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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #325 on: October 02, 2017, 10:56:17 PM »

Nick...this appears to be taken on the elevated aft steering flat [walkway]...so this a voice pipe mentioned [5th June]
If so, is it to the bridge or engine room control flat?...........

This would suggest the vessel could have been fully controlled [both engines & rudders......[when mooring aft] from this steering position

Your imgbb photo software enables a full screen view with great resolution

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #326 on: October 03, 2017, 12:20:48 AM »

Hi Derek


The aft bridge is called the docking bridge so I believe it has a duplicate set of wheels, telegraphs, and compasses for just this purpose.
The ship's drawings are actually incorrect and show the telegraphs situated one either side but the contemporary era photos show as we've modelled them.
I must admit I'm surprised at the image quality too!


Hi Ian


I'm too interested in how far Bachmann will go, hopefully not too expensive either!
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #327 on: October 03, 2017, 08:56:48 PM »

Do roll your eyes and tut if I have mentioned this before, but if you are looking at a good colour fo fill in her railbeds up with, I can reccomend Railmatch's 'Frame Dirt'. It is a brownish colour that recreates the brake dust seen around platforms and rail beds at stations, or in your case on train ferries etc.

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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #328 on: October 23, 2017, 11:39:12 AM »

Donít worry Ian, Iíd never roll my eyes at any suggestion  :-)


Whilst on holiday before the unwellness happened Steve and I visited an antique shop (well a sort of junk shop) we found some nice locomotives from 1902 and 1920 respectively that I think were part of a magazine collection from a few years back. They sit perfectly on the deck and at £9.50 each a lot cheaper than risking a £150 Bachmann locomotive on the water.


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #329 on: October 23, 2017, 09:21:55 PM »

Nick, sorry but L.N.E.R. did not come into being until the last amalgamation about 1928 also I think the L.M.S also was of a similar time. Upto 1927 there were about 95 railway companies in this country and Parliament said that was too many to be efficient, the first amalgamation took them down to about 12, then the last took them down to 4 and then the L.N.E.R. had to have government subsidies to build their A4 pacifies,   the only company to come through unscathed was the G.W.R.
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #330 on: October 23, 2017, 09:31:53 PM »

Ah sorry Dodes


I failed to mention that just the train is accurate not the markings on it! Weíre repainting the LNER train with more appropriate markings. Sorry about that. The loco with the LNER markings is from 1920 and the red coloured loco is from 1902. Thatís my slightly fevered mind at time of writing my last post that caused me not to mention it! :embarrassed:
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #331 on: October 24, 2017, 06:18:58 PM »


Hi Nick, sorry to have sounded so rivet counting, had my 6year old grandson around me all day and evening spent a lot of time and money building him a trainset on a board and had all the teething problems with it, I really do not see the problem with your engines, so long ago not many people would know and at the end of the day its your model and I think it all looks great , fantastic, well done.
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« Reply #332 on: November 11, 2018, 08:40:09 PM »

Two years ago my Dad and I took the TF3 to Warwick and Jack of the Spithead Review liked what he saw and took many pictures of her with the intention of adding one to his collection of 1/1200 scale ships.
Well today Jack came up to the Wicksteed stand and presented his latest addition to us.
Canít believe the detail he has included including some Mk I tanks and a field gun! This is baby TF3 sitting on the fore superstructure deck of the 1/72 mother!


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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #333 on: November 12, 2018, 10:45:33 PM »

I do like the smaller scale ships for a number of reasons  :}
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Re: Admiralty Train Ferry Number 3
« Reply #334 on: February 28, 2019, 09:22:07 AM »

There was a 4mm to the foot drawing of this ship in the SKINLEY range of railway drawings, I had a copy back in the 1970s.
It might be worth a query on a railway web site.  I don't know what happened to the Skinley rangw,  Hope this helps
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