|Ship name||Shetland Fourern|
|Scale||1 : 10|
|Photos 1||Several photos|
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Nominally rowing four oars, the fourern was a versatile type found throughout much of Shetland from the 17th until 20th century. It was used in fisheries and known for good rowing qualities. Construction materials varied, larch, whitewood, fir; good driftwood was never cast aside in treeless Shetland.
This Shetland Fourern was named Ann LK 126. It was built in 1871 at Scalloway, Shetland Islands, for use from the island of South Havra.
A description and plans of the fourern are given in the book by Basil Grenhill, Julian Mannering, "Inshore Craft, Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles", Chatham Publishing, London 1997, ISBN 1861760299.
The ship model was built according to plans from the book by Grenhill and Mannering (see above).
There are more pictures, views of the entire ship model and closer views of details. Click images to enlarge!
This model of a fourern 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. It is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 66 cm, width 20 cm, height 17 cm. The model 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.