The Ship Model Society of New Jersey

Ship Models by Bob Fivehouse

 Cunard lines Campania

When built in 1893, the Cunard lines Campania was the fastest, largest ship afloat. Bob Fivehouse built his model to his usual 32nd of an inch to the foot scale. The notches cut into the hull are for the lifeboat stanchions. Since stockless anchors were just coming into use the Campania didn't have them so Bob will make working models of the older style anchors. The Campania had very large, 19-foot diameter, round smokestacks and a lot of cowled ventilators. The raised bridge has no building under it so it was supported on metal stanchions, which will provide an interesting modeling challenge. The Campania was eventually sold for scrap but before she could be demolished she was bought by the Royal Navy and transformed into the first aircraft carrier. She sank two weeks before the end of the First World War when her anchor chains parted in a storm and she drifted across the Scapa Flow harbor until she impaled herself on the ram–bow of HMS Ramilles.


1983 (Canada)
239’ x 45’ 11”
1,978 Gross tons
11 –14 knots (single screw diesel)
Stern has Kort nozzle and Becker articulated rudder.
Vessel belongs to Lamont-Dorhety Earth Observatory (Columbia University)

Model is to scale of 1/8” = 1’ (29.88”)
Hull is bass and most fittings are holly and/or brass.

STELLA POLARIS (Cruise ship)  

Bergen Line Norway
Built by Goteverken in Sweden 1927 (416’)

Twin Screw … two Burmeister & Wain diesels.
15 Knots
Carried 165 first class passengers … only the best!

1”=50’ (8.32”)

Basswood hull with holly decks and fittings mostly holly and brass.  Waterline model with motor boat along side. 

Wooden “water” with brass and glass case.