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Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« on: August 23, 2020, 05:28:50 am »
Just had an idea to turn the 1/72 Contrail vacform Blackburn Beverly into a civilian car-ferry similar to the Bristol type 170 and the ATL-98 Carvair.
 The kit that I have is damaged, so the Blackburn Car-Ferry will have new wings and a new cargo interior.  I also intend in having the front and rear cargo doors opened,  but I shall see how many scaled cars the bay can hold.
Having a cargo bay fitted will strengthen the upper deck and wing roots. Fortunately for me there won't be a great deal of interior detailing on the upper deck.
A raid in the spares boxes should provide the wheels and landing gear.

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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 07:03:33 am »
They showed that capability for real with the 'Blackburn Universal Freighter' at Farnborough one year. It was a prototype Beverley actually with a civvie reggie, and it carried a single decker bus filled with nurses, of all people, which drove out of the Bev and around to the tower. Then the Bev reversed up the runway (!) and took off.  ;D
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 08:26:22 am »
They showed that capability for real with the 'Blackburn Universal Freighter' at Farnborough one year. It was a prototype Beverley actually with a civvie reggie, and it carried a single decker bus filled with nurses, of all people, which drove out of the Bev and around to the tower. Then the Bev reversed up the runway (!) and took off.  ;D
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 01:53:45 pm »
There was a lot of design work done on a car ferry version, there's a GA diagram with a period car load in From Spitfire to Eurofighter. There's even an Eagle cutaway which I have in a book.

It would have been able to carry six cars and five motorbikes, with forty two passengers in the tail boom.  The cars would be on two tiers, loaded onto the upper tier with a spring Jack and locked into place.

I put some images up on the Beverley thread a while back.  If I ever get around to doing my 1/144 Micro Mir kit it'll probably be as the car ferry.
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 02:08:48 pm »

  If I ever get around to doing my 1/144 Micro Mir kit it'll probably be as the car ferry.


Mine's going to be the Court Line RB-211 carrier.....

In PINK!  ;D
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 03:12:56 am »
It would have been able to carry six cars and five motorbikes, with forty two passengers in the tail boom.  The cars would be on two tiers, loaded onto the upper tier with a spring Jack and locked into place.

I bet they still wouldn't have strapped the bikes down properly, even on an air ferry.... :rolleyes:

There's an idea: do one in Isle Of Man Steam Packet Company colours and fill it with 1/144th motorbikes. Don't bother to arrange them properly, just put them in a heap in the middle of the cargo floor: nobody will question it...
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 05:07:48 am »
  If I ever get around to doing my 1/144 Micro Mir kit it'll probably be as the car ferry.
Mine's going to be the Court Line RB-211 carrier.....

In PINK!  ;D

OK, I have a teensy little request. Stop everything you are currently building and do this! Pretty please?!  ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 05:37:54 am »
There was a lot of design work done on a car ferry version, there's a GA diagram with a period car load in From Spitfire to Eurofighter. There's even an Eagle cutaway which I have in a book.

It would have been able to carry six cars and five motorbikes, with forty two passengers in the tail boom.  The cars would be on two tiers, loaded onto the upper tier with a spring Jack and locked into place.

I put some images up on the Beverley thread a while back.  If I ever get around to doing my 1/144 Micro Mir kit it'll probably be as the car ferry.
I tried to find the Beverley thread but didn't see it, where is it hinding?

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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2020, 06:50:47 am »
Cary Ferry is on page 4.
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 03:30:45 am »
Thanks Guys  :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 03:42:12 am »
Found a better image of the Eagle cutaway on Twitter:
https://mobile.twitter.com/trevclark1958/status/1241398258947231745
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Re: Blackburn Beverly Car-Ferry
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 04:09:38 am »
I'm going to need a higher ramp for my front doors as the nose wheel  well gets in the way  or revert to plan B :banghead: