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Old 23rd December 2016, 11:45
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plastic model of unknown ship

This is a plastic model I bought at a toy fair some weeks ago.
It has no name; On the underside of the hull is the ubiquitous "made in Hongkong" ("Hongkong in one word) and a logo consisting of the letter "E" inside a cog wheel inside a kind of laurel wreath.
The silhouette of the ship reminds me of the 1950s, with the streamlined bridge gradually creeping aft and the mix of cranes and derricks. Too early for containers.
The model does not claim to represent any particular ship, but must have been inspired by some contemporary vessel.
Any ideas which ?
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Old 23rd December 2016, 22:50
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This is a plastic model I bought at a toy fair some weeks ago.
It has no name; On the underside of the hull is the ubiquitous "made in Hongkong" ("Hongkong in one word) and a logo consisting of the letter "E" inside a cog wheel inside a kind of laurel wreath.
The silhouette of the ship reminds me of the 1950s, with the streamlined bridge gradually creeping aft and the mix of cranes and derricks. Too early for containers.
The model does not claim to represent any particular ship, but must have been inspired by some contemporary vessel.
Any ideas which ?
Long shot.
Happy Christmas to all.
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hi is it the American Nuke powered Savannah? I have no idea what her deck arrangements were and when she was built.
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Old 23rd December 2016, 23:41
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Beat me to the punch Mr Grant, I concur, it looks very like Savannah. Well spotted, I think the bridge structure was the giveaway.
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Old 24th December 2016, 00:44
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Savannah did not have deck cranes.They hung the derricks of strange looking frame work.
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Old 24th December 2016, 05:20
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Savannah didn't have a chimney either.

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Old 24th December 2016, 05:31
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I was given a similar model at a trade show in London about 20 years ago....it didnt have name.

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Old 24th December 2016, 07:04
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Hi from memory having piloted SAVANNAH a couple of times when she loaded iron ore in Port Elizabeth she did have a dummy funnel, much like Fred Olsens shaped funnel. Yellow i think with a badge on it
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Old 24th December 2016, 08:05
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I saw her in Charleston and didn't think she had a funnel but who knows. Port Elizabeth seems like a long way to go for about 10,000 ton of iron ore ... Was she mainly on a showing the flag exercise?

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Old 24th December 2016, 09:20
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I know but it is a plastic model made in HK
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Old 24th December 2016, 09:33
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Come on Lads even a blind man from Mars can see theres no resemblance to the SAVANNAH never had a raise fo'c'sle, deck cranes, fore mast ,king posts or a raised aft hatch.She looks like Hillerstroms(Home Line) SAMOS/TENOS (HK-Australia) even the colour scheme the same.
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Old 24th December 2016, 11:58
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Could be a Monday morning SD14.
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Old 24th December 2016, 12:23
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Old 24th December 2016, 12:32
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Try looking at sister ships Port Caroline and Port Chalmers built in the 60's .
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Old 24th December 2016, 20:14
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Old 24th December 2016, 23:39
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Were this model made by Revell, Airfix etc there would be little discussion regarding its name type or origin, as the SN bretheren would have it; however, as it is a fairly crude plastic model with what can only be termed "blurred' lines I still vote for Savannah. So there. Merry Christmas.
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Old 25th December 2016, 00:13
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Definitely SAMOS. Not close to SAVANNAH. Not even a 'bad' model builder would put a black funnel to on a Nuclear Ship! :-(

Merry Christmas!
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Old 25th December 2016, 00:44
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I thought it might be a "Strick line" job! LOL!
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Old 25th December 2016, 03:33
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Perhaps its just a ship based on any of the cargo ships that were in and out of HK not a specific ship
only a thought lads ?????
Merry Xmas and Happy New year to all hands from down under !!!
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Old 25th December 2016, 07:18
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Hi from memory having piloted SAVANNAH a couple of times when she loaded iron ore in Port Elizabeth she did have a dummy funnel, much like Fred Olsens shaped funnel. Yellow i think with a badge on it
The stylish wheelhouse with swept back housing. The colours? Not on the 'funnel', but did have the 'atomic' ellipse on the side of the superstructure.

A real beauty!
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Old 25th December 2016, 09:30
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Can you spot the ship that is similar to the one in question ?
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Old 25th December 2016, 09:54
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You need to trace the production process backwards.
They are produced in plastic impact moulding machines by the thousand.
The moulds are produced from master patterns, of the parts.
The patterns are produced somewhere by a craftsman.
Where does the pattern-maker live?
When did he make the pattern?
What could he see out of his workshop window?

I'm with backsplice on this - It's a general view of what the pattern-maker saw around him in Hong Kong harbour in the 1950s.
And, Cueball's picture adds to this idea.
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Old 25th December 2016, 10:34
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I've spotted it, it's the wee green one.
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Old 25th December 2016, 11:08
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You need to trace the production process backwards.
They are produced in plastic impact moulding machines by the thousand.
The moulds are produced from master patterns, of the parts.
The patterns are produced somewhere by a craftsman.
Where does the pattern-maker live?
When did he make the pattern?
What could he see out of his workshop window?

I'm with backsplice on this - It's a general view of what the pattern-maker saw around him in Hong Kong harbour in the 1950s.
And, Cueball's picture adds to this idea.
They are bath toys. Probably by the Chinese.
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Old 25th December 2016, 11:18
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Chinese latest toys. What's the name of that big thingy ?
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Old 25th December 2016, 12:26
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Chinese latest toys. What's the name of that big thingy ?
Chinese latex toys? Time to move this to Stormy Weather
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