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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #275 on: February 24, 2017, 03:40:03 PM »

Hi everyone


Another update from the Kettering Train Ferry building yard!
The girder is being completed as we speak (drying) and my planking is almost complete- just the upper bridge wings and conning tower.
The ship's boat is a 16ft dingy from Quaycraft's 1/72 scale range and Dad has made the boat's chocks from 1/32" ply. And almost done is the wiring of the railings, just the bridge ones to go!!!














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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #276 on: February 24, 2017, 04:28:18 PM »




Superb choice of 16' dinghy by Quaycraft. Probably the best supplier of ship's boats out there Nick.


The span girder is a work of art and again demonstrates Steve's patience and skill at woodworking.


Also, your attention to detail is revealed by your loose planking on the longitudinal platforms that pass by each funnel. That planking was purposely fitted as such to facilitate drainage (to the poor unfortunates who happened to be directly below on the car deck). %)  Your bridge/boat deck planking is also a work of art. Do take the weekend off guys. O0


Keep up the excellent progress guys, I'm constantly in awe of your skills.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #277 on: February 24, 2017, 04:53:15 PM »

I too, must add my admiration of how you guys are working - cooperation being the key, I guess - and the jig for holding the girder work looks like a winner. :-)

Regards,

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #278 on: February 24, 2017, 06:06:51 PM »

Well we've learnt a lot over the years, especially from mayhem's excellent source of modellers, I've just sprayed the bridge and girder the nice light Admiralty grey that is so popular for the era.
The planking took a bit of effort to get right, as Sandy says, the longitudinal platforms couldn't match up with the deck planks and thats when I remembered that they didn't have to!
Unfortunately I can't take the weekend off as its my penultimate weekend before I deploy back to that sunny island in the Med and Steve needs me to finish off the bits I make so he can continue with the rest of the build.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #279 on: February 24, 2017, 09:01:08 PM »

Well at least stop for a bit to enjoy a well earned drink. You and Steve deserve it seeing the girder and all that planking.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #280 on: February 24, 2017, 09:41:42 PM »

I have just seen this stunning build for the first time today and read through every page and...Wow!!...what superb craftsmanship and such a fascinating subject, I'd not heard of these particular Train Ferry's before... every day is a school day eh.. Keep up the great work guys  :-))
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #281 on: February 25, 2017, 09:24:13 AM »

Hi Dale


Glad you have enjoyed a our build so far, we've enjoyed building her and we hope to have her complete in the next few months so keep tuned for the final jobs of boats and details. :-))
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #282 on: February 26, 2017, 06:24:04 PM »


Hi everyone


Busy weekend with graphite, glue, splinters and cord found stuck to my fingers at one point over the two days!
The girder is complete and stuck with the funnels in their final positions. The planking is complete (yes!!!) and 90% of the ship's rigging is probably complete too. Steve is finishing off the stanchions tomorrow so he can concentrate on sticking the remaining ship's boats together.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #283 on: February 26, 2017, 07:48:54 PM »

So much progress !   I guess it helps with two working together.  The ship looks so much more advanced since I last saw her just before Christmas.  Masses of stanchions.  The planking looks really net.  Seeing the inter-funnel girder finally in place is the cherry on the cake.

Well done to both of you.  I bet you will still be seeing parts of this in your sleep when you transfer to Med'.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #284 on: February 26, 2017, 08:19:46 PM »

Thanks Bob, she has become the eat, sleep, build model process I'm sure we've all done at some time! {-)


Steve will finish her whilst I'm away hopefully keeping me in the loop with pictures so I can upload them when I can. He's not going to rush but the next project is underway with drawing up the hull sections- she's going to be HMS X-1's tender, HMS Adamant which served from 1911 to 1936.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #285 on: February 26, 2017, 11:49:44 PM »

Steve has had that in the pipeline for a few years now patiently waiting in the wings for the green light. I recall the research topic you started backawhile. I remember an image of a cluttered quarter deck.

I wish you both a good stint at getting her done and quite right, don't rush it at this late stage.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #286 on: February 27, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »

Have a good break in the Mediterranean Nick.

TF3 really is in expert hands whilst you enjoy the Mediterranean Spring etc etc.

Looking forward to your photo updates as well, you are now almost duty-bound to supply them to your ardent followers. ;)

Sandy and Robbie.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #287 on: March 06, 2017, 02:16:00 PM »

Hi everyone


Wet weather over the weekend prevented TF3 from getting her bottom wet for a third time so some time was spent finishing off the hand rails, signal halyard rigging, and the boat chocks.
Enjoy and I'll see everyone when I get back, I can still use the Mayhem forum so feel free to continue to talk to me for the next two months. :-))



























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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #288 on: March 06, 2017, 09:06:19 PM »

Have a good tour 'over yonder' Nick. TF3 looks as brilliant as ever, especially in the sunshine.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #289 on: Today at 07:42:08 AM »

Yay!!! The Wifi has improved since my last tour of duty to sunny Akrotiri!
Hello everyone and I'm over a quarter way through the detachment and I can upload the pictures of the work done whilst I've been deployed-amazing! :o
Steve has been busy whilst I'm losing weight, hair going grey and general ageing that occurs when you do 12 hour shifts with only one day off in 14!
Any how, Deck lockers, galley funnels, and ship's boats...











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