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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2011, 06:09:58 PM »
these might be of interest in calculating potential sailing power.
simple version:
http://www.answers.com/topic/sail-area
complex version with calculator:
http://www.wb-sails.fi/news/SailPowerCalc/SailPowerCalc.htm

and somewhat relevant, but not a direct relationship.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-power4.htm

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2012, 08:49:48 PM »
Time for some more boats I think. This is the Clyde Puffer, used all over Western Scotland from the 1850s, originally on the canal system but eventually into coastal waters too. They provided a vital goods service to rural and island communities.


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2012, 09:06:59 PM »
More boats? Excellent!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2012, 10:00:40 PM »
At some point I want to do a set of CalMac boats (they've provided a variety of sizes of ferry to the islands off the West Coast of Scotland for the last 50 years, from 30 passengers to around 500).

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #109 on: September 02, 2012, 11:03:55 PM »
Those would be a fine addition indeed - we could do with some short to medium distance passenger ferries.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #110 on: September 03, 2012, 07:41:27 AM »
I did a (very small) bit of research on CalMac last night and came up with a few to add to my ideas list. I'll avoid them if you want to do them, or alternatively you could help me compile a shortlist of what to include?

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #111 on: September 03, 2012, 11:59:46 AM »
Island and Loch Class (small ferries from the 70s and 80s some still in service - I travel on an Island Class one commuting to work each day at the moment) I'd want to draw and include. The larger ones I'm not so familiar with but Lord of the Isles, Clansman and Isle of Mull I see most days so might be good ones for me to do also.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #112 on: September 03, 2012, 12:21:06 PM »
I'll let you do those then. I'm still doing some older ships and then I might have a go at some hovercraft.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #113 on: September 04, 2012, 09:16:09 PM »
Next up, the PS Industry, a small, early cargo paddle steamer from 1814. It comes in piece, cool and mail variants.


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #114 on: September 04, 2012, 10:05:08 PM »
Splendid!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2012, 08:49:10 PM »
Getting a little bored of drawing old steamers, so I decided to start a hovercraft set. 1st up - the SR.N6 Winchester class of 1965:


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #116 on: November 15, 2012, 09:38:45 PM »
Lovely! A refreshing change.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #117 on: November 15, 2012, 09:51:13 PM »
Hello The Hood

It's nice to see the pakBritain more complete! Thanks to all contributors!

Giuseppe

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #118 on: November 18, 2012, 01:47:41 AM »
It's great to see the boats become more modern, I remember only using huge and slow paddle steamers...

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2012, 01:21:15 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. There are a lot of boats still to draw and for some reason I find it harder to do these than trains or buildings so the encouragement is welcome. I'm going to focus on modern passenger boats for a while. Here's the SR N4 Mk1 "Mountbatten class" hovercraft which was used on cross-channel routes. The image below is the original Seaspeed livery, but I will do a few others for experimental to use.


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #120 on: November 18, 2012, 02:17:31 PM »
Cool a Hovercraftboat.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #121 on: November 18, 2012, 05:42:58 PM »
Splendid! It's so good to see interesting variety of watercraft.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #122 on: November 18, 2012, 10:34:15 PM »
A lot of hovercraft here, but these are mostly livery variants, plus the Mk3 SR N4 - a stretched version of the Mk1 which should be available as an upgrade in experimental:



Top to bottom:
- SR N6 in Hoverlloyd livery
- SR N6 in BR Seaspeed livery
- SR N4 Mk1 in Hoverlloyd livery
- SR N4 Mk1 in early Hoverspeed livery
- SR N4 Mk1 in later Hoverspeed livery
- SR N4 Mk1 in later BR Seaspeed livery
- SR N4 Mk3 in later BR Seaspeed livery
- SR N4 Mk3 in early Hoverspeed livery
- SR N4 Mk3 in later Hoverspeed livery
NB the original SR N6 image above is Hovertravel livery

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #123 on: November 18, 2012, 11:01:15 PM »
Gosh - that's jolly impressive! You'll have to supply a list of which ones are supposed to be upgrades and livery variants...

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #124 on: November 19, 2012, 01:01:14 AM »
Splendid! I rode one of the last N4 Channel runs, in September 2000; they were retired a few weeks later.  They were most impressive craft upon "takeoff," the giant bladders flapping to inflation, the entire ship rotating upon its central axis, then schussing down the concrete ramp into the water.  Here we are, loading baggage and fuel for the return. Look forward to seeing them in the pak!  (Although, why do I imagine a traffic jam of citycars waiting for one of the thirty automobile bays?)

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #125 on: November 19, 2012, 01:57:05 AM »
This is great! I love seeing new ships, keep giving us more!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #126 on: November 21, 2012, 10:17:48 PM »


The BHC AP1-88-100 is next up, a 100-seater hovercraft from 1988 used on Isle of Wight services apparently.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #127 on: November 21, 2012, 10:23:15 PM »
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Cool. I Like it.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2012, 10:31:21 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #129 on: November 22, 2012, 09:58:28 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #130 on: November 24, 2012, 10:10:10 AM »
The modern equivalent to the AP1-88 is the BHT-130, with a slightly larger capacity.


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #131 on: November 24, 2012, 11:49:51 AM »
Delightful!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #132 on: November 24, 2012, 03:08:55 PM »
Finally (for the hovercraft) some cargo versions - the AP1-88-400 and the BHT-150 (piece and cooled goods variants):





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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #133 on: November 24, 2012, 03:32:33 PM »
Such progress!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #134 on: November 24, 2012, 05:39:20 PM »
Hovercraft now added to SVN.

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #135 on: November 25, 2012, 01:48:03 AM »
I saw more great ships since last time I looked at this thread, love it and keep it coming!  ;)

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #136 on: November 25, 2012, 10:08:30 PM »
Moving onto catamarans, first up is the Thamesline Riverbus, which operated commuter services on the Thames in London from 1988:


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #137 on: November 25, 2012, 10:09:12 PM »
Superlative progress!

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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #138 on: November 25, 2012, 10:33:26 PM »
One more for the weekend - the FBM hydrocat, also running commuter services in London (several in service with the "Thames Clipper" company)


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Re: Boats, barges and ships
« Reply #139 on: November 25, 2012, 11:16:13 PM »
Splendid!