This detailed cast-resin model is patterned after the famous Great Lakes
ore boat Edmund Fitzgerald, but was identical to others in the
Cleveland-Cliffs fleet. The kit builds into a whopping 522 scale-foot
waterline model (waterline means it can be placed on top of a water
surface on any layout without modification).
Included are the bow, stern and two 12" long center sections. To make a scale-length model (over 8' long), two additional center sections (#502 sold separately) can be added. Other features of this impressive model include etched-metal parts and decals. It'll add realism to any scene that includes the Cornerstone Ore Dock.
Here are some of the details :
|Launched on June 7th, 1958, the
Edmund Fitzgerald was the first "Maximum size" Laker ever
constructed, and among the most famous of the Great Lakes ore boats.
Measuring 729 ft. long with a beam (width) of 75 ft., "Big Fitz"
lived up to her nickname breaking numerous bulk shipping records
during her career. Well known along her route, she is now remembered
for her tragic demise. She was lost with all hands during a raging
storm the night of November 10th, 1975.
Resin Unlimited's HO Scale ore carrier, while a replica of Big Fitz, is an accurate model of any of seven ships built with the same hull design. Available as a modular waterline vessel kit, which can be built in several different lengths to fit your model railroad layout, this kit is compatible with the Walthers HO Scale Ore Dock.