-   FRANCIA

In 2005 my wife and I made a short stop in Genova while our holiday in Italy. During a habour tour I saw the orange tugboats of Rimochiatori Runiti for the first time. Especially the FRANCIA is a very nice tugboat. Due to the fact being busy with another model I stored all photos on my harddisk. In 2009 we had our next vacation at the Lago Maggiore/ Italy. From the lake to Genova it is only a 2.5 hours trip with the railway. I took some photos and visited the headquarter of the shipping company. I got the permission totake photos on bord and collect the drawing I need for a scale model. They promised to do some copies and send it to my home. About two weeks ago I got all the copies and started with the model. During the following I visited the Francia several times and took a lot of photos. Here you can see some photos of the building process of my

FRANCIA

-   Modellbau

THe Model was built in scale 1:32. The hull was made from GRP, the main deck and the superstructure were made from circuit board. Bridge was made of polystyrene. All otther parts are mainly brass plates or profiles.

The model was finished in july 2017.


Main dimensions of the 0riginals/ the model:
Loa.: 29,95 m/ 0,98 m
Breadth moulded: 10,20 m/ 0,345 m
Draft: 05,85 m
Measurement: 347 GRT
Propulsion: 2x Aquamaster Typ 2001
Main engines: 2x Deutz-MWM SBV8M628
Power: 4570 BHP
Speed: 12 kts
Bollard pull: 61 t




For photos in higher resolution please click the thumbnails!
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