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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 06:34 am
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Have found another sideline hobby that mixes well with model trains, model ships, hasn't being many topics on model ships, I had to start off with a big scale, 87th scale which is hard to find the ship you want to model, built it a big challenge witch I love.

The class ship I am modelling is MSG 113 Ro, Ro vessel, has four decks with rear cargo doors, also Finn Lines has the same ship, called the Breeze class  with a few different changes, I plan to built two models first one a water line model and second a radio controlled model, was lucky to get hold of the ships plans , still wait for more plans to arrive.

The first post will have pics of the real ship, and why I switched the layout around so the bridge can be out at the front of the pergola, a pic of the bridge I be modelling and a scene  pic what got me hooked to build the model ship.















' This pic is the only pic I have of the front of the pergola where the front corner steel post showing, resizing program is on my lap top, on the deck top  which has a much larger HD to the lap top, will put the program on the deck top not in a hurry.
Next pic is why I switched the layout around putting the bridge at the front being heaps better for the Ship scene, my bridge be different to the bridge in the pic.




Last pic is what my bridge be based on single cable say bridge, yet another challenge to build, my bridge will have double track and a 14ft main span.
Stay tuned posting more pics on the model build next post today, can't do much else as it is poring rain here, well needed rain.
Tony from wet down under.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 09:29 am
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Ships and railways do go together well. Years ago, I built a 1:48 stern-wheeler similar to those that plied the Red River along the Texas/Oklahoma border. The Texas Star now resides with the Texas Outlaws On30 group and gets to go to more conventions than I have ever been to! I wish I had a photo of her but the nasty old pornobucket scam is holding my pix hostage.
My model was 24" (96 O scale feet) long and had 2 decks. I sure do miss her.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 23rd, 2018 10:48 am
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Hi Woodie, Is that like Photo-Bucket, I lost photos as well, I did away with a while back, didn't need a piggy back to  post pics now thanks to Si.

Would love to of seen a pic your steam wheeler, we have a couple that have dining tours up and down the Brisbane river.
here are to the pics of the Bow section of my ship, have to build her in four sections, length is 2.160 metres long. 

I did start work on drawing the stern made a mistake forgetting the  framework on each deck made a difference in the height.

The first pic is the side flat end line the start of the Bow shape.



Pic two is the main deck the trucks are sitting on, only a temporary deck till I draw and cut the main deck



Next pic  of the keel, the piece of 18mm square dowel will run the full length of the ship,be two square keel dowels .




This should  of being first, put some plus the line draw is the side flat end line before the curve of the bulk Head and also the bulk head is where the super structure and bridge sits on.
The raised deck is where the winches are on and the knuckle line and weather cover, will leave the cover off til I decide if I will put them in, also open windows as well, if you go back to the first two posts, the first two pics show the windows and the cover Bow.Last









Last pic showing the reinforcing of the under the raised deck and Bow keel, is going to be along build, Bow section the hardest be a lot easier the next three sections.
Tony from still wet down under, wet week end.



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Thanks Woodie,for deleting the double post, I have progressed some more on the ship build , gluing the bottom onto the keel and have cut and glued one of the bow bulk heads and cut out a template for the Bow side, wasn't easy. 

The reason for the template, if you go back to the two pics of the ship there is a weather cover over the raised deck , the front of the bow will go up another 16 mm's and the the same for the cover.,I will have to shape the sides of the bow in strips,be two mm thick and the first piece has  6 mm over hang to glue a strip for the next piece to go in.

That bridge will be the one I will model, found some more pics of it even under construction and only has single cable stays in the center of the bridge, will use either 9 or 13 mm dowel, yet more planning ahead.

Cool change tomorrow 31 degrees, I have to redo the track and point on the approach module, pics to follow on my layout, was a stinker of day today still 31 degrees 6 pm at night.

I won't be rushing the build do  bit ever couple of days.
Tony from down under

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Have you have a big enough ute to haul your model around.
For your RC version, look at getting a hold of a wind shield wiper motor. The freighter I have use's one, the model RCN cruiser my friend built use's 4, I salvaged from a local
pickers, here in Calgary for him.



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Afternoon Ken, With the bridge super structure taken off and the funnel off the hull should fit inside the car with the back seat folding down,

I will need two of those wind screen wiper motors, will have find out what size motors for the two thrusts at the bow, like to have them powered as well, big question is where to get hold of scale props be hard in 87 scale, closed scale is either 72nd or 100th scales

Now the bow template has worked out well , the fun Belgians in working out the knuckle line and bow weather cover, the hardest is the angle bit be a challenge, as you see in the pic, I want to make the weather cove be able to lift off to get to the LED lights and winches.
those storage boxes I got my trains in, I have bought other cardboard boxes that fit inside them mainly for the large boxes wither I have a full train in them making it easier to get the carriages or wagons out.
Tony  from down under

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Coming along nicely with the Bow build, long way to go and now the hardest challenge cutting the sides of the bow and cutting the windows out, won't be getting back to the ship building till next week, going on a weeks holiday tomorrow.
I will be taking the plans down and doing some drawing at night, as usual, showers predicted till Wednesday next week, fingers crossed not raining.



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Oops I did it again didn't think the first one went, here is another pic 
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Hope everyone had a great Easter, I have made some more progress on my ship build started on the hardest part of the Bow side closing in the raised deck, not an easy task, have to deal with the steep angle and the curve of the weather shelter cover. GladIam building the first model out of cardboard sheeting can afford to waste a bit, even though I am working from the ships plan still hard to work out how everything fits , like challengers.

Have also decided on the bridge build, modeled on a single stay bridge, but mine be a double deck bridge, based on a bridge in England Mersley river  Gateway bridge in wales I think, you might know Si???.

Weather isn't much good today left over from that syclone, hope to cut the rest of the tower out of 12 mm ply 3 inches square, do the cutting between rain showers, I think I will put the bridge in with the ship since the ship be part of the scene.
Going to take a while to build the ship, once I get past the Bow section the rest of the ship is quite easy to build , straight  hull sides even the stern is a square shape,not rounded.
Tony from wet down under.

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Pic two a different angle, as usual the digital makes the the pic look worse than what it is, where the windows are marked out I had to make up framing for the weather cover and the shape of the raised side, the fame is a bit high and will have to shave it back, taking off a mill.

Also with the side piece will have to remeasure and cut because the steep shape on a curve is making the length shorter, once sorted out the other side be a lot quicker to mark and cut out, the sides be 2 mm's thick, will, fill in the gaps with plaster and hopefully don't see them.
Tony from down under

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