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    πŸ“ The Helen Barnet Gring - the things you find in skips
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    After watching the video posted on this site of sailmaking, I have been paying particular attention to the close up photos of the sails, for the way they are hung. I have a 43” Muscongus Bay lobster smack that needs attention, including fabric sails.

    All my projects are pretty much on hold right now, except for planning, not just because of the Corona quarantine, but also because of major back surgery that has made it very difficult to get to my work area and stored projects. But I really enjoy the projects and ideas in this forum.
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    πŸ“ The Helen Barnet Gring - the things you find in skips
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wow! That is really something! Great find. Would love to the boats after restoration!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: We are sailing.......!!
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Looks really sharp on the water! Reminds me of back in the 60’s, when Revell motorized some of their kits. I built a motorized Long Beach tug and Arizona. Sailed them in our bathtub. Still have them stashed away somewhere.

    Of course, your build is way better, because you have full control, she looks great, and you did it on your own!
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    πŸ“ Graupner 6v Smoke Generator
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    I really like the β€œhow to”
    here. One possible modification is to use the power to the drive motor, instead of a separate circuit with a switch. Then the smoke will vary with motor speed.

    This will take experimenting to determine if you need a resistor to prevent top speed (power) from burning out the element.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SY Minnow
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    I really like your adaptation of the Smeed hull to a steam launch. It is really a great project! I also have a Silvermist plan. I will have to dig it out and look at it from your perspective.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: T.i.D Tug
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have seen some T.i.D. Projects in the scale boating forum of www.RCGroups.Com. I believe they had some photos of the real T.I.D.’s.

    You may want to check it out.

    In the meantime, it looks you have a great start.

    I also did a search for TID 164 on the web. I see there are a lot of good sources with the TID 164 Preservation Group, Facebook and YouTube. Probably as much detail as you may wish to incorporate.
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    πŸ“ Painting
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Back in 1986, I painted this trawler with Floquil enamel over a glass cloth and resin base, using brushes. Then I sprayed it with Testors clear flattening spray.

    At that time, Floquil bottled certain colors in a β€œMarine” line. I know they disicontinued the Marine line, but I still see their railroad colors on eBay. The main asset of Floquil, was that it was very thin so it wouldn’t cover very fine detailing, yet it still had very good coverage.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: R.M.S.Olympic in 1:44 th. scale
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Beautiful work. I belong to the Facebook Titanic research group, and they also have Olympic data. Your model stands well above most of the models I have seen there.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    4 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    If I recall correctly, the hull plan is pretty good, but most of the superstructure is β€œup to you.”

    Wishing you all the best on your build. Will follow.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New England Lobster Boat
    4 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great β€˜guesses and gollies’!!! She is beautiful!
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    πŸ“ Mt. Washington - Dumas Kit
    5 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have noticed the difference in the tops of the paddle boxes, too. I think most of them are accurate, but have to do with the time they were taken. Even though many of the postcards are β€˜colorized,’ they must have been based on something. I do know the writing on the paddle boxes changed, as there was other writing below β€œMOUNT WASHINGTON,” but it was gone later and additional ventilation holes were in that area.

    If you look closely at the model that was completed just when she burned, You can see some grey going up the forward side. What is also β€˜curious’ is that the ventilation holes appear to be blocked on the aft side. I had not seen that before.
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    πŸ“ Mt. Washington - Dumas Kit
    5 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    My photos got loaded backwards. When I first looked at them, they were in reverse order. So, the historical model is first, the assembled kit model is second, and the paddle box close up is (obviously) third.
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    πŸ“ Mt. Washington - Dumas Kit
    5 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    What smoker are you using?
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    πŸ“ Mt. Washington - Dumas Kit
    5 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have the earlier kit, which I purchased in the early 2000’s, before they changed the hull. I purchased drawings, done by John Braynaert, who had built a model for one of the New England Maritime Museums before Dumas started producing the kit.

    Don’t know how much you have relied on the internet, but there a lot of colored postcards, many of them β€˜colorized’ black and white pictures.

    However, the last picture I posted is of a model completed the night before Mt Washington burned, so it should be pretty accurate for her later years. The next picture is a close-up if a paddle box, which does not show its interior colors. The next picture is the kit model, and the colors are very accurate, with green side rails and trim. I have not seen any information about the insides of the paddle boxes, but they could be black or white.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    5 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    This tug has always been at the top
    Of my list. It began with the Boatnerd tug conversion article in β€œThe Art of the Modelbuilder.” It featured the Lindbergh Diesel Tug, which was one of the kits originally offered by Pyro as Despatch No. 9, a β€˜civilianized’ Army ST tug.

    I was particularly drawn to the Army Corps of Engineers Forney, as it was modified with, among other things, an upper level platform around the front of the pilot house, with a ladder going down to the foredeck.

    I was able to get a copy of the Model Builder Plan. I also obtained John Fry’s plan for the ST, as there are some inaccuracies in the Model Builder plan for an ST, as the door and porthole layout is not identical on both cabin sides, and the pilot house roof needs to be modified to appear as it was for an ST.

    I wrote the Corps of Engineers for more info on the Forney. Their response was that she had been sold to Heritage Marine in Duluth, and rename Edward H. I then contacted Heritage Marine for some additional photos, particularly the mounting of the additional platform around the pilot house.

