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Allen Gardner
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Hi folks,


I recently joined the site and wanted to say “hello”. 

I’m building a small 7mm scale layout, nothing grand, a rather tired and careworn narrow garage line running to an insignificant harbour on a river estuary. 

There’s still plenty to do...

















I’ll be starting a thread on the ‘Yaffle Hill Railway’ very soon, please drop in, say ‘Hi’ and tell me what you think.

All the best
Allen


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Hi Allen  :wave:



WELCOME ! again to Freerails !  :bg:


The Yaffle Hill Railway is looking GREAT !  :thumb:

I for one am looking forward to seeing more of it.


All the best.



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Hello Allen. 

That looks like a great start! 

Keep us updated with the progress.


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Looks great so far. 

I'll be looking forward to seeing your progression!

I've read enough Brit hobby magazines to now know that 7MM for UK readers means O scale (at 1/43) for us colonials.



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Good to see another NGRM fugitive Allen. 

Your layout should fit in very nicely with what else is on here.



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Welcome Allen.

Look forward to seeing more of the Yaffle Hill Railway.

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A harbour layout!   

Marvelous!

I'm going to get some inspiration from it for Toeffelholm.

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THANK YOU FOR THE KIND COMMENTS FOLKS  [toast]




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BAD ASS  boat  BABY !  :pimp:


We want MORE !!  :P


N  I  C  E    work  Allen   :)



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Thanks Si. 

The boat was made by my father, many moons ago now. 
Its not really big enough to pass muster in 7mm scale and too modern for the period I’m trying for. 
So I’ve decided I’ll remodel the deck structures into something more appropriate eg the steamer Foy unloading coal at Pentewan harbour around 1905 - end of post 
(the Pentewan Rly is an obvious influence).

This would still leave a problem with the hull, the bow is the wrong shape, raked in whereas it would have been vertical at this time. 
I can either make a cosmetic change which would probably take away the models ability to sail, leave as is or do a proper job 
(not my favourite option, requiring too much labour, time and probably more skill than I have). 

If there are any boat modellers on the site any advice is welcome.





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Allen

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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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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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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