A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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May 4, 2016

No Holds Barred

I made the hatch covers and holds  for the ship model. This model will show the hatches in a closed position as I plan to show it loaded with wind mill parts.

I built the holds as a separate assembly since it is essentially a shallow box. I cut the parts with the laser using 1/8th and 1/16th inch acrylic.

I used photos of the prototype MV Jummetor as a guide for the hatch design including the oval shaped reinforcement plates. I think they add a nice bit of visual clutter to the simple hatch design.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Hatch who?
Bless you.

This shot shows a 3 bay covered hopper next to the ship for a size comparison. Also, there is a 20 ft container on the rear of the hold.

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