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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 12:04 pm
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Has being a while since I have being on, Monday the 9th being a month since my son passed away so sudden, I sure miss him trying to move on is pretty hard.

My wife said I had to cut the railway back so I did 8 feet and o gain some length and height to the back of the layout to the bridge is a spiral, new spiral is born and worked out well with the entrance onto the bridge, bridge still be 18 inches high for the clearance of my Ro, Ro ship.





The front corner module  northern end of the layout will have to be redesigned and I hope I have the length to gain 6 inches, needing  24 feet .



Close up of the spiral I will have to get a piece of off cut ply long enough for the  fly over , be a curved point., lots of work ahead with the changes to make the lady happy.
A bit of an issue with this pic I couldn't get the curse to to  show up at the bottom of the pic, gave up.

After the 6 ft piece of ply is where the main bridge pier will be and main span 14 ft, also can open up to some scenery with a tunnel and hill in the middle of the spiral a bit like  Tehachapi loop. I will still have a double deck bridge and the road can move off to the right with a cutting and part of the hill.

After I finish my Brothers 70th birthday present, sadly no turning , I had trouble with cutting a 4 inch square piece of wood, had to come up with plan B, needing wood working skills. Be back into the layout construction building the new southern end front corner module, you will see at the bottom right had side of the pic  a module with single track on it I will use the top of that module and the sides of the module under the ply .

I have started work on the Ro, Ro ship cutting out the top deck with bow and stern, the stern has a lower level, haven't got that far and still having issues working out the height of the hull, once sorted out I will start on the hull., ship is 2.150 meters long and 305 mm's wide in 87 scale,

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 03:21 pm
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Looking forward to photos of your Ro Ro ship, the
Great Lakes freighter I have is close to S scale is just over 1 meter in length, downside it is Radio Control and weighs a Ton!. Built by a friend of mine years ago. Looks good under power, but need to build a cart to move it, getting to be a back breaker to move.
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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 11:16 pm
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Evening Ken, yeah the ship I am modelling is quite huge in size,stern be easy to model not so the bow, I could use her as a container ship as well as trailers.

I may have to use some wood to brace the hull see how I go, here is a pic of the cut out top deck with bow and stern, stern is in two levels haven't got that far yet, till I work out the height of the hull, I divided 87 scale to the length and width of the ship.

Remote control ships you probably have to have some weight  to stablize her in the water
The module is 6 feet in length, give you an idea of her size, awesome project, do I start a new thread.



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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 12:36 am
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Here is a good pic of the ship I am modelling give you an idea how big she is especially the width

Finn Lines are actually are going through a rebuild i=of this ship making her much longer, must be cheaper to go this way to building a whole new class of ship.
DFDS Tor lines have the same class ship, could be a few changes to the design f the ship 

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Here is a pic of the stern of the ship be easy to model but having some trouble in working out the height of the hull

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I would use a model of the tractor for height and compare with the side of the ship for height. Interesting seeing rolls of pulp, years ago I worked in a pulp mill handling rolls for shipment overseas.
Don't overlook the height difference between the Finnbreaze and the Finnsea as far as loading depth the Finnsea riding higher as it is being unloaded.

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Hi Ken, it looks to me the height of the stern opening is two prime mover heights, interesting trailer load the those pulp rolls, I am only modelling the ship to the water line so it can fit under the bridge.


Here is another  pic of a tram for a trailer load, looks like those trailers are specially made for those Ro, Ro ships., being lower, I might be able to start working out the height of the main deck now, which is the hold up.



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I am finely back into the layout construction and started modifying the new car port end front corner module, recycling the top of the third car port module and using the sides of the second module.

Have marked out where the points and cross over will go to the cut down track plan and finely using the short 6 inch cross over, would of had to buy two more points and a large diamond cross over, using what I have in points which are right hand points.

Am thinking of a new idea in making it easier to join up the modules without using bolts, some are hard to get to, got to get down on my knees, trying to do away with doing that.

Hopefully tomorrow be as good as today was, hard an appointment to go to  stuffs up the whole day.
The model ship is coming along nicely drew up the side plan of the stern end of the ship, some hotter days coming up, start marking out and cutting the stern end of the hull.
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  Looking good, wish I had that kind of room in my backyard.Weather report from the GWN.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 3rd, 2017 11:28 pm
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Hi Ken, thanks, I rebuilt the corner front module yesterday, still have to screw the two end s on, was difficult indeed to get a good module join with not a square end, one side has a slight gap to fill.

Ha, ha  great pic be the opposite having a heat wave:P.
The mornings are nice cool breeze wont still like that for long peaking 34 degrees today.

I have finely worked out the  the height if the second deck from the main deck, have drawn up a side plan, need to sort out the height from the second deck to the top deck, Will have to go by the European standard size container height like the Hanburg Sud and China Shipping containers not as high as the US container.
Here is a pic of the old last module car port end the new corner module be replacing,I had to cut the layout back 8 feet, using the sides of the module will fit back in the same place and spiral off the inside end of the module like a jig saw is how I manage to have large radius curves.
How is your layout and Great lakes freighter ship going Ken.
Tony from warm down under.

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