Sunday, June 20, 2010

New ship: MV New Zealand Star

This Simutrans ship is based in the real MV New Zealand Star 2, a refrigerated goods cargo vessel run by Blue Star Line Ltd. This ship was built in 1967, and she was refitted into a containership in 1977 and renamed as Wellington Star 3. She was broken up in 1993 at Chittagong.

The real specifications for this ship are (taken from
  • Length: 168,36 m
  • Beam (~"width"): 22,36 m
  • Draught (~"height"): 9,96 m
  • Cargo capacity: N/A
  • Max. speed: 16 knots (~30 Km/h)
  • Engine power: N/A

See picture at Blue Star Line website

After a bit of work using blender, this are some results:
Blender renderized output

Simutrans screenshot

This ship has been coded into Simutrans as a modern cooled goods ship, which has to fill the timeline gap between 1967 and 1990, but it might be modified to cover a longer/different sting.

Simutrans object data
NameNew Zealand Star
Capacity320 t
Max.Speed30 Km/h
Intro Year1967
Retire YearN/A

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:

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