Monday, March 29, 2010

New ship: Freya

Freya is a steely sidewheeler steamer built in 1905 at Kinderdijk, Netherlands. It was used until 1933 as the Queen Wilhelmina's Royal Yatch; then it was sold and used as supply ship until 1965, then sold again and used as floating shop until 1988. In 1990 it was sold again (and renamed as De Nederlander) and used as cruiser in the port of Rotterdam. Finally in 2000 she was renamed back Freya, and was stationed in Kiel where it is has been used for sightseeing tours until nowadays.

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from the Wikipedia):
  • Length: 51.69 m
  • Beam (~"width"): 11.40 m
  • Draught (~"height"): 2.20 m
  • Cargo capacity: 250 passengers
  • Max. speed: 8.5 knots (~15.7 Km/h)
  • Engine power: 150 PSi

See a couple of pictures at Wikimedia Commons

After a bit of work using blender, these are some results (click to enlarge):

Blender renderized output

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data:

Max.Speed16 Km/h
Intro Year1904
Retire Year1949

In Simutrans, this ship has been coded as an early small passenger ferry, available during first half of 20th century and allowing transport for 250 passengers at a speed of 16 Km/h.

This vehicle is available in the Pak128 2.0. See the Pak128 web site for more info.

For more information on this ship check the following links:

No comments:

Post a Comment