This page last updated: December 21, 2012 as of Jan 2014
Container ship Building instructions
When this is actually developed the code will be posted to SourceForge
Container ship could be made from the laker : unifeeder is about 7 40' containers long (5.5 + front and rear superstructure): 280' and about 6 wide. [HO: 280'=38.6", Containers: 5.5: 30.25"L, 6: 6.5"W ](5x6=30 containers per level + 6 20')
Wikipedia photo info... here is a good site: Ship Photo Albums From Dennis Shum and Tylon Leung. Wikipedia Container ship has images of the hold and general information.
unifeeder does not list a Rita, however their ships look similar in size.
- RC Container Ship kits
- prices are dated and flucuate but they give you a range. ALL CONTAINERS would NOT WORK with HO scale 1/87 devices :(
Sydney Star Scale 1:200 Length approx. 1135 mm Beam approx. 140 mm $333.91
Timrix Scale 1/75 Length 965mm Beam 153mm Sailing weight 2kgs $333.13
M.V. Fairwind Scale 1/76 Length 1.01mt Beam 165mm (40"x6.5") $415.22
M.V. Fairwind seems to be close to workable size and structure
Trein Maersk Scale 1/100 Length 1.6m Beam 318mm (63" x 12" moulded glass fiber hull) Sailing weight 18.2kgs $1,152.44 .. you are paying for those containers which you cannot USE... well also the larger ships have reinforced decks, according to the site information.
- There are also Tankers, automobile ferries, ...
Tanker: Liz Terkol Scale 1/96 Length 905mm Beam 150mm $429.35
RO/RO Ferry: Celastine Scale 1/100 Length 1.62m Beam 240mm Sailing weight 10kg $1,152.50
RO/RO Ferry: MV Muirneag Scale 1/100 Length 1.11m Beam 205mm Sailing weight 6.1kg $431.01
? Ferry 86 forty foot trailers: Maersk Anglia Scale 1/100 Length 1.24m Beam 203mm Sailing weight 6.5kg $473.64
There are 25.4 millimetres in one inch. Therefore, rounded to two decimal places, 165 millimetres is equal to 165/25.4 = 6.50 inches.
a meter is 39.37" so these are ?small?
Waterline : 3 foot ships or 71" ~ 6 foot ships...
RC watercraft 3 foot ships
scaleshipyard - RC Ship hulls-only use battleship, cruiser or carrier hulls and make your own deck and hatches... these can be up to 11' long
greatlakesmodeling DIY scratch building
- Ship construction
- I gotta say, i don't like water and the only reason i am doing this is to have a hull for the ship conveyor to empty ...and dock conveyor to fill. These ships would never get wet unless I built an actual waterway for them to float in next to the trains.
- Float in the air, swim through land, walk on water.
- Ore ship has an internal and external conveyor, Oil ship has connnectors to simulate pumping, Container ship is mostly a flat top.. unless it has containers in the hold.. the little ones do not - the containers are all above deck., makes me wonder why they dont tip over.
- Dockside Container Crane Construction
- General Info...
- well, being lazy, hopefully Walthers will re-release theirs with an adapter to make it longer in front...
- 5.5 LB (2.5kg) Electric Lifting Magnet Electromagnet Solenoid Lift Holding 20mm
... is not strong enough to hold through a plastic roof - made for direct to metal contact - 11lb works : get a pair... on E Bay ...
- Using a drawer extension to extend the lower portion Out over the ship. Using sliders and rails to move the lift mechanism fore and aft. Using wooden spools on a pencil to lower and lift the electromagnet holding the containers. 3 continuous rotation servos move the bits... NO IDEA on how or what will move this contraption Along the dock.
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