The Timrix was constructed as the "Ellie" by Cochranes of Selby.
Whilst still on the slips she passed ownership to Metcalf Motor Coatsterd Ltd and was completed and launched as the Nellie M in March 1972. The Nellis M was designed as a bulk cargo and container carrier and was launched by the elder daughter of the founder of the firm.
She was then sold to an Irish company possibly Arklow and was sunk by I.R.A. action in the late 1970s.
The ship was raised and refurbished. during her spell in the shipyard she was lengthened by approx 7 meters and changed into a two hatch vessel. A later refit in the early 90s saw the number two hatch raised.
She was sold out of the Rix Company service in 1998 and was replaced with a more modern ship which is a sister to three others in the Rix fleet.
The Timrix was powered by a 1160 bhp Allen type 8pbcs 12-D engine propulsion engine which gave a one way speed on trials of 16 knots and a mean speed of 12.9 knots. The ship has a dead-weight of 1160 tons.
Details of the kit
Scale 1/75 Length 965mm Beam 153mm Sailing weight 2kgs
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull. Computer generated plastic, printed in 6 colours is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive little merchant ships appeal.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan to assist in the construction of the model.
Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.