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Sylvan announces container ship
« on: February 15, 2012, 08:40:00 AM »
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http://www.isp.ca/sylvan/whatsnew.htm

Of no use to me but neat nevertheless. If you have a port and are into containers this is a nice ofering.
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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 09:34:25 AM »
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too bad the timber ship and the Labatts truck aren't N scale releases . . . . :|
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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 09:49:34 AM »
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Interesting .. but I am going to wait to see what Pete Nolan comes up with

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 12:36:46 PM »
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Too new for my purposes, that and I don't have a port to put it in!

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 02:24:46 PM »
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Seeing the '33 Willys van, I recall a 3 Stooges episode when they were selling fish from one like that.

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 04:36:28 PM »
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too bad the timber ship and the Labatts truck aren't N scale releases . . . . :|

I'd also purchase the Tiverton steamship/dog hole schooner if it were released in N scale.
How do we get some more interest in this?

 
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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 05:50:27 PM »
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too bad the timber ship and the Labatts truck aren't N scale releases . . . . :|

Someone was offering shrunk down versions of the Labatts truck on that auction site, I think it's
the same person in Canada that I bought a 53 Chevy, a 49 Cadillac, and one other resin vehicle
from.  The ones I bought are solid, one piece castings but he did a very nice job painting them.

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 06:06:31 PM »
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Too new for my purposes, that and I don't have a port to put it in!

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 10:12:14 PM »
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considering all the container stuff already produced, it's a perfect model...too bad I model shortline hehe
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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2012, 10:19:41 PM »
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Neat! But if no use to me.

I'd love me a whole bunch of White 4000s though. And since the brother's got a '53 Studebaker pick-up in pieces in his garage, I'd be in for a few of those.
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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 07:14:58 PM »
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I appreciate Sylvan's efforts immensely.

I'll be introducing a line of N scale ships in a few months. I've been delayed about six months by the struggle to save the vision in one of Kay's eyes. I think I will not be offering kits, as the hulls and superstructures are built-up styrene, and that will be a problem for many modelers. Aside from a Reliance-class US Coast Guard cutter, the ships will be from the 1940-1970 era, mostly before containers. But I have drawn the computer models for eight ships and built the prototypes.

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 07:32:58 PM »
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Pete, any plans for an ocean going bulk carrier? specifically a collier?

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2012, 02:03:50 PM »
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Pete, any plans for an ocean going bulk carrier? specifically a collier?

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I have the drawings for a number of colliers, so it's a possibility. How big a collier are you thinking about? I'd be interested because the hull form was converted into ships as different as aircraft carriers and large cutters.

I can build a ship any size, but think anything longer than 500 feet (37.5 inches) will find a very limited market, at least for waterline models intended for railroads. That's why my first ships will be in the 125-210 foot range, as these will fit on smaller layouts. At 125 feet I can cast the hull.

Let me start another thread about my plans. I don't want to hijack this one any more than I already have. I really appreciate what Sylvan has done. I haven't bought anything except small boats from them, and that was years ago. I hope the market will take off for them. I think we'll be in different markets, at different price points.

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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 01:30:49 AM »
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Aside from a Reliance-class US Coast Guard cutter, the ships will be from the 1940-1970 era, mostly before containers.

The Reliance-class fits firmly in that era, no?

I mean, they're (mostly) still operating today, but they were all built in the '60s.

If you ever decide to do something a bit more modern, namely an Island-class, let me know and I'll be first in line.
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Re: Sylvan announces container ship
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 06:59:23 AM »
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Someone was offering shrunk down versions of the Labatts truck on that auction site,

It's ok to say ebay here .. and even link to the specific auction :)