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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #100 on: November 05, 2015, 09:30:29 PM »

It looks as though you have used thin strips of styrene sheet, it never works like that, it develops a curve along the cut edge from the knife. What about using the ubiquitous coffee stirrers? They are easy to sand so you could sand along the length to aquire the right width, then lay them together on double side tape and sand to the required thickness. They can also be stained to look like what they are - wood.




I like your idea, thanks :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #101 on: November 05, 2015, 09:32:35 PM »

Today's update


   






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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #102 on: November 10, 2015, 12:57:22 AM »

Started making the doors and added a few more things


     
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #103 on: November 10, 2015, 03:44:06 PM »

Very very neat work, she is coming along nicely, soon be time to leave the dock!

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #104 on: November 10, 2015, 08:58:02 PM »

Strips can be cut from sheet styrene, you just have to cut carefully and do not apply too much pressure when cutting.

Depending on your pocket and how many benches you need to make, Evergreen make a whole range of strips in different dimensions with ranges from .25 right up to 3.2mm with 4, 4.8 and 6.3mm square bars plus more shapes and the like.

Plastruct makes shorter strips in mainly identical dimensions available in packs like Evergreen. The strips are slightly round edged and in some cases are pillow like and all have a matt finish. Their slection of rods are far superior to Evergreen in being round and lacking elongated bubbles inside them (The model kit sprue stretchers amongst us will know what I mean:O)

So, I hope the above info is of use to you Yannis. The ferry looks amazing, is it based on a Landing craft design?
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #105 on: November 11, 2015, 12:38:27 AM »

Very very neat work, she is coming along nicely, soon be time to leave the dock!




Well, it won't be long I hope!! Thanks for the kind comment!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #106 on: November 11, 2015, 12:50:40 AM »

Strips can be cut from sheet styrene, you just have to cut carefully and do not apply too much pressure when cutting.

Depending on your pocket and how many benches you need to make, Evergreen make a whole range of strips in different dimensions with ranges from .25 right up to 3.2mm with 4, 4.8 and 6.3mm square bars plus more shapes and the like.

Plastruct makes shorter strips in mainly identical dimensions available in packs like Evergreen. The strips are slightly round edged and in some cases are pillow like and all have a matt finish. Their slection of rods are far superior to Evergreen in being round and lacking elongated bubbles inside them (The model kit sprue stretchers amongst us will know what I mean:O)

So, I hope the above info is of use to you Yannis. The ferry looks amazing, is it based on a Landing craft design?


Thanks for the tip, I think I'll go for the Evergreen or Plastruct solution(too many benches for both vessels). It will be a lot easier and neater! You've been very helpfull! As for the design I supose it must be based on landing craft. Thanks for the nice comment!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2015, 07:55:33 PM »

Great weather down here, just perfect for the first coat of primer! Also a few lights were installed. Being my first time they gave me a bit of a hard time but finaly I got around it! I'll do some corrections tommorow!


   
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #108 on: November 13, 2015, 08:31:44 PM »

Tidy work  :-))
I didn't realise that you had made all the handrails removable!!!!!

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #109 on: November 13, 2015, 08:50:14 PM »

Those bench seats look like a nightmare to build, and so many of them. Thin styrene strips like that always tend to warp.
Have you thought about making them as 1 flat unit out of etched brass and just folding them to shape? Something similar to this?
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #110 on: November 13, 2015, 11:51:15 PM »

Tidy work  :-))
I didn't realise that you had made all the handrails removable!!!!!


It's easier to paint them that way! Thanks for the kind words!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #111 on: November 13, 2015, 11:58:04 PM »

Those bench seats look like a nightmare to build, and so many of them. Thin styrene strips like that always tend to warp.
Have you thought about making them as 1 flat unit out of etched brass and just folding them to shape? Something similar to this?
Steve


Hi Steve,that's a good idea but I think it's going to be on the expensive side, I'll check it out!!Thanks for helping :-))


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #112 on: November 14, 2015, 03:45:20 PM »

Loving watching progress, how do yo solder so well?  :-)
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« Reply #113 on: November 14, 2015, 03:58:46 PM »

Loving watching progress, how do yo solder so well?  :-)


I owe it to my late father! He was a great craftsman working a lot with brass repairing antiques, so he tought me all about it! His soldering was amazing!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #114 on: November 15, 2015, 12:54:14 PM »

A small update fitting more handrails


   
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2015, 04:17:18 PM »

your hand rails are very nice.


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #116 on: November 16, 2015, 12:32:15 AM »

Thank you John, very kind of you!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #117 on: November 17, 2015, 11:49:43 AM »

Making the mechanism that operates the rump. Not quite finished yet


       
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #118 on: November 17, 2015, 06:30:05 PM »

That looks more realistic than mine on Rhum :-))  How did you cut the plasticard discs?


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #119 on: November 17, 2015, 08:54:27 PM »

Yannis..........these hydraulic cylinders..... if not spring return or internally ported, need a fluid port at each end  %)........... Derek

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #120 on: November 17, 2015, 10:07:25 PM »

That looks more realistic than mine on Rhum :-))  How did you cut the plasticard discs?


Barrie


Hi Barrie, with a punch die!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #121 on: November 17, 2015, 10:13:11 PM »

Yannis..........these hydraulic cylinders..... if not spring return or internally ported, need a fluid port at each end  %) ........... Derek

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Hi Derek, you are right, they have a fluid port at each end. I'll do all the plumbing tommorow!!!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #122 on: November 17, 2015, 11:31:17 PM »

Beautiful detailing!!!  :-))

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #123 on: November 25, 2015, 05:19:10 PM »

Some photos and a video of the work I've done lately. The ramp mechanism is not finished yet, I have to do some wiring! It works fine but I think is a bit slow!


   


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #124 on: November 25, 2015, 09:57:40 PM »

It is a bit slow but you don't want it to fast eother or it will look odd. Perhaps fitting a gear box to the system will allow you to speed it up without the complexity of making/finding a coarser threaded shaft.
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