PS Britannia paddle steamer (Minic Ships 728)

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PS Britannia paddle steamer (Minic Ships 728)

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A 1:1200 model of the paddle steamer PS Britannia, part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964.

The model has a black and white body and blue and black funnels.

Triang Catalogue Number: M728.

Tri-ang Minic produced models of three paddle steamers: the Britannia, the Bristol Queen, and the Cardiff Queen all of which are identical except for the name and model number cast on the underside. They were produced with red, yellow or blue funnels which were shaped metal pins with a coloured sleeve that were inserted in a hole in the hull casting.

The original ship

The paddle steamer Britannia was owned by P & A Campbell's "White Funnel" Fleet based in the Bristol Channel which dominated coastal cruising, excursions and ferry operations in this area from the late 1880s through to the late 1960s.

PS Britannia's period of operation was 1896-1956.

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