This model of the RMS Saxonia, was built in the UK, in the early 60's,
working from drawings and pictures supplied by the Cunard
Steam Ship Company in Great Britain. The
hull was built of wood laminates, in what was called a
"bread and butter" construction. The superstructure
was built from wood, clad with what at that time was called
"plasticard". Styrene sheet, which
was not available at that time, would be the closest
material now, to plasticard. It was built as a
"waterline" model, with a simulated water base, unlike most
of our later models built in Canada, which were "full hull"
originally built it as a promotional tool to introduce my
company to Cunard. On completion, the model was well received at
their Liverpool offices, but what I did not know at that
time, was the Saxonia was having a refit, for their
Mediterranean Cruises, and was to become RMS Carmania.
Cunard were very receptive to having the model, if we could
show the additional deck pools and change its hull colour
from black to green. To cut a long story
short, we had inherited a model for our own collection.
The model later received extensive water damage and was
destroyed, before we left for Canada.