RMS Leinster

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The RMS Leinster was operated by the Dublin Steam Ship Company from 1896 to service the Royal Mail contract. During the first world war it was also used to carry troops across the Irish Sea. Sadly it was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank, only about four weeks from the end of the war, with the loss of over 500 lives.

The model is 2.3m long on 9 LEGO baseplates, and contains roughly 10,000 parts.

One side has been built in the dazzle camouflage livery that was used during the war...


RMS Leinster - dazzle camouflage side by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - dazzle camouflage by James Shields, on Flickr

The other side shows the pre-war livery...


RMS Leinster - original livery by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - original livery side by James Shields, on Flickr

Here are some close-up photos...


RMS Leinster - original livery close up by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - original livery, mid section by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - bow, original livery by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - bow, dazzle camouflage by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - dazzle camouflage, bridge by James Shields, on Flickr


RMS Leinster - aft, dazzle camouflage by James Shields, on Flickr

Thanks to Oiley for the loan of the British Soldiers on deck.

Thanks also to Fionna for Living it while the build was ongoing, and for giving up her kitchen table for most of the last week.

It will be on display in the Lexicon in Dún Laoghaire until the end of October. Hope some of you will drop in and take a look!