Built in 1968-73 in the German Democratic Republic for service in the North Sea and Baltic
seaports, these Europa-type coasters were designed as multi-purpose carriers, handling diverse cargoes such as wood, paper, grain, containers
etc. Over 30 vessels were originally built for Lars Rej Johansen of
Oslo however they have since changed hands and names.
Kit Contents: a detailed glassfibre hull.
Prop-shaft, rudder and a
brass propeller. CNC-cut and printed styrene plastic for decks & hatches, superstructure & wheelhouse.
A fully articulating digger kit and gantry (4-Hatch Coaster only). Thermo-formed lifeboats. Metal kits for the winches and
anchor windlass. A set of cast alloy fittings and etched brass
components including handrail stanchions. All necessary, wire,
rod, chain and dowel for masts etc. Excellent
instructions with numerous step-by-step assembly drawings.
Kit recommended for experienced model makers.
The kit is available in two versions:
(Kit Ref.MS-20): The hatch is made up of ten identical sections which slide along the top of the coaming sides and stack up against each other along the ramps at each end of the coaming. The hatch
sections may be glued together to form one large cover which lifts off in one piece.
4-hatch Coaster (Kit Ref. MS-21)
with Articulated Mechanical Digger and Travelling Gantry. The hatch
is made up of four sections which fold vertical to allow the digger
full access to the hold.
The 1:48th scale containers are available direct from www.macsmouldings.co.uk
UK and Europe: £259
Rest of the world: £216 tax free
|At extra cost:
1x motor and coupling: £29
|At extra cost:
1x motor and coupling: £25
phone/fax: +44 (0) 1226 715576 or email us.
Not supplied: paints,
model filler and adhesives.
Tools and equipment will be required to complete.
see Modelling Tips
Required for R/C Operation, available from any good model shop: 2-channel RC,
speed control, motor, coupling, battery and charger.