Rhenania Rhe186B Grande Buenos Aires Grimaldi Lines Ro-Ro freighter 2004 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale model of Grande Buenos Aires a R0-R0 ship of Grimaldi Lines (IMO 9253210) made by Rhenania Rhe186B. This model can be fitted with a bespoke deck load of containers and cars (see Rhe186Z) and this ship has also been modelled as a diorama model with interchangeable rear door and loading ramp (see Rhe186BD). Other models of this class are available, see Rhe186A-E and Rhe186AD-ED.
Five of these ships were added to the fleet in 2003-04. They are usually regarded as Grande Africa class ships but they did differ slightly from the earlier ships in terms of the numbers of vehicles that could be loaded. One of the earlier ships, Grande America, caught fire and capsized in the Bay of Biscay in 2019. The crew were rescued by HMS Argyll.