P.S Talisman

About the model

Diesel Powered Clyde Paddle Ship.

Prototype history (click)
Our lovely detailed model hull of the TALISMAN brings all the grace and beauty of the Clyde paddler to the modeller, when built in 1935 the decision to build TALISMAN with diesel power was most unusual as steam was still in its heyday on the Clyde, but the advantages of economy of operation, ease of starting and refuelling and instant speed changes all helped to sway the owners (L.N.E.R.) minds. TALISMAN ran well from 1935 to 1939 when engine damage laid her up, she was repaired when WWII started and was requisitioned in 1940. TALISMAN then became the anti-aircraft ship HMS Aristocrat. D-Day saw her at Arromanches as H.Q. ship for the mulberry harbour there, here she was damaged by enemy gunfire. She was eventually sold for scrap in 1967 after a long and varied career.
Our hull has moulded in side windows and porthole positions, the anchor hawse pipe positions and sponson lines are also there and a full waterline. The model is perfect for electric power and the two sheet plans by Nexus show all detail as well as simplified and fully working paddle drawings, however with some modifications she will also take the Graupner plastic paddle sets, thus making her ideal for the first time builder.
Model specifications (click)

Hull: 1434mm
Hull: 56 1/2 inch
Beam: 7 inch
Scale: 1:48

What's in the kit (click)

Kit contains:

  • Hull & Plan (Only)

Price £106.00 not including postage and packing

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