Got boats?

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Boats?!? Isn't this a train forum? Yep, sure is, but sometimes boats add a lot of scenic interest and can also be part of railroad operations. Below the "Robert H.", affectionately known locally as "The Rust Bucket", pushes up against a loaded car float to shove it into the apron at West Mill. Who else has some watercraft to share during this hot summer when it would be good to be on the lake, river, or ocean?

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo Ralph. That sure is one nice boat you have there.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Ralph:wave:, GREAT SHOT!:thumb:, and OUTSTANDING job on your water and boat!:thumb: :thumb: :D cripes Ralph, the weathering on your boat, and the waves around it look VERY real!:thumb: VERY NICELY DONE Ralph!:thumb::D THANKS, -Deano
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Nice looking scene, Ralph. I often wish that I had included a harbour area on my layout: maybe on the next one:thumb: . However, you did ask: "Got boats?". You betcha, even though they're a bit modern for my '30s layout.:)

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    Wayne
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    That looks great Ralph! The water is particularly nice.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks guys! Wayne, U-Boats are welcome in this thread! Love 'em! :)
    The water is joint compound spread over wood, rippled into waves with a wet sponge, painted, and then covered with several layers of acrylic gloss medium.

    Ralph
  7. caliban

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    Boats yes, harbour (still) no!

    Here're a few pictures of the coast guard cutter that will secure my harbour once it is build! It is based on a Kibri fire fighting boat and will get two 50cal in front of the deck house. As you can see, it is still at the ship building yard. Have three more in storage, a shrimp fishing boat, a tug and excursion boat (to become part of the SFO Blue and Gold Fleet). All are Kibri kits. They reintroduced them and sell them at low prices. Good kits, like them much!

    Tobias

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Neat looking boat Tobias! Looking forward to seeing progress as it becomes a cutter. I've always like the Coast Guard paint scheme.
    Ralph
  9. Herc Driver

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    Great shot!
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's another shot of the tug and the car float...which I guess also qualifies as a boat! :)

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  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    I like it a lot Ralph!
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Ralph: does the car float get included in operations? On the last layout where I operated, the "car float" absorbed a lot of miscellaneous cars and loads. Unfortunately, the "car float" was a set of shelves under the layout.
  13. satokuma

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    Love the rail barge, any chance of posting more pictures of it. That is something I still want to do.
    But I do have a small harbor and stuff happens there...:D :D :D
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  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I am using the float for operations. Since I don't have a staging yard the float serves as a way of having freight come from "off layout". It carries 10 cars that I assemble into a train and run as a local if its mixed freight or as unit train for my steel mill if its all loaded hoppers. I had thought of making it removable and having several floats as "cassettes" loaded with various cars but ended up making it permanent on the layout.

    Satokuma, terrific looking harbor! Lots of great details on the boat and structures! :thumb:

    Ralph
  15. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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  16. satokuma

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    Thanks for the shots. HO? Is it built from foam or wood? I think that adding major water features, lakes, harbors, oceans...only enhance a layout...more diverse industries...

    announce1 There is a Yahoo Group that is dedicated to water front modeling. Some real great shots in there files and always good information. Disclaimer: not owner or related or receiving monetary compensation...just a happy customer:D

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waterfrontmodels/?yguid=224573591
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    More from the "Kibri Shipbuilding Company".

    The tug got a new coat of paint at the shipyard and is now steaming back home through the brownish water of the "Table River". The crew is still working on minor details and the tug also lacks a name.

    Tobias
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  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Some nice looking Boats there guys.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice details Tobias!

    satokuma, thanks for the link! Oh, the car float is made of wood in HO.
    Ralph
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    Does this include ships? I've got a lot of ships on my N scale layout.

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