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    Fort/Park class freighter
    by shipbuilder3770 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Able Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by shipbuilder3770 ( Able Seaman)
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    Some more photos. I wrote an update, but it seems to have disappeared while I added photos.... I'll see what's on the site and add more. I can build boats but I can't figure data entry!
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Yes you certainly can build boats. Nice job,
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by shipbuilder3770 ( Able Seaman)
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    This is actually last year's build. These ships were built in the hundreds in Canada and the UK, even some in the States where they morphed into the Victory class.

    This one is from Marine Modelling plans in 1:96 scale, plank on frame, mostly in wood but with some styrene in the superstructure.

    The planked hull was coated with epoxy on the inside before filling and sanding the outside (I use automotive Bondo). Once everything was fair and smooth, I applied a couple of coats of thinned epoxy to the outside of the hull and then sanded some more.

    I cut the deck frames, and glued some to the hull frames. I like to have the deck removable (my hand are too big to fit into small spaces) so I planned the deck in three sections, depending on superstructure layout, etc. Some deck frames were glued directly to the underside of the removable decks.

    Everything got sprayed with Tremclad grey primer, and then red oxide for the bottom and medium grey above the waterline.

    I'll add more later.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi shipbuilder3770,

    What a great looking Vessel!

    That's a very neat looking engine room!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice. I love the mine clanger on the bow!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice build SB๐Ÿ‘
    are these ships any relation to the Liberty ships?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    1 month ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Very nice build. Almost built one too a few years ago.
    From my research the hull is essentially a rivitted Liberty ship, but with more a more typical British superstructure and holds layout.
    Power was the steam reciprocating layout as used in the Liberty.
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Rowen,๐Ÿ‘
    Thought there was something familiar about it.
    What stopped you building one?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    1 month ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug
    Nothing, would have been a good project.
    Just got interested in the Brave and other launches
    Rowen
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Impressive looking model. Interesting subject to build. Look forward to seeing her afloat.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort/Park class freighter
    1 month ago by shipbuilder3770 ( Able Seaman)
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    Yes - they are all based on the North Sands design. The Americans went to welded construction, and changed the superstructure, but they are all very similar.
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    1 month ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Superb looking build.
    Very impressive.Well done.
    Regards Bill
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