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TSS Earnslaw


Passenger ferry, New Zealand, 1912

SKU: PS34 Categories: ,


The TSS Earnslaw is a small passenger steamer built in 1912 in Dunedin, New Zealand. She was built to provide transport links for the many settlements around the shore of Lake Waikatipu and served in this role until the railway was built along the lake shore.

She is still steaming round the lake – only now as a tourist ship, carrying thousands of passengers a year on sight-seeing trips. A floating testament to the pure waters of the lake and her original constructors is the fact she is still running with her original boilers and machinery.

Technical Details

Length Beam Displacement Speed Passengers
48.8m 7.3m 330 tons 19 knots 1,035

Model Details

Scale Length/Width Pieces Sheets Difficulty (1-5)
1:250 17cm/3cm ~190 3 x A4 3/4 [Moderate]

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