Tuesday, May 30, 2017



Sticking with the "ugly things with girls names" theme, how about this I spotted in Portsmouth harbour a few weeks ago?

Norma is a dredger built in 1981 by Motoren and Machinefabriek Van Boelen in The Netherlands. I know this because I found the spec sheet online.

In fact the Internet is a mine of information:


Personally, I just thought, "What a fantastic looking boat". No fine lines but loads of interesting character, and yes I'd love to build a model of her.

Norma side view

Norma three quarters view

1 comment:

Huw Griffiths said...

There was me thinking you were about to edit magazines about model trains.

Joking aside, modelmaking is modelmaking - and this could yield a very satisfying model.

What's not to like?