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Improvements to 375' Feeder Container Ship
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:26:06 PM »
My 375' Feeder Container Ship has been my most popular larger ship. Here's a version I recently built for a customer in France. It shows some of the possibilities that this model has, and some of the developments I've incorporated.

Above is the ship being unloaded. I incorporated different, center-mounted hydraulic cranes. You can see the second and sixth hatches are open, showing the top level of the below-decks storage. Also shown are 45 containers that I cast, painted and decaled for "CGN," a fictional company.

The ship now includes a modern free-fall rescue boat and rack, and full-width hatches supported by buttresses at the hull edge. The hatches are in eleven segments, and show where many of the attachment points are. On deck racks are next on the development list

The above shows the bow detail and the empty second hold, which has a dummy platform that raises a row of containers to the correct height just below the deck. A new bow configuration goes on smoothly, with no buckling tendencies to fight, and looks great to boot! This ship will be a proud addition to his layout.