|Ship name||Gute Hoffnung|
|Scale||1 : 60|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Views of details|
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The river barges of the northern Rhine river area in Holland and Germany were developed since 16th century. They were called Aak in Dutch and German. The ships usually had large rudder blades and a certain shape of the bow.
The masts were used to set sails (when sailing downriver) or to fasten the hauling rope (when going upstream). By the end of 19th century the upstream hauling by people or horses was replaced by tug boats with steam engines.
One of the largest shipping companies in cargo transport on the Rhine was Haniel Reederei GmbH. The ships of that company had a green-white-black pennant.
The model is set on a birch tree board that still has some bark. That is to represent the bank of a river or canal, as the barges mostly sailed close to them on hauling or moving in the narrow canals or rivers (except for the Rhine river). The mast flies the Haniel pennant. A boat is in tow.
There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
The finely worked, detailed ship model
is a masterpiece. It is 1 : 60 scale.
Length is 61 cm, width 20 cm (dimension of the board), height 36 cm.
The ship can be taken from the board, 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.