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Colin Bishop

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2013, 09:33:52 PM »

Just booked a 24hr excursion on Bretagne for 13th May, returning to Portsmouth 07:30 15th May which gives us all day ashore at St Malo with the car on 14th May. Car+2 and a 4 berth cabin each way for 99!
 
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The big difference between bretagne and Normandie / Mont Saint Michel is the double ramp for most faster desambarq.

Bretagne's car deck 5 is alsways a pain as it takes ages to get off and the cars are really packed in together. Rest of the ship is great though.
 
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2013, 10:53:29 PM »

 A couple of really nice models you should be very proud of!
Could you please state your location?
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2013, 09:13:22 PM »

Hi
A motor you want to think about is the Graupner 720. They are not cheep bt very good . Low RPM very high torque and very low amps pulled about 5 to 7 ah stall.
For trucks you could RC a 1:87 HO truck.
Your model of Bretagne is very nice. I do Like your Barfleur model. I have X2 1:1250 models of her. Did you ever take Barfleur to the Beale boat show in the UK ?

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2013, 09:46:57 PM »

stunning is the only word i can say
you are a verry talented person and the boats are a credit to your skills  :-))
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2013, 07:59:28 AM »

Hi,
 That's true John,  12 years ago, I brought the "Barfleur" under brittany ferries colours. But now ,my model has changed after 2 years of a heavy refit. Do you think we can R/C an 1/87 lorry ?
Joel, I return to france on the Mont saint michel wednesday. It was a real pleasure. My next project is a part of cherbourg quay, with a foot passager berth and car/lorry berth as well.  And after that ? a towsend thorensen kit, a fishing boat or mont saint michel 1/100 ? I really don't know. I let you a photo of one of cherbourg 's passager berth scale 1/100.
Thank you for your post
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2013, 10:44:30 AM »

Hi I thought I rember seeing Barfleur there. From what I can rember is was a great model and impressed me very much.
 I am working on MV Celestine at 1:100. I am looking in the futher to get a 1/87 truck and RC it so it can drive on and off. I have seen some web sites in germany and poland that sell parts etc and show models that have been made in to RC. I will try and find the web sites again and send you the links. There was some 1/80 RC truckes made by Kyosho which were very nice but have been out of production for a long time and are no longer avaible.  http://www.hlj.com/product/KSH69286W/Rad.I am not sure but these might be avaible  http://www.hlj.com/product/KSH66081S/Rad

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2013, 07:21:01 PM »

Wonderful, wonderful model is this Madori - you have given me ideas  O0   O0   O0
 
As a coincidence, I spent this last weekend aboard her, in the company of cos918 (John), just enjoying the vessel as a part of a ferry enthusiasts weekend.
 
Here she is just after arriving in St. Malo:
 

 
During the crossing, we had the opportunity to visit the bridge (and in fact were invited back to the bridge to observe our passage up the Solent to the berth in Portsmouth :
 

 
Additionally, we had a visit to both the engine control room and the engine room itself:
 

 
One of four V12 diesel engines.
 
The port propshaft:
 

 
Spare cylinder liners:
 

 
And the engine control room:
 

 
All in all, an incredible weekend for a ferry enthusiast, and a wonderful ship to experience.
 
I will definitely be travelling on her again  :-))
 
Carl

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2013, 07:35:46 PM »

I don't suppose you got some plans Carl.


I wish I could make it with you on your trip, so much more than the average ferry journey. the engine room visit is a rare thing. it must have been fascinating.


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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2013, 08:13:04 PM »

Not on the day Ali, but going by the friendliness of the crew - and they really were extremely accommodating, polite and friendly - I dont think it would be a difficult task through the offices of BF.
 
As for the engine room, it was incredibly hot and deafeningly noisy - ear defenders are madatory!!!!  And I was quite surprised at the lack of guards to the rotating parts (propshaft, engine clutches etc.).
 
