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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2014, 08:26:27 AM »

Hello again!
Done some detailing. When I was cleaning in my workshop I found some plastic railings that I had saved for future use. Had totally forgotten about them but now they came in handy. Sprayed them white and glued them on. Some radars, antennas, nav lights and a water slide from the qm2 kit. Made a fake sternramp as well. Now I need to find some lifeboats.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2014, 09:10:20 AM »

Very good custom design. Also the idea of modifying a ready hull is very clever.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2014, 09:56:35 AM »

Thanks! :-))
It will be a long wait for spring so I can sail her again, wish I had access to your café-pool as it looked Amazing. Temperatures are dropping her so it will probably be ice on the water soon.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2014, 07:49:41 PM »

She looks good - fair turn of speed too! Nice one.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2014, 10:19:00 PM »

Hej Hama!!
 
You are doing wonders with that ship  :-))  Such a simple idea and yet the end result looks so professional.  I like it  O0 .
Maybe she needs an ice-breaker bow at this time of year  {-) ?
 
Carl

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2014, 12:35:19 PM »

Thanks Carl!
Yes in the 70's some baltic ferries were built with ice breaker bow, so why not!!
It was all fun rebuilding this boat, in fact I'd do another one if I come across a qm2 hull some day. With some more modifications to the stern and the bow you could make a scale like Superfast ferry.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2014, 03:32:08 PM »

Hi Hama
looking very nice. Rember Finnjet had a bulbus bow and was good for up to 1m of ice .something to with her stupied amount of power LOL.

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2014, 04:49:54 PM »

Indeed John! I believe that's why they don't build them like that anymore, the increase of engine power on modern ferries. You crush your way through the ice rather than brake it with your weight. I worked on a roro vessel that had 20000hp and bulbous bow, nothing could stop her!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2015, 10:03:05 AM »

Hello!
This video clip was posted in the Radio equipment section, put it here too as it has to do with the build. I've programmed the radio to have 3 different modes on this particular model. Manual, cruise and dock mode. Shown on the video is the dock mode, but it wasn't possible to show all manouvers due to lack of available hands! %%
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http://youtu.be/RuhSfuwGEHQ
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2015, 09:33:41 PM »

Some docking manouvers, more to come...
Hama
http://youtu.be/lsA4N88jldo
http://youtu.be/pjr4jpcgXiM
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2015, 08:13:18 AM »

Excellent videos of ferry docking! Very neat!  We don't see enough of model ships doing realistic manoevres like this. 


I'm wondering if I will be able to dock like this with the train ferry I'm building (Freia) when its complete.  Twin props but no bow thruster - well the original of my ferry didn't have one. 


Anyway excellent video - I look forward to seeing more!

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2015, 11:08:41 AM »

Hi Edmund and thanks!
You really should make a dock/linkspan with railroad tracks on! Would be great to see the wagons roll on and off!

Here's a video I like. Something happened to the light that gives it a vintage look. You get the feeling of an early summer morning somewhere in the Med perhaps, even the bugs played along acting as seagulls! Unfortunately my daughters didn't play along and can be seen as two giants walking by on the hills in the background!
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http://youtu.be/guqIZSYRdLQ
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2015, 12:56:02 PM »

The use of slow motion in the video is excellent as well, adding that real touch of authenticity.  Giants in the background?  We can forgive that!  Your boating pond - the Swedish archipelago presumeably - is a fantastic setting as well.  A few years since I stayed with friends there.  I remember night sailing on a yacht through the islands and rocks - scary!

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2015, 01:01:06 PM »

There is something missing from each of your videos Hama. The dockworkers catching the mooring ropes and roping the ferry in!

But considering the scale and difficulty of getting tiny humans the size of ants I think its ok to miss them out O0 {-)

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2015, 02:22:51 PM »

Haha, your right! Perhaps some tiny clothes and hard hats on some ants would do the trick, that is if I can train them to walk on two legs! %%
Anyway thanks for your compliments!
Hama
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2015, 09:57:21 PM »

Thanks for sharing your videos. your transmitter is impresive with its array of switches. Your Ferry is very elegant and quite sleek to boot. The sound of motors and thrusters sounded realistic.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2015, 10:29:08 PM »

Hi Hama, love the idea and it all looks good. 
What scale are the railway items?  HO guage is not far away from 1 : 72 or is there a better scale? 

Will the trains be operational, the mind starts to boggle!  Although thinking about it it would not take much of a rough pond to de-rail the rolling stock.
Great build I am following with interest.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2015, 09:10:27 AM »

Thanks both of you.
And Roy, my comments about train ferries was referring to Edmunds excellent build in another thread. My ferry is a freelance design built to a scale of 1:250 if I remember correctly and no trains on her.
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2015, 10:04:20 AM »

OOPs sorry Hama I must concentrate more.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2017, 01:58:46 PM »

Hello!
Done some detailing and made operational stern ramp as well as automatic mooring system. Got to try it at our club meeting the other day along with my linkspan.
Had originally named her "Thjelvar", but the shipping company decided to name their latest new building Thjelvar. I then choose Graiper instead. Both names come from the ancient mythology Gutasagan regarding the island Gotland. Thjelvar was the first inhabitant on the island and Graiper one of his grandchildren according to this saga.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2017, 02:04:51 PM »

As kong as Grendel's mother isn't around! Nice ship by the way. Quite sleek.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2017, 09:16:40 PM »

Hello again!
Put some cars on-board as well as one crew member! He/she will have some company eventually.. Bought some Z-gauge figures and cars.
The maindeck behind the ramp is minimal due to the ruddershafts. I therefore cut the cars in two and glued the fronts against a black background to create an illusion of a loaded car-deck. The rear of the cars are "loaded" in the garage part of the upper deck.
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2017, 09:25:28 PM »

I therefore cut the cars in two and glued the fronts against a black background to create an illusion of a loaded car-deck. The rear of the cars are "loaded" in the garage part of the upper deck.

Now, that's a very clever solution to the lack of space - well thought out Hama. :-))

Regards,

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2017, 09:29:09 PM »

Also further work on the linkspan and mooring system. It all works great and could easily be adapted to other boats.
A servo arm moves strong magnets in position on the inside of the hull. One of the fender elements on the dockside has a metal plate. This holds the boat to the dock, the stern is hold in place by fenders. One could have two magnetic points along the hull instead but this was a less complicated way of making it. On my first prototype I had only one servo controlling both magnets and ramp, but two separate servos proved to be more flexible.
Pictures and some videos.
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https://youtu.be/354lplhOjqg
https://youtu.be/Rsug-EMTA1Y
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2017, 09:31:07 PM »

Now, that's a very clever solution to the lack of space - well thought out Hama. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Thanks! Also quite economic  {-)
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