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Offline bbdave

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Container ship
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:15:02 pm »
I thought I would start a thread as I intend to attempt to scratch build a ship which will go on my permanent American layout when I have it. It will be a waterline model from styrene sheet  I have found a plan online and enlarged the lines to 160th the final model should  be 97cm on deck.
So here goes first job is to mark out the building board for the frames etc.







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Re: Container ship
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 09:53:24 pm »
 :goggleeyes: Definitely a thread to watch. Something a bit different from the norm. :thumbsup:
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Re: Container ship
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 08:22:12 am »
Scalescences latest cardboard model is of a container ship.

https://scalescenes.com/product/t030c-modern-cargo-ship/


Cardboard models are not my thing, I prefer plasticard, but I've sometimes used the printouts as helpful guides to scratch building something a bit different. I recently downloaded the free warehouse to help get the proportions right for a project I have brewing in my head.
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Re: Container ship
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 08:59:38 am »
Hi Dave,

Very much looking forward to your build. I'm attempting to convert some bought/damaged ships to ferries but my ship modelling skills are worse than my railway ones.

Good luck and will be following with great interest.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Container ship
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 03:29:30 pm »
Don't know if the attached (rather poor quality) is of use or interest.  It is a container ship in a museum in Liverpool that as far as I could tell from the size of the containers was pretty much bob on N scale (no scale was quoted on the exhibit).   It was a beautifully made thing - a bit of a monster, about 2m Long.

The poor quality was a result of the flash reflecting on the display case.



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Re: Container ship
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 04:27:18 pm »
Any one want to work out how big this would be in 1/148th scale? (400m x 58 m in 12inches to the foot)

https://maritime-executive.com/article/samsung-wins-another-mega-container-ship-order

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Re: Container ship
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 04:56:42 pm »
Any one want to work out how big this would be in 1/148th scale? (400m x 58 m in 12inches to the foot)
2.7m long
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Re: Container ship
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 07:39:22 pm »
You are not alone. Here is a kit for a cross-channel car ferry masquerading as a train ferry nominally in H0 but actually 1/100. Big. It is cardboard mostly! Hope your container ship comes in less than 750 euros.

https://www.regionsetcompagnies.fr/normandie-bretagne/produit/846-ferry-boat-a-quai/
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Re: Container ship
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 10:24:47 pm »
The nearest thing I could find to what I wanted was a kit from the U.S. but at $950 +p+p! I thought I would have a go so I have £20 worth of styrene sheet on its way.
I have built a few rc boats and subs before but this will differ a great deal to the build method used for those.

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Re: Container ship
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2017, 11:09:26 am »
I've made a start and built some formers from waterline to main deck I have built the middle hold open so I can have a partial load if needed.




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Re: Container ship
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2017, 11:14:26 am »
Thanks Dave,

Looking good. I wish I could do what you're doing.

Keep up the good work and hope you have a great Christmas.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Container ship
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 03:30:49 pm »
Managed to get the basics finished today I just need to think the next steps through before going any further hull sides or deck first? .






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Re: Container ship
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 04:01:54 pm »
Next step... a well deserved cuppa I think. :beers:
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Re: Container ship
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 01:18:34 pm »
I've added the main deck the gap at the stern will be covered by the next deck the next job will be adding hull sides .



Dave

 

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