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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:09 am 
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1st_combat_comm wrote:
So what about us 1/350 dio guys :)


http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/misc/battlefleet/350-bfm7115-Shed/battlefleet-review.html


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 7:12 pm 
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I just joined the forum and am glad to find a source for "crowd sourcing" both models and information.

I mainly model railways from around the world in N scale - yes, all three N scales: 1:148 British. 1:150 Asian and 1:160 European and North American - with a special interest in rail/water connections such as ferries, car floats and dockside transfers to ships.
I have a dock scene for which I need a crane. The scene is based on Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland where there were hydraulic and steam cranes that transferred freight from ships to rail. I've researched as much as I could find on these, but there doesn't seem to be any really good plans or photographs of these, let alone models in any scale close to those mentioned above.
If anyone on the forum can guide me to good sources on these - mode or plans and photos -, I'd mightily appreciate your assistance.

Paul Ingraham, AsiaNRail


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PIngraham wrote:
I just joined the forum and am glad to find a source for "crowd sourcing" both models and information.

I mainly model railways from around the world in N scale - yes, all three N scales: 1:148 British. 1:150 Asian and 1:160 European and North American - with a special interest in rail/water connections such as ferries, car floats and dockside transfers to ships.
I have a dock scene for which I need a crane. The scene is based on Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland where there were hydraulic and steam cranes that transferred freight from ships to rail. I've researched as much as I could find on these, but there doesn't seem to be any really good plans or photographs of these, let alone models in any scale close to those mentioned above.
If anyone on the forum can guide me to good sources on these - mode or plans and photos -, I'd mightily appreciate your assistance.

Paul Ingraham, AsiaNRail


https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=crane&s=144#more-products

Search for "Cranes" at the above website. Appear to be some N-scale offerings, not specifically to your needs, but perhaps a developing arena.

Have you contacted the rail museum in Kyle of Lochalsh? http://www.lochalsh.co.uk/railway_museum_kyle_of_lochalsh.shtml

This site may have resources: http://ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_photograph.jsp?item_id=111157


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:16 pm 
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Thanks for the source tips.
I have been to the ambaile site and found a couple of photos that show portions of the cranes, but nothing with the kind of detail I'd like to have as a reference for model building. I also found a few similar sources in railway-related blogs and websites.
I'm also familiar with the Kyle station museum site. I haven't yet contacted them directly, but I did have look at the photos they have posted showing the model railway layout of the pier on display there. The crane they have built looks to be a kitbash of a European N scale commercial kit and not very similar to the actual cranes used on the pier.
I have also done a Shapeways search and, as you mention, there are things showing up, but not exactly what I need for this project.
Another option I'm exploring - once I get enough information to make some drawings - is to attempt a 3D print myself. I have a couple of fellow modelers here who actually own 3D printers and know how to prepare the computer files (I live in Silicon Valley, after all!), so that's a very possible route to follow.
I'll keep searching and would still appreciate whatever other suggestions any fellow members here might have.

- Paul


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:57 pm 
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There is also this nice kit from Five Star:

USS ABSD-1 / AFDB-1 Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Set

http://www.findmodelkit.com/content/uss ... y-dock-set

Five of this dock kit plus the Trumpeter West Virginia could be used to duplicate this photo:

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Best regards,

Paulo Roberto

p.s. Is there a source of color information for drydocks, barges and tugs, like the ones in the above photo?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:31 pm 
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D-Boy wrote:
PIngraham wrote:
I just joined the forum and am glad to find a source for "crowd sourcing" both models and information.

I mainly model railways from around the world in N scale - yes, all three N scales: 1:148 British. 1:150 Asian and 1:160 European and North American - with a special interest in rail/water connections such as ferries, car floats and dockside transfers to ships.
I have a dock scene for which I need a crane. The scene is based on Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland where there were hydraulic and steam cranes that transferred freight from ships to rail. I've researched as much as I could find on these, but there doesn't seem to be any really good plans or photographs of these, let alone models in any scale close to those mentioned above.
If anyone on the forum can guide me to good sources on these - mode or plans and photos -, I'd mightily appreciate your assistance.

Paul Ingraham, AsiaNRail


https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=crane&s=144#more-productsparis car service

Search for "Cranes" at the above website. Appear to be some N-scale offerings, not specifically to your needs, but perhaps a developing arena.

Have you contacted the rail museum in Kyle of Lochalsh? http://www.lochalsh.co.uk/railway_museum_kyle_of_lochalsh.shtml

This site may have resources: http://ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_photograph.jsp?item_id=111157

very useful source tips, thanks!


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