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Title: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 21, 2012, 01:03:11 AM
Hallo everyone
Sometime not so long ago I started  working on a new project just to have a brake from submarines! It's an open type ferry quite common in the Greek seas usually connecting the islands with the mainland. Hard workers indeed carrying vehicles and passengers since the mid '50's! The hull is going to be moulded in GRP so I started making the prototype so I can pull a mold. Scale is 1/40, length 145.5cm. Here is some pictures of the real thing and the work I've done up to now. More to come!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/kerkyra4.jpg)
(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/kerkyra5.jpg)
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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Lash151 on November 21, 2012, 08:13:42 PM
Thats an interesting subject.. I am looking forward to watching the build  :-))
Lee
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 21, 2012, 10:09:30 PM
Thanks Lee!!! Indeed is a very interesting subject and I find it very challenging. Here is some more pictures of the build!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCF8643.jpg)
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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 23, 2012, 08:01:27 PM
Hallo everyone!
Some more pictures of the progres! It was covered with tisue and resin and after it was cured the filling and sanding busines started. Then it was sprayed with two pack automotive filler.


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCF8960.jpg)
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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Norseman on November 23, 2012, 08:05:41 PM
Hi bassplayer
I'm a ferry fan so I'll tag along with interest. Looking good so far.
Dave
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Norseman on November 23, 2012, 08:51:01 PM
Just had a look around and http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1574159 shows her as renamed Klio in 2005.
Dave
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: wartsilaone on November 23, 2012, 09:22:01 PM
The build looks great. The design looks like she's based on a landing craft.


Ali
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 23, 2012, 11:19:47 PM
Just had a look around and http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1574159 (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1574159) shows her as renamed Klio in 2005.
Dave




Hi Dave
Thanks for your kind words! KLIO was KERKYRA no 2 and she was sold to another company some years ago! This one is no3 with the same name and she used to be called THASSOS travelling up north-west of Greece. Now for the last one and a half years she is on the line between Corfu to Paxos island and the mainland(Igoumenitsa).


                                                                                                                                                              Yannis
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 23, 2012, 11:22:01 PM
The build looks great. The design looks like she's based on a landing craft.


Ali




Thanks Ali! Yes, more or less this kind of vessels are based on landing craft design! :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: mark w on November 24, 2012, 12:54:40 AM



Bassplayer,


Definitely different than a sub  :o . Looking good  :-)) .


Mark
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 26, 2012, 03:35:14 PM
A lot different from a sub Mark!!! :-))  Thanks for the nice coment!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 26, 2012, 03:43:25 PM
Good evening to all


Some more progress since the last post! It was sanded to a smooth finish with a wet and dry sand paper and I started waxing it with a good quality release agent! Here is some pictures!






(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3134.jpg)
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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 28, 2012, 07:21:39 PM
Goodevening everyone!
Moulding completed! I'm going to leave it alone now for a few days to completely cure! Here is some pictures!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3142.jpg)
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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Duckie on December 01, 2012, 02:03:55 PM
Hi Bassplayer
That's looking a nice build will be following with interest,  one of our club members who is half Greek built this Greek ferry out of plywood
Had quite a lot of interest on YouTube
[size=78%]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfiW5npvG8M&feature=autoplay&list=UUPT0yNukR3Tff1m-ZOpUp8A&playnext=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfiW5npvG8M&feature=autoplay&list=UUPT0yNukR3Tff1m-ZOpUp8A&playnext=1)[/size]


Unfortunately he isn't into computers so you can't get in touch if you wanted too.
 
[size=78%]Duckie[/size]
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 01, 2012, 10:47:45 PM
Hallo Duckie
Thank you very much for your nice comment! I saw your friend's video and I really enjoyed it!!! That's a nice looking boat and if you please give him my congrats!!!
                                                                                       
                                                                                                                               Best regards
                                                                                                                                                 Yannis
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 04, 2012, 01:01:30 AM
Hallo everyone!
The mould is ready and I'm quite pleased with it! Started waxing again to get the final product! Also I made  some work on the ramp wich is going to be moulded in RTV and casted in polyurethane epoxy. Some pictures!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3459.jpg)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3462.jpg)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3468.jpg)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3469.jpg)    (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3483.jpg)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3484.jpg)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3482.jpg)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 13, 2012, 09:44:46 PM
Good evening everyone!


Today I demoulded the hull and here is some photos of the works!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3601.jpg)
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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Dannypenguin on December 26, 2012, 04:27:12 PM
Hi,
 
Im a ferry fan and that is brilliant. Can't wait to see more!
 
Dan
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: obxships on February 16, 2013, 06:34:04 PM
Very nice molding. Any update on the build? Ijust finished one ferry and started another, looking forward to seeing more of your build.. :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on March 11, 2013, 11:10:55 PM
Sorry for the delayed reply  :embarrassed: !!! I regret to say that I haven't done any progres at all to the project due to other obligations!!! I have no spare time at all!!! Hopefully I'll be back on it soon!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 12, 2013, 12:30:53 AM
Beautiful work.

 :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Coastal on March 12, 2013, 12:39:41 AM
Fantastic work there ! loving the hull, it looks pretty much perfect !
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on March 14, 2013, 11:44:41 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments!!! :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: eddiesolo on March 15, 2013, 12:36:57 AM
Superb build, the hull looks spot on. I shall return for more looks... :-))
Si:)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: TugCowboy on March 19, 2013, 04:47:21 PM
An excellent build so far and a really interesting choice of vessel. I look forward to seeing more when you get the time.

Alex
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 29, 2013, 07:20:46 PM
Thanks for the nice comment Alex! Finaly I've managed to get me some free time and I started to fix the frames for the car deck! Sorry about the quality of the photos!(my son took the other camera). More to come!!!




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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/PICT0011_zps7293f845.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/PICT0011_zps7293f845.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: mark w on April 29, 2013, 07:28:05 PM
 
 
Very nice  :-)) .
 
Mark
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on May 02, 2013, 10:04:54 PM
Thank you Mark!
Here is a little progres on the project!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3065_zpsf2bfe929.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3065_zpsf2bfe929.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3060_zpsa675cde8.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3060_zpsa675cde8.jpg.html)


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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3070_zps34f75d81.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3070_zps34f75d81.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on May 04, 2013, 08:13:46 PM
Good evening everyone!
Some more progress on the subject! Made the rudders out of 5mm marine ply and they were given 5 coats of polyurethane varnish. I carried on making the motor mount but is not glued yet in position, just checking out! Also made some floating test, looks good so far! More to come!




