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131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:58:46 PM »
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The Lady Greenenough (perhaps pronounced Green-oh) is typical of many of the modern larger trawlers working all over the world. It can deploy nets from the rear or out from either side. Twin diesels provide an all-electric or electric-hydraulic capabilities. The model shows some of the first parts off my 3D printer: the trawler reels, rear cranes and clamshell life raft. The ship is suitable for any time after World War II to the present. Other 3D parts are the large and small winches and the bollards. Fine but sturdy photo etched brass gives you the best looking railings, ladders and stairways available. The hull is cast resin and the superstructure precision-cut sheet styrene that accommodates the proper upward sweep of the hull from midship to bow.



In N scale the ship is 9.84” (250 mm) long. 2.84” (72 mm) in beam, 5.5” (140 mm) tall to the top of the mast, and 3.54” tall to the top of the pilot house array. That’s 131’ long, 37.8’ in beam and 73.5’ to the top of the mast. Masts were often shortened or hinged for lower clearances.



In Z scale the ship is 7.16” (181 mm) long, 2.06” (52 mm) in beam, 4” (101 mm) to the top of the mast and 2.58” to the top of the pilot house arrays.



See the webpage http://nscaleships.com/131-fishing-traw…lady-greenenough/ for pricing details.

Payments can be made via PayPal to peterknolan@gmail.com. On-line ordering will be implemented within the next few months.

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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 07:37:22 PM »
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Pete

You have been turning out some fantastic models on a regular basis. If I could have squeezed in the L&N bridge between Sheffield and Florence I would definitely be using a tug and some barges down on the Tennessee below it. But that is not in the cards as things stand. Great models nonetheless.


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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 07:59:50 PM »
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Prices for many items are dropping 50% or more. Watch the site over the next few months as I revise it and add online ordering.

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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 01:02:59 AM »
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Prices dropping?  That's an unusual announcement!
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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 01:19:53 AM »
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Peter:
glad your doing well.
good luck with the move
will look for the new webpage

Happy New Year

Miguel

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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 08:33:40 AM »
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3D printing has replaced costly metal anchors and details, and eliminated much of the assembly work for cranes, hatches, reels, towers, masts, etc. The 3D printed windlasses for example look so much better than my resin cast ones that I'm a bit ashamed I didn't embrace the technology earlier. So too for the hatches especially on the Lakers. They used to be eleven separate pieces, with the outer ribs a chore to cut. Now they are two pieces--coaming and cover--with the camber built in! The printer can function all night long making parts. I'll be buying a second one this week.

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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2018, 02:12:53 PM »
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Sounds like 3D printing is becoming a viable production method.  Not too long ago it was cheaper to print a master, then cast the parts in resin or metal, than to print a large number.
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Re: 131’ Fishing Trawler Lady Greenenough (N and Z scales)
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 02:53:38 PM »
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3D printing allows empty spaces that are impossible or at least very difficult to achieve in casting resin. The printers now start at $189; the PLA material is inexpensive. In truth 3D printing is best for small parts, not big hull pieces. But those big hull pieces required a lot of expensive RTV silicon rubber for the molds that because of their size didn't last very long. Except for a few hulls, I've learned how to build the entire hull out of styrene. More work to be sure, but far less headaches down the road.