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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #150 on: August 23, 2016, 11:37:06 PM »

This really is looking a wonderful model!!!!
 
Excellent workmanship and a great subject to depict - I am enjoying reading about this.  O0 O0 O0
 
Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh one day!!
 
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #151 on: August 24, 2016, 01:32:22 AM »

With fingers crossed she should be at Ron's open day on the 10th September for all to see :-))
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #152 on: August 24, 2016, 02:15:56 AM »

Great. I will be there, and be able to take a close look at all the work done since I saw it last at Wickstead
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #153 on: August 28, 2016, 07:46:06 PM »

Hi Nick what scale are the railway tracks?
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #154 on: August 29, 2016, 01:30:56 AM »

Hi dodes

They are OO gauge the closest to 1/72 scale. They fit the Ambulance Train we have that we know that the TF carried in WW1.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #155 on: August 30, 2016, 01:52:44 PM »

Hi Nick, thanks for the quick reply, I will have to research now if there are any locos you can use, though just thought the British Army Railway guns could  have gone over on these vessels. Very nice finish in the details there Nick hope to see it next year.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #156 on: October 03, 2016, 12:23:01 PM »

Hi everyone

An update so far...
All portholes in the hull have been drilled and brass 4mm dia versions have been glued into place.
The main cowl vents have been filed, fettled, and washers added to the bases to create the winding gears. Dad has started to make the aft big winches and in between he is filing and sanding the hull in preparation for the paint coming this weekend, yay at last!!!















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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #157 on: October 03, 2016, 07:32:14 PM »

Nick, it may be of interest to you, but one of these vessels was used in the last war as a salvage vessel on the East Coast in the Nore Command. Though your model seems to coming on nice to your usual high standards, looking forward to seeing it at Wicksteed.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #158 on: October 03, 2016, 09:49:13 PM »

Glad to see you about again Nick. I wish you a speedy recovery with your Foot.

You are doing a fabulous job Steve. I can't wait to see the weathering and final detailing. Roll on the paint arriving!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #159 on: October 03, 2016, 11:10:33 PM »

our barry chapman has built this model here is a couple of photos i took of it at southern model show


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #160 on: October 03, 2016, 11:17:19 PM »

Nick......we see volumes of space below the main deck.....I understand engine rooms and boiler spaces, however was the design simply to be the platform for the deck cargo?

Was there a substantial ballast system employed to unsure the deck level maintained a pre planned +/- height above water level & the ballast system used to maintain this from light ship to fully loaded?

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #161 on: October 04, 2016, 10:29:29 AM »

Hi guys


Thanks for the comments and pictures, all very helpful especially the colours.


Derek,
The ferry was designed primarily for trains or vehicles or carriages, there are no below deck cargo storage other than the ship's fuel bunkers.
As far as I can see from the admiralty plans most of the space below is engines, boilers, coal bunkers and split accommodation for officers and ratings, nothing mentioned for ballast or a system to keep the deck at a certain height. Many videos show a very wet deck at the aft section, and Sandy (Yarpie) confirmed this with his pictures too.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #162 on: October 05, 2016, 07:36:48 PM »

Well now .........well now, excellent job so far Nick and Steve. :-))

T'other builders of TF3 in Portsmouth have nowt but admiration for you guys in a job well crafted, and the attention to detail is; to say the least, brilliant. O0

Scale, scale, scale is absolutely spot-on and patience on this remarkable build is certainly a virtue.

Keep up the good work Steve and Nick, we've now got three WD Train Ferries on the go.

Kindest regards,

Sandy and Robbie.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #163 on: October 13, 2016, 09:54:45 PM »

Brilliant job Nick, if you build a dock to go with it, can I be the engine driver shunting in the yard?
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #164 on: October 14, 2016, 07:34:40 PM »

I meant to ask Nick, what have you in mind when this project is complete???
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #165 on: October 14, 2016, 08:43:28 PM »

Just gone on holiday but don't worry the paint has started to be applied- the red bottom, the initial grey sides, and now the black splotches and green stripes! Just the other colours to go, blue and white!


Brilliant job Nick, if you build a dock to go with it, can I be the engine driver shunting in the yard?


Course you can Dodes!


I meant to ask Nick, what have you in mind when this project is complete???


Finish off a couple of projects before moving on HMS Basilisk the 1889 gun sloop, but I have an eye on a couple of WW1 projects. One is HMS Glasgow and the other is RFA Palmol.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #166 on: October 15, 2016, 11:36:13 AM »


Both are interesting craft to build look forward with anticipation Nick.
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(I have my grand dads engine drivers jacket and watch all I need is a hat).
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #167 on: October 15, 2016, 03:53:55 PM »

'Grease tops'are still available. Several members of the Chichester Model engineer club have them.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2016, 06:49:26 PM »

Thanks for the info, when a small kid, I put a garden fork through my grand dads when playing in the garden, had no idea what is was at the time, things we do when young and live to regret later.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #169 on: October 15, 2016, 09:06:01 PM »

Yup!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #170 on: November 04, 2016, 04:22:18 PM »

Hi everyone


I've been having fun masking and painting the dazzling paint work on the hull. Not quite finished yet but here are some pictures of the progress so far. Sorry for the individual links but my usual image uploader is currently down.


https://s21.postimg.org/angtk2mmv/IMG_1598.jpg


https://s13.postimg.org/q9rv4p00n/IMG_1600.jpg


https://s16.postimg.org/is4nariit/IMG_1601.jpg



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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #171 on: November 04, 2016, 05:16:49 PM »


This is a fascinating build project and I am enjoying it very much.


Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #172 on: November 04, 2016, 05:27:29 PM »

Looking really nice Nick.  Some tricky painting there.   :-))
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #173 on: November 04, 2016, 09:14:11 PM »

It is so good to see a model in Razzle Dazzle Nick! The use of greens is interesting but it is a shame there was not more of the light green.

Excellent job both of you!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #174 on: November 04, 2016, 09:56:42 PM »

Don't worry there is some light green still to go on, a stripe of green goes across the bridge and there is some light blue to paint in a square on both hull sides too. We are debating whether to paint the green strips around the funnels on one side but it's hard to tell if that was applied to TF2 only.
Glad everyone likes it so far, must admit that the large amounts of dark green gave an initial reaction of 'oh my God what have I done!' but we've got used to it now! :D
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