These two new container ships are scaled from the 375’ Container Ship introduced some years ago, giving modelers a wider choice based on the size of their ports.
The 266’ ship, here decorated in the colors of the Jersey Central Railroad, is based on a four 40-foot bay version, plus a bow bay for 20’ containers or miscellaneous cargo. The main bays can be four or five containers wide on deck and a maximum three containers high. Underdeck storage would be approximately 12 containers per bay or 48 total. This results in a TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) maximum capacity of 200. The model is 510 mm long (20 inches) by 82 mm wide (3.22 inches). The house is four stories high, with two free-standing hydraulic cranes.
A built-up model, custom painted and decaled is $750.00 US, plus shipping and insurance. A complete kit containing all details (but not commodities like paint and glue) is $175 US, plus shipping. Payments are preferred via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 335’ ship, here shown as a bare hull for size comparison, is the 375’ Container Ship with one 40-foot bay removed. Adding a bay to the 375’ ship results in a 415’ container ship. Prices are the same as the 375-footer: $950.00 plus shipping for a completed model and $475 plus shipping for a kit.
Here are some images of the completed 335′ version of the container ship. The customer’s ship was the Isle of Iona, homeported in Oban, Scotland, and managed by the Wild Goose Lines.
The logo was developed from a photo of a goose taken by me at nearby Wheeler Wildlife Preserve.