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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2015, 06:49:57 pm »
I think the freighter looks very good :thumbsup:
All that's needed now are some floodlights on the harbour side to set it off a treat :hmmm:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2015, 07:07:20 pm »
I like the way you have mounted your navigation lights  :thumbsup:

You have plenty room for dockside gongs on, I am looking forward to seeing what you are going to add  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2015, 07:42:57 pm »
I think I've got this right, years since I took my yachtmasters but the after mast light would normally only show one of those two lights at a time, the lower one would be forward facing only (225 degree arc) and higher than the forward mast light (also 225 arc) to show which way the vessel is steaming when seen side on.  The second light on the after mast would be an all around light only lit when the vessel was as anchor.  There would also be two all around red lights on the after mast which would be lit when the vessel was not under command.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 08:54:28 pm by Caz, Reason: typo »

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2015, 08:30:41 pm »
That looks pretty damn spectacular!
My layout thread - Blackstone

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2015, 09:36:02 pm »
Great stuff,

Love the ship and looking forward to how you do the quay.

Don't want to interrupt your thread (although I'm going to  ;) but am having difficulty working out window sizes for the helm of my train ferry.

It's hard to find N scale ships so if you have the time could you please measure your helm windows and let me know. The ship is just over 2 foot long but N gauge people are the same and your's looks right to me.

Thanks for any help and keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2015, 11:03:53 pm »
I think I've got this right, years since I took my yachtmasters but the after mast light would normally only show one of those two lights at a time, the lower one would be forward facing only (225 degree arc) and higher than the forward mast light (also 225 arc) to show which way the vessel is steaming when seen side on.  The second light on the after mast would be an all around light only lit when the vessel was as anchor.  There would also be two all around red lights on the after mast which would be lit when the vessel was not under command.

Caz, thanks for taking the time to explain the lights, it's greatly appreciated. Having said that I'm unlikely to change it now due to the complete pain in the arse it would be to do so!

To all the other contributors to this thread, thanks for your comments, it's all really appreciated.

NPN, I hadn't even thought about lighting the harbour, so that idea is definitely going on the list!

Weave, each window opening along the front of the bridge is approx. 4mm wide x 5mm tall.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2015, 11:36:40 pm »
Thank you,

I mean't the bridge, not the helm  :dunce:

I am now at the bottom of Caz's nautical class and my Portsmouth naval family are either tutting or laughing.

Will do better.

Great though. It's hard to judge scale from photos of ships, especially when you live near Heathrow airport.

Ta weave

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2015, 06:06:50 pm »
I think I've got this right, years since I took my yachtmasters but the after mast light would normally only show one of those two lights at a time, the lower one would be forward facing only (225 degree arc) and higher than the forward mast light (also 225 arc) to show which way the vessel is steaming when seen side on.  The second light on the after mast would be an all around light only lit when the vessel was as anchor.  There would also be two all around red lights on the after mast which would be lit when the vessel was not under command.

Caz, thanks for taking the time to explain the lights, it's greatly appreciated. Having said that I'm unlikely to change it now due to the complete pain in the arse it would be to do so!

To all the other contributors to this thread, thanks for your comments, it's all really appreciated.

NPN, I hadn't even thought about lighting the harbour, so that idea is definitely going on the list!

Weave, each window opening along the front of the bridge is approx. 4mm wide x 5mm tall.

Martin (Trepol Bay) useful info. for your trawler? 8-)

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2015, 10:37:03 pm »
I'm afraid there's been very little progress this week, as I was away in Madrid with work (hard life!), just before I left on Sunday I reprofiled the dock and had a go at adding a rocky outcropping. Please bare in mind that I have no idea what I'm doing. I think I remember seeing somewhere that, if you put some filler down and then press some scrunched up foil into it, then you can get an interesting effect. Well I got back today and pulled off the foil and here's what I was left with:



I seem to remember seeing an interesting woodland scenics video on how to paint realistic rocks, so I need to have another look and see what I can come up with.


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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2015, 08:06:50 am »
Looking good; thanks for the update.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2015, 08:41:01 am »
Works very nicely.

I may have a go at that technique quite soon.

Dave G

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2015, 01:27:23 pm »
I recall the same method being used on the 'Only Me' layout 'Tormouth'.
It seems to work very well :thumbsup:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #72 on: June 07, 2015, 06:39:29 pm »
So today I  had a couple of hours to add the detail parts to the cargo ship. The only thing missing is some people, which I have a plan for. Anyway, here are some shots of the 'finished' ship:

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Next up is put together the next YouTube video, then on to the dock wall.

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2015, 06:41:50 pm »
lovely jubbly, nice modelling Jordash.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Jennings Quay
« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2015, 06:51:27 pm »
Excellent modelling there.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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