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Mighty Fitz
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« on: January 07, 2016, 12:36:16 am »

I have looked online multiple times, but have been unable to ever find a GOOD model of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a 792 ft long ore carrier that sank in a storm on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Does anyone know where to find a decent model or any kits that could be easily modified?
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 12:47:51 am »

oops that's 729 ft, not 792. My bad
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 01:45:17 pm »


The modelmakers in Guandong whom I work with, would not have any problem to built this replica.
Price is pending the required size and numbers.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 09:40:31 pm »

One of my favourite subjects also ...

I know three sources for models:

- a paper model from jsc in 1:400 scale, not very detailed and a waterline model
- there are manufacturers in the us and in canada who produce mainly waterline models in 1:87 scale (H0 Gauge) and perhaps 1:160 scale (N Gauge) of lakers which can be modified to represent the Edmund Fitzgerald - if you are interested in that, I can check with my library for adresses
- I see handcrafted models on ebay every once in a while - perhaps from the source Nico Ros mentioned

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Michael.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2016, 09:08:25 pm »

I am also interested in a 1:250 waterline-papermodel, but I have no drawings to design one. Can anybody support drawings?
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 09:15:35 am »

I finally found the manufacturer of the models of great lakes frighters that I mentioned:

http://www.bearcomarine.com/plastic.htm

A plastic model of the Edmund Fitzgerald is also available in 1:87 scale and blueprints of the ship are available.

The 1:400 paper model is not very detailed and if scaled up to 1:250 may be useful as a base for a model but will require a lot of scratchbuilding.


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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 11:35:39 am »

awesome, thanks Michael. Was going to check ebay but saved me the time.

Cheers.
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