Skill Level : 3
Scale : 1:60
Year: 1856
Length: 830mm
Width: 84.4mm (excluding paddle wheels
$320.00

Kit - Skiblander Paddle Steamer

The ship in Norse mythology

PS Skibladner is the only paddle steamer operating in Norway. The ship sails on Lake Mjosa.

Skibladner is a sidewheel design, and her maiden voyage was on 2 August 1856, making her the world's oldest paddle steamer still in timetabled service. Originally intended to provide passage from the train station in Eidsvoll to the towns of Hamar, Gjovik, and Lillehammer along Mjosa, she still operates the same route, but now offers scenic tours and cultural events during the summer months.

The ship sank while in winter storage twice: once in 1937 and again in 1967. After each sinking she was raised and underwent significant renovation.

The ship is often referred to locally as Mjosas Hvite Svane, which translates toThe White Swan of Mjosa.

The ship's home port is Gjovik, where it also overwinters in a specially constructed glass-covered structure.

On 14 June 2005, the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage made Skibladner subject to a preservation order. This was the first time in Norway that an operating vehicle was listed.

The steamer is named after Skioblaonir, the ship of Freyr in Norse mythology.

The kit comes with comprehensive English building instructions with 3D color graphics photos. The laser cutting is clean and accurate and quality parts and fittings. Kit is single layer planked. Kit is suitable for RC - available as a separate unit.

Modell-Tec     Order code: KTMT601-0600