Models of HMS Invincible and HMS Sheffield.

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  The two models below were donated to the museum by Mrs Kathryn Hodder. They were built by her late husband Terry (from Bristol) who was a prolific model builder for many years. His passion was building mainly aircraft but his main love was ships. He wished that these two models be donated to a museum and thanks to Tim Jenkins the RN Communications Branch Museum/Library was the lucky recipient. Both models are fully radio controlled with HMS Sheffield having a rotating radar, working Port and Starboard lights and various alarms. HMS Invincible plays a recording of the Royal Marine Band and also has various other sounds e.g. Action Stations alarm. The next task is to find a suitable venue to demonstrate the models.
  Update - 7 October 2019.

Thanks to Adrian Wright and the Fareham Model Engineers Club who have kindly allowed us to use their purpose built model boating lake we took the model of HMS Sheffield for a trial run. The main aim was to ensure that she floated and was weighted correctly. As can be seen from the photos and very short video below all went well. A few tweaks need to be made to the Radio Control settings and once completed a more comprehensive test will be undertaken.