I should have checked my last post for autocorrect errors. My post should have started with “Nerys,” not “Beets.”
I first saw the Mt Washington in John Fryant’s Paddlewheels and Propellers catalog. Somewhere along the line I searched for John Braeynart, who drew the plan, and found a Steamboat Bill issue with his model of Mt Washington in it. After corresponding with John, I found out he would be coming to San Diego, so we arranged to meet.
Later, while at Naval War College in Newport, RI., we were off for the Martin Luther King holiday, so I had a chance to chase down the Maritime Museums and found John’s model.
A couple of years later, when Dumas came out with the kit, I was able to buy it. However, life has gotten in the way, in more ways than one. It does give me something to look forward to, and I have followed some on-line builds and gotten a few tips as well.
OK, I have probably drifted too far from “real boats,” so I am closing this up.9