Scale Model of QUEEN MARY

Museum Tour 001 018This scale model of Queen Mary is over 3 feet long and built from metal, wire, plastic, and pewter.  It is one of only a few ever built in the world by a company called Maritime Replicas.  Since only a few were built, it cost approximately $3,800.00.  But the model is worth it due to its rarity, craftsmanship, and extraordinary scale.  The photos do not do it justice.  Presently, I have an extremely rare, perhaps one of a kind, waterline model which is 5 1/2 foot long being refurbished.  It was used as a travel agency display in the 30s, 40s, and 50s in New York.  It will be necessary to send this particular model freight. I will have a table built to accomodate it and place it behind my living room sofa which is, thankfully, an inch longer so that the display will not be wider.  I am anxious to receive it and builder/refurbisher Ered Matthew of states that it is the finest waterline model of a ship he has ever encountered.

I use the 3 foot long model for school and library presentations, most recently the “Read Aloud Day” at Eldorado Elementary for a fifth-grade class.  Students are read period pieces concerning the building of the ship, the launch, the maiden voyage, and the present day existence of her majesty as a hotel, tourist attraction, and museum.  By the fifth grade, most students are capable of imagining a ship as long as the Empire State Building is tall lying on its side in the water.  As students a row at a time stand and inspect the model, awe and wonder always ensue and the questions last for a considerable time.

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  1. LOVE that you share your passion with others. Hope it inspires them. Rita


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