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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3096_zps7a763a61.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3096_zps7a763a61.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3090_zpsee910407.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3090_zpsee910407.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3092_zps1f51a333.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3092_zps1f51a333.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3100_zps57f014d4.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3100_zps57f014d4.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3085_zps9df916a8.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3085_zps9df916a8.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3084_zps192940fd.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/DSCN3084_zps192940fd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: obxships on May 06, 2013, 01:18:35 AM
Your build is looking great, look forward to seeing more. Looks awesome on the water.  :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on May 07, 2013, 12:42:18 AM
Thanks for your kind words Dennis, they're much apreciated!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Netleyned on May 07, 2013, 08:51:13 AM
Looking really good.
Not a run of the mill model but the only one on the water. :-)) :-))


Do you get any problems with the motor mount bulkhead acting as a sounding
board to amplify any motor sounds?


Ned
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on May 07, 2013, 07:33:31 PM
I wouldn't think so Ned. Thanks for the kind words!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: boathound on May 24, 2013, 04:58:47 PM
Oh wow, fantastic build and brilliant subject. Can't find a ferry hull for love nor money  :((
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 03, 2014, 10:28:02 PM
Hi everyone!
After a long time I've finaly managed to do a little work on the project! :-)  I glued some pieces on the car deck and also did some tamplates for the bridge! Hopefuly tommorow I'll finish then off and start cutting in styrene! Some pictures!




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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/003_zps6b98c3ef.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/003_zps6b98c3ef.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/004_zpsc207bd5c.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/004_zpsc207bd5c.jpg.html)




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/006_zps01cf11cf.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/006_zps01cf11cf.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/007_zps8aad6e1b.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/007_zps8aad6e1b.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: mark w on April 03, 2014, 10:30:39 PM
Very nice  :-))
 
Mark
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: TugCowboy on April 03, 2014, 11:27:56 PM
Still looking great.
Will enjoy seeing the next stages.

Alex
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on April 04, 2014, 12:57:04 AM
Yannis......without knowing the motor sizing or loadings........you may wish to consider cutting some kidney shaped slots in the motor mounting plate to match the air cooling slots in the headcap face of the motors...Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 04, 2014, 01:24:03 AM
Mark, Alex, thanks for the kind words :-)


Derek, I'll do that! :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: GAZOU on April 04, 2014, 08:59:41 AM
It is some cardboard?

He is going to navigate, with what to protect you the cardboard?

Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: TugCowboy on April 04, 2014, 10:33:42 AM
It is some cardboard?

He is going to navigate, with what to protect you the cardboard?

I believe the cardboard is just a template to get the shape right and will be replaced with styrene sheet, if I read the original posts correctly.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 04, 2014, 10:05:20 PM
I believe the cardboard is just a template to get the shape right and will be replaced with styrene sheet, if I read the original posts correctly.




That's correct :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: obxships on April 06, 2014, 01:12:36 AM
Looks like it is starting to take shape. looking great!! :-)) Also like the use of the cardboard for a pattern material, will have to keep that in mind when I start my sport fishing build.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 07, 2014, 12:13:54 AM
Thanks for the kind words Dennis! :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 07, 2014, 12:22:38 AM
More progres! Started working on the upper bridge in styrene sheet. Also made the pavements(if I say it correctly???) for the passengers port and starboard. Here is some pictures!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/0052_zps244fbc94.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/0052_zps244fbc94.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002_zpsa5b55a86.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002_zpsa5b55a86.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/010_zpsf7ad5359.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/010_zpsf7ad5359.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/009_zps3e7769b0.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/009_zps3e7769b0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Capt Podge on April 07, 2014, 12:27:56 AM
Just found this build log while looking for something else - a great subject and great workmanship, well done so far :-))
 
The passenger pavements would be termed "walkways" - I think that's what you meant O0
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on April 07, 2014, 01:50:23 AM
Yannis.... very interesting :-))

1. I see the vehicular ramp is functional......
2. I also see from the first posting image the fulcrum lifting point is strangely low @ approx. 1/2 of the total ramp length
3. We also see safety chains fitted  %)...are the chains to support the ramp's water tightness @ sea?...as the chains appear to be non tensioned ...or slack in this image
4. Is the construction of your ramp sufficiently lead weighted to allow it fall under it's own weight when lowered via the wire cables?
5. Will you use some form of gasket between the inner ramp edges & the hull to maintain water tightness?

Derek  ;)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 08, 2014, 08:50:13 PM
Just found this build log while looking for something else - a great subject and great workmanship, well done so far :-))
 
The passenger pavements would be termed "walkways" - I think that's what you meant O0
 
Regards,
 
Ray.




Thank you Ray, that's much appreciated
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 08, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
Yannis.... very interesting :-))

1. I see the vehicular ramp is functional......
2. I also see from the first posting image the fulcrum lifting point is strangely low @ approx. 1/2 of the total ramp length
3. We also see safety chains fitted  %) ...are the chains to support the ramp's water tightness @ sea?...as the chains appear to be non tensioned ...or slack in this image
4. Is the construction of your ramp sufficiently lead weighted to allow it fall under it's own weight when lowered via the wire cables?
5. Will you use some form of gasket between the inner ramp edges & the hull to maintain water tightness?

Derek  ;)




Hi Derek
I supose the lifting point of the rump is low to save some travel as it's operated pneumaticaly by a little piston which is located on the small deck just above the rump! The chains are always slack and they're there just in case! The rump itself is heavy enough(no lead) to lower by it's own weight and no, I'm not going to use any gasket as it doesn't have to be watertight as per the real think! Even in a rough sea very little water is coming in and that is from the hinge!
 Also I'd like to state here that the model I'm building right now is not the one in the pictures in the begining of the log! Here is some pictures form the real one that's being modelled! KERKYRA is going to be the next one!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/VICTORIA_zps96e2f116.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/VICTORIA_zps96e2f116.jpg.html)


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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/victoria001_zpsf09132c6.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/victoria001_zpsf09132c6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on April 08, 2014, 09:30:24 PM
So, here is today's progres! While waiting for some styrene sheet to come through the post I made the funnel! Made a plag out of balsa and then pressed it on a piece of styrene heated in the avon! Also I taped all the tamplates together to get a rough idea and I found out that some adjustments are necesary! Good job I went that route before I started cutting on the final material ok2




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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/0092_zpsceeff8b0.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/0092_zpsceeff8b0.jpg.html)


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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/0023_zpsafa65e43.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/0023_zpsafa65e43.jpg.html)


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(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/0055_zps27f682a4.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/0055_zps27f682a4.jpg.html)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/0074_zps9055788e.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/0074_zps9055788e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on May 21, 2014, 11:26:14 PM
Just a little update !




