The Scottish herring fisher SY 486 MUIRNEAG of 1907
The MUIRNEAG model, photos, description and dimensions
For the building of this model the full building
plans, drawn by Harold A. Underhill from Glasgow were used, and the book
“Sailing Drifters. Story of the Herring Luggers of England, Scotland and
the Isle of Man” by Edgar J. March, David & Charles 1969, ISBN
This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel, Philippine, Netherlands with great care of details in the years 1983 - 1985. It was built in all of its interior and the timberwork like a real ship. The model is a true masterpiece, and photos of various stages in construction are available (see photo 1, photo 2, photo 3).
The model is 1 : 20 scale. Length over all is 192 cm (bowsprit and
mizzen boom included), width is 34 cm, height is 122 cm (model stand
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
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.