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 Posted: Sat Oct 27th, 2018 02:48 am
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Ken C
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You might want to take a look at Tony's ship he is building, in the scratch building section. 
It is a modern RORO ship.

Although I have more then enough plans and information of various ships from tug's to Tramp Steamers, copy right is still in effect.

One magazine you could take a close look at is from England "Model Boats" usually there is a plan in every second issue with a construction article. 
There is also a list of plans that can be ordered from them or other suppliers. 
Information would allow you to rebuild the superstructure.

For the Bow, perhaps you could use styrene sheet to form a removable bow for sailing, but would provide the shape needed

Not sure of the hull depth (6 inchs?) if so you could set the hull down into your water surface (4inchs) to help hide the bow shape.




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 Posted: Sat Oct 27th, 2018 09:39 am
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Hi Ken

Creating a removable bow section is an idea I hadn’t thought of, thanks.

I have boat plans to use in remodelling the deck structures and also hull plans and sections for an appropriate replacement. 
The two main thoughts I go between at the moment are either styrene or bass wood. 
With the later, easy to shape and sand could I do a proper job? 
To these I’ll add the removable idea and keep the pot simmering until I get round to it. 

I’ll also have a look at Tony’s ship. 

Thank you.




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 Posted: Sat Oct 27th, 2018 02:42 pm
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Photo of the ship I am trying to fit into my layout one day. 
It is a RC model roughly 1/64 scale. 
I model in 1/48th so it will likely be placed on the far side of the dock, when the day comes. 
It is based on a Great Lakes Freighter and was built by a friend of mine.
Looks great sailing, but the weight to move it is a pain in the back!  :shocked: 







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That’s a very nice model Ken.:2t: 

Very similar to what I have in mind particularly the shape of the hull though I think I’ll only be able to have a single hold. 

Thanks for sharing the photo and apologise for the time delay in my reply.




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I’ve now started a layout thread in the On30 section.... Yaffle Hill







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