A member of one of those groups suggested the idea of an N-Scale ship. Since I have done a bridge and a scene with a bridge might need a ship and I like ships. Part two of the suggestion was to have the ship be remote controllable. Now that will obviously require electronics and I like electronics....so.....I decided to do it!
I don't have a full scale prototype as I found a model that I liked while I was searching for a prototype of a small freight steamer of about 100' long:
This is a model that is part of a layout called the "Wrightsville Port Waterfront Layout". I figured that since my work is all non commercial, and that I am giving them full credit, and that I left a note on their blog, that they will not mind my stealing their idea!
Here is what my version of this ship is starting to look like. This is a first assembly of a draft print so excuse some of the obvious issues (some of which are hard to see due to the colour of the plastic)!
Finally, the circuit board that will go inside the ship is coming along as well. I have a little more to talk about in regards to the circuit board but that can wait for the next post.