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Society Ferryvan project
« on: November 24, 2019, 12:09:39 PM »
This has been brought to my attention by Dave/Southerngooner on the Society homepage;


http://newweb.ngaugesociety.com/?p=2490

 It is proposed to by the Society to produce the VIX type ferry van as an RTR model.

Martyn
« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 12:18:18 PM by martyn, Reason: correction »

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 12:38:04 PM »
And for anyone like me who hasn't a scooby what a ferryvan is........................ :dunce:

https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brferryvan

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 01:41:55 PM »
This has been brought to my attention by Dave/Southerngooner on the Society homepage;


http://newweb.ngaugesociety.com/?p=2490

 It is proposed to by the Society to produce the VIX type ferry van as an RTR model.

Martyn


Yes!!! A great choice. Thanks guys.

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 01:49:18 PM »
Hi Martyn,

Thanks for that. Will have to join the NGS to get them I presume.

Saying that, they'll probably have made and distributed them before my trainferry is completed though  :doh:. Been working on it today but sooooooo slowly.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 02:18:01 PM »
Hi Chris;

They'll probably outclass my scratch builds as well....

I'm also working on a ship today, but the well deck coaster.

Martyn

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 05:42:42 PM »
About time too, is all I can say. I will be up for quite a few :)

I wonder what liveries they will do them in?

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 05:46:58 PM »
I'm interested in buying at least one depending on the liveries offered.
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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 06:18:57 PM »
Excellent choice by the NGS.

From talking to Bob Symmons (Treasurer) on the NGS stand today, I am confident that there will be a wide range of appropriate liveries. I handballed a load into one of these about 45 years ago and I can confirm that they are very long wagons and I always felt they were very distinctive mixed in with other shorter wagons in a typical vacuum braked or air braked freight train.
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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2019, 06:20:55 PM »
See NPN's reply #1 for a few clues as to what could be offered.

It will be interesting to see if they can be converted to other European Railways' wagons of similar wheelbase and underframe.

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 06:32:40 PM »
It will be interesting to see if they can be converted to other European Railways' wagons of similar wheelbase and underframe.

Would they not be out of scale? Assuming these are 1:148, and European modelling is 1∶160, they'd be rather too large to run on a German or whatever layout.

Or do you mean: could we make models of SNCF or DB wagons built to British N gauge size? That would indeed be pretty cool, if such wagons would appeal to NGS modellers.

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 06:39:49 PM »
good i'll be buying red/grey railfreight and engineers dutch livery versions if offered so thats definitely 2 sold!


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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 06:42:05 PM »
It will be interesting to see if they can be converted to other European Railways' wagons of similar wheelbase and underframe.

Would they not be out of scale? Assuming these are 1:148, and European modelling is 1∶160, they'd be rather too large to run on a German or whatever layout.

Or do you mean: could we make models of SNCF or DB wagons built to British N gauge size? That would indeed be pretty cool, if such wagons would appeal to NGS modellers.

Cheers, NeMo

There are DB ferry wagons which did the Harwich route available at 1:148 in Shapeways, but having bought them, ModellbahnUnion did them in 1;160 at a much better level of detail than I could have ever attained, so as long as they seem to match OK in a train I will be happy.

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2019, 06:49:10 PM »
Nemo/Neil;

I meant convert them to European designs but to 1:148 scale.

Other European railway vans seem to be built on a chassis very similar in dimensions to the VIX-I think.

Bob;

I run both Shapeways and ModellbahnUnion in my own 1:148 ferry train, as well as some scratchbuilt ones. Also some 1;160 reefers, which aren't too obviously out of scale. They can usually be seen on 'James St and 'Saneham Tey'.

Martyn
« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 06:52:12 PM by martyn, Reason: Extra info »

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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2019, 06:50:17 PM »
Oh well, guess I'll be saving my pennies for something else then. Can't win 'em all.
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Re: Society Ferryvan project
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2019, 06:51:58 PM »
It will be interesting to see if they can be converted to other European Railways' wagons of similar wheelbase and underframe.

Or do you mean: could we make models of SNCF or DB wagons built to British N gauge size? That would indeed be pretty cool, if such wagons would appeal to NGS modellers.

Cheers, NeMo

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You mean like these :-)
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35495.0

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