2006: Model of Vigilant
days after the television coverage of the rescue, Martin Stevens
was contacted by a company which had produced a model kit
of Vigilant. To give an idea of the quality of this model
the price of the kit is approximately £1650 before assembly.
It is nearly 5 feet long, minutely detailed, impressive and
inspirational. The most important fact is that it was planned
and produced before Vigilant was stripped of her artefacts.
This means that the restoration of Vigilant will have to be
done by reference to the model, interior photographs taken
at the time, and the model assembly plans.
There are no other surviving drawings besides a General Arrangement
Plan. The Medway Maritime Trust is grateful for the loan of
the model which is helping to inspire would-be sponsors and
Click on photos for larger view. Visit www.model-steam-boats.co.uk