This model of the British Lighthouse Authority Trinity House seems to
be familiar to one or other of us , and that is quite justifiable. It
is a new edition of the FROG model kit from the beginning of the sixties.
In spite of the “great” age, the precision of this model kit is still
excellent. The structuring is beautifully elaborate, if exalted. The
tower with his clear view parts allows without for the mounting of a
light diode with cables and mini battery. The brilliant idea, to use
clear view plastic for the tower handrail may be debatable, but we will
accept it. Rails and anchors consist of soft plastic, as known for example
from 1:72 figures. The anchor chain, also from soft plastic, should
always be replaced with suitable material from the accessories trade.
The size of the transfer picture may be alraming at first, but the print
quality is good and with a little skill it can be used easily.
Result: Even if some of the parts do not correspont to the present-day
standard, this kit nevertheless is a beautiful model of the civilian
shipping and does definitely grace some living rooms. The scale is 1:44,
the model is 38,5 cm long. Copyright Heike Horcher
Unfortunately, this model kit is not offered any more by Revell. But
what is ebay for? Maybe there is exactly this model kit for sale on
here for ebay-search:
House lightship South Goodwin