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cos918

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2017, 08:21:50 pm »

Hello Hama
very nice idea . Nice sailing to


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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2017, 09:12:32 pm »

Thanks John! :-))
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2017, 10:39:05 pm »

This is really clever hama...10/10......I also bet they are not expensive as a crew of scale Dockers  {-)

Obviously the magnet buffers have sufficient force to hold the vessel, but the vessel also has sufficient force/power to overcome breakaway resistance :-))

One consideration could be to disguise the magnet buffers assemblies in those pedestrian covered walkways that advance to the ships side after the vessel has actually berthed

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2017, 12:37:47 am »

 Thanks Derek!
Yes the idea with the walkway is great! Another idea I had is to fix piano wire to the dockside to represent mooring lines. As you say I can use power to break loose from the connection but the way to do it properly is to just flick a switch to "let go all lines"! :-)
All the best!
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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2017, 02:30:35 am »

I suppose it is a blank page.......following is an example of the thought .........[Port of Kobe in Japan]

Shoreside DC electromagnets :o....the only question or downside is the application of the magnetic force/gauss

Can this be induced progressively?.......or is it snap on <*< .....then snap off  <*< ??

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2017, 07:06:30 pm »

Here's my very simple solution to docking onto a link span

A tiny magnet attached to the underside of the linkspan attaches to a similar magnet on the bow and the stern of the ship.  Ship approaches and the linkspan automatically attaches.  Even the rails on this train ferry line up!  I tried a magnet on the side of the ship to attach it to the dock also but the Freia couldn't pull away- but not wanting anything complicated - Hama's solution is simple but needs a little bit of engineering to create -  instead I use a guide bar which you can see in the video, but which will be painted black eventually when the dock is completed. The linkspan is enough to hold the boat in dock until you want to sail away.

So if you watch the video through you can see both forward and backwards approaches on to the linkspan.  No bow thrusters used - everything depends on twin props.  It was a rather blustery day and the ship gets blown about a bit!  Now to populate the dock with buildings and paint it.  Others in our club have produced some fantastic docks which we can set up on sailing days.

Enjoy the link to video on YouTube:

 https://youtu.be/vYoDCbTPyuY

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Re: New ferry build
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2017, 06:05:05 am »

Clever idea Edmund! Simple and effective.
Another option would be to run the rod beneath the surface and attache a dolphin/ mooringpost to it. And thats making it complicated again {-)
All the best!
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