    My actual construction has been delayed due to health issues, but I still expect to be able to get to it.

    I also live close enough to San Pedro to have seen and photographed Angel’s Gate for additional detail.
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    πŸ“ HMS Dido
    6 months ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    HMS Dido was done by Glynn Guest for Model Boats Magazine, and the plan is available through Sarik Hobbies. It is a somewhat simplified design, with only one propeller, but can be modified for twin prop drive.

    The superstructure is also very good. It might make a good start, rather than starting from scratch. Take a look at the rear ship in the attached photo. It is built from the Glynn Guest plan.
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    πŸ“ Tug Boats
    1 year ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Paddle Tug

    I do not know where to purchase a completed Paddle tug, but Model Boats has a Glynn Guest plan for one, based upon the Eppleton Hall. Very staightforward construction, as are all his designs.
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    πŸ’¬ Electric Barbarella
    1 year ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    She's a beauty!!! (And I am not talking about only the lady in the cockpit!)

    I grew up a block away from the river, and there were a lot of pleasure craft in the area. Most of them were pre-70's as I left before then.

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    πŸ“ Being Sociable.
    1 year ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    My memory is kicking in, now. My first little steamer was a "Putt-Putt Boat," NOT a "Pop-Pop" boat. These had a little boiler over a candle or a heat tab that directed the steam out a little underwater pipe in the back of the boat. The boiler would make a "putt-putt" sound, which gave them there name. The one I have now is a tinplate reproduction toy. it is designed to run like the old ones did -- I just haven't done it yet.

    I have also seen a larger one of these in a 1940s book like "The Boy Mechanic," where copper tubing was used for the "boiler." The two ends of the tubing were directed aft at a shallow angle, just like stuffing boxes, and the middle of the tubing was would in a coil with three to four turns and supported so that a can of "canned heat," used for keeping chafing dishes hot, could be inserted under the coil to generate the steam. if I recall correctly, the two ends (steam pipes) have to be bent so they are both a little higher than the bottom of the coil to avoid having all the water drain out immediately. if I find that book I will post any drawings they have.

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    πŸ“ Being Sociable.
    1 year ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good Morning, Gary: (It's Morning somewhere!)

    I have been interested in steam for a considerable time, and even have an article stashed away on making a turbine for a model of the SS Savannah, which is, after all, a steamship with a nuclear powered boiler.

    My own work has been limited (mostly by budget) to the Midwest Models single cylinder steam engine, and I have a "Fantail Launch" kit ready for some upgrades and installation of the steam engine. Stay with us, as I am sure, as already stated by others, that there are interested members of the forum, and you will pick up more when they see you are not just talking about a little pop-pop boat running in circles. (I do have one of those, as well. I had one when I was much younger, but it is little more than a memory these days.)

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just to update -- took advantage of the Sarik Hobbies November discount sale and ordered the full sized plan. That plus the article downloaded from this discussion should get me going!

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    WOW! Those came out beautifully. I thought I might have an issue with reading the text, but when I zoomed it up, it is very readable. So now I can get the full sized plan from Sarik Hobbies, who is having a 10% off sale this November, and I will be good to go! Thank you so much!

    PeeJay

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Since it worked for Snowberry, it should be fine, then. Thanks for your persistence!

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Since I would only be needing magazine sized files, the jpegs should work, too.

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    If the program will let you print, and the magazine is a .pdf, you can select the page range on the print menu. if not, one thing that has worked for me is to do a "Print Screen command," (Ctrl PrtScn) and paste into a document, such as Word.

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, Doug.

    Good try. When I went to the link, it asked me for my "pocketmagazines" user name and password. I appreciate your response, though.

    Cheers!

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    πŸ“ Pretend deck planking
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    Don't know if it is still available, but I downloaded the construction manual for the Graupner Valvdiva, which has a joggled king plank and curved planking which is started on the outer edge of the deck. I haven't tried it yet, but it appears to be a good "how to." Greatest concern for me is bending the planks to the curve of the deck, as they are wider than their thickness.

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    πŸ“ Wild Duck Sailboat article
    2 years ago by Peejay ( Leading Seaman)
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    I came across the Wild Duck by chance, as I bought the June 2017 Model Boats back issue for Glynne Guest's Nomad Tramp Steamer article. There is an ad for the July 2017 issue with a picture of the Wild Duck, the construction article with plans in the upcoming issue. I really like the looks of Wild Duck, so I ordered that issue and the January 2010 issue from the Magazine Exchange. I got a confirmation of the order and notification of the sellers.

    The January issue arrived a couple of months ago, but Wild Duck's July 2017 never arrived. I have contacted Magazine Exchange 3 times requesting status, by replying to the address on the order confirmation e-mail with no reply. I also note that the July 17 issue with plans is no longer available. I have found a source for a copy of the plan, only, but I would prefer the article and plan.

    if anyone here has that issue, I would gladly reimburse them for copying costs and postage, or you could email me a scan of the article, and I would buy the Sarik Hobbies copy of the plan. I would really like to get a response from the Magazine Exchange, so if anyone has a contact address, I would really appreciate it, since I have already paid them for the issue and postage. The least they could do is give me a digital copy of that issue.

    Rant aside, I would also be interested to hear from anyone who has built the Wild Duck. Thanks for listening!
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