1/180 08252 Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Good++
Still factory sealed. The 1987 issue from the original 1960s molds. Well detailed, full hull model with 200 pieces. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857.