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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Let me explain:
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, August 10, 2018 2:33 PM

Hi Everyone .

I hope you like what I am doing . I think , though an explanation is in order . For those of you who are NOT familiar with the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Ship Channels

 They do have some turns that would NOT allow a regular Tank or Container ship up there to those cities  . 

 For instance petroleum products are usually lightered to smaller vessels that can make the trip safely , the same with container and other Bulk cargoes .

 The Tank ships ( Oceangoing ) usually go to Anchorage No.9 in the bay and are transfered off somewhere in the vicinity . Container ships go to Oakland container Port and get trucked from there .There are coastal ships in Bulk and Container that do come in to these ports .

 These are the ones I've chosen to model in H.O.. I Did an H.O scale full sized Container ship for Just Trains in Concord  and it was over five and a half feet long and that wasn't a newer ship either , but rather a conversion from an American President Lines " Stick Ship "

  So they will seem shorter than they should . I have a " N" scale  (1/160 ) thirties era ship ( stick ship ) under cinstruction in the frame stage and it's over a foot long ! All I can say is Enjoy !      T.B. 

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Posted by ddp59 on Friday, August 10, 2018 6:48 PM

what was the actual size of the ship in real life as i'm working on 2 Lindberg ww2 t2 tankers with 1 being 12" long & the other at 12.56" long with both at 1/500 scale?

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, August 10, 2018 8:45 PM

  You need to post pix TB, PLEASE, don't make my wife come to Texas to do it for ya......you see how many of my pix get posted LOL. I'll be watching good sir.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:18 AM
Multiply each length by 500. That will be in inches. Then divide by 12 to get measurement in feet.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:31 AM

Hi ;

 The ones you are talking about were 537 , 590 foot long LOA . Many were  lengthened after the war or "Jumboized" . Those plodded along at 735 ft LOA ( LOA is Length Overall ) the waterline length was naturally shorter . 

    Remember Auxillaries were often built in different yards and the Tank ships like the others were different from coast to coast !    T.B.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:33 AM

You Fink !

You mean you haven't been paying attention ? Of course I sent Pics . You gotta find them LOL.LOL.

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:20 PM

Tanker - Builder

You Fink !

You mean you haven't been paying attention ? Of course I sent Pics . You gotta find them LOL.LOL.

 

I worked hard for that title good sir LOL LOL,Iwill be snooping around for more of your pix. Looking forward to more of your TB.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by ddp59 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 4:13 PM

the 2 T2's i'm working on are the Kennebec Class Fleet Oiler at 501'5" long http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19036.htm & Suamico Class Fleet Oiler at 523.5' long http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19049.htm

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:12 PM

Hi ,DDP59 ! 

You are definitely headed in the right direction .

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