Scale ship models - steam wheeler Gulnara

 

Ship model Italian wheel steamer GULNARA

 

 

Scale 1 : 64, length 104 cm, width 26 cm, height 68 cm,
More photos: several views of the model. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

 

The wheel steamer GULNARA was built 1834 in England and came to the navy of Sardinia one year later. As reconnaissance ship and passenger ship it served in Sardinia until 1861, when she was taken over by the Italian navy. The steam engine was from Fawcett & Preston, Liverpool. Under sail the wheels could be folded away, in order to reduce the drag. The ship is a good example for the transition from sailing to steam ships.

   

This ship model was built from ebony and other hardwood, copper plates, the boiler from copper, the wheels from metal and wood. Length is 104 cm, width 26 cm, and height 68 cm.

 
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the model.