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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on May 28, 2014, 08:45:04 PM
A little update making the interior of passengers salon.




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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Capt Podge on May 28, 2014, 09:45:39 PM
Very neat work - she is coming together nicely O0 :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on June 07, 2014, 11:57:10 PM
Thank you Ray  :-)  The progress is really slow because of other obligations but at least is moving on!




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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: pugwash on June 08, 2014, 10:11:20 AM
Yannis I have just come across your latest build - a bit of a change from the last
one.  As usual you are doing a great job, and its nice to see a ship that I travelled
on quite regularly between Corfu and Igoumenitsa a few years back
Geoff
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: type82 on June 18, 2014, 08:48:25 PM
Very impressed with the hull moulding and the funnel build i will use this method on my tug. How do you seal the balsa in case it gets wet
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on June 27, 2014, 12:40:37 AM
Yannis I have just come across your latest build - a bit of a change from the last
one.  As usual you are doing a great job, and its nice to see a ship that I travelled
on quite regularly between Corfu and Igoumenitsa a few years back
Geoff




Thank you for the kind words Geoff, I'm glad i bring back memories to you !
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on June 27, 2014, 12:45:00 AM
Very impressed with the hull moulding and the funnel build i will use this method on my tug. How do you seal the balsa in case it gets wet




Thank you very much, it is much appreciated ! I don't seal the balsa, I only use it as a plug to form the styrene if that's what you mean!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 13, 2014, 11:55:03 PM
Hello all
A little progres on the project after a long brake ! Here is some photos


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: mark w on December 14, 2014, 12:18:39 AM
Looks great  :} . Glad your  back on it.


Mark
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 15, 2014, 12:43:13 AM
Thank you Mark   :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 22, 2014, 11:34:05 PM
Hi everyone
Now having plenty of spare time I've decided to start also on the second one and I'm going to work on both of them simultaneously! This is KERKYRA which is pictured on the begining of the thread and here are some photos of the progress so far ! The only thing is that I started the other way around on this one starting from the bridge before moulding the hull. I'll keep you posted!




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/005_zps87f4569b.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/005_zps87f4569b.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/037_zpsc06e89ea.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/037_zpsc06e89ea.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/011_zps0a76f9c0.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/011_zps0a76f9c0.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/018_zps4f420587.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/018_zps4f420587.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0053_zpsd9b2d52c.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0053_zpsd9b2d52c.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0036_zps5418fef0.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0036_zps5418fef0.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0073_zps2de4a4cd.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0073_zps2de4a4cd.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/010_zpsb1cd5f0d.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/010_zpsb1cd5f0d.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0112_zps8021b1dd.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0112_zps8021b1dd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 30, 2014, 11:38:09 PM
Hello everyone and a Happy New Year!
 A little update on KERKYRA's bridge




(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00115_zps0a475893.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00115_zps0a475893.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0039_zps06995d68.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/0039_zps06995d68.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00116_zps47c83c4f.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00116_zps47c83c4f.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00215_zpsf6b1439c.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00215_zpsf6b1439c.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00117_zpsa6e61cac.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00117_zpsa6e61cac.jpg.html)   (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00310_zpsa363976e.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry%20KERKYRA/00310_zpsa363976e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Big Ada on December 31, 2014, 06:01:54 PM
Looking forward to seeing your fit out of the wheel house.

Len.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 01, 2015, 10:56:28 PM
Looking forward too!!! It's going to be fun!!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 15, 2015, 08:08:06 PM
Just a little update and the progress so far 


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%208_zpsuz5bioyn.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%208_zpsuz5bioyn.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%208_zpsbejeaqsq.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%208_zpsbejeaqsq.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%209_zpscqlw1egs.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%209_zpscqlw1egs.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2010_zpsaxq95tbf.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2010_zpsaxq95tbf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Capt Podge on October 15, 2015, 11:55:46 PM
Great to see you're still at it - the level of detail is quite amazing. Looking forward to seeing more on this one as well. :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 16, 2015, 12:02:43 AM
Thank you Ray for your kind words, I'm trying my best! Hopefuly I'm going to have her in the water sometime next week for the first trials!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 17, 2015, 08:14:40 PM
Adding some detail on the sides of the boat! God, this is going to take ages!!!


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2011_zpsagrhkxmu.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2011_zpsagrhkxmu.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/003%2014_zpsxzvshage.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/003%2014_zpsxzvshage.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 18, 2015, 10:31:51 PM
Done a little bit more work today!


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2012_zpshcwklokm.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2012_zpshcwklokm.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002_zpsdequ9onc.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002_zpsdequ9onc.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/003%2015_zpsk3u4gfls.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/003%2015_zpsk3u4gfls.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 20, 2015, 11:52:43 AM
Some photos and a video of some testing I did today in the tank and in the sea just down the road from where I live. Using a two chanel radio and only one speed controler just to see how she behaves!


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2011_zpsp85ld6kb.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2011_zpsp85ld6kb.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/005%208_zpsw4gk6whc.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/005%208_zpsw4gk6whc.jpg.html)


https://youtu.be/qsGeXursvHc
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: dougal99 on October 20, 2015, 04:57:42 PM
Looks very stable. Congratulations.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: hama on October 20, 2015, 06:25:54 PM
Nice! She's big! Perfect place for a test sail as well. Looking forward to the rest of the build.
Hama
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: carlmt on October 20, 2015, 07:04:15 PM
Great model  :-))   She looks very manoeuvrable and turns well - very stable.
 
Looking forward to further instalments of this build. Well done  O0 .
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on October 20, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
She rides well bassplayer  O0, just a question.........

1. have you any removable ballast in these sea trials?
2. the motors from an earlier image appear an inexpensive type with resultant whine  {:-{
3. have you considered a medium speed diesel engine sound card/amplifier/speaker?

Keep us posted with more images :-))....... Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 21, 2015, 07:34:51 PM
Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated  :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 21, 2015, 07:45:20 PM
She rides well bassplayer  O0 , just a question.........

