One of the most popular transatlantic liners in history, the RMS Queen Mary was christened in September of 1934. Along with her running-mate, the Queen Elizabeth, she made weekly trips from Southampton to New York City, capturing the Blue Riband in 1937 in the process — an award given to the fastest transatlantic crossing by a passenger ship, which she held, off and on, until 1952. During World War II, the Queen Mary was also used as an Allied transport ship, ferrying soldiers. With the rise of the jet age in the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was becoming obsolete, and, in 1967, Queen Mary was retired, and now serves as a museum and hotel.
An incredible replica of the legendary ship as it appeared in the 1930s and '40s, this 1/408 scale wooden model features all an incredible attention to the smallest of details! It includes accurately sized and positioned portholes, a historically accurate superstructure and hull, open promenade decks visible through windows, rigging and stay-lines on all masts and smokestacks, a quadruple-propeller design, accurate anchors, a well-equipped deck (with cleats, vent shafts, lattice grates, miniature benches, and more), metal-wire ladders, staircases, and handrails, and finely crafted smokestacks. Measures approximately 30" long.