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    Default Building a Harbor Scene.

    I am loosely modeling the Bangor and Aroostook, Dock and harbor at Searsport ME.





    The Bangor and Aroostook built this facility to free it up from fees the Maine Central would charge to unload ships.
    Sugar was big import from the caribbean around the 70's.
    I bought a cheep wooden ship and kit bashed it. I have added a few details but have more to go.
    I am going to add one more ship and a tug boat. Not to mention the water.
    I live in Maine so I must have a light house
    Here are some photos.



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    Looks great Brian.
    Pretty cool scene with the ship.
    Not very many people have a ship on their layout.
    Keep us updated with your progress.



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    Ooh, that has the makings of a great, busy scene.. Pallets of goods stacked around, stevedores and train crews working around each other, a few seagulls..
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    Very nice, lots of great potential there for details.

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    Lookin' wicked good, Mistuh! Can't wait for more details.
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    A couple of coats of dark gloss and the water will look great. To my Midwestern eyes that big boat looks like one of the smaller bulk freighters from the Great Lakes. Was one it before you outfitted it for the ocean?
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    Its the Edmund Fitzgerald. It the only ship I could find that even close to scale. Plus it fit the spot I had so well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylure View Post
    Its the Edmund Fitzgerald. It the only ship I could find that even close to scale. Plus it fit the spot I had so well
    Hope there`s no bad storms on the layout!

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    A harbor in Maine has nothing on Lake Superior. The boat is very safe. Will you plank over the dock to embed the tracks into the surface? I like how you rusted the green boxcar. I not seen roofwalk shed metal like that. It's cool. The freighter will look real good with the same treatment.
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    Brian, I like the ship, detail is coming along nicely. That is going to be one heck of a harbor scene when you finish the detailing. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CodyO View Post
    Hope there`s no bad storms on the layout!
    Bonus points for a kid your age making such a reference...
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    I have a tug kit that I would be willing to part for a trade or such, if interested PM me
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    That ship looks really good Brian and I love your backdrop. Like everyone says...you can add detail to that dock scene till ya run outa money. LOL Thanks for posting the pics.

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    I scratch built 2 Tuge Boats for my harbor. I plan on scratch building a Crane for it also. Here are the photos of my tugs.



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    Those tuggers look really good Brian.
    I would not have guessed them to have been scratched.
    You put some neat details on them.
    Great job.



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    Umm... they look neat, but wouldn't they be facing the other way?
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    If you go to the hardware store, check out the grommets and plumbing washers. Some of them look a lot like the used truck and tractor tires used for bumpers on tugs. The tires with rims you have used offer little protection from damage. Don't forget an extra large one for the nose of the tug.

    The scale of those tugs fit well with that freighter.
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    Taylure,
    When I finish(?) my current starter layout with my son, I hope to model something roughly designed around the Boston-Portland Guilford (PanAm) line, specifically the stretch through NH (I live in Dover). From Rockingham Junction runs a spur line that makes it's way all the way out to some switching yards in Portsmouth and an industrial spur on the Piscataqua River in Newington. That line services some big industry that is also served by large freighters on the water side. Tracks on one side of the industry, ships on the other. Everything from propane and gypsum to salt piles and scrap metal, should be some fun scenery opportunities. Anyway, your harbor scene looks great and will be something I will definitely refer to if I ever get it started. Nice job!
    I posted a comment/question on one of the photos in your Androscoggin & Aroostook photo album, when you get a chance to check it out.
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    I scratch built a crane for my harbor. Here are some photos.





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    Small O rings (O seals) make great fenders for tugs & docks .....


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