1. have you any removable ballast in these sea trials?
2. the motors from an earlier image appear an inexpensive type with resultant whine  {:-{
3. have you considered a medium speed diesel engine sound card/amplifier/speaker?

Keep us posted with more images :-)) ....... Derek




Thanks Derek
No ballast at all in these trials, just a big battery from one of my subs! The motors are the old good Mabuchi 540 and they were laying in the workshop for more than 25 years so I thought I'll make a good use of them! They're up to the job just fine as you can see in the video and I really don't mind about the whining! No thoughts at the moment about a sound module although it did cross my mind!!! Maybe in the other ferry, we'll see !!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 21, 2015, 07:49:16 PM
Some photos of today's work






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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 24, 2015, 08:25:36 PM
Some progress since last time :-)


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: boathound on October 24, 2015, 09:49:11 PM
Fantastic work  :o  can smell the diesel from here, don't forget a drink vending machine in the corner of the passenger deck, they all seem to have one of those!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on October 24, 2015, 10:27:07 PM
Hello
I think your build is great. You have done some nice detailing work . It is nice to see another RC ferry being built. will you be getting the front ramp to work?


john
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 25, 2015, 12:34:19 AM
Fantastic work  :o  can smell the diesel from here, don't forget a drink vending machine in the corner of the passenger deck, they all seem to have one of those!


Thank you very much, that'll be a nice touch indeed!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 25, 2015, 12:37:20 AM
Hello
I think you build is great. You have done some nice detailing work . It is nice to see another RC ferry being built. will you be getting the front ramp to work?


john


Thank you john, your build is amazing too, great workmanship and yes, the ramp is going to be operational!


   Yannis
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on October 25, 2015, 07:42:53 AM
Hello Yannis
Look forward to seeing the ramp working . Thanks for the kind words.


John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Brian60 on October 25, 2015, 10:30:40 AM
Yannis this takes me back a few years. I remember waiting on the quayside in Pireaus to board one for the crossing to Aegina, I think it was about 1987!! I remember being sea sick on it - yep I put it down to being awake for 20 hours before sailing, that, no food and empty stomach and 7 oclock in the morning. I went to use the toilet, one of those holes that you stand over that were popular at the time {-) the smell coming from it had me throwing up :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 26, 2015, 10:45:33 PM
Yannis this takes me back a few years. I remember waiting on the quayside in Pireaus to board one for the crossing to Aegina, I think it was about 1987!! I remember being sea sick on it - yep I put it down to being awake for 20 hours before sailing, that, no food and empty stomach and 7 oclock in the morning. I went to use the toilet, one of those holes that you stand over that were popular at the time {-) the smell coming from it had me throwing up :embarrassed:


Oh my God, poor you!!! At least I hope you had a nice holiday!!! :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 27, 2015, 07:32:43 PM
Adding more detail


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on October 27, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
Hello
very nice on the brass work .


john
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: carlmt on October 27, 2015, 10:14:07 PM
Excellent brass work  :-)) :-))  Must be the week for messing with brass....... {-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 27, 2015, 10:36:32 PM
Hello
very nice on the brass work .


john


Thank you John :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 27, 2015, 10:43:38 PM
Excellent brass work  :-)) :-))  Must be the week for messing with brass....... {-)


And maybe next week :}  Loads of hand rails!! Thanks for the kind words![/quote]
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 30, 2015, 07:09:23 PM
Keep adding details and also my first atempt to put lights in a model! This is only a trial and looks like fun :-)


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Capt Podge on October 30, 2015, 11:28:21 PM
Your model is looking great and your soldering looks excellent, hope I can achieve that standard in years to come.  :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on October 31, 2015, 08:36:05 PM
Thank you very much, that's very kind of you!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 01, 2015, 10:03:26 PM
Started adding some colour in the interior and tested the green in one of the decks. Also started working on the maine mast


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on November 01, 2015, 10:19:21 PM
looking good . Your windows are very neat .


John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 01, 2015, 10:25:06 PM
Thank you John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: carlmt on November 01, 2015, 10:44:24 PM
Aye - there's some tidy window cutting there  O0 O0
A very steady hand you must have!!!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 04, 2015, 09:12:10 PM
More details and rails and also I tried to make one of the benches that occupy the decks of such vessels. Not pleased with it at all, I have to find another way of making them. Any suggestions are very wellcome!


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Brian60 on November 05, 2015, 07:48:31 AM
It looks as though you have used thin strips of styrene sheet, it never works like that, it develops a curve along the cut edge from the knife. What about using the ubiquitous coffee stirrers? They are easy to sand so you could sand along the length to aquire the right width, then lay them together on double side tape and sand to the required thickness. They can also be stained to look like what they are - wood.


Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 05, 2015, 09:30:29 PM
It looks as though you have used thin strips of styrene sheet, it never works like that, it develops a curve along the cut edge from the knife. What about using the ubiquitous coffee stirrers? They are easy to sand so you could sand along the length to aquire the right width, then lay them together on double side tape and sand to the required thickness. They can also be stained to look like what they are - wood.




I like your idea, thanks :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 05, 2015, 09:32:35 PM
Today's update


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 10, 2015, 12:57:22 AM
Started making the doors and added a few more things


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Brian60 on November 10, 2015, 03:44:06 PM
Very very neat work, she is coming along nicely, soon be time to leave the dock!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on November 10, 2015, 08:58:02 PM
Strips can be cut from sheet styrene, you just have to cut carefully and do not apply too much pressure when cutting.

Depending on your pocket and how many benches you need to make, Evergreen make a whole range of strips in different dimensions with ranges from .25 right up to 3.2mm with 4, 4.8 and 6.3mm square bars plus more shapes and the like.

Plastruct makes shorter strips in mainly identical dimensions available in packs like Evergreen. The strips are slightly round edged and in some cases are pillow like and all have a matt finish. Their slection of rods are far superior to Evergreen in being round and lacking elongated bubbles inside them (The model kit sprue stretchers amongst us will know what I mean:O)

So, I hope the above info is of use to you Yannis. The ferry looks amazing, is it based on a Landing craft design?
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 11, 2015, 12:38:27 AM
Very very neat work, she is coming along nicely, soon be time to leave the dock!




Well, it won't be long I hope!! Thanks for the kind comment!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 11, 2015, 12:50:40 AM
Strips can be cut from sheet styrene, you just have to cut carefully and do not apply too much pressure when cutting.

