Norwegian steamer Børøysund
Skill Level: medium
Size (LxWxH): 133x22x56 mm (5x0x2 inch)
This cute little model of the well known Norwegian steamer fits perfectly in our range of HMV museum ships. With its pleasant level of details this models is not too difficult to build and of course perfectly suitable for a little diorama like for exmaple the "Flensburg Dampfrundum".
You will find quite a few details on our little Børøysund which only measures 13.3 cm but still it's fairly easy to build. You can choose if you want a bridge including the complete interior. The steamer stern is a bit challenging but with some patience you'll get a perfect result there as well. Børøysund will look perfect sitting next to those ships where you might find her in reality as well. That would for example be the Stettin, Bussard, Schaarhörn or other museum ships from HMV.
The model highlights:
- including bridge interior
- detailed capstan
|Manufacturer||HMV Hamburger Modellbaubogen Verlag|
|Sheet size||DIN A4|
|Length||133 mm (5.24 inch)|
|Width||22 mm (0.87 inch)|
|Height||56 mm (2.2 inch)|
|Bauanleitung||German, English, Pictures|
- Shipyard: Trondhjems mek. Værksted
- Commissioning: 1908
- Shipping company: Trondhjems Lægtercompagni
- Length: 33.10 m
- Breadth: 5.50 m
- Draught: 3.60 m
- Engine: Triple Expansion Engine
- Comsumption: About 220 kg/h coal
- Bunker capacity: ca. 14.2 tons
- Speed: 9 kn
- Passengers: 100 - 238
Børøysund was built in 1908 by Trondhjems mek. Værksted für Trondhjems Lægtercompagni and is today listed as national heritage. With her orignal name Odin she served both as a passenger ship and a tug boat. She had 1st and 2nd class, a cargo bay, and a post office. During the First World War she was in service for the Norwegian Navy and had a cannon on her bow and stern and was positioned as guard ship in the fjord of Trondheim.
In 1923 the ship was sold to Hjelme & Herlø Dampskibsselskap and renamed to Skjergar. For two years she serviced the route between Øygarden and Bergen.
After the acquisition through Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskap the ship was renamed again in Børøysund and was in service on the local route between the Lofoten and Vesterålen. But before she made her way to her new home port Stokmarknes to the North she was refitted and modernised at Laxevaags Maskin & Jernskibsbyggeri. Some more changes were made in 1935 and 1948.
In 1960 Børøysund was sold once more now to a training school Hadsel Yrkesskole in Melbu and renamed in Hyma. She was used for the training of young engineers. But in fact the need for engineers with experience with steamers was declining. In 1969 Børøysund was taken over by the Norsk Veteranskibsklub. They renamed the ship back to Børøysund. The idea from the very day on was to rebuild the status of 1935 and conserve the ship.
Today the steamer is run by a very active crew of volunteers. Usually Børøysund is in service from May to September. The club oranizes tours and also takes part in cultural events like for example the Dampf-Rundum in Flensburg, Germany. It's also possible to book Børøysund for weddings, birthdays or other events. She also is in high demand as a requisite for movies.
Børøysund has a triple expansion steam engine and a coal fired boiler. Both are originally from 1908. She was one of the first ships that received the heritage status in Norway.