For all those interested in model making of any sort, these pictures will be a dream.
G.V.Pan Workshop .. left to right.
S.V.Pan Right to left, man working on hull of ship.
S.V. Man measuring.
S.V. Man with iron hull (Mechanical Dept.,) pan to other men working.
S.V. Man working on corn elevator.
C.U. Boy working.
S.V. Soldering bridge of tanker.
C.U. Boys face.
S.V. Wheelhouse of tugboat.
S.V. Putting on wheelhouse for tugboat.
S.V. Stairs are made.
S.V. Mast of ship.
C.U. Airvents being put on.
S.V. Putting mast on ship.
S.V. Deckhouse being put on ship.
L.V. Middle deck house being put on ship, pan to others working.
L.V.Pan Three ships being worked on.
S.V. Model of "Statendam Flagship" of Holland-Amerika Line.
Top V. Ditto.
S.V. Of the Hoppersucker.
S.V.Pan down Of the corn elevator.
S.V.Pan Difference models of ships.
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Background: For all those interested in model making of any sort, these pictures will be a dream.
This carpenters shop in Slikkerveer, near Rotterdam, is the centre of the only firm in Holland that builds model ships. They have been going for over 50 years and attained perfection in their work.
In these pictures, in the carpenters workshop, the wooden hulls are being prepared, while in the metal department all mechanical and metal parts and components are made and assembled. No, two ships are alike and therefore series production of parts is impossible. Everything is made by hand.
One artisan is working on the parts for a corn elevator, while another is soldering a bridge for a tanker. Another is busy on the wheelhouse of a tugboat, and ladders and companion ways are under construction. Airvents, masts, ventilators....all go into position.
These models are exact replicas of the real thing....all made by experts. It takes about a hundred manhours to build each model. Original designs and blueprints of the shipbuilders are used, reduced to the appropriate scale.