Depending on your pocket and how many benches you need to make, Evergreen make a whole range of strips in different dimensions with ranges from .25 right up to 3.2mm with 4, 4.8 and 6.3mm square bars plus more shapes and the like.

Plastruct makes shorter strips in mainly identical dimensions available in packs like Evergreen. The strips are slightly round edged and in some cases are pillow like and all have a matt finish. Their slection of rods are far superior to Evergreen in being round and lacking elongated bubbles inside them (The model kit sprue stretchers amongst us will know what I mean:O)

So, I hope the above info is of use to you Yannis. The ferry looks amazing, is it based on a Landing craft design?


Thanks for the tip, I think I'll go for the Evergreen or Plastruct solution(too many benches for both vessels). It will be a lot easier and neater! You've been very helpfull! As for the design I supose it must be based on landing craft. Thanks for the nice comment!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 13, 2015, 07:55:33 PM
Great weather down here, just perfect for the first coat of primer! Also a few lights were installed. Being my first time they gave me a bit of a hard time but finaly I got around it! I'll do some corrections tommorow!


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: carlmt on November 13, 2015, 08:31:44 PM
Tidy work  :-))
I didn't realise that you had made all the handrails removable!!!!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Steve Mahoney on November 13, 2015, 08:50:14 PM
Those bench seats look like a nightmare to build, and so many of them. Thin styrene strips like that always tend to warp.
Have you thought about making them as 1 flat unit out of etched brass and just folding them to shape? Something similar to this?
Steve
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 13, 2015, 11:51:15 PM
Tidy work  :-))
I didn't realise that you had made all the handrails removable!!!!!


It's easier to paint them that way! Thanks for the kind words!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 13, 2015, 11:58:04 PM
Those bench seats look like a nightmare to build, and so many of them. Thin styrene strips like that always tend to warp.
Have you thought about making them as 1 flat unit out of etched brass and just folding them to shape? Something similar to this?
Steve


Hi Steve,that's a good idea but I think it's going to be on the expensive side, I'll check it out!!Thanks for helping :-))


  Yannis
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: boathound on November 14, 2015, 03:45:20 PM
Loving watching progress, how do yo solder so well?  :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 14, 2015, 03:58:46 PM
Loving watching progress, how do yo solder so well?  :-)


I owe it to my late father! He was a great craftsman working a lot with brass repairing antiques, so he tought me all about it! His soldering was amazing!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 15, 2015, 12:54:14 PM
A small update fitting more handrails


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on November 15, 2015, 04:17:18 PM
your hand rails are very nice.


John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 16, 2015, 12:32:15 AM
Thank you John, very kind of you!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 17, 2015, 11:49:43 AM
Making the mechanism that operates the rump. Not quite finished yet


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Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: barriew on November 17, 2015, 06:30:05 PM
That looks more realistic than mine on Rhum :-))  How did you cut the plasticard discs?


Barrie
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on November 17, 2015, 08:54:27 PM
Yannis..........these hydraulic cylinders..... if not spring return or internally ported, need a fluid port at each end  %)........... Derek

[I spent the last 18 years of my working life exclusively with cylinders for our steel industry :kiss: ]

 
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 17, 2015, 10:07:25 PM
That looks more realistic than mine on Rhum :-))  How did you cut the plasticard discs?


Barrie


Hi Barrie, with a punch die!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 17, 2015, 10:13:11 PM
Yannis..........these hydraulic cylinders..... if not spring return or internally ported, need a fluid port at each end  %) ........... Derek

[I spent the last 18 years of my working life exclusively with cylinders for our steel industry :kiss: ]


Hi Derek, you are right, they have a fluid port at each end. I'll do all the plumbing tommorow!!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: carlmt on November 17, 2015, 11:31:17 PM
Beautiful detailing!!!  :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 25, 2015, 05:19:10 PM
Some photos and a video of the work I've done lately. The ramp mechanism is not finished yet, I have to do some wiring! It works fine but I think is a bit slow!


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https://youtu.be/V5RVu69zojU
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on November 25, 2015, 09:57:40 PM
It is a bit slow but you don't want it to fast eother or it will look odd. Perhaps fitting a gear box to the system will allow you to speed it up without the complexity of making/finding a coarser threaded shaft.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on November 25, 2015, 10:12:35 PM
Hi Yannis
looked at your vid .about 40 sec to open the door. Bit slow you want to be a round 15 sec max . Trying to hold a ferry steady for 15 sec while the doors lowers is hard .


John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on November 26, 2015, 01:33:12 AM
Well done Yannis............... :-))

I like the sound of the hydraulic pump screaming over the top of the counterbalance valve which allows the ramp to be pushed down [lowered] and [pulled] raised ......I suggest the slowness of the ramp movement adds realism.......

Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on November 26, 2015, 02:28:36 AM
Sorry.... :embarrassed:...I didn't explain myself properly  <*<

All wire sheaved hydraulically powered vessel ramps are driven down......not any free fall of wire....the force [hydraulic pressure] is set by the counterbalance valve and is a greater setting than required for hoisting or raising up....the reason for this is if hydraulic power is lost, the ramp will lock up and not free fall out of control to the wharf

This is why the audible sound of the ramp being lowered is always greater than the sound of the ramp being raised

Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Brian60 on November 26, 2015, 08:33:19 AM
Looks good, but I agree with the others, it needs to be a bit faster in operation.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 26, 2015, 09:20:07 PM
Thank you all very much for the feedback, much appreciated :-)  I went today down to the port just to watch them real things departing for the mainland and see how long it takes to raise the rump! Well, it takes sometime but maybe a tad faster than mine, not a lot! So, to start with I think I'll go for a bigger thread and see from there!!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on November 26, 2015, 09:37:37 PM
Yannis.......if you must change the speed >>:-(, ...is the servo drive rotation motor running on 4.8V ?......if so you could consider increasing to 6V   %)

For interest, what was the real vessel ramp lowering speed/time?....& confirm your scale of build.....from there a simple calculation will confirm a distorted visual image where true scaled speed can appear too fast ........ Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 28, 2015, 06:17:08 PM
Yannis.......if you must change the speed >>:-( , ...is the servo drive rotation motor running on 4.8V ?......if so you could consider increasing to 6V   %)

For interest, what was the real vessel ramp lowering speed/time?....& confirm your scale of build.....from there a simple calculation will confirm a distorted visual image where true scaled speed can appear too fast ........ Derek


