Scale 1 : 36, length 63 cm, width 13 cm, height 48 cm,
More photos: of entire ship,
of details. Click on the photos for high
Dutch barge called "tjalk" was a very successful type of vessel for
navigation in shallow tidal waters. Their trademark leeboards were used
to reduce the sideways drift when sailng close to the wind.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
are several views of the entire model and
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. (If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to
minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.)
This ship model of an Amsterdam tjalk is 1 : 36 scale. It is a beautiful
and finely worked piece of art. Overall length is 63 cm, width 13 cm,
height 48 cm. The ship shows the flag of Amsterdam in the mast top.
nthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.