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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #175 on: November 04, 2016, 10:15:41 PM »

That's a great paint job guys - it's bringing a nostalgic model to life - well done so far. :-))

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #176 on: November 05, 2016, 08:44:11 AM »

Question Nick:  Is that dazzle brush painted, or masked and sprayed.  Looks some highly awkward transitions and corners to work around.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #177 on: November 05, 2016, 09:34:38 AM »

I think I'm considered to be masochistic as I masked and sprayed it all! Took two and a half weeks to get this far! %%
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #178 on: November 05, 2016, 01:04:27 PM »

This is a fascinating build project and I am enjoying it very much.
Thank you for sharing it with us all.Jim.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #179 on: November 09, 2016, 07:53:55 PM »

Nick and Steve, as requested, progress on the Hampshire build of War Department Train Ferry No3.

Yesterday, for the very first time, we test-floated her on a calm Gosport Lake.

All went well and, as you will note, she does bear a striking resemblance to your Northampton build. Great minds do really think alike. And both port side camouflage patterns are identical. Almost as good as TF2 if we didn't know any better ...................!! :}

So, very well done on your build and your progress in a much shorter time. :embarrassed:

Hope that one day these two scale models will meet.

Kind regards,

Sandy and Robbie.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #180 on: November 09, 2016, 10:00:29 PM »

Wow! Many congratulations on your maiden voyage, she looks the very essence of a train ferry. :-))
We've still got some work to do to catch up but the model under construction will be on show at Warwick this weekend with the Ambulance Train Number 40 and some WD Traction Engines sitting on the tracks.
Fingers crossed that we eventually meet with both ferries one day. :-)
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #181 on: November 09, 2016, 10:06:25 PM »

Your model ooozes with character chaps. I do hope to see them both at Wicksteed in the future:O)
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #182 on: November 17, 2016, 08:22:58 PM »

Any photographs of TF3 at Warwick, Nick or Steve??

Would appreciate seeing some O0 .

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #183 on: November 17, 2016, 08:35:13 PM »


Hi Sandy and Robbie


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #184 on: November 19, 2016, 02:34:52 PM »

Great stuff Nick and Steve! Thanks for posting the images. We reckon that, between us with our TF3's, we've got enough logistics to end WWI in a trice!!

Always good to see "model work in progress" displayed for those who are tempted to take up the hobby.

To see what can be achieved from scratch is also important; nothing is insurmountable to the ambitious modeller.

You should be justly proud of progress to date and we look forward to further updates.

Kind regards,

Sandy and Robbie.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #185 on: November 22, 2016, 07:56:29 PM »

I thought you might be interested in a rather different train ferry. Forgive me if you're familiar with this one already!

This one is on the what I believe to be the finest model railway in the world - 'Burntisland 1883'. This 4mm scale (about 1/76) layout depicts the scene at Burntisland at the north end of the Tay Bridge several years after the disaster of 1879, when ferry services had been re-instated while the new bridge was under construction. The year 1883 is a pun on the track gauge - true scale for 4mm is 18.83mm!

The model has a working capstan system for loading and unloading stock over the lifting span. This very poor picture was taken at last year's Warley model railway show. Unfortunately I don't think it's exhibiting this year. The ferry doesn't actually sail although I wouldn't put that past the amazing team who have built this scenic wonder.

The layout even has a model of 'The Diver' - the North British 4-4-0 locomotive which fell with the bridge into the river and was subsequently salvaged and put back into service.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #186 on: November 22, 2016, 08:48:57 PM »

Always thought Burntisland was in Fife on the North
shore of the Forth.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #187 on: November 22, 2016, 10:35:49 PM »

Hi Victorian


I didn't know about that particular train ferry, but it's interesting to see that the general layout of the vessel didn't change in forty years, the funnel locations give the TF3 its ancestry back to the 1883 ferry. A stunning quality model too, I might add too! Many thanks for sharing the picture.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #188 on: November 23, 2016, 12:15:23 AM »

Always thought Burntisland was in Fife on the North
shore of the Forth.



if its not then I have installed some bug electrical transformers in the wrong place  %) %) %)
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #189 on: November 23, 2016, 08:04:07 AM »

Apologies gentlemen, my geography is not what it should be! This link http://www.burntisland.net/Burntisland-1883/Thumbnails.html explains where it is and has some better pictures of the ferry. Should have gone to....

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #190 on: November 23, 2016, 07:19:27 PM »

Apologies gentlemen, my geography is not what it should be! ................. David

Notwithstanding that David, thank you for a very informative link.

Great modelling there!

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #191 on: December 04, 2016, 05:45:17 PM »


Hi everyone


Just another update from the shipyard furthest away from the sea (or close to it!). At Warwick Dad bought some white metal fittings from Sitek (a small shop part of the Traplet company) which were two different sizes of bollard. The cowl vents are from Dean's Marine fittings range. The mushroom vents were going to be bought too but none could be found that small so Dad has started to make them himself from three different sized pieces of metal tube, he has to make 16- not too bad but he has many more fittings to make soon. He is in the process of making the ship's anchor winch from a Mobile Marine Model winch kit modified to his needs.






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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #192 on: December 04, 2016, 08:49:12 PM »

Thanks for the update Nick, your model of TF3 is coming along fine and certainly has a professional "crispness" about it.

Well done to you both and, in time, your model will be officially launched in 2017, one hundred years after the real thing. But please don't wait until September to do it, she should be ready before that!

Well done and keep up the great work.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #193 on: December 12, 2016, 03:41:14 PM »


Hi Sandy


She will definitely be ready for 2017, she is coming on nicely now and getting quite busy on deck! Some more pictures of his progress so far...

























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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #194 on: December 12, 2016, 03:46:46 PM »

Well worth clicking each mini-image to see the superb close up detail.  Even with much of the deck taken up with tracks and planked boarding there is an amazing amount of micro detail elsewhere.   O0
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #195 on: December 12, 2016, 04:42:31 PM »


Well worth clicking each mini-image to see the superb close up detail.  Even with much of the deck taken up with tracks and planked boarding there is an amazing amount of micro detail elsewhere.   O0

Yes there is, sorry about the small pictures, tiny pic-my usual photo uploader- is messing around again  :((
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #196 on: December 12, 2016, 07:04:45 PM »

Well worth clicking each mini-image to see the superb close up detail.  Even with much of the deck taken up with tracks and planked boarding there is an amazing amount of micro detail elsewhere.   O0

Fully agree with Bob K there Nick, the finer detail on a model usually demonstrates the builder(s) abilities.

Thanks for the images, the work is truly impressive, and I'm still gobsmacked with Steve's expert wood-butchering and how he manages to get those "oh-so-straight-edges".

Delighted that your model is coming along so well and that both the Portsmouth 'Yard and the Kettering 'Yard have learned so much about these pretty obscure vessels.

Kind regards,

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #197 on: December 12, 2016, 11:16:26 PM »

Yes, very attractive models of a very interesting class of ship.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #198 on: December 13, 2016, 12:09:50 AM »

I love this model.......... I would have squirrelled it away at Warwick if it wasn't so closely watched by Nick every time I came sniffing around  :P
 
Beautiful detail and wonderful workmanship - will she be sailing at Wicksteed weekend Nick?

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #199 on: December 13, 2016, 08:44:00 AM »

Hi Carl, Sandy and Ian


Every time I come home I see something different has been made, and even I'm genuinely impressed with every fitting Steve makes he is getting better and better with his skills in the smaller scales. We are actually going to have a sail in the next three weeks once the speed controllers arrive. I can't wait to see her under her own power! Watch this thread for the pictures... :-))



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