Derek, increasing the voltage is out of question because I allready run it on 7.2V {:-{  I came up with another solution wich works fine, see below!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 28, 2015, 06:27:19 PM
I've been adviced by a fellow modeller from a Greek forum and made some mods to the system wich work fine to my opinion! Also changed the ramp with the prototype I made for casting as the epoxy one was too heavy! The speed is more scale now and I'm quite happy with it :-)  Please, tell me what you think, here is some photos and a video


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/003%2032_zpsbkdhnjpb.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/003%2032_zpsbkdhnjpb.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/004%2024_zps6q6ddthe.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/004%2024_zps6q6ddthe.jpg.html)


https://youtu.be/D7QUTrHgSoA
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on November 28, 2015, 07:36:56 PM
Yannis....yes a slight difference in speed....still appears fine in operation :-))..... I would have thought that the heavier ramp would have provided a more realistic visual.............Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: JimG on November 28, 2015, 07:51:54 PM
One problem you might have in use is that the lines will wear through the plastic servo arm you are using. You should try to fit some form of a pully for the lines to run around to stop this.

Jim
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on November 28, 2015, 10:17:39 PM
Hi Yannis
That better. Does your ramp have two settings fully up and fully down or can you stop it 1/2 way ?


John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 29, 2015, 12:34:49 AM
Yannis....yes a slight difference in speed....still appears fine in operation :-)) ..... I would have thought that the heavier ramp would have provided a more realistic visual.............Derek


Yes, it would Derek but it was way too heavy I think, it was almost stalling the mechanism. Thanks for the kind words :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 29, 2015, 12:39:09 AM
One problem you might have in use is that the lines will wear through the plastic servo arm you are using. You should try to fit some form of a pully for the lines to run around to stop this.

Jim


Yes, you are right Jim, I'm going to fit a pulley :-))  I'm having it this way only for now, just for testing!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on November 29, 2015, 12:42:45 AM
Hi Yannis
That better. Does your ramp have two settings fully up and fully down or can you stop it 1/2 way ?


John


Hi John
Thanks a lot! I have two settings, fully up and fully down!


   Yannis
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 02, 2015, 10:18:23 PM
Final modifications, works really fine and smooth now :-)


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/004%2025_zpso94p8jsr.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/004%2025_zpso94p8jsr.jpg.html)   
(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/005%2016_zpseygdno6r.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/005%2016_zpseygdno6r.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Norseman on December 03, 2015, 08:28:41 PM
Hi Yannis


This is a lovely build. I liked that you detailed the passenger lounge. Impressive all round.


Dave
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on December 03, 2015, 08:39:36 PM
That's more like it! I like the mechanism.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on December 03, 2015, 10:05:26 PM

Hi John
Thanks a lot! I have two settings, fully up and fully down!


   Yannis
Hi Yannis
I have this to on Celestine. I am thinking of changing it so I can lower say 75% of the way down then stop. then do the final 25% Later. What I have found it can be hard to keep a ferry lined up for the time it takes to lower a ramp. So mine takes about 12 s so As I am going in asten I can lower 75% when I am lined up with the dock lower then final 25% which would mean I only have to keep her lined up for about 3 s .Just some thing for you to think about


john
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 03, 2015, 10:43:25 PM
Hi Yannis


This is a lovely build. I liked that you detailed the passenger lounge. Impressive all round.


Dave


Thank you Dave, much appreciated!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 03, 2015, 10:44:35 PM
That's more like it! I like the mechanism.


Very nice of you, thank you very much!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 03, 2015, 10:48:30 PM
Hi Yannis
I have this to on Celestine. I am thinking of changing it so I can lower say 75% of the way down then stop. then do the final 25% Later. What I have found it can be hard to keep a ferry lined up for the time it takes to lower a ramp. So mine takes about 12 s so As I am going in asten I can lower 75% when I am lined up with the dock lower then final 25% which would mean I only have to keep her lined up for about 3 s .Just some thing for you to think about


john


That's a good idea John but how do I go about it? Do I put an extra end switch? Do you have any diagrams! I'm no good with electrics!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on December 27, 2015, 05:37:19 PM
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year everyone :-)
Planing on the vehicles I'm going to put on her! The bike is not finished yet. Here is some photos


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2039_zps1ebahmp1.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2039_zps1ebahmp1.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2042_zpsiqe12gtu.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2042_zpsiqe12gtu.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2043_zps7mxjm85p.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2043_zps7mxjm85p.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2044_zpsd2f5d5rp.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2044_zpsd2f5d5rp.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2045_zps2tstiudn.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2045_zps2tstiudn.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2046_zpsgjrcwekg.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2046_zpsgjrcwekg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on December 27, 2015, 09:49:52 PM
Yannis.......stick with making model boats...as you make a very terrible lob sided clock maker  {-) .......

Naturally the shadows [Hank Marvin style] make the spoking look twice as complicated as it is  :o

Is that threaded joint just below the 3 position pin the tensioning for the complete work?

merry Christmas.... Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 01, 2016, 10:00:32 PM
No Derek, it's just joining two lengths of wire together! Thanks for the comment and really, being a clock maker never crossed my mind {-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 01, 2016, 10:07:20 PM
Happy New Year everyone! Just started adding some color to it and is the first and the last time I ever paint a model with spray cans >>:-( I just can't get the hang of them!


(http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2026_zpsaulbh0i3.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2026_zpsaulbh0i3.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2040_zpsivldbah0.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2040_zpsivldbah0.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2041_zpsq923pbtp.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/002%2041_zpsq923pbtp.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/007%2014_zpsud9sdhij.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/007%2014_zpsud9sdhij.jpg.html)  (http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz162/koytagia/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2052_zpsimkue5q3.jpg) (http://s824.photobucket.com/user/koytagia/media/Open%20type%20ferry/001%2052_zpsimkue5q3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on January 01, 2016, 10:36:06 PM
Yannis........green & gold  ....is she going to transport our OZ Olympic team  :-X.......to the Summer games in Athens 2056....[well the paint should be well cured by then ok2]   

[PS...save me a seat & a walking stick......I will only be 106 years young {-) ]

I know one of the issues I have with rattle cans is that I am only colouring the surface, not filling defects >>:-(......happy new year... .Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on January 01, 2016, 10:57:36 PM
I'll be eighty!

