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Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« on: September 20, 2021, 10:31:04 am »

Hi,

This is my first post to this forum.

My parents used to have a beach hut on Calshot shore opposite Cows , Isle of Wight. Every 11 Am and 9 pm

we used to see the Thoresen Vikings go and return from France. I'd love to build a model of the 60's Vikings.

Does any one know where I can find the Plans or Hull Lines of the 60's Vikings ?

I found some low resolution plans here:

http://www.hhvferry.com/vikingi.html

and a drawing here:

http://www.sotonwss.org.uk/blackjack/Sep18BJ.pdf


But understand a magazine called "The Motor Ship" did publish a cross section of Viking 1 at one time. Again I have a low resolution shot from the book "Remembering The Thoresen Vikings".
Are there copies of The Motor Ship available anywhere ?

Interesting to note that the Viking III is still running as the STAR N in the Black Sea as can be seen on marinetraffic.com

I have built my self a 3D printer and made various models but no ships to date. I use Blender to create the 3D models.
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Re: Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 03:29:34 pm »

Welcome to the forum,


As a kid, I used to regularly travel to France with my parents on those lovely Thoresen Viking ships and have wanted to make a model of one for some time. I may be able to help you. I've sent you a PM.


Jean-Paul "JP" Raven
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Re: Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 09:39:55 am »

"Are there copies of The Motor Ship available anywhere ?"

  Try the Bodleian library in Oxford, little known fact, they keep copies of all publications.

     Regards  Ian.
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Re: Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 12:37:56 pm »

Hi, you could try emailing the publisher?  I saw a contact on their website.  There are old copies on eBay but don't know which one it might be. Publisher might be able to narrow it down?  Quite a slim chance but never know.


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Re: Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 09:53:00 pm »

If you are a patient chap, J-P and I may be able to help you out.


Now that Covid is (hopefully) receding, we at Linkspan Models are looking to get back into production and the Viking I / II / III is on the cards for development as a kit.


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Re: Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 03:01:48 pm »

Thanks for all your replies.
Does anyone know Mr Cliff from this post ?
https://www.modelshipmaster.com/products/ocean_liners/Viking-III-RORO.htm
I think the Green is too dark, should be light lime.
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Re: Thoresen Viking I Hull lines / Plans
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2021, 08:20:35 pm »

Yes - The green is way too dark.


And that is an eye-watering price for a model too!!!
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