures and click on the magnifying lens./p>
This model of the Cutty Sark is a elegant masterpiece, built by a very
experienced skilled modeller. It is very well done in detailing hull and
The ship model is 1 : 67 scale. Length is 128 cm, width 28 cm, height 78
The display case length is 138 cm, width 39 cm, height 82 cm.
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.