What are your issues with rattle cans? I have used them on a number of ocasions and admit that doing a bit of testing does save time and money in the long run.

Dust and cold are the big problems along with not shaking them properly!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 03, 2016, 06:33:43 PM
Slowly but getting there


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/001%2051_zpsbfxaszdw.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/001%2051_zpsbfxaszdw.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/001%2053_zpsd6j9fe9s.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/001%2053_zpsd6j9fe9s.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/002%2042_zps0dl8nedv.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/002%2042_zps0dl8nedv.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/003%2043_zpsk3bt9vmt.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/003%2043_zpsk3bt9vmt.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/002%2043_zpsbrdkocge.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/002%2043_zpsbrdkocge.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on January 03, 2016, 06:59:33 PM
Lovely job.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Brian60 on January 03, 2016, 08:34:25 PM
Absolutely superb
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 04, 2016, 04:43:04 AM
Yannis........green & gold  ....is she going to transport our OZ Olympic team  :-X.......to the Summer games in Athens 2056....[well the paint should be well cured by then ok2]   

[PS...save me a seat & a walking stick......I will only be 106 years young {-) ]

I know one of the issues I have with rattle cans is that I am only colouring the surface, not filling defects >>:-(......happy new year... .Derek

 :o :o :o Previously Australian owned,  %) %) %)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 05, 2016, 07:52:52 PM
Almost finished with the lights! For a newbe I think I did OK, just the basics. Please excuse the quality of the photos


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/004%2020_zpsikxbslvb.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/004%2020_zpsikxbslvb.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/010%204_zpsmwjh1hsf.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/010%204_zpsmwjh1hsf.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/013_zpsfawsmkq5.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/013_zpsfawsmkq5.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/014_zpsuxldgisy.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/014_zpsuxldgisy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on January 05, 2016, 09:30:18 PM
The quality of your build and finish make those pictures look very realistic.

Great first attempt at electrikey :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 07, 2016, 05:09:06 PM
The quality of your build and finish make those pictures look very realistic.

Great first attempt at electrikey :-))


Thanks, much appreciated
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 07, 2016, 05:10:35 PM
Some progres


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/001%2035_zps4zmmf2ss.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/001%2035_zps4zmmf2ss.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/009%202_zpsagtaqunr.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/009%202_zpsagtaqunr.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/007%2010_zpsjkv9dr0x.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/007%2010_zpsjkv9dr0x.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/004%2022_zpslmlt3j7r.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/004%2022_zpslmlt3j7r.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on January 07, 2016, 07:23:10 PM
Hi Yannis
she is looking very nice . Your painting is very neat.


john
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on January 07, 2016, 08:33:52 PM
Amen Cos.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 07, 2016, 09:31:14 PM
Thank you very much guys :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 08, 2016, 02:40:32 PM
Loading a ferry the greek way!!! I took this photo while travelling to the mainland for a couple of gigs! Don't ask me how they did this, I've no idea!!!


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/026_zpsus37as01.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/026_zpsus37as01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: obxships on January 09, 2016, 11:48:38 PM
Coming together really nice. It will look amazing on the water. Well done. :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 10, 2016, 01:25:43 PM
Thanks :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 10, 2016, 01:30:35 PM
Added the rails on the walkways and made a second attempt on the deck benches.Not perfect but a lot better than the first attempt


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/006%2012_zpsrtemrmqd.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/006%2012_zpsrtemrmqd.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/009%206_zpslwkqvo28.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/009%206_zpslwkqvo28.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/001%2036_zpswzqzaxcb.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/001%2036_zpswzqzaxcb.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/002%2027_zpsgbfmkq28.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/002%2027_zpsgbfmkq28.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/006%2013_zpsvm2ynqqo.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/006%2013_zpsvm2ynqqo.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/004%2032_zpsvhzk75re.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/004%2032_zpsvhzk75re.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: barriew on January 10, 2016, 03:54:26 PM
Those benches look spot on to me.


Well done.


Barrie
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: boathound on January 10, 2016, 06:18:47 PM
Superb  :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on January 10, 2016, 08:12:04 PM
Excellent time and material saving idea :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on January 10, 2016, 08:40:31 PM
Yannis...imagine if 4 mature roundish Greek ladies sat on the bench..... >>:-(

Those benches need a Rolf Harris....or a Jake the Pake....... = a middle leg  {-)....... Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: pugwash on January 10, 2016, 11:39:44 PM
Hi Jannis, slowly getting caught up with some of the builds on Mayhem after my house move.
I have just found this one again and it has come on a long way since I last saw the thread.
This is a cracking build.
Well done again.
Geoff
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 12, 2016, 07:01:59 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone :-)  Derek, I'll take care of that, don't worry :-))
Here are a couple of more benches and also added the hydraulics for the ramp, only need
some weathering on the cables


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/007%2016_zpsarhqmhpk.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/007%2016_zpsarhqmhpk.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/005%2018_zpslmuvprdg.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/005%2018_zpslmuvprdg.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/004%2033_zpsowhudiqh.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/004%2033_zpsowhudiqh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 20, 2016, 03:27:25 PM
Finished with the benches(only need painting) and started working on the life rafts and the tyres they use as fenders. Also added some more details


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/002%2031_zpsxdqdauwc.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/002%2031_zpsxdqdauwc.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/008%209_zpsqzttsc6y.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/008%209_zpsqzttsc6y.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/009%207_zpspptvkuzb.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/009%207_zpspptvkuzb.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/007%2017_zpsfdxyyice.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/007%2017_zpsfdxyyice.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/006%2014_zpsjkhqcfix.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/006%2014_zpsjkhqcfix.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/005%2019_zpsnsrw6wdv.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/005%2019_zpsnsrw6wdv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on January 20, 2016, 09:59:15 PM
I like your castings. I have noticed that resin casting is a very common activity in this hobby; certainly due to the need to replicate parts.

