picture35.jpg M.V. Sydney Star is Peter Pallett's 1:200 scale model of container ship used on the Tilbury to Australia/New Zealand route, and in service until January 2003. She carried 1,334 teus  (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units).

Built by Peter in 2013, Sydney from a Graupner kit,  is 1.14m long, but only 140mm in beam! Fully radio controlled, with bow and stern thrusters, fog horn, and both navigation and/or deck lights with smoke available from the funnel. Great pleasure in berthing her safely alongside the RPSMC quayside, using the thrusters to position and counter-act the variable wind and current.