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 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 07:07 pm
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You don't have to build a scale model of the Paul R. Tregurtha. (Google it... It's huge) Model one of the smaller boats and then cheat it a little shorter. That's what I'd probably do. The star of the show isn't suppose to be the boat it's suppose to the the unloader, right?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 07:27 pm
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It's not only the length. This thing is TALL, roughly 70' from the railhead with the boom horizontal. In order to have a economical way to operate you need the ability to unload at least 25% of the cargo holds. So picture about 4 of them in a row. I agree that it would be quite a sight but, unless you treat them as a diorama and not an operating scheme in the layout, they will visually overpower the whole room. Jose.



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Ok, here's a link to the boat I may use. It's good for any were from the 1900 to 1950's.

http://www.bearcomarine.com/resin.htm

So I can go from 3' to 6' for a model. I haven't decided if I'll order a kit or get the plans and build one myself.

Jose,

Remember I said diorama, not part of the layout. Hint: I may not keep it when done. I don't care how tall or long. The Huletts stood 95' feet tall or 13.09055118", at least that's what my calculator says. I'm just going to model the unloader and railyard. not a whole steel plant behind it.

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Bernd wrote: Remember I said diorama, not part of the layout. Hint: I may not keep it when done. I don't care how tall or long. The Huletts stood 95' feet tall or 13.09055118", at least that's what my calculator says. I'm just going to model the unloader and railyard. not a whole steel plant behind it.

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OTOH it would look great in on of those layouts that spill over a second room.... Jose.



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pipopak wrote: OTOH it would look great in on of those layouts that spill over a second room.... Jose.


My whole basement consists of 6 rooms with no walls, 2300 square foot basement and it's all mine. The wife gets the upstairs, but the basement is mine. (evil laugh) :bg:

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Bernd wrote:My whole basement consists of 6 rooms with no walls, 2300 square foot basement and it's all mine. The wife gets the upstairs, but the basement is mine. (evil laugh) :bg:

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(BLEEP!) . How did you pull this one??. Jose.



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pipopak wrote: Bernd wrote:My whole basement consists of 6 rooms with no walls, 2300 square foot basement and it's all mine. The wife gets the upstairs, but the basement is mine. (evil laugh) :bg:

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(BLEEP!) . How did you pull this one??. Jose.


Very simple. I got married to a team mate and a women who doesn't have any demands. If they demanded while dating I just went on to the next one.

And that's the truth.

Ok, thread is starting to run into the ding weeds here. So, some where in the near future I will start a thread on what's going to be a long time build project. Probably a few years from start to finish. It'll probably go in spurts. I already have an idea of the dock area.

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The boat looks cool, Bernd. My father in-law worked a crane at the Nicholson Dock in Detroit. They once salvaged an old lake freighter similar to that. He got to keep a big 12" floating compass from the bridge. He gave it to me several years ago. I should pull it out and take some photos to post here.



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Sounds like great memories. Ya, take a pic and post it. Would love to see what it looks like.

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