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1/700 WATERLINE SERIES

British Tramp Steamer Drumgeith

KIT # BFM 713

KIT # BFM 713A Deluxe

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Here is Thomas Sperling, Germany, Drumgeith build as the Matra.
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Bob Wilson has been very kind in letting me use this photo of his build of the SS Drumgeith.
Some time ago, I decided to build a model of her, but couldn't find the funnel colours! I therefore built her under her later name as NEWTON HALL.

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Length: 355'

Beam:  48'

Draft:  17.7'

Completion date:  1905

Manufacturer: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co.

References:

P.N. Thomas, Volume 1 British Ocean Tramps ISBN 0 905184 13 0

A little background on the Drumgeith. She was built by J. Priestman in 1905 for R. A. & J. H. Mudie of Dundee. Her registered dimensions 355' x 48' x 17.7' 3883 grt. She changed hands many time in her long career the Matra in 1915, the Newton Hall in 1921, Maid of Lemnos in 1927, Therese Moller in 1931, Chi Hing in 1946 and Tien Ping in 1948, she was broken up in 1954.

I do not know if she participated in WWI or WWII. If someone knows of any war record, I would appreciate any information you may have.

Here are some convoy  duties , Thanks John R., UK. Reference Drumgeith wartime service, as Therese Moller she sailed convoy BN6 Bombay-Suez 11.11.40, NS8 Suez - Dispersed, BN12 Bombay - Suez 9.1.40, JC4 Madras - Calcutta 8.8.42, PB73 Bandar Abbas - Bombay.

Source Arnold Hogue Ports Database
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KIT PARTS

A: HULL (1)

B: BOAT DECK (1)

C: TOP OF BOAT DECK (1)

D: BRIDGE DECK (1)

E: TOP OF BRIDGE DECK/PILOT HOUSE (1)

F: STACK (1)

G: BOOM MAST SUPPORT (2)

(best replaced with .020 brass sheet use resin part as template)

H: SM. BOOMS (required 2 - cut 2 from .020 rod @ 5/16”) provided

I: SM BOOM SUPPORT (cut 2 from .030mm rod @ 1/4") provided

J: BOOMS (required 8 - cut 6@ 11/16 cut 2 @3/4"from .020 rod) provided

K: SINGLE WINCH (4)

L: DUAL WINCH (2)

M: ANCHOR (2)

N: SMALL VENT (16)

O: MEDIUM VENT (4)

P: LARGE VENT (4)

Q: 2 POST BOLLARD (12)

R: LIFEBOAT (2)

S: CUTTER (1)

T: DINGY (1)

U: BRASS ROD .020 (12”)

V: BRASS ROD .030 (1”)

W: BMK TURNED BRASS 32mm MAST (2)

X: 3 RAIL PE


Sails and canvas tarps can be made from cigarette paper

Colors for the Drumgeith are unknown.

Deluxe Kit - Limited Edition.
The deluxe version includes:
BFM-7p1 Ratlines, Boat Chocks, Ships Wheels
BFM-7p2 Railings & More
LionRoar LE700069 1/700 Deck Canopy Brackets
BFM-003D 1/700 Flags by Cartograf Italy

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