325 Photos - Jan 20, 2011
Photo: Ti OceaniaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Chessie System TugPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 145' German oceanographic research ship Capella, available as kit or built-up in N and Z scales (1:160 and 1:220). Z scale model shown.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: For forums--smallPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Amrum Island Car Ferry in Z Scale--StBd SternPhoto: Photo: Photo: Amrum Island Car Ferry in Z ScalePhoto: Insel Amrum Ferry TerminalPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Small Shrimper or Crabber, North SeaPhoto: Small Shrimper or Crabber, North SeaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Z Scale model of 500' Maplecove Freighter.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Maplecove 500' Freighter in Z scalePhoto: Maplecove 500' Freighter in Z scalePhoto: Maplecove 500' Freighter in Z scalePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Z Scale (1:220) Active Class Cutter: all of 6.8" long. STBD Bow 3/4 View. Kit is $99.00 plus shipping.Photo: Z Scale (1:220) Active Class Cutter: all of 6.8" long. Port Stern 3/4 View. Kit is $99.00 plus shipping.Photo: Z Scale (1:220) Active Class Cutter: all of 6.8" long. Port Profile. Kit is $99.00 plus shipping.Photo: Photo: Photo: N Scale Edna G, 109' Great Lakes TugboatPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: FDNY Fireboat Three Forty Three STBD ProfilePhoto: Photo: FDNY Fireboat Three Forty Three STBD SternPhoto: Photo: FDNY Fireboat Three Forty Three STBD BowPhoto: FDNY Fireboat Three Forty Three Port BowPhoto: FDNY Fireboat Three Forty Three Port ProfilePhoto: Photo: 560' Mobil Oil Tanker 1972-1993Photo: Photo: Cut from 0.5 mm (.020") styrene with a digital cutterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mobile Engineer Tanker House FrontPhoto: Mobile Engineer Tanker HousePhoto: 145' Z Scale Towboat STBD Stern ViewPhoto: 145' Z Scale Towboat Port Bow ViewPhoto: 110' Z Scale Towboat STBD Stern ViewPhoto: 110' Z Scale Towboat Port Bow ViewPhoto: 80' ZScale Towbaot STBD Stern ViewPhoto: 80' Towboat Port Bow ViewPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 80-foot FireboatPhoto: 80-foot FireboatPhoto: Prototype N Scale 80' TugboatPhoto: Prototype N Scale 80' TugboatPhoto: Photo: Prototype of N Scale NYC Fireboat 343Photo: Prototype of N scale NYC Fireboat 343Photo: Photo: Z Scale Barge Peaked CoverPhoto: Z Scale Rounded Barge CoverPhoto: N Scale Peaked Barge CoverPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: N Scale Standard River Barge (195' x 35')Photo: Photo: Photo: Z Scale 375' Feeder Container Ship of about 540 TEU capacity (about 270 40' containers)Photo: Port BowPhoto: Starboard Profile of Z Scale 375' Feeder Container ShipPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Z Scale 125' Harbor Cruise Ship, port view. Available now.Photo: Starboard stern view of 125' Harbor Cruise ShipPhoto: Profile View of Z Scale Harbor Cruise Ship—the Port Welcome, 125' (7 inches) long.Photo: Z Scale Harbor Cruise Ship—The Port Welcome of Baltimore, 125' (7 inches) long. Available as a kit for $150 or Built Up for $550.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The monster 610' Laker, almost 4' long as a modelPhoto: Photo: New 375' feeder container ship with hatches open or closed, or left off entirely. Maersk still lists of few of these. I'll bring this to Milwaukee later this month.Photo: Tall narrow superstructure and self-unloading cranes for smaller ports.Photo: Overall starboard view of new 375' container ship, modeled from a Sweden-designed ship.Photo: Rear view of superstructure. These kept getting smaller in length in order to squeeze in a few more containers.Photo: I've modified  the superstructure to fit this hull a bit better.Photo: This is a production version of a 2nd Gen container ship, about 500' feet long with a capacity of about 1000 TEUs. They were ocean-going vessels that still serve as feeder ships.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is the production version of a 550 TEU Second Generation Container ship, still with the swept bow that was later abandoned on 3 Gen. The full width hatches fold back from the middle to the sides. Price is $775 with details shown.Photo: The front of the 5-story house of the 500-foot 2nd Gen Container ship. By this time the top decks were fairly clear of gear. More modern davits and rescue boat would come a few years later.Photo: Bow of the 500-foot 2nd Gen container ship. Like other top decks, very clean. The booby hatches show that all the top decks were accessible from the interior by this time, eliminating outside ladders and stairways. The very tall breakwater just aft of the forecastle deck was built to protect the first layers of the front row of containers from the sea.Photo: The stern of the 500-foot 2nd Gen container ship. The rear hatch is designed for 20-foot containers (the TEU standard). By this time the house was designed to a 40-foot length--I'm guessing that allowed ship designers freedom to move it, and the main drive machinery under it, forward if needed. The house is based on a number of containers ships built in the late 1970s for feeder traffic.Photo: The interior of the pilot house of the Edna G.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Range of parts, boats, barges and ships being producedPhoto: Photo: Photo: 450' Container ship and 500' Break Bulk FreighterPhoto: 500' Break Bulk FreighterPhoto: Photo: 173' Bluffton-class subchaser from bow 3/4 port. The US built 450 of these in 30 months, some along riverbanks with not much more than keel blocks and tall stepladders. The railings are custom photo-etch brass with the correct spacing of stanchions and modeling the bottom catch netting. The mast is made from stepped brass tubing of correct scale.Photo: 173' Bluffton-class subchaser from rear 3/4 port. The US built 450 of these in 30 months, some along riverbanks with not much more than keel blocks and tall stepladders. The railings are custom photo-etch brass with the correct spacing of stanchions. The mast is made from stepped brass tubing of correct scale.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The 125' Active vclass cutters served from the late 1920s into the 1970s. This exquisitely detailed model shows a later configuration, with fewer scuppers (portholes) along the length of the hull, and custom photo-etched railings with correct stanchion spacing. Also available in a full hull model. This little gem is only 9.4" long and will fit even in small harbors or riverside scenes. Every detail is meticulously to scale.Photo: Rear 3/4 starboard view. Electrical conduit, drip rails, whip antennae, ladders, stairways, and many other details are separately applied and accurate to scale. The 125' Active class cutters served from the late 1920s into the 1970s. This exquisitely detailed model shows a later configuration, with fewer scuppers (portholes) along the length of the hull, and custom photo-etched railings with correct stanchion spacing. Also available in a full hull model. This little gem is only 9.4" long and will fit even in small harbors or riverside scenes. Every detail is meticulously to scale.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 142' Santa Fe Tug "John R Hayden" in service from 1948 to 1984. Pre-production model.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Modeler's Nightmare: an N-Scale skeleton! Just carve the thing!

Actually, for one master of a Fletcher class destroyer, this 20-section spine ensures an accurate hull profile. As my molding and casting skills improve, this hull becomes attractive as a hull-only option in 1:160, with a scored styrene kit for the superstructure.Photo: Photo: The spine for a 541' Atlanta class light cruiser, with extensive bracing. This was built before I went to a digital cutter, hand cut out of thick .060 styrenePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: