Set includes 4 funnels.
- Academy 1/350 scale RMS Titanic
- Entex 1/350 scale The Late Great Titanic
- Minicraft 1/350 scale RMS Titanic
- Minicraft 1/350 scale RMS Titanic Deluxe Edition
- Minicraft 1/350 scale RMS Titanic Centenial Edition
- Revell 1/350 scale RMS Titanic
These accurately sized and highly detailed models represent the four funnels of Olympic class White Star liner RMS Titanic. They are scaled from scans of Harland and Wolff builder's plans.
These funnels are direct replacements for Academy, Entex, Minicraft and Revell 1/350 scale kits' funnels. When compared to Harland and Wolff plans and photos of the actual ship, the plastic kits' funnels lack riveting detail, their height isn't quite right and the bases of the forward two funnels are angled without sufficiently accounting for deck shear (slope). This means that the kits' forward two funnels lean back too far, Funnel Number 1 more noticeably so. The plastic kits' funnels' steam and water pipe diameters are much larger than scale.
- Fully assembled.
- Seamless smoke pipe uptakes.
- Accurate, extensive rivet detail, properly sized, numbered and located, with 15 divisions between vertical rows of rivets.
- Accurate height consistent with Harland and Wolff's "Titanic Rigging Plan":
- Funnels 1 and 4 = 163 feet 8 inches above keel
- Funnels 2 and 3 = 165 feet 2 inches above keel (18 inches taller than Funnels 1 and 4)
- Accurate aft slope ("rake") angle of 9.46 degrees from vertical (2 inches aft for every 12 inches of height), consistent with Harland and Wolff "Titanic Rigging Plan".
- Accurate funnel "stay eyes", also called "shroud brackets", properly shaped and located. The "stays" are a set of 12 cables, also called "shrouds", attached to each funnels' exterior. The stays extend outward and downward from each funnel to the deck to stabilize and strengthen them. The stays attach to "eyes" which are brackets bolted the funnel. Plastic kits omit the eyes in favor of simple holes in the sides of the funnels.
- Accurately sized and configured exterior water and steam pipes:
- large boiler steam escape pipes, 17" scale diameter forward pipe, 15" scale diameter aft pipe
- whistle steam supply pipe with accurately bent base
- integrated steam loops
- integrated single-pipe P-shaped tank air vent/overflows
- integrated double-pipe P-shaped tank air vent/overflows
- Accurately shaped triple whistles scaled from photos of a recovered set from the wreck.
- Accurate funnel cap interior with structural girders and braces.
The whistle service platform and ladder have been omitted in favor of photo-etch available from photo-etch vendors.
The funnels' steam whistles are very fine and fragile. A set of whistles is available separately if you should break or lose the whistles on one or more of your funnels.
Titanic's Funnel Number 3 had a complex arrangement of exterior water pipes with one or both ends of most pipes extending aft to Titanic's tank room roof. See photo in carousel depicting the arrangement of the pipes from the funnel to the tank room roof. Click the photo to enlarge it. Pipe colors in the photo match drawings by noted Titanic researcher Bob Read.
- Click here for Mr. Read's drawings and for more information regarding Titanic funnels' exterior water and steam piping.
- Click here for more information about Titanic's funnels' exterior details.
- Click here for general information about Titanic and sisterships Olympic and Britannic.
These scale model funnels are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic, resin, wood or paper card model kit’s parts. These funnels may not be the same size and shape of your plastic, resin, wood or paper card model kit’s parts. Some adjustment of your plastic or paper card kit’s parts or any aftermarket products such as photo-etch may be necessary for best fit.
Notice: this set of models is intended for very advanced modelers. Supporting sprue removal, especially from each funnel's triple whistle and each funnel cap's internal braces, is difficult. Each funnel's triple whiste is precisely to scale and therefore very fragile. A very sharp cutting instrument, care and patience are recommended when removing the sprues and during handling.
Tips for removing interior supporting sprues: There are several interior sprues that are difficult to remove. Funnels 1, 2 and 3 have two layers of horizontal braces and girders within the funnel cap. (Most plastic kits only have the three braces of the top layer). Interior funnel cap horizontal braces and girders are supported by vertical sprues. Vertical sprues should be removed by the modeler. Funnel 4 has a simpler interior arrangement of horizontal plates.
- From the top of Funnels 1-3, carefully clip the sprue contact points from the 3 uppermost horizontal braces.
- Cut away and discard the printing raft from the bottom of each funnel. Leave the interior sprues connected at their tops to the braces and girders within the funnel cap.
- From the bottom of all four funnels, carefully, gently and slowly twist the interior vertical sprues to break them away from the lower level of horizontal braces and girders. The contact points of those sprues are very small and weak. With care, the vertical sprues will break away without damaging the horizontal braces and girders.
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