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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
RailRoads and Ships
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, December 27, 2021 7:47 PM

Hi Ya'll;

        Yup! Got suckered into building a "T" track module for our Museum layout ( The one that travels.) Well, I am not good at scenery or that stuff. Buildings? Yes! So I let myself be talked into building a module with a vessel in it.

      Modules are normally 24"x18" So being a Smart-Alec, I went double, 48"x18" You've seen some pictures some time back of one of my H.O scale Tankers. Well, she will be downsized to 1/160-"N" scale for the Module. Drawn up tight to the offloading port at a storage facility. 7 Storage tanks, a siding with Tankcars, and an office will all be there.

       Why? I just couldn't resist the challenge. Plus I have been recovering from a nasty bout with spinal problems( Geez , it's the Lumps gitting old!) This is strictly workbench time. Now, maybe other models that have been on hold and practicing Sending Photos will get done.    T.B.

  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, December 31, 2021 8:33 AM

I have been considering a diorama of a dock with a couple of reefers on a track and an old fishing boat tied up at the dock.  There is one of those boats mounted in a park at Two Harbors, MN, that I have extensively photographed.  Just trying to decide on a scale.  It would be handy to find a scale appropriate for the RR cars.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, December 31, 2021 12:28 PM

Don, the only scale conversion that I've found to be close is 1/48 and 'O' scale. But, that makes for a pretty large dio. 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:37 AM

Rocketman I seen that in Two Harbors. That would be a great diorama to do. Lots of stuff going on there.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 1, 2022 9:32 AM

Another way to look at it- if the trains don't run; maske their scale fit the ship, like 1/96.

Or, 1/144 ships can work in an n scale module.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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