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SS Nomadic, Transborder, the little sister of the Titanic, at 1/200. Launch at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast: The ship in Cherbourg, its home port: Other Nomadic Names (1910 - 1934) Ingénieur Minard (1934 - 1974) Nomadic (1974 - in service) Type Transborder Length 71,17 m Width 11.28 m Tonnage 1,273 t. Propulsion 2 double expansion compound steam engines Speed 10 knots Shipyard Harland & Wolff, in Belfast Shipowner White Star Line (1911 - 1927) Cherbourg transshipment company (1927 - 1934) Cherbourg Towing and Salvage Company (1934 - 1940) Royal Navy (1940 - 1945) Cherbourg Towing and Salvage Company (1945 - 1974) United Kingdom Pavilion Construction December 22, 1910 Launch April 25, 1911 Inaugural voyage May 27, 1911 Passengers 1.000 Crew members 14 The SS Nomadic, sometimes referred to as the "Titanic's little sister", is a White Star Line steamship commissioned in 1911. It is a ferry put into service to embark passengers of the new Olympic class liners in the port of Cherbourg unsuitable for their large size. At that time, it operated in duo with the Traffic: the Nomadic carried first and second class passengers while the second carried third class passengers and luggage. In 1927, the White Star Line sold it to the Cherbourg Transshipment Company, which used it for the same purpose and with the same name. In 1934, it was sold again, this time to the Cherbourg Towing and Salvage Company, which renamed it Ingénieur Minard. During the Second World War, the ship manages to escape to Great Britain where it is used by the Royal Navy. It was then returned to the port of Cherbourg, where it was used as a ferry for the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth. Retired from service in 1968, she was sold to a private individual six years later. The latter transformed it into a floating restaurant on the Seine. Twenty-five years later, destined for the scrapyard, it was saved by the action of associations which led to its return to Belfast to be restored to its original state. The Nomadic is the last remaining vessel of the White Star Line that is still (almost) afloat. http://aftitanic.free.fr/wsl/nomadic_1911.html https://titanicbelfast.com/Explore/Nomadic-Belfast.aspx The plan of Bateau Modèles N°105 will help me to model, although it has a small error in the positioning of the hawsers on the side view but not on the front view, nothing serious, the base is good and probably, at first sight, taken from the original plan. Some modifications have been made over the decades on this ship. My version will be that of the first two photos, just before the installation of a bridge shelter in Cherbourg to shelter the sailors, the wheelhouse and the chadburn. http://rms-titanic.fr/otb/index_nomadic.html 3D drawing Emil Besirevic. The goal of this Nomadic project is to put on board my future Titanic 1/200 from Trumpeter and the ferry as it was during its stopover in Cherbourg in 1912. I started 3D drawing a few days ago: 8 hours 3D printing tonight of the first hull prototype. It's very successful in terms of shape and details, much better than on the T2 tanker, but the resin is broken at the end of printing, a lack of support probably, and a lack of experience on my part with this much faster printer that stresses the part a little more when it tears at the bottom of the tank. My transparent film at the bottom of the tray is pierced in two places and I don't have a spare for the moment, spare FEP films were supplied with my first Anycubic printer, but not with this one, they are not available on their website (!?). So I ordered from the "aftermarket" which will probably do the trick. The main thing is that the model is very clean by itself, and that the printer works perfectly, I will certainly reduce the speed of the stepper motor to avoid this kind of misadventure. That's the game, we learn every day with 3D printing! Holy And mistakes are paid cash... Hull hollowing: Height 180 mm. That is to say half of the ship. Anycubic Mono X printer. It looks like it hit an iceberg, but from the wrong side! This is the best hull surface quality I've been able to print.
Subject exclusively concerning the assembly of this 71-metre ferry. The subject of the design of the model is here: I can start the assembly even if the upper deck that we could call the walkway bridge is not designed yet, which would not be long in coming. The goal of the project is to moor the Nomadic to the Titanic, as it did in Cherbourg before it left for Ireland, in order to transship passengers. Part of the assembly of the accessories must be done before the gluing of the half shells, afterwards it will be impossible to come back to it. The Nomadic will be held to the Titanic by two piano ropes inserted in each ship. Everything will be dismountable. The Nomadic or the Titanic can be exposed alone as needed. The piano ropes will have another function, that of driving the 12 v continuous from ship to ship for lighting the Nomadic, the more on one rope the less on the other. No unsightly wires therefore. Once the piano strings are removed, the holes will be two of the many cooling water or sewage outlets on both ships. So I cut two brass tubes to insert them into the hull, they will serve as guide bearings for the piano strings. I soldered well for the front tube a very thin transformer copper wire, this wire is very thin and very good conductor at least for the milliamps consumed by the two leds that will be used to simulate a main deck lighting. No need for more in my opinion, it must be low in intensity, hot leds (yellow) of course. For the stern as I have a central bulkhead at this level I had to solder the wire after gluing it inside, then I soldered by putting the iron in the hull, a bit sporty... The tubes: A little coating remains to be applied to integrate the tube to the hull, we will see that fire after painting. Both wires, the + at the front, the less at the back. SE also poses the problem of glass in the end ports of the main deck. So I thought of Rhodoïd packing material to design them. It's port is not very accessible, it's impossible to glue directly a plate. The idea came to me to make a frame in Rhodoïd, which thanks to its flexibility will come to stick two of these faces on the ports giving the illusion of a glass. It will first have to paint at least the surrounds of the ports in white, because it would otherwise be impossible to paint with aerosol without putting some on the glass once the half-shells are glued. Once painted, I could mask the openings with either tape to paint the rest, in two steps. For the ports more in the center, it's the same, but there I have access to glue the transparent... The parts are starting to pile up, I printed sometimes 4 copies, to have spare parts in case of breakage and for several copies. The last parts like the mast and its scales were well printed, the bar a little less because it is very thin, the compass is really beautiful. The gratings are also well done, we can see the micro-holes that should not be filled with paint... Navigation light lantern Compass. Grating.