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TT Scale ships

Postby ConnRiver » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am

Richard-B wrote:
ConnRiver wrote:I keep daydreaming about building a TT scale USS Iowa (BB61). Iowa at that scale would be 7ft-4.7in (88.7") long. Just right for an eight-foot-long module ;-)
For trains... you need the whole dry-dock! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/166773992433396518


Wow, what a model! (USS Missouri upper left corner.) If that diorama had been shot outdoors in natural light, I would have thought it was real rather than a model. The model-builder appears to be world-class.

And, Richard, thanks again for posting that link. It is the first time I've seen rail service dockside with an Iowa Class battleship. I have maps/plans found online for the New York Navy Shipyard (1959) that reveals an intricate (not quite spaghetti bowl-like, but close) web of tracks and rail service facilities. Would make a wonderful layout. Iowa and Missouri (iirc) were built there, among many other ships.

Hey, Iowa is in San Pedro these days as a museum ship, your part of the country.

Thanks again!

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Postby Arseny » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:15 pm

Hey, guys, do you consider battleships only?

There are some Lindberg models in 1:125 - US Navy destroyer and minesweeper (also available from Revell), and gunboat.
They are old models, but you can find them on Ebay.
And also some harbor tugs.

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Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:13 pm

Arseny wrote:Hey, guys, do you consider battleships only?
I need a merchant ship for the Howard Terminal in Oakland:
- Copra inbound... Scrap steel outbound
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Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:34 pm

Arseny wrote:Hey, guys, do you consider battleships only?

There are some Lindberg models in 1:125 - US Navy destroyer and minesweeper (also available from Revell), and gunboat.
They are old models, but you can find them on Ebay.
And also some harbor tugs.

destroyer.jpg
minesweeper.jpg
minesweeper2.jpg
gunboat.jpg

I am still looking into getting a 1/125 Fletcher kit or two in the future for the layout for a TT scale Navy Yard.
Here is the discussion link for it:
tt-scale-navy-yard-t1460.html?hilit=navy%20base#p14980
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Postby Arseny » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:12 pm

Richard-B wrote:I need a merchant ship for the Howard Terminal in Oakland


Ok; some ideas for merchant ships.

First of all, Noch:

Tugboats, art.35710 and art. 35750

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Barge, self-propelled and not self-propelled, art. 35730 and art.35720

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Tanker, art. 35740

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They are declared as HO, but in fact they are 1:100...1:110 and can be used in TT.
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Postby Arseny » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:17 pm

Revell.

Tugboat, 1:130 scale - I am sure, it is suitable for TT

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Postby Arseny » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:32 pm

Also you can try N scale Sylvan Resin Kits - maybe some of them are suitable for TT.

https://www.nscalesupply.com/SYL/SYL.html

For example, SYL-N-2050 Great Lakes Freighter :

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https://www.nscalesupply.com/SYL/SYL-N-2050.htm
http://seaportmodelworks.com/product_in ... cts_id=417

It is 19-1/4" long by 3-1/4" wide

Or H2082-N Sylvan Laker Class Ocean Freighter

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http://seaportmodelworks.com/product_in ... cts_id=414

Sylvan Scale Models' website:
http://www.sylvanscalemodels.com/

Some tugboats are also available.

I beleive N scale ships will be good for TT, but if they are too small for you, check the HO versions...
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Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:35 pm

Arseny wrote:I believe N scale ships will be good for TT, but if they are too small for you, check the HO versions...
If I buy instead of build... these could be a likely choice.
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Postby Sventton » Mon May 01, 2017 8:03 am

The Lindberg Harbor Tug has been available for eons, cut down as a waterline model it looks the part in TT, if only a little overly wide. I had one painted for the Lehigh Valley's New York harbor fleet.
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Postby Taxari » Mon May 01, 2017 2:07 pm

Some years ago i built that freelance model from a Revell Tug Boat
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