On this auspicious day, I too salute royalty with this quick 'splash' of David MacBrayne Ltd's famous turbine steamer, 'King George V', built by Wm Denny in 1926. If she were still sailing, she would be 90 this year. Her last sailings in Hebridean waters were in 1974. Although she is pre-eminent
This must represent the 'KGV' coming into Oban Bay at the end of the excursion to Fort William or round Mull to Iona! I like to think (delude myself?) that this representation catches a little of the stately grandeur of the real ship - if that's not too pompous a claim to make on the basis of a mo
This shot was taken just after I had put the engines astern to stop forward way....Otherwise, the model would have reached Linlithgow! It is very, very fast indeed, and requires only half of the available power to go well over scale speed. That, I think, is in the nature of the design. As it spee
My 55-inch model of the 'King George V' took its maiden voyage(s) on Saturday 5th May. Stability etc. was perfect - absolutely no problems, and, as you can see, the model can be trimmed to sit just below the white waterline. Very, very realistic - at least to me! Thanks again, Sandy (Thomson), fo
Or is it? On second thoughts, it could be the jetty on the Union Canal, Falkirk, when I was sailing the model on Saturday afternoon! I am delighted with the overall performance. The model is very easy to control, and very fast in the water - not surprisingly.
My model of the 'King George' is just about finished - it's always 'just about' with a model, and it depends on your definition of 'finished'! Anyway, it passed its sailing tests on Saturday with the MacBrayne pennant flying proudly from the mainmast! What better pennant? I had no problems what