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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2008, 05:13:38 PM »

hi Simon . there a kit sort of. It a 1:250 card kit. I was thinking you could get one there on ebay for less that a teener ,then that will give you some templates sort of. You would really still want planes for her. have a think and let me know what you think. The problem is still the same it either cost or the availability of planes for scratch build. Found this on the mayhem web site but know no more see link.

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http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/irmurray/pictures/bute1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/irmurray/ferries2.asp&h=480&w=640&sz=36&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=1gB4Zv11bAk-GM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcaledonian%2Bmacbrayne%2Bbute%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3DYNW%26sa%3DN

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2008, 05:15:40 PM »

here the card kit note the 9V bat for size com each sheet is A4

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2008, 10:02:22 PM »

Cheers for all the info and photos John. It's certainly worth considering as a way around the problem. Are you tempted to have a go at this ferry in the way that you suggest? It would certainly make an interesting model. The panoramic photo of the the "Bute" in your link above is superb! Very good indeed! Are these kits readily available? Keep us posted.

All the best
Simon  O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2008, 10:45:40 PM »

Hi Simon . I had a quick look on ebay and cant see one at the moment. IL try tomrow to send you the guy address who had the kits. If you don't get a pm off me tomrow it might not be for a few  weeks as work is sending me to china. I saw this kit on ebay and it was cheep so i thought IL have and put it on a shelf one day. It a nice boat but not one for me to make up to RC. I like more your bigger ferry's. That super fast VIII from Germany really caught my eye but at €1175 to much. For that amount you could do a all in all singing and dancing scratch built ferry. I don't feel i yet have the skills to make my own fiber glass hull yet. So on that not i am toying with the idea of finnjet.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2008, 10:57:46 PM »

Cheers John! Hope everything goes well in China...

All the best
Simon  :o
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2008, 09:53:06 AM »

Simon

If you want card models, Google 'Marcle Models' - they are the main UK stockists for all card models, including the Bute. I tried to make this but it didn't turn out too well. Not a fault of the model, but of my lack of skill :(

Barrie
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2008, 11:54:29 AM »

Hi,
what's about this one      http://www.finnlines.fi/uploads/small_finnhansa3_FL(2).jpg

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2008, 11:55:20 AM »

Good idea Barrie. Sorry about your model!  :'(

Cheers
Simon
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2008, 11:57:20 AM »

Hello Sven! The picture is too small to really see properly! Many thanks though.

All the best
Simon  O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2008, 12:30:33 PM »

name of the ship is Finnhansa try out google you can find some more piucs of her.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2008, 05:01:56 PM »

 O0 O0 O0  yes it is   O0 O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2008, 07:54:44 PM »

hi Sven is there a kit or hull for this boat.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2008, 09:48:22 PM »

no kit !  >>:-(  no hull !  >>:-(  but deckplan. A real challenge for shipbuilders. O0 O0 O0
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2008, 10:50:39 PM »

Hello fellas!

Some of the best models of ferries (RC and static) can be found on the "Ships Nostalgia" website. In the model gallery there are lots of photos of some very nice prototypes, including a brilliant Brittany Ferries model (can't remember its name). Have a look if you dare! It will make you want to give up boat modelling (no, only joking!)...

All the best
Simon  :P
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2008, 10:04:03 AM »

A german supplier is manufacturing several different passenger ferry kits for RC, I have seen them several times on exhibitions.

http://www.steinhagen-modelltechnik.de/
(Click on "Produkte")

BR,
Tom
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2008, 06:36:11 PM »

I  was at Deans Marine today - I wonder if this would be of use?
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2008, 06:49:54 PM »

Very nice Martin! Yes there could be some potential there, but it is a very nice model in its own right. Just out of interest, is this a Deans kit? Personally I'm hoping for a more modern design like one of the Stena line ferries to Ireland; here's hoping...

Cheers
Simon  ::)
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2008, 07:34:19 PM »


I'm sure it is but you'll need to check with Ron - http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #69 on: September 06, 2008, 08:32:20 PM »

Thanks for the info!

Cheers
Simon  ;)
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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2008, 07:14:48 PM »

hello,

anyone ever been on this page ?  www.hobbyruten.com   ???   nice ferries and nice video too.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2008, 12:39:04 PM »

I am interested in a model of a Incat Wave Piercing Catamaran but sadly the only commercially available one to my knowledge was Graupner's Condor 9 sadly now out of production . . . if anyone know of one for sale please let me know!

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #73 on: October 15, 2008, 04:29:31 PM »

Earlier in this thread reference was made to the products of Steinhagen and I replied.

I have now reached the stage where my model of the cruise ship "Arkona"  from a hull by this manufacturer has been in the water. Its not yet finished in all details but the attached photo shows it on its maiden voyage last Sunday.

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Re: European Passenger Ferry kits (for RC)
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2008, 04:56:00 PM »

very nice don. :-)) Can i ask you on how you found the quality of the kit and the value for money. The reason i ask , is i look at the robin hood  ferry. From the photos the mouldings looked good  but the price was steep € 786.

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