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boathound

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Modern Freighter
« on: July 26, 2012, 08:27:21 PM »

Hi guys and girls,

I would like to build a modern freighter, something like this :    http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1595207

Do you think I could buy this hull and adapt it : The Atlantic Conveyor hull or Africa Star hull from Models By design http://www.modelsbydesign.co.uk/model_boats.aspx

Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

I've seen the Deans Marine "Anna Marie" but its a bit on the small side.

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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 08:54:58 PM »

74 looks and no help.
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Tug-Kenny

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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 09:04:42 PM »


Hi Boathound,

I've moved your request to this section.  Can anyone help him please.

Regards

ken
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 10:17:52 PM »

Sorry,
There just aren't that many modern merchant hulls about (That I know of )

Bob
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 10:50:41 PM »

You could build a similar ship using the The Afric Star hull if you built in 1/75 scale.
A similar coastal ship would be about 120 meters

Look for data on Coastal container ships, freighters or tankers.

I found several general arrangements and other line drawings and data searching for similar ships.
The attached PDF is just one of which I have archived, and would use to extrapolate cross sectional frame data.
Okay the PDF was too large, so here is a jpg of the file.

It is something that you would scratch build.


Deans Marine offers three similar ships as kits, the
Fairwind
Liz Terkol
MV Anna-Marie

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/10_20

Umi

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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 12:07:18 PM »


look on Deans Marine web site there are loads of hulls/kits .
If you only want a hull from a kit ask Ron Dean and he might do you a hulll only.

john
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »

think BP Mouldings do some hulls similar to what your looking for
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 10:32:48 PM »

Thanks guys  :-))
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 01:37:04 PM »

Hi boathound
I'm fairly new in this business and have only built (from scratch ) a fishing boat and 60's cabin cruiser both on grp hulls 48" which I made when a young lad (ie many years ago)
everything apart from the obvious ie motors esc's etc I build myself.
Now that I am on No3 boat I wanted to make a tanker but not on a kit or bought hull.
I've therefore spent a good time in the Discovery museum Newcastle in the achives reseaching ships built in the north east.
I've taken photos of 4 ships plans and am currently using the old drawing board to "create" my ship.
Don't know where you live but all around the country in past and present maritime towns there are archives where you can source plans.
You can buy copies ( a full set could be expensive ).
Generally you can get from old to reasonably modern - depends what you want.
May not be what you are after but it sure gives you a good project! - and it's yours!!!
You could build a simple kit while you pull your hair out on the main project!
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 04:00:52 PM »

How about Model Slipway coaster, from memory of what I have in the garage the hull there is 3 foot or so long.
As mentioned earlier, if you contact the makers you may be able to negotiate the price of a hull only?

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which rotation direction of an electric motor gives the best output speed.
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 09:05:33 PM »

I believe that an electric motor (mfa 919 series) can be driven to (say) suit an RH prop for for'd motion (turning clockwise) with the input cables on either terminals by playing with the controls of my Planet T5 r.c. system but one way will give more power than the other. The motor has no instructions on it for which wire goes where. How do you connect it up to achieve max power?
All thoughts welcome
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Re: Modern Freighter
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 10:19:06 AM »

The problem is that when you put the model into reverse the polarity of the motor is changed, and the leads from the speed controller are not labelled + and -. The only way to find out is to connect it up, shove the throttle fully forward and then pull it fully backwards. The pitch of the motor's sound should give you a good indication of which is fastest. If you're really flash then you can use a tachometer to check the speed.
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