There is talk of a trip on the Nord Pas de Calais being organised - most certainly one to take as she doesnt take regular passengers....only trucks.  It would be good to have you along mate  :-))
 
And that goes for any Mayhem member who would fancy such a trip  O0   O0
 
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2013, 08:17:41 PM »

I'd love to add Nord Pas De Calais to my collection of ferry small ships.


I think I could make that trip. Easily do it in a day. If you hear anything let me know.


Thanks Carl,


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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2013, 08:28:02 PM »

Hi all
Me and carl went on this weekend gone on a trip orginesed by ferry publications. As you can see from the photos what a trip x2 bridge vists one on final approach  X1 engine room vist. All I can say is THANKY YOU VVVVVVVVVVVVVery  much Brittany ferries. I would recomend they to any one and the food was to die for. MV Bretagne may be an older ferry but she is a great boat .
Midoriyour model is so accurate and you compair it to the real ship.
As for RC lorries go on this thread and go to post 11. There are some links there some work some dont. But from there you can find suppliers for parts.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1303531
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2013, 07:58:03 PM »

Hello everybody,
 I have decided to work on the boat stern. As you can see ,I' ve made a small mecanism to push and pull a lorry. I 've prefered this one to an electric one. Electricity is not my cup of tea. I have painted few figures on different bridges because on this kind of boat there is always someone outside . And I wanted to give "life" to my model.
Eventhough, I did not send many photos last weeks,I still working on my model.

 
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2013, 07:52:30 PM »

Hi Midor
she is looking good. I do agree people on a model look real good. I like your idea on the lorry. The detail on the stern ramp is great. I love the fingers on the ramp real nice touch.

John
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2013, 08:48:45 PM »

Thank you John,
 I am working on different fittings such as windscreen wipers , lights, antenas...I have got lots of works on the mast as well.
Next photos to come
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2014, 02:00:20 PM »

Lovely model. We travel quite often on Brittany Ferries albeit onboard the Cap Finisterre or Pont Aven, in fact we have the Cap booked to return to Spain on the 23rd of this month. Like someone else mentioned certain decks are a pain to get off, On the Cap its deck 5 the lowest car deck. If you are one of the first vehicles onboard it can be very awkward. It is the bowels of the ship (lowest car deck) and once into parking, you have to reverse out 50mtrs or so to be able to turn around and drive out. As this is deep in the bows of the ship it is a narrow space as well.

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2014, 06:39:05 AM »

My model is nearly completed. I'm looking for some life raft containers. Now, I'm working on life cherbourg's berth number 4

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2014, 06:41:14 AM »

Some more photos
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2014, 04:16:27 PM »

Superb model but your photo's are too small as I would like a bigger view of the ship & your linkspan.
 
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2014, 05:44:27 PM »

very nice. the link span looks great. Are the two ferries the same scale?

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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2014, 05:46:53 PM »

Sorry for the photo's size.
I 'll try again.
I hope it works.
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2014, 05:49:29 PM »

I've sailed on Bretagne, nice ship. And a great model!

Bretagne spends, or at least spent, quite a bit of time on the Plymouth-Roscoff route too.
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2014, 08:56:45 PM »

Your bretagne is amazing. I live in Portsmouth and see the Brittany ferries everyday on the way and on the way home from work. and always wondered if anyone would build one of them. I would love to see the Normandie built.
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2014, 02:07:31 PM »

they are both fabulous models. I saw a normandie model somewhere in northern france about 10 yrs ago, cant find any information or photos online on it though
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2014, 11:04:45 PM »

Also faller do a HO scale road system that can be automated.it runs on wire embedded in road and magnet in truck/cars I believe. Very effective on model railway not sue if it could be modified for your needs.
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Re: M/V Bretagne under refit
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2014, 10:21:07 PM »

Hello.
No problem to see some picture of Normandy model....

http://www.la-passion-du-maquettiste.com.fr/normandie_fichier.html

Have a nice visit
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