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One of our newest exhibits at DFW Elite Toy Museum is definitely one of the biggest. We have added a Malcolm Forbes Exhibit that features some intricately detailed boat models that belonged in Forbes personal collection. The first boat you’ll probably notice is the 137 inch long builders model, Rangitiki. It is a British twin-screw passenger liner that is a built to scale model with several impressive details. There are working hinged wooden doors, carefully chipped paint to reflect the chipped paint on the actual ship and custom cut windows for each of the cabins. Although this is the focal point of the exhibit there are eight other ship models with plenty of interesting story and detail to keep you entertained. You can also take a look above you once you’re in this exhibit and notice an interesting light fixture suspended from the ceiling. The Operay Surgical Lamp is unique in that it has several mirrors to reflect the light on the surgical table without any shadows at all. This helps the surgeon to operate and see everything he needs to see without dealing with any shadows.
The Rangitiki may very well be the biggest but the most detailed ship is the British clipper ship, Torrens. What makes this the most intricate model ship is the three masts that houses five to six sails each. These sails are held in place with over 200 ft. of threading which is tied and hooked to the ship exactly like the actual model. Whether you are a fan of antique models or ships you will find something of great interest in this exhibit. We also have actual documents that were found in the hull of the ship that was modeled.
Give us a visit at DFW Elite Toy Museum and check out our Malcolm Forbes Exhibit to discover a wide range of historical interests that span across several eras. Anyone with a niche for nautical structures or historical naval sea crafts may end up spending hours in our exhibit and they are more than welcome to. It’s an experience the whole family can enjoy!