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72253Re: Ships

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  • Smith
    Feb 17, 2013
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      Will these be offered as kits or finished models? Being in Michigan I would like to be able to have a great lakes freighter on my layout. Isn't Z scale the greatest. We can have models that would be almost impossible for other scales.


      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Peter Nolan <peterknolan@...> wrote:
      > The Laker will be initially offered as a 730' ship with 18 hatches. I would
      > think that shortening it by about 27' increments, or one hatch each
      > increment, wouldn't be hard. I think I'm not going to drive myself nuts
      > offering kits of different lengths, although I will take the razor saw to
      > built-ups.
      > Also, the first of my Lakers has a 75' beam. Earlier ships had a 60' beam
      > and were in the vicinity of 475' long. Once I finalize the 730'--well, it's
      > finalized, so it's now a matter of cutting it--I'll look at the earlier 60'
      > beam ships. That will require some redesign, rather than just a scaling.
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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