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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2015, 04:41:19 PM »

and the remaining scans.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2015, 04:45:13 PM »

sorry, that last scanned page should be the first page of the scanned documents.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2015, 04:50:54 PM »

the photo of the WRAFs was the women who ran the RAF Salvage yard at the port, recovering useable parts from wrecked aircraft.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2015, 06:00:07 PM »

Simply WOW!


I'd like to pass on my thanks to you and your Dad, that's the kind of information and photos that makes a model brilliant. A big thank for your time in scanning and uploading them for us, I am simply in awe at the quantity and quality of them all. If I can ever be of any help to your projects I'd be most willing to help because what you and your Dad have done for us is stunning. :-))

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2015, 06:18:42 PM »

my dads hobby is ferries, he spends a lot of time corresponding with authors, and has photos in most books concerning uk ferries. he was ports manager for sealink, so had access to a lot of material that was not in the public domain. a few months back he was visited by 2 authors on their way to a cross channel trip. 5 hours later they left, having missed their ferry trip, but overjoyed with what they had seen, and a lot of extra material for their book.
we figured that getting this material out there into internet land saves it for posterity.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2015, 08:28:04 PM »

Those are wonderful images and are excellent reference materials not only to build the ship, but also to see what they carried. I think you will spend more time on the tank shaped blobs and lorries than on the vessel herself!

The last image suggestes that whoever marked out the dazzle scheme was a bit pedantic as wouldn't you dodge the rivets when demarcating borders? The framing with all those lightening holes will be very interesting detail.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2015, 08:53:09 PM »

The fact that the tanks are sheeted in tarpaulins must only make modelling them easier, as no fine detail is needed.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2015, 09:15:41 PM »

It's all in the creases! Sadly I know no manufacturers who make MkVII tanks in 4mm but I am sure the first tanks came over by ferry like this so the Airfix or Master box ones would do.

The side frames of WW1 Warflats are pressed steel rather than welded fabrications which would make for an interesting change.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2015, 09:30:28 PM »

ah good old Warflats, loaded/unloaded of the them a few times (not the WW1 versions before anyone cracks that one lol)
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2015, 10:34:48 PM »

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2015, 11:05:57 AM »


Thank you for showing us these pictures.   Very interesting.       :-))


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3- Laying the Keel (sort of!)
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2016, 03:59:48 PM »


Hi everyone


Dad got bored recently and decided to start on the Train Ferry. The piece of flat wood is not the keel or the hull bottom- it's the main train/car deck! Yes, you've got it! We building her upside down!








The drawings we are using...

















Recently today...


The first few bulkheads are being made and the box centre section has been added. The aft keel is being slotted into place and everything is being given is location, i.e prop shafts, motors, rudders.














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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2016, 07:10:23 PM »

Your Dad looks like a proper chippy Nick. He just lacks the pencil behind the ear! Great progress, keep up the good work.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2016, 09:10:40 PM »

Dont be silly - he is wearing glasses, thus the pencil is held in his mouth :-)
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2016, 06:38:15 PM »

He he Steve gave me a look of Spock raising his eyebrows when I mentioned your replies.  {-)

A bit more work done to the stern, keel added and some more bulkheads.





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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2016, 08:14:10 PM »

I do like your train ferry! A great subject to model.  I enjoyed building a 1/72 scale version of a Danish train ferry, MV Freia.  I look forward to seeing the progress of your dad's model!

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2016, 08:20:04 PM »

Hi Edmund


Glad you like her, I've been following your build too with great interest. May be one day they could join up on a lake together.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2016, 08:25:33 PM »

A great idea but a long way from Dundee to Kettering?? but train ferries are a rare breed and yet a really interesting subject to model - partly because of the cross over between hobbies and the amount of equipment that can populate the decks - especially with the one you are modelling with tanks, lorries, trains and soldiers to choose from.  Keep up the good work!

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2016, 09:33:32 PM »

I have fancied the lake biakal train ferry, it only ran in the summer as every winter they laid the tracks across the ice for the trains- up to the point they circumnavigated the lake with the track.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Baikal
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2016, 09:37:43 PM »

Those four funnels are rather splendid.  And an icebreaker as well - just the thing for a winter lake!

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2016, 04:13:39 PM »

This week's update of the hull build so far...


The right way up, look at the mass of deck area to be covered in railway tracks!!!












And the other way up, note there isn't a hull bottom yet as he is putting on a primer coat of paint inside before its sealed up forever!!!








And finally, the beginnings of the rudder tiller support. On these vessels the rudder tube or pivot was visible on the deck, not sure why but keeping with tradition of getting things to work the way they should Steve has made his too.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2016, 04:47:56 PM »

Wow that's some really nice wood work! :-) :-)) :-)
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2016, 05:08:24 PM »

Even the real thing looks to have had a very shallow hull, so the tiller flat may not have had room for an internal mechanism.

And, it is a military vehicle, not one expected to carry lots of Edwardian 'Ladees' and their children, so no one except the stupid are going to get their feets mangled in the steering gear!

The hull is a lovely shape.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2016, 05:37:48 PM »

Thanks Ian, she is certainly a beautiful hulled vessel, and your theory would explain the steering system.
You say about Edwardian ladies, I've just been looking through all the pictures we have of the ferries and would believe it, standing on one of the flying bridges is a young lady wearing a fur coat! :o
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2016, 07:31:04 PM »

Excellent idea for a build gentlemen.

She's taking shape well and the way it's going, she'll be robust to say the least.

Precious little freeboard though, should be very cramped down below.

Do keep posting.

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