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Author Topic: Townsend Thoresen Free Enterprise V / P&O Pride of Hythe - development of a kit.  (Read 205980 times)

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Still about (just!!!)..........news soon!!!!!
 
But basically, yes - still on track with the kit.......
 
Am being a completely fussy "xxxxx" at the moment.....this has to be RIGHT!!!!!
 
No half-baked, rushed or 'there or thereabouts' with these models for me.......it either has to be correct or not at all........even if it takes longer......sorry.
 
Carl

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Hey Carl
 
No need for the 'Sorry' - you're doing it right and people will appreciate that in the final product.
I'm looking forward to seeing it all come together for you.
 
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Still about (just!!!)..........news soon!!!!!
 
But basically, yes - still on track with the kit.......
 
Am being a completely fussy "xxxxx" at the moment.....this has to be RIGHT!!!!!
 
No half-baked, rushed or 'there or thereabouts' with these models for me.......it either has to be correct or not at all........even if it takes longer......sorry.
 
Carl
Hi Carl,
FANTASTIC!!. Nice to hear you're still working on the kit. It will be well worth all the effort as there's nothing out there for the TT enthusiast. Can't wait.
Thanks for letting us know.
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Time for an update methinks!!!  O0
 
Plug for the hull just about finished now......final coating and sanding to be done to get to 'baby-bum' smooth. Need a tad warmer weather for this....
 
Drawings to be supplied in the kit are now finished bar the proof reading (bound to be a snag or two...).  There will be 12 drawings, each of A1 size: either full kit size (1:96) of half kit size (1:192), dependent on what they are showing.
 
As a taster - here they are:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
All the best,
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Time for an update methinks!!!  O0

And whatc an update it was Carl  :-)) I'm really looking forward to seeing the final products

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Hi Carl,
Thanks for the update. I've been checking the forum regularly for this so I'm delighted that you've made good progress. The kit is eagerly awaited, can't wait to get started.
Thanks Antony
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Here's another auld bird.
 
 
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got the plans for the duke of lancaster - reduced to 1/4 of original to post.

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The paper the plans are on is probably thicker than the hull now, only being held together by graffiti and asbesdos!
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Ah I had the tracing paper / film plans to scan from my dad who used to work for sealink and was always consulted before things like that were thrown (which is why he has a shed full of plans photos and even the paintings of the boats that were displayed).
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And thanks to you Grendel, I also now have copies of these drawings, along with a few others you were so kind to let me have  :-)) :-)) :-))
 
In the fullness of time, they will be transformed into drawings for r/c kits......
Carl 8)

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ah you were one of the people who managed to download them - excellent.
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You sent them on a disc to me a year or so ago, along with Lord Warden, Speedlink Vanguard, Ship 1717, TS Dover and TSS Avalon.  :-)) :-))

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The plans look great Carl.
Will you be doing the fibre glassing yourself or have you found a local firm?
I can't wait to see some kit parts.


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Hi Ali - thanks for the compliments...
 
No, I will leave the fibreglassing to those who know what they are doing......
I have a shortlist who I will be visiting with the plug to see what they can do.
 
I have learnt a lot with this plug - the main thing being to try a different way of doing it!!!!
For the Norland, I will use thicker ply formers and use the plank on frame method to get fairer lines from the off, instead of throwing tons of filler at it and then trying to sand the shape.
 
At least with the plank on frame I stand a better chance of getting the plug done a little quicker - without creating a god awful mess in the process  {-) {-) {-) .
Carl 8)
 
PS - Kit parts in the next few weeks  ok2   ok2   ok2

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Hi carl
wow that is a serious set of plans ,looks really good.

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HiCarl,


On a scale of 1-5, What would be the difficulty rating of this kit?


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Hi Ali - Certainly not a beginners kit.....
 
But I would hope that, with the drawings, build photos on CD plus Instruction Booklet, it should be straight forward.
 
Maybe a 3 to 4?
 
I plan to write the instructions as I envisage the build to proceed, then amend them as the prototype takes shape. 
 
I think the Norland would be an easier kit all round - at least it seems so at the moment from the drawings. Of which, I would like to get a set over to you when ready for you to cast an eye over if thats ok? If there is anyhting glaringly obviously wrong, you would be the man to spot it!!!
 
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I'll be more than happy to have a look Carl. I look forward to seeing how you are getting but I can understand if you want to keep certain things secret for now.


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UPDATE 23rd January 2013.....
 
The plug as it stands at the moment - covered with filler and smoothed all over. But needs more work......
 

 

 

 
And we had this delivered today............
 

 
The sheet of window and opening 'blanks' - laser cut ready to be fettled and fitted to the hull plug.
 
Carl 8)

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NICE!


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Beautiful. It's getting there Carl.


Thanks Antony
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hi Carl
very nice

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Perfect ! Magnifique !
 I have nothing to add. I 'm refitting my ferry "m/v bretagne" and I think it will end in June. Do you think you should be able to sale the " Free Enterprise v" plans and a CD photos in summer ? I'm looking for the plans issue.

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Hello
May I say you ferry Bretagne is very nice. do you any more details of her and any more photos.

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