1/130 130-001 Modelcraft Shell Welder Coastal Tanker Ex-Frog
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
From high quality ex-Frog molds. Very nicely detailed large scale kit with 180 parts. The original Frog kit was issued as kit # 347P in 1961. Features full railings, complete deck fittings and pipes, color decals and flag sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The original Shell Welder was built in 1955 by Celland Ship Building Company for Shell-Mex & BP Marketing. She had a displacement of 1042 tons and carried a cargo of 550 tons of petroleum in four tanks. The main engines are six cylinder diesels of 570 BHP at 400 rpm. She was still afloat in 1989 and had been converted to a motor dredger/sand carrier with Northwood (Fareham Ltd) of London.
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