Ship model coble from Perth, Scotland, early 20th century

 

Model of a Coble from Perth, Scotland, early 20th century

 

 

Scale 1 : 10, length 44 cm, width 18 cm, height 10 cm
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The coble from Perth
 
The coble is an traditional fishing boat that was developed on the North East coast of Britain. The peculiar shape of the boat with a flat bottom and a high bow did allow launching from and landing upon shallow sandy beaches. High bows were needed to launch into the surf.

 

A description and plans of the coble are given in the book Eric McKee, Working Boats of Britain, their Shape and Purpose, Conway Maritime Press, London 1983.

  

 
The coble model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model was built from cherry tree wood according to plans from the book by McKee (see above).
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This model of a coble was built by Rainer Wedel, Geestland, Germany. He is model maker at the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven.

The boat is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a true master piece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 44 cm, width 18 cm, height 10 cm. The model does not need a stand.
 

This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the 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.

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