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Author Topic: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild  (Read 13416 times)

wartsilaone

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2011, 09:23:58 PM »

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2011, 11:10:42 PM »

HI Antony. I just want to make sure you've seen this book on Ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150691707022?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_4920wt_997

Thanks for the link. Yes, I got that book last week. Some great info and photo's too. I'm going to start on the new train deck next week as I want to lay metal rails into the deck like the real thing. I've now decided to use HO scale CIWL carriages as these are readily available and a bit smaller than the OO ones. I've also got to alter the rear of the ferry to accommodate the lowered rail loading ramp. While trawling the net for more info and photo's I can across the following on another forum:









I really like the scratch built loading ramp gantry, superb. More photo's of my build next week.

Thanks Antony
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2011, 11:26:45 PM »

Some old picture of the train ferry dock at Dover...............
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2011, 11:31:06 PM »

I might get that book for myself know you've got one already. It may come in handy.
Using HO scale stock is a good idea, it's more to scale anyway. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

Ali.
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2011, 05:49:32 PM »

Just a quick update:

I've managed to get the rudder gear under the deck. Starting on the installation of the new motors and the new props. Can anyone confirm that the photo below is correct? After looking at a few old threads I believe the props turn outwards away from each other.



I haven't sanded the stern yet as I've got to cut a section out to allow for the loading ramp.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2011, 08:08:35 PM »

Looking good Antony. The port side prop will usually turn anti-clockwise for forward thrust and starboard is Visa-versa.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2011, 08:24:39 PM »

Excellent, the scale of the rolling stock looks OK to me. I think the inset rail would be double rails ie the running rail with an inner guide rail.
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2011, 09:25:32 PM »

Thanks for the replies.

Placed a printed sheet of the wording that goes along the side which I've got to cut out to use as a stencil.



One of the CIWL carriages actually has the correct Paris London board on the side:



The rest of them:



Next to install the motors, esc's props & batteries. I'll post some photo's and a video when I'm happy with the set up.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2011, 10:55:36 PM »

This is looking excellent Antony -  a real credit to you  :-)) :-))

I have just acquired an artists print of the Saint Germain leaving Dover by the western entrance - PM me your email addy and I will drop over a scan of it in the new year......
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011, 12:19:00 AM »

Hi Anthony

I've been reading your thread. I really like to see restorations and I am enjoying yours. I see you are only 'over the water', I am in not far away in Huyton.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2011, 03:55:34 PM »

Hi Dave,

I used to live in Roby not too far from you. Once I get my ship ready for the water I'll be popping over to either New Brighton or Hoylake boating lakes for a run if it's not too cold. Where to do do your boating?

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« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2011, 04:57:51 PM »

Hi Anthony

Yes Roby's close by - I'm just over on St John's. Land of the free...................... er unless it's well nailed down.
I'm only just getting into boats so I am doing some refurbing and asking everyone and his dog for advice.
The dogs have been really helpful  {-) it's the owners that are barking mad   O0 It's a fifties Hales Spraymaster
I am working on now but mostly I like ferries and that's what I will build soon..... The Kalakala, Art Deco 1935.

Lakes near me are Taylors park St Helens (that's big) and Victoria park Widnes. Newsham park is pretty near too.
I have seen New Brighton on the web - is it bigger than it looks? Huntsman I saw on it looked caged, but that is a
beast of a fast boat.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2012, 12:38:29 PM »

Hi Anthony

How is the work coming along? Worth an update yet?

Dave
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2012, 08:55:06 PM »

Hi Dave,

Sorry it's been a while. Back on the build now, hopefully until she finished. Been working on the signage and decided on printing my own decals. First off is the "Sealink":







Next will be her name for and aft. I've decided to have a go at printing these in a light grey as I don't know how to print "White". Should stand out against the dark background.

More soon, Antony
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2012, 12:43:16 AM »

Nice to see you back on the build Antony
I do like this subject too.

Dave
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2012, 11:54:11 AM »

Original motor you show is the "Frog Revmaster". Operating voltage 4 - 6V with a max of 8V. Stall current 1 - 1.3Amps  and 0.6A running at 4000 Revs on 6V. Max efficiency is 45%

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2012, 04:02:52 PM »

Looking great so far Antony.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2012, 04:11:50 PM »

Hi Dave,


Next will be her name for and aft. I've decided to have a go at printing these in a light grey as I don't know how to print "White". Should stand out against the dark background.


White can be 'printed' by putting white text over a coloured background. The big problem is matching the background to the paint on the boat. I recommend white vinyl characters from Becc or Barry's lettering.
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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »

The problem is that printers do not print white. They will print yellow or light grey but it has to printed on white paper but as dougal99 said it is difficult to match the printed background with the paint colour. However on black it shouldn't be too hard 

You can get white decal paper from craftycomputerpaper.com. Waterslide or rub on types are available.  The rub on type is very good.

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Re: MV Saint Germain SNCF Train Ferry Rebuild
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2012, 08:58:57 PM »

Thanks for the help with the white lettering. I'm popping to my local model shop to see what they've got. The "Grey" lettering didn't work, surprise, surprise.

Finally got round to making her stand. Started on the rail deck and started cleaning her decks. Trouble with old models is all the glue previously used is very brittle and all the planks come off when sanding. Getting into all the corners will be a problem now my Dremel has packed in.















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