Why order at BFT1250.nl?
Designed, produced and hand-painted in The Netherlands. No outsourcing, no mass production in China.
We only use the original General Arrangements. We look at many photos to get all details and colours right.
Unlike mass production, we only produce small series. Don’t wait too long before ordering.
We’ve designed our own way of keeping the ship models safe during shipment. No glue or tape!
History TESO ferry Texelstroom (1966)
In 1964, TESO launched its first new double-ended ferry Marsdiep. Sister ship Texelstroom followed in 1966. The ships had the same designer as the PSD (Provinciale Stoomboot Diensten in Zeeland) single-deck ferries such as the Prinses Margriet and are also loosely based on this design. The Texel-Den Helder ferry service was from 1964 onwards a modern ferry service with two ships suitable for the transport of 70 cars. Until then, side loading ferries were employed for the transportation of cars, which was a time consuming method.
By the end of the 1970s, the Texelstroom was given the distinctive yellow TESO house style, following the example of the double-deck ferry Molengat that soon would enter service. When in 1990 the second TESO double-decker (Schulpengat) came into service, the single-deckers Marsdiep and Texelstroom were no longer needed. In 1992 the ships left for Malta, where they sailed for another ten years to the island of Gozo.
The Texelstroom in 1:1250 scale measures 5.4 cm x 1.3 cm. Just like all other BFT1250.nl ships, the ferry is designed on the basis of the original building plans. The ship was painted in the TESO colors from the mid-80s to 1992. The scale model of the Texelstroom is perfect to place alongside our scale model of the TESO double-decker Molengat since they were fleetmates for many years.
The ferry Texelstroom is a fantastic addition to your model collection.
Free shipping > 125 euro orders
For the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, free shipping (incl. Track & Trace) is possible when spending a minimum of € 125. For orders under € 125 shipping costs are € 6,95 (NL) or € 8.95 (BE / DE). Shipping costs to your country not listed? Contact us for a custom quote.