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Another ferry build
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:01:56 PM »

Glynn Guests "Lady Helen", with a twist..
Some time ago I received plans and instructions for the above vessel from my good friend Carl. When I a few weeks ago managed to get hold of some balsa at a very reasonable price, I decided to have a go.
She started out to become Hengist/Horsa like, then I found a nice ferry named Chartres so for a while it was her on the building board. But, once again she transformed and finally became one of my childhood memories,  m/s Visby from -72. It' a semiscale model built to 1:200, upperworks will be close enough to the original but the lower hull is out of scale in many aspects.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 06:09:26 PM »

Some more pictures..
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 10:33:35 AM »

Funnel under construction..
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 09:08:02 PM »

The funnel was built up by balsa sheets and strips, then covered with Eze-Kote. Its the first time I use this one part waterbased stuff and I'm very happy with it so far. Very easy to use, no mixing or smell. Dries hard in 30mins and works as epoxy with cloth if you like.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 09:15:33 PM »

The hull has been covered with cloth and Eze-Kote. Probably overkill, especially as the cloth was a bit on the heavy side. I used some I had left from an earlier build. The inside was covered with Eze-Kote only. Feels rock solid!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 10:42:21 PM »

Hama, for some lighter stuff I have used ladies tights/sockings. works a treat
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 11:19:08 PM »

Ron Rees is also a Stocking officionado (for skinning model boats naturally :O) as well and it does give good results.

Your memory is becoming alive Hama! I salute your mega bundle of balsa, that is almost an industrial quantity of the stuff and you are turning it into a first class model. As well as combining Accupuncture with model making  :-)) :}
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:04:06 AM »

Thanks for the tip Klunk! I'l try that one next time. :-))  I think it would have been well suited for this build.
Thanks for the kind words ballasttankian. Yes its satisfying to see the vessel taking shape, and I can't wait to get some colour on her. I think she's a fine looking vessel, the original that is. %)
Picture from faktaomfartyg

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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 03:52:37 PM »

A little progress;
- Added rubbing streaks
- Started to open up for the stern ramp.
- Cleaned up the inside, removed most of the frames and added bracing to correct a bend in the sb hullside.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 04:03:14 PM »

My plan is to make bow- and stern ramp functional.
All the best!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 05:36:13 PM »

I'm going to watch with interest your solution to opening the doors. I saw on the forum last year? somebody doing an opening ramp for a landing craft, you might take a look at how they accomplished it, that is if you haven't already got a solution.

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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 07:52:38 PM »

Hello Brian!
Well, the visor is more or less done. A lever attched to one of the arms of the visor has a link that will be connected to a servo. You can as the brass lever on the picture. For the ramp I plan to use the same technic I used for the stern ramp on my other ferry, a rod with a hinge. There will be two servos for the bow and one for the stern. Eventually I will show it here.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 07:57:02 PM »

Here it is operated by me :}
https://youtu.be/Mq9XnPYjg4I
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 01:02:22 PM »

Smart. A little fast in operation, but that is simple to sort out. The main thing is you have all the bugs sorted and it works. Can't wait to see the full craft in operation.

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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 01:47:46 PM »

Thanks for your interest Brian, really appreciate it. Well as for the speed of the visor, it' s an easy fix at the moment as it was my hand pulling the linkage {-)  When I have the servo fitted I simply adjust the speed at the transmitter :-))
Put the logo on the funnel today!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 08:29:08 AM »

Update!
Installed propshafts.
Started to install bowthruster. I will try a pump on this one. Tried it in the sink and I hope it will give enouh push, it is a small boat.
I've made to nozzles that will be installed in the thruster tunnel.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 11:39:52 AM »

Remember the standard pumps supplied as windscreen washers or for ship fire monitors won't work for this, they are one way operating, you need one that sucks and blows so to speak - the pump should be multidirectional, otherwise you will need two windscreen washer type pumps.

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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2018, 08:01:21 PM »

Thanks Brian! I have a pump that works both ways, tested it in the sink with hoses and nozzles and it seems to give enough thrust. Time will tell.
All the best!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 03:23:12 PM »


Nice work Hama - and nice to see you posting again. Reminds me I must  get back to the archipelago!

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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 04:01:45 PM »

Thanks tobyker!
I'm there now, but you don't see that much %%
Have a nice evening  :-))
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 10:50:50 AM »

Small update;
Installed bowthruster and rudders. Also worked a bit on the fit between hull and bow visor.
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2018, 03:14:06 PM »

Made some progress on the ramps. Stern ramp done and bow ramp got it's linkage sorted. Bow ramp got a foldable flap also.
Short vid to show the functions. Again it's me moving the linkage, no servos connected yet.
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https://youtu.be/QziWbTaAnzY
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2018, 07:54:04 PM »

Does the movable edge of the ramp have it's own servo or does it trip as the ramp fully closes? I like that a lot Hama!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2018, 09:26:30 PM »

Thanks!  :-))
It's the later, when the ramp fully close the flap is pushed down. This is a very small model, 1:200, so the flap is attached to the ramp by two small length of rubberband. Works great! Easy enough to replace when needed I think.
All the best!
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Re: Another ferry build
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2018, 10:34:54 PM »

Very clever Hama, seems to work very well indeed..... :-))
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