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Container Ship - Plans For N-Scale ?
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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2013 05:22 am
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Hi there

I'm into N scale, modeling Japan and would like to find plans of a container ship to scratch build. 

I intend to make one about 450 feet long, scale feet that is.

My sheds not that big LOL 

Can anyone help?

I don't usually submit any requests to Freerails, but do like looking at the content and seeing the great work.

Thanks in Advance Jimmy :2t:




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 Posted: Sun Jan 27th, 2013 02:59 am
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For a container ship I would try the Paper modelers forum.

There are a number of ships there.

You could download the ship and then enlarge it to the size you need and build it with any medium you like.

I hope this is of help.

Paul


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 Posted: Sun Jan 27th, 2013 12:56 pm
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Container ships are BIG.
Think around 600' long and more.
They are high also, so they would overpower everything else, including the train room.

And keep in mind the container cranes, container storage area, lots of trucks, etc.
Not for the faint of heart or space-challenged modeller.
I would make a mockup of the scene first to see in 3D how everything fits before actually starting construction.

Before starting my last layout I made a cardboard box 1/10 the size of the room,
put a copy of the proposed track plan inside with major structures (and a ship!) .....
and started making changes right on!.

Ship was intended to be a Liberty, got downgraded to a small coastal tramp.

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To add to Jose answer go here and take a look at the pictures of these monster ships.

http://www.google.com/search?q=container+ship&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ci4FUZ6rFrHw0QGxsYGICA&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1536&bih=770

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Bernd wrote: To add to Jose answer go here and take a look at the pictures of these monster ships.

http://www.google.com/search?q=container+ship&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ci4FUZ6rFrHw0QGxsYGICA&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1536&bih=770

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From your link I selected this one:

http://www.web-l.com/things-you-wont-see-on-cnn/container-ship-run-aground-on-beach.jpg

This one is probably the smallest size, and still around 250' or 300' long
(estimated from the containers size).

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The ship pipopak posted is a nice size ship. 

It might be considered a "feeder ship". 

I believe they where used to bring cargoes to the deep sea ships from the smaller ports. 


Here's a couple of big ones:

M.S. Nihon from the Swedish East Asiatic Co. 834 ft length 98 ft beam





S.S. Encounter Bay  with a 745 ft length and 100 ft beam.





Hope this helps. 

Following with interest.

Cheers Heath.




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Thanks very much for the plans.

I'm looking at the SS Encounter Bay, it's just 4.5 feet and could go to six foot long, so would fit in nicely.

I'm building a railway layout in three stages and the second stage is a month or two away from starting.
This would be for the shipping yard, cranes, dock vehicles and hundreds of containers.

Ever since I was a boy I loved Steam trains and then container yards, not sure why,
just loved watching all the workings of a container terminal.

Anyway I plan to develop a card container ship in the correct scale and the plans are a great help.

Thank you very much. :wave:

Cheers Jim




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Jim,

Stopped by my hobby shop and saw this:





I'll PM the contact info.

Cheers,

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Cool thread

Check out Tony M and his Tor Corona ship in this forum as well

Tor Corona HO Container Ship


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