Hi from Belgium,
I promiss, I will take some other pictures of my Anabel car ferry sitting at port on my Maclau River to post on the forum; because so many people ask how I do it.
It's based upon the Anabel car ferry of the late John Allen GD lines. Data is only from pictures and some old articles published in MR years ago about it.
It is a full scratchbuild project, I made 25 years ago in Nscale; the only ready pieces are the vents, the anchor, figures and a few other naval modeling pieces.
The hull started, beleive me or not, as a old LEGO ship enterely covered of baswood. The deck features a board by board construction and unfortunately, when building it, I cut away a piece of my finger ; the cabin and other details are styrene, the chimney is aluminium tube flatened in a pinvise
This model had a lot of memories for me, because it was the starting point of many other sctratchbuid projectss and also because my late father give me a lot of encouragements to build it.
When this pictures was shot, years ago, the apron was not finished; the apron feature now a board by board construction with a wye turnout giving acces to the two track, the ferry can move eight 50' car. The crane of the apron is a scratchbuild one, yet not finished, but based on the one sale by Barmills model but in styrene with Grandtline windows.