The Fram, a famous ship in Norwegian polar expedition history
The Fram was launched in 1892 and used in polar expeditions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and others between 1893 and 1912. On request of Fridtjof Nansen it was designed and built to survive the ice pressure, not by pure strength, but because it would be of a shape designed to let the ice push the ship up, so it would "float" on top of the ice.
Today the ship is open to visitors in the Fram Museum in Oslo.
The Fram model, photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to the state of the original 1892 design. Many details and then hull lines of the ship were taken from the book by Ingrid Schmidt, Polarschiffe - Wostok, Mirny, Grönland, Fram, Gauss, VEB Hinstorff Verlag Rostock 1988, ISBN 3-7688-0615-4.
The model can be placed into a diorama showing it in ice. There are several photos of the diorama.
The very finely worked, detailed ship model is 1 : 70 scale. Length is 74 cm, width 24 cm, height 57 cm. The model in diorama is length 79 cm, width 45 cm, height 58 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 3500 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way,
truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: email@example.com .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.