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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #100 on: April 17, 2016, 06:38:05 PM »

I had been looking at the frames with all those holes considering the fun Steve would have doing them but it looks like he has made short work of the job.

Very neat, she's really starting to look like the real thing now.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #101 on: April 17, 2016, 06:48:25 PM »

I'm truly amazed too when he showed me over Facetime- I think the word to describe his face was 'proud'. He definitely has improved his smaller scale modelling considering he has only really built at the larger scales of 1/12th and 1/24th until recently. He went to the Coalville show to collect his prop shafts from SHG. He will be contacting Simon of Prop Shop to get his props.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #102 on: April 17, 2016, 07:20:33 PM »




Excellent progress on TF3 Nick. :-))


I notice that your Dad has paid attention to the support girders on the Docking platform (aft), the forward of the two is broader across the beam than t'other.  Steve is obviously a man who knows what he's doing.


We look forward to all of your progress reports and wish you (and Dad) continued success on what looks to be an excellent build.


Sandy and Robbie.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #103 on: April 17, 2016, 09:53:09 PM »

Just spoke to Steve over FaceTime and he was dead chuffed with your responses, he admitted that he did have four attempts to get the rear one correct! About fours hours of work he estimates.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #104 on: April 18, 2016, 05:13:45 PM »

I can see why given that the arches either side have to match up and be identical.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #105 on: April 18, 2016, 07:20:41 PM »

Nick, I have only just noticed your kind comment below the final image on previous page. :embarrassed:   I was so engaged with the latest images that I failed to notice.

So you're now familiar with the lunacy that is Bodgitt and Bodgitt. %)   Being two old ex Stokers, each in our mid-seventies, we have a wealth of experience in things Naval (and navel) totalling 37 years, and all in the bilges or thereabouts. Upper deck fittings etc are not in our line of expertise, but we bimble along, learning as we go. TF3 has taught us a lot during our build and hope that it has been as enlightening for you and Dad.

So glad that Dad appreciates our occasional comments, he is deserving of the highest praise for what he is achieving. All too often a similar and current build of the same vessel turns into a bit of a competition. Not so in this case, you have our full support should you ever need it.  Although a different approach to the same goal, Dad's efforts inspire us and we look forward eagerly to the regular updates.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #106 on: June 07, 2016, 01:41:57 PM »

Hi everyone

Sorry it's been so long since the last update but Dad hasn't been sitting around, he has done so much that I've sprayed the initial paint into the side bays and forward section, and hull ready for its first dunking this weekend.



















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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #107 on: June 07, 2016, 06:56:55 PM »

Wonderful stuff Steve and Nick!!

Two rudders .......... there's posh innit.  Poor old Bodgitt and Bodgitt could only manage one. :embarrassed:

Lovely view under the Boat/Bridge deck, great piece of workmanship there Steve. :-))

So good to view the latest progress too, the thread's been quiet of late, but the newest images certainly make up for the absence.

Bravo Zulu guys.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #108 on: June 07, 2016, 07:10:15 PM »

Yeah sorry about that Sandy, work got in the way as usual!
Dads promised me he will send me pictures of the build as he progresses so I can upload them whilst I'm away again!
She's going for a ballasting trials this weekend during the Wicksteed at War weekend, so it'll be interesting to see how his calculations work out.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #109 on: June 08, 2016, 11:48:50 AM »

Gorgeous work chaps. I wish you well with ballasting and water keeping out proceedures Steve!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #110 on: June 19, 2016, 04:23:12 AM »

Whilst I'm away Dad ballasted the ferry at the Wicksteed at War Weekend







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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2016, 04:31:41 PM »

Excellent job guys ....... just excellent. 8)

Very healthy freeboard which complements watertight integrity.

The "Hampshire TF3" hasn't even got her bum wet yet and is nearing completion %) . Talk about living dangerously!!

She looks well on the water and must have drawn many an admiring glance, as well as enquiries as to her origin from many spectators.

keep up the grand work and photographic updates.

Kind regards,

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #112 on: June 19, 2016, 04:54:30 PM »

As long as she wasn't identified as 'Bismark, 'Titanic', or a speedboat then all should have been well. She sits well on the water Steve. You must be pleased at how well balanced she is.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #113 on: June 19, 2016, 08:17:34 PM »

As long as she wasn't identified as 'Bismark, 'Titanic', or a speedboat then all should have been well. She sits well on the water Steve. You must be pleased at how well balanced she is.




Never mind that! How fast will it go mister?
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #114 on: June 20, 2016, 04:36:26 AM »

Steve is dead chuffed but forgot how much lead ballast was in the front and rear compartments- he knew the overall weight- just not in which compartment so he carried out a second ballast trial to remind him! %) it was either that or he wanted to see his boat in the water again! :}
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2016, 06:45:20 PM »




Never mind that! How fast will it go mister?

Twelve knots flat-out is the answer.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #116 on: June 23, 2016, 07:47:01 PM »

Spoke to Steve yesterday over the dodgy wifi and he managed to lift the ferry into the house to let me see her, he has glued ramin wood in thin strips to create the rubbing strips which are quite prominent down the sides of the hull, and he has finished the deck plating. he is getting ready for the all important rail tracks! Can't wait... :-))
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #117 on: June 23, 2016, 10:54:11 PM »

Neither can I Nick! I look forward to seeing some piccies soon.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #118 on: July 10, 2016, 01:25:12 AM »

Updates sent from home!!!

From the pictures I can see scratch built doors, ammo lockers and skylights. Track has been purchased and will be cut and covered with walk way covers, chains and other collective railway equipment!











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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #119 on: July 10, 2016, 01:36:54 AM »

Nick......from the image posted in January 2015, with the full size vessel, there appears to be a near endless number of chains to dog down the wagons prior to a water voyage

Will these be added in scale to the wagons on board?

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #120 on: July 10, 2016, 01:58:40 AM »

Hi Derek

Chain has already purchased ready for adding once painting has finished
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Must measure it when I get back, might have a sweep stake to see how long the overall length is!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #121 on: July 10, 2016, 09:09:01 AM »

That is looking even more delicious.  Please convey my congratulations.  Such an unusual ship too  :-))
I can't imagine how much chain he will need, from the photo the spaces between the tracks are filled with it.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #122 on: July 10, 2016, 08:35:13 PM »

There is so much chain in the photo that I thought it was ballast originally. Delicious is a good word to describe this very interesting and attractive build.

Seeing this sort of project makes me glad I joined the forum. I look forward to seeing the chain fitted. Is it worth Steve pre patinating the chain to make his job a bit easier? What metal is the chain made from? There is a tank track patinating kit available for white metal track links and this might work on other metals.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #123 on: July 11, 2016, 07:51:41 PM »


Well, what can we (Robbie and Sandy) say except "extremely well done Steve".

Now that the tracks are laid it's full steam ahead.

Everything about her is shipshape and Fairfield fashion and is a credit to you guys.

The Hampshire effort nears completion (still without getting her bottom wet) and we propose to float test her during this month, weather permitting.

If we may be so bold, can we post images of the Hampshire effort here, as of last weekend??  I know that you have already given dispensation on this Nick, but would still request permission, just courtesy.

Meantime, keep up the great work and we fully expect you to be "under way" by the end of the season.

Kind regards,

Bodgitt and Bodgitt.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #124 on: July 11, 2016, 10:48:05 PM »

Nick...the original chains would have been forged steel link with an oiled finish....they wouldn't be as rusty as anchor chains that were immersed in the old salty

So if the model chains are brass, copper or raw steel, Steve could consider immersing them in Black Patina fluid for 30 minutes......it will give them gray/black/bluish oiled finish

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