Great progress Bassplayer:O)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: derekwarner on January 20, 2016, 10:37:14 PM
OK Yannis..... %)

The Carley Floats are great
The tyre fenders are superb
The third legs on the benches will support all of this roundish mature Greek women  :kiss:

But what is that thing across the top of the vehicular ramp?.......it looks like a large stretched out dead rat  {-)

Derek
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: pugwash on January 21, 2016, 12:15:30 AM
OK Yannis..... %)

The Carley Floats are great
The tyre fenders are superb
The third legs on the benches will support all of this roundish mature Greek women  :kiss:

But what is that thing across the top of the vehicular ramp?.......it looks like a large stretched out dead rat  {-

Derek

Derek. Having travelled on this particular ferry and many like it I can tell you the "dead rat" is a sort of woven coir/rope
mat used on the jetty at the end of the ramp so the cars do not bottom out as they exit the ramp

Geoff
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on January 23, 2016, 11:29:18 PM
Derek. Having travelled on this particular ferry and many like it I can tell you the "dead rat" is a sort of woven coir/rope
mat used on the jetty at the end of the ramp so the cars do not bottom out as they exit the ramp

Geoff


Thanks Geoff :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on February 21, 2017, 07:36:05 PM
Hi everybody
It's been sometime but eventually did some work! Here is some photos and a video


(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/001%2057_zpspb3wrlrm.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/001%2057_zpspb3wrlrm.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/001%2058_zpsoqktcymq.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/001%2058_zpsoqktcymq.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/007%2020_zps8sxvbgen.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/007%2020_zps8sxvbgen.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/004%2038_zpsx5mahibc.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/004%2038_zpsx5mahibc.jpg.html)  (http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/karelia2/017%202_zpsfp7phhu4.jpg) (http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/karelia2/media/017%202_zpsfp7phhu4.jpg.html)


https://youtu.be/PlBuZfvBSHI
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: missyd on February 21, 2017, 08:12:02 PM
Very nice and unusual model ....  :-))
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on February 21, 2017, 08:58:26 PM
Glad to see you back! What with Joe back as well, I will have to get the biscuits out for a good reading session.

She looks as good as I remember with some fine detail and a good fresh green colour.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on February 21, 2017, 09:14:55 PM
Thank you both, much appreciated :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on February 23, 2017, 12:47:55 PM
Another video being silly {-)  Just wanted to check how she behaves at top speed!


https://youtu.be/T_H2CFcJMVo
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: ballastanksian on February 23, 2017, 08:03:25 PM
I am making a complaint to the ferry company as I now have a cappucino in my lap as the skipper made a sharp left turn just as I was adding sugar!

She is quite nippy but not excessivly so, you might not get many customers though  :}
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on February 23, 2017, 08:12:30 PM
I am making a complaint to the ferry company as I now have a cappucino in my lap as the skipper made a sharp left turn just as I was adding sugar!

She is quite nippy but not excessivly so, you might not get many customers though  :}


My apologies sir, I'll pay the bill to the cleaner's  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: cos918 on February 23, 2017, 09:20:26 PM
sails very well . she has speed to play catch up if she is late leaving . Looks good and sails well


John
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on February 24, 2017, 01:18:11 PM
sails very well . she has speed to play catch up if she is late leaving . Looks good and sails well


John


Yes, I'm quite pleased, she handles very well. Thanks for your kind words  :-)
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: Capt Podge on February 24, 2017, 04:41:40 PM
That's a good looking Ferry you have there - will you be populating it with crew / passengers ?

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on February 24, 2017, 06:38:11 PM
That's a good looking Ferry you have there - will you be populating it with crew / passengers ?

Regards,

Ray.


Not in this one! I'm building another one of the same type which is going to be more detailed and I'm thinking of placing some figures :-))  Thanks for your kind words
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: silverfern on June 15, 2018, 12:05:10 AM

Dear Yannis,


I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Bob Leckie, I am 67 and retired. I live in Brisbane Australia and one of my hobbies is model boats (RC). I am a member of the Logan City Marine Modellers here in Brisbane and also a member of Mayhem, from which I found your most excellent build post of your Open Ferry, Kerkyra, well done. I have learnt so much, in fact I copied it into [size=78%]a Microsoft word doc.[/size]


I'm writing to you because I am also building something similar. Down here in Australia and around the Pacific Islands we use what we term LCT barge - Landing Craft Transport. These barges are used to transport goods such as vehicles, earth-moving machinery, copra (coconut) and anything else that will fit on the deck.


Many years ago I worked up in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and we used an LCT barge to transport our road building equipment around the Island as there where no roads in those days. I was amazed with the way the LCT operated and have always wanted to build an RC model. I have searched for a scale plan but found nothing. My questions to you are did you build from a plan and if so would you mind shearing with me the company's details so I can contact them directly.


My build was going to be from ply wood and fiberglass over the top.
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: bassplayer1 on June 23, 2018, 12:23:27 AM
Dear Yannis,


I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Bob Leckie, I am 67 and retired. I live in Brisbane Australia and one of my hobbies is model boats (RC). I am a member of the Logan City Marine Modellers here in Brisbane and also a member of Mayhem, from which I found your most excellent build post of your Open Ferry, Kerkyra, well done. I have learnt so much, in fact I copied it into [size=78%]a Microsoft word doc.[/size]


I'm writing to you because I am also building something similar. Down here in Australia and around the Pacific Islands we use what we term LCT barge - Landing Craft Transport. These barges are used to transport goods such as vehicles, earth-moving machinery, copra (coconut) and anything else that will fit on the deck.


Many years ago I worked up in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and we used an LCT barge to transport our road building equipment around the Island as there where no roads in those days. I was amazed with the way the LCT operated and have always wanted to build an RC model. I have searched for a scale plan but found nothing. My questions to you are did you build from a plan and if so would you mind shearing with me the company's details so I can contact them directly.


My build was going to be from ply wood and fiberglass over the top.


Thanks for your kind words sir!
I worked on a copy of the original plans of the shipyard, they were kindly given to me by a friend of mine who is a naval architect. If you wish I could send you a copy no problem, just send me your address!!!
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: silverfern on June 23, 2018, 12:52:00 AM
Hello Yannis,
Thank you so much for your offer. My email address is (removed for personal security reasons, itís inadvisable to post your email on open forum) Please use the PM system if you wish to exchange personal details.


I am thrilled to bits and to have your forum notes (which I have copied) has put me in a good position to start.


Thank you kindly.


Bob
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 23, 2018, 02:22:46 AM

Mate, it is not wise to put your email on display. Easy target for hackers.


Best to send Yannis a personal message and then exchange details
Title: Re: Open type ferry
Post by: tigertiger on June 23, 2018, 03:31:11 AM
Mate, it is not wise to put your email on display. Easy target for hackers.


Best to send Yannis a personal message and then exchange details
 


Yes, not just hackers, but there are also bots/webcrawlers, malware that crawls around the internet seeking out specific kinds of data.