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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #300 on: March 31, 2017, 12:21:12 PM »

Hi Dodes


Richborough, Harwich, Ramsgate and Dover were the main ports sailing to Zeebrugge, Calais and I think Dieppe.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #301 on: April 01, 2017, 08:25:35 PM »

Hi Nick, I was after the WW1 port they operated from. Just I have noticed there are some locos now available in the colours of pre Southern days available now, with the appropriate stock.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #302 on: April 01, 2017, 09:02:43 PM »

during the war they ran from the secret port at richborough - I believe the remains of the ramp is still there at the mouth of the stour.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #303 on: April 01, 2017, 09:05:53 PM »

I think the remains are visible just near the baypoint club, a line of posts heading into the river
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #304 on: June 04, 2017, 03:13:10 PM »


Hi everyone


To remember Sandy aka Yarpie we will now continue to finish off our version of Train Ferry Number 3.
Yesterday we visited the Doncaster Model Boat Show and bought some finishing touches for the ferry. These included two searchlights, 24 double blocks, 2 single blocks, and 10 life rings. And about 12m of small link chain!
I have used the Dave Wooley method of creating canvas screens but substituted masking tape for 18mm Tamiya tape as I have tried masking tape on my Dreadnought and found it difficult to work with and keep in position whilst Tamiya tape tends to stay where its put!
Steve started to make the bridge awning supports whilst I was away but it takes a little while to get into the right frame of mind to finish it off!
And finally for today... I made the docking bridge voice pipe from 0.5mm brass rod and after studying the pictures ensured it went through the correct holes.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #305 on: June 04, 2017, 09:09:23 PM »

I saw the sister ship at Robbies place on Wednesday evening, with her full cargo load, she makes a fine sight.
I am sure Sandy is watching proceedings from afar, taking notes and preparing his insightful and often humorous responses, which we will just have to imagine from now on. So, good luck with the final leg of the build, and to quote Sandy one more time..


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #306 on: June 04, 2017, 11:05:51 PM »

A beautiful model and a fitting tribute.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #307 on: July 23, 2017, 04:12:51 PM »

Hi everyone


Starting the final details of the TF, Steve finished off the bridge awning support structure and I managed to fit it through the spiderweb of rigging! The rope reels have been added and we've added a crew for sense of scale...and finally the binnacles, signal discs, and semaphore.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #308 on: July 23, 2017, 05:34:30 PM »

1. Cripes, that awning structure is a superb piece of construction and soldering in brass.

2. The crew is a nice mixture of daily business and duties. Are they from Deans? Or are they Railway layout miniatures?

3. Will the binaccles and Pelorus have their globes painted greena dn red, or is that a peacetime luxury?

Gorgeous chaps!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #309 on: July 23, 2017, 05:58:57 PM »

Hi Ian and thanks


I can see why Steve took a mid make break from soldering the awning, he has done a good job putting her together.
The crew is a set of railway staff from Bachman and have had some subtle modifications to suit the era and model.
I'm not sure about the binnacles/pelorus globes but I'd like a bit of colour to break up the grey upper works. I've got to paint the signal discs white, and the semaphore black and white.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #310 on: July 23, 2017, 06:08:45 PM »

Thanks for the indirect question answering Nick. I was considering the colour of the Semaphore for the Destroyer.

I suppose a well trained crew wouldknow their Port from their Starboard (hopefully!) but the globes would add a dash of colour to a world of Admiralty and Military drabs.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #311 on: August 13, 2017, 03:23:30 PM »

At 1202hours local time a May Day was received...
Message reads...


 TF3 has struck a concrete edge of the Wicksteed Harbour and taking on water!


A bit of a dramatic read I know but we didn't discover the damage until we returned back home and found water dripping from the hull and water inside the battery bay. We think that she struck the edge of the concrete side and cracked the two layers of hull plating at its weakest point. After a week of drying out and cutting out of the damage a repair plate with filler has been created to seal up the crack. She'll be repainted next weekend.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #312 on: August 13, 2017, 09:55:42 PM »

Sorry to hear about the damage . Wickstead has a lovely pond but that concrete is a kill to boats paint work .


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #313 on: August 13, 2017, 10:44:55 PM »

Praise be that she didn't sink fully.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #314 on: August 14, 2017, 01:32:17 AM »

Nick....did the May Day call warrant a Naval Board of Enquiry to review the structural integrity of the hull by the Battery Compartment, or simply to demote the Master and sack the Chart Reader at the time?

Either way...just adds realism and reminds us of the fragility of scale to the non scale concrete wall >>:-(.......

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #315 on: August 21, 2017, 09:41:27 PM »

Nick saw a pic of your old girl at the end of the war, returning back to uk, Her decks where totally filled up with Lorries apart for a couple of railway coaches. If I find the pic again I will copy it over to you.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #316 on: August 21, 2017, 09:42:26 PM »

Cheers David :-))
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #317 on: August 23, 2017, 07:16:30 PM »


Hi Nick, found the pic in one of my books, have scanned the pic and emailed it to you. This site will not allow it as it is to big.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #318 on: August 24, 2017, 07:25:31 AM »

Bless you dodes. You all ways seem to be helping people out. I still have all the pictures that you sent me.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #319 on: August 24, 2017, 09:01:52 PM »

That's okay Spooks, I like to help if I can, while we are here, did you ever build that boat.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #320 on: August 27, 2017, 10:05:54 AM »

Hi Dodes


Many thanks for the pictures, I received them the other day. :-))


TF3 went for an evening sail at WPMBC's monthly night/evening sail with her newly repaired bottom and some new additions to the paint work. I have been watching the Bachmann website for their new releases due in Dec/Jan for three different types of Warflat and some 14t Tank Wagons. They are also releasing some OO9 gauge narrow gauge railway which the TF's would have transported across the Channel.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #321 on: August 27, 2017, 06:23:32 PM »

Superb! Do pass my compliments to Steve for a quick and neat repair. Damage? What damage??

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #322 on: August 27, 2017, 06:57:42 PM »

That's okay Nick, marvellous model. Look forward to seeing it.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #323 on: October 02, 2017, 11:33:38 AM »

Back after 3.5 weeks in Sardinia trying to fix Tornado's in a climate they weren't designed to fly in!


Yesterday I made the two engine room telegraphs for the docking bridge and for those who couldn't get the Dean's Marine open weekend I have included the latest cargo item: three war office 14t wagons suitably weathered by Bachmann. I'm looking forward to Nov/Dec for Bachmann's next release: WW1 warflats, and OO9 gauge narrow gauge railway equipment.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #324 on: October 02, 2017, 09:40:17 PM »

A model railway range owner once commissioned me to build him an O gauge warflat and despite a then lack of information, he said that the WW1 type had frames made from forged steel sides while those built in WW2 were rivetted.

It will be nerdy and interesting to see how Bachman have done theirs.
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