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CHAPERON Mississippi Sternwheeler, complete kit

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This scale model in 1/30 is an absolute eye-catcher impressing not just by its size but also by superb detail. Despite its vintage looks the model’s construction is state-of-the-art. Main structure is sturdy but, nevertheless, lightweight and still easy to handle.

The hull is laminated in glass fibre with an additional reinforcement at the bow made of a machined Epoxy plate.

The main structure is made of CNC-milled plastic parts plug snuggly into each other. Banisters, doors and window frames are injection moulded. A full set of fittings is also part of the kit including brass, plastic and resin cast parts.

The paddle wheel is also made of injection moulded plastic and, therefore, 100% waterproof just like the rest of the model. Shafts and levers are made of machined brass.

The main drive consists of an electric motor flanged directly to a gear box bringing revolutions down true to scale and with loads of torque.

This complete kit comes with a bow thruster which is not scale, of course, but allows easier maneuvering.

The model’s lightweight construction also allows installation of a steam engine.

Technical data:
Length 1490 mm
Width 300 mm
Height 505 mm
Weight approx. 12 kg (incl. battery)

This complete set includes:
• glass fibre hull
• superstructure made of CNC-milled plastic sheet
• complete fittings set
• fairings and panels made of plastic for outside walls
• set of foils for deck planking with “wooden structure”
• paddle wheel with connecting rods and tail boom
• gear unit with electric motor
• bow thruster
• plan drawn 1/1
• drawings in 3D
• building instructions

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