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 Posted: Tue Jun 22nd, 2021 07:01 am
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This one is just over 900mm long - a scale 120 feet - so only a little one !

It's been rather fun to look into early 20th Century steam coasters !




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Sounds good... 
For a centerpiece and eye catcher, a size that makes sense.

I was always fascinated by ships on layouts.
Especially Paddlewheelers and ferries.


Have bought the Walthers ferry when it was released,
and replaced the plastic rails with nickel silver ones for looks.

So I might run a small critter out on the water.

However, have never done much scenicing,
as I spend most hobby time with tinkering on locos + trolleys.




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The stern.





Steering chains have been added.





Charts etc. in the wheelhouse.





The difference between 1:48 doors (whitemetal) and 1:43 doors (acrylic).







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oztrainz wrote: 
Peter you're gonna need a bigger mountain...


Like Arrarat ? 

I think I spelled it right.  ;)




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That is a very nice ship. 

Reminds me of California Dog Hole Schooners. 

Nice work.




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pipopak wrote: 
A Liberty ship is 441' long.  That is 5' in HO.

Unless you model in Z-scale, you would need a layout built in a hangar,
so the ship wouldn't overwhelm everything else.


Good point.

People don't really get how large even a 'small' ship is,
until you start measuring how big even a small scale model of one is.
 
I must admit I'd love to have a place,
where I could at least model some WW2 landing craft,

But there weren't many vessels larger than a canoe or a rowboat,
in the Blue Ridge Mountains on Tennessee!




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Lee B wrote:
People don't really get how large even a 'small' ship is,
until you start measuring how big even a small scale model of one is.


A friend built a small station after an Austrian prototype.
One siding, a modest one story building - exactly to scale.

It was larger than many layouts, that feature a mountain crossing,
a sprawling city, and an engine servicing area with roundhouse.

I am the type who wants everything...
But I have learned I have to pass on many things.

Still too much left.




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A friend built a small station after an Austrian prototype.
One siding, a modest one story building - exactly to scale.

It was larger than many layouts, that feature a mountain crossing,
a sprawling city, and an engine servicing area with roundhouse.


I grew up in Florida.

A guy who lived in my hometown was going to build a perfect scale representation,
of the Seaboard depot and freight house (both of which still exist today)
in HO scale, including the spurs in the immediate area.

The real life area always appeared very small, as the depot wasn't really that big.
As I also did, he assumed the representation wouldn't take up more than 10 to 20 feet.

Once he got maps, and started understanding the size involved, he gave up the project,
when to his horror, he realized such an apparently small area in real life,
would take up a small airplane hangar, to do in perfect scale !


Ever since that day, I've always said that ALL layouts are representational by nature,
as you can't model everything in perfect scale.

Even the massive San Diego layout that represents Tehachapi Loop,
is quite a bit smaller, than it'd be in perfect scale.




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That's the joy of such a small coaster,

they really did come this small - and smaller !





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https://youtu.be/-w7DvmZ-FAY

One of the other factors in this new layout,
is the ability to discharge wagons in order to load the ship.

I decided to build some timber side-tippers,
of a style that have been used on both sides of the Atlantic.




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