Taken in November 2008, these are some of the magnificent ships models and items housed in a special gallery of the Science Museum in London.
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|The White Star Line's second vessel to be named Oceanic, launched in 1899. The forward deck on the model shows two large guns, probably outfitted during World War 1.|
|The Campania, a Cunard liner.|
|The first Cunard ship, the Paddle Steamer (PS) Britannia.|
|Brunel's vision: the Great Eastern.|
|Cunard's First Mauretania|
|The RMS Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic. The model used to face the other way, so that you could see the staterooms in the mirror. The model has a few flaws: for instance, the compass platform between funnels 2 and 3 is too far forward, and the roof of the bridge shows a bulwark enclosing a binnacle (compass housing)|
|A huge model of the Queen Elizabeth|
|Model of a Scotch Boiler, similar to the type used on the Titanic.|
|Reciprocating engines; again, similar to the type use to drive the wing propellers of the Titanic.|
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