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I am a model railroader. I would like to model the repair dock facility. Are the drawings or graphic files available? I would be building this in O gauge or 1/48th scale.

Does World of Warships have any model kits available and who would I buy from?

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World of Warships has Italeri branded ships in I believe 1:700 scale. For the harbor, you’d have to get a data miner or build from camera reference.

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Something like this, maybe?

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You can find a wealth of images to model your dockyard fairly easily through Google.  Good Luck and I would like to see pics of the process and results.

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1 hour ago, alion said:

1/48th scale

That's a very ambitious project.

Let's do some math.

A dry dock large enough to hold a 290m battleship, in 1/48 scale, is 6m long. The dock facility in WoWS has three slipways - granted, the drydock for the battleships / carriers is the largest of the three, but still. Your model would already have to be at least 6m long, bigger than that with all the facilities around it.

I wish you good luck.

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1 hour ago, alion said:

I am a model railroader. I would like to model the repair dock facility. Are the drawings or graphic files available? I would be building this in O gauge or 1/48th scale.

Does World of Warships have any model kits available and who would I buy from?

Yeah, @Lert is right; in "O" scale it will fill your garage.

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33 minutes ago, Lert said:

That's a very ambitious project.

Let's do some math.

A dry dock large enough to hold a 290m battleship, in 1/48 scale, is 6m long. The dock facility in WoWS has three slipways - granted, the drydock for the battleships / carriers is the largest of the three, but still. Your model would already have to be at least 6m long, bigger than that with all the facilities around it.

I wish you good luck.

 

26 minutes ago, Umikami said:

Yeah, @Lert is right; in "O" scale it will fill your garage.

Unless the OP is a multi millionaire he would be using a lot of selective compression in building it and even then it would look best when placed as far from the view as possible.

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1 hour ago, Compassghost said:

World of Warships has Italeri branded ships in I believe 1:700 scale. For the harbor, you’d have to get a data miner or build from camera reference.

I thought the scale was not consistent between the ship types?  Aren't destroyers in game far too large in comparison to the battleships?

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I believe it was an issue with the camera being inconsistent due to FOV, and ships are properly scaled otherwise.

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@alion I am amazed that anyone would think of such a project and wish you all the luck in the world with it! 1/48 scale yea that is going to be a monster perhaps HO scale 1/87 might be more manageable.

@Fishrokk yes for purposes of the game the DDs are up scaled since if they weren't we would never see them and I believe the very large ships are scaled down just a little or else they would fill the screen in zoom even far away!

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2 hours ago, CAPTMUDDXX said:

 for purposes of the game the DDs are up scaled since if they weren't we would never see them and I believe the very large ships are scaled down just a little or else they would fill the screen in zoom even far away!

I wish they weren't so much. I feel like it throws me off that all the ships seem to be so close in size. I wish they were more accurately sized relative to each other.

Though I do understand that Cruisers and BBs really are about the same size and it's the armor and guns that distinguish them more than the size of the ship.

Nevertheless, I sometimes get confused when everything looks about the same size.

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I thank you all for your help and comment. I had to a shipbuilder and he informed me of the scale of each ship. I know the layout of the harbor would be huge. Size of my garage would be a good estimate. Worse when

I was considering adding a container ship slip. As far as the millionaire thing? I bought a lottery ticket. So I guess this was just a pipe dream.

I wanted to build this huge layout where fathers could bring there sons and "play". It was a noble idea, just not practical. I apologize for taking your time.

 

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No need to apologize. If we're browsing the forums we have plenty of time to share. It's awesome that you're out there thinking about this. Good for you!

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On 7/20/2018 at 12:24 PM, Jester_of_War said:

No need to apologize. If we're browsing the forums we have plenty of time to share. It's awesome that you're out there thinking about this. Good for you!

Yeah - I mean, in "O" scale, it's an ambitious project based on size.  But in that scale you're probably counting on being able to purchase a lot of ready made objects to fill things out, right?  I mean, trees, cars, railroad, buildings, etc.

If you chose a smaller scale, it would be a completely different animal.  Sure, you lose some detail, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be just as rewarding a project for you.  If there aren't ready-made models to purchase for it, I have a friend who has gotten a small scale 3D printer (hobbyist-type) that would probably be able to turn out some amazing stuff.

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On 7/19/2018 at 12:05 PM, alion said:

I am a model railroader. I would like to model the repair dock facility. Are the drawings or graphic files available? I would be building this in O gauge or 1/48th scale.

Does World of Warships have any model kits available and who would I buy from?

Do you work in O gauge only? Or HO as well? Also three rail track of two?

Grew up with model trains. My grandfather would send my a Lionel locomotive or car (passenger or fright) each year for Christmas (sometimes my birthday). I like trains. xD

 

I embrace this video for how fun and crazy it it.

 

 

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I am running O gauge in three rail. I was informed that if I where to build a ship like the Cleveland it would be like 12 feet long and weigh over 200 pounds. I am 61 years old now. I used to run HO, but my eyesight is not

good enough to handle putting the trucks on the track. But living in a 900 square foot home I don't think I could build the harbor in O gauge. But boy it would sure be a sight to behold. I even found gantry cranes made by Lionel and 

a cobbled together way of making track for the cranes to run on. You can even run switchers under them on separate track. If I ever win a million bucks...……..

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