Re: [OSCALEMODELERS] Ships and Railroads and Steel
Well,Jay -- Maritime modelling is tough for railroaders to ignore -- it just seems so natural.
The problem is that ships are BIG! A waterline model of aC-2, at 460x63 feet, will take up the volume of a block of 40' boxcars ten cars long, six cars wide, and six cars high (counting masts and rigging) -- that's 360 boxcars of cubic space!
I would suggest thinking along the lines of using photographs and forcing the perspective, putting the ships in thr background -- way in the background!. After all, your emphasis is the railroads, right?
From: Jay Beckham
Sent: Aug 24, 2013 9:29 AM
To: OSCALEMODELERS@yahoogroups.com, Oscalekings@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [OSCALEMODELERS] Ships and Railroads and Steel
As part of my Western Maryland based layout, I am modeling Sparrows Point and a bit of Bethlehem Steel. I also have plans to build a bit of Port Covington because of its importance to the WM and my interest in ships. I plan on having at least one O scale ship in the port. We are modeling the 50s.
One crazy thought I had was building a model of one of Bethlehem Steel ship building piers in Sparrows Point. My grandfather worked there as a Cabinet Maker and Pattern Maker in the Ship Yard. I have seen wooden ships yards on some Maine based layouts, but what about a ship yard that builds steel ships. A ship being built. What a modeler’s dream that could be and a huge challenge.
Hmmmm so many ideas and so little time.