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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2008, 06:14:44 PM »

hi there . Top find hama thanks.
Simon if you get the price can you let me know much the super fast ferry would be i might be very intrested.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2008, 06:19:00 PM »

Hello John,

I'll definitely do that as soon as I hear.

All the best
Simon  O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2008, 09:08:29 PM »

Hello polobeer and cos918!
The pleasure is all mine, hope you find something interesting and PLEASE let us all know what you find.
Hama.
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2008, 10:34:43 PM »

hi Simon. Have you heard back from that Guy in Germany on how much the ferry's cost.


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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2008, 12:02:27 AM »

Hello John and hama,

I've heard zilch from the dealer in Germany, so I think it's unlikely that I  will now (sadly).

All the best
Simon  >:(
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2008, 06:03:53 AM »

hi Simon there might be a reason for that.

1 He is on Summer holidays.
2 He only does email in German
Did you wright to him in English or German.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2008, 08:18:53 AM »

Hello John,

Thanks for your message. Yes you're right, and I did write in English. However, I have successfully ordered in English and purchased other models from German suppliers in the past. Is there someone on the forum who speaks German who could enquire on our behalf about the available ferry kits and prices from this supplier?

Cheers Simon!  ???
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2008, 07:16:46 PM »

You could try an online translater...

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt

I usually translate my correspondance, then translate it back to english to see if I said anything weird. ???
Then change out different words to see if I can't get it to translate back to english well.

If you run across a model of the new LNG ferries in the Netherlands, let me know.
The Bergensfjord class is my next ferry,... if I ever get to it.  ::)

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2008, 09:21:32 PM »

Hello Umi Ryuzuki,

Many thanks for your message. I could definitely try that. And, yes, I'll let you know if I come across this ferry!

All the best
Simon  O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2008, 08:46:21 PM »

Hello Simon,

read this and will try to get him on the phone tomorrow. For I live in Germany should be no problem to talk to him and ask about prices for the two ferries.

b.r.  Sven
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2008, 07:17:14 PM »

Hi,

have been in contact with owner of that shop. Prices are as follows:

Kronprins Frederik  EUR 950,--  +  EUR 75,-- for plans if nessessary
Superfast              EUR 1100,-- + EUR 75,-- for plans  --  "--

kit as stated in the shop !

b.r.  Sven
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2008, 07:51:15 PM »

hi Sven Thank you for taking the time to ask , I very much appreciate you asking for us. I was not ready for that much of a big price and with the £ being weak against the Euro doesn't help. IL have to think foe awhile then save for ages .

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2008, 11:00:52 AM »

hello John,

nice prices haven't they ?  I was surprised too, but if you have a look to other comp. in Germany they are nearly the same.

For the Superfast-ferry you can try to ask the office in Rostock if they can send you plans or what ever to build up a model of one of their ferries. Try to get contact to Mr. Jens Berg, we worked both for Finnjet in earlier days. Maybe he is willing to help.

good luck    Sven
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2008, 01:31:42 PM »

Hello John and Sven!

Many thanks for your help and recent information about the German ferry kits. Yes, they are certainly expensive! Too much for me anyway sadly. It was kind of you Sven to make contact with the shop for us; and many thanks John for your email about the kit prices. If anyone decides to buy one of the kits and builds it let us know!

All the best
Simon  O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2008, 07:10:09 PM »

just been on germanys ebay. There a few nice bits but no ferrys that i could see. Any way Been google and using germany words found a few bits, With some time and luck i am sure some else will turn up. Its try to work out what word to use in german is the hard bit.  JOHN
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2008, 09:55:14 AM »

some guys took papermodels and used it as plan for rc-working models. Think about it.

Have you been on this site ?    http://www.steinhagen-modelltechnik.de/   they offer some nice modern ferries. Prices are not shown yet but I believe they will answer in english too.

on this   http://www.g-schmidt.com/   you can find nice models too. Prices you can download as pdf.  this one are not so expensive.

b.r.  Sven
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2008, 07:55:56 PM »

hi Sven i have seen the first web site .The ferry on there is about 900 euro when you get all the bit he offers.
the second site i have never seen ,so thank you for find these sites for us ,grest help.

john

found these.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646087

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v226/paularai/
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2008, 09:39:44 PM »

Good stuff there john! If you ever discover a moderately priced European ferry kit suitable for RC let us know!

All the best
Simon  ::)
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2008, 10:13:40 PM »

hi Simon There a revell 1:400 kit of the ferry Finnjet. She is 213m long so the model is about 53cms long so RC is possible. Now here the bad bit,they are as rare as hen teeth, i been after one for awhile . The fetch TOP TOP dollar on ebay good luck .

Simon is a kit you are after or would you go down the hull+plans or full scratch build root.



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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2008, 10:36:23 PM »

Hello John,

I would prefer a kit, but would consider a hull and plans depending on the prototype.

All the best
Simon  :D
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2008, 09:11:50 AM »

hi Simon
.Your like me,i would perfer a kit. After looking at all the thread/links (thanks Sven) I have found out there is stuff out there put it costs . Deans ferry go for £300 to £700 and those German kits are near the €1000 mark,even if i had the money thats a lot to spend on a kit. That leaves plastic kit and the only one i can think of is rare as.

On the scratch build/hull route I have not had much luck but i thing i have found some thing. If you like finnjet go to the RC link i sent i put on the forum yesterday at 7.55pm. On there ,read end to end and in thread 27 from paularai he say ,he still has the molds for finnjet and might be able to make another hull.also on there ,there a guy called pekka and from what i can work out he works for SILJA LINE ferry's .HE makes comments on he might be able to get plans for finnjet +other ferry's (Baltic only i think). It would be worth keeping this guy as a contact.
Myself I am finishing my mv Celestine ferry and X2 1:450 QE2 models. Then i think i will ask paularai if he still can make finnjet hull as she is one hell of a ferry and still unbeaten in speed +33knots .

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2008, 11:40:18 AM »

Morning John!

That could be a possibility. For me what would be perfect would be a kit/scratch built model of one of our "own" lines, e.g. Stena or Caledonian Macbrayne (I know Deans Marine do one for the latter company but I would prefer a more traditional looking Ferry than this one). Ferries are interesting vessels and it is a shame that they are not widely available as kits; after all for many people it is probably the only ship they will ever travel on. My trips on ferries have left a lasting affect on me and it was travelling on these that started my interest in model RC boats!

All the best
Simon  ::)
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2008, 01:04:42 PM »

would you consider Caledonian Mac Brayne ferry BUTE

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2008, 04:45:22 PM »

Hello John,

I've not seen this ferry. Have you got any photos I could see? Is there a model of it?

All the best
Simon  :o
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