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Schoolmaster
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USA
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Posted - 01/28/2012 :  1:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm a lazy modeller and I'm builing a sectional layout with a large railroad pier as the central feature. If I can get it done this life-time (taking as many short cuts as possible) I'd like to build a waterline representation of a West Coast (USA) steam packet from the late decades of the 19th century in 1:48.

I use the word representation because I expect to condense the vessel both in lenght and beam. I'm looking for something as simple as possible and about 200 feet long. My pier mooring face is only 150 feet but there will be some dolphins to moor a ship of this size.

A kit would be great, but I expect that to be unrealistic, perhaps a kit bash might be possible. While I ask for 1:48, since the model will be at the rear of the railroad on the far side of the pier, I can be flexible if it looks right.

Any ideas aor suggestions as to where to look?

Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
1666 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2012 :  7:00:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
John, I use Model Expo. I just received a 1:24 scale USN picket boat. They have several lines of ship models in various scales. Something might work. They have a pretty good sale going on also.

They're based out of Hollywood, FL so they're close too.

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=8i9zihbab&v=001ERobWwfqaadYXLhyQrD5e5TGBoqdIyVBCgubj2v1uIjox02B_TaZOs6Cox3hs-9-YLUrm_OTx-cUZjiulw0nN_LUlEpfmwt2v5Si9D-I8-oscoiY9qP7lKwrOHyLzx5s

Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/30/2012 7:03:18 PM
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Schoolmaster
Fireman

USA
1581 Posts

Posted - 01/30/2012 :  7:25:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the link, Frank. Had a look and did not see anything, although if I were on a river Chaperon would be perfect.
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Schoolmaster
Fireman

USA
1581 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2012 :  3:55:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this:

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/goga/wapama_hsr.pdf

It's not a steam packet but did/could carry passengers and should have visited Port San Luis.

Any tips as how to build a railroad grade model?
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DaveInTheHat
Engine Wiper

USA
207 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2012 :  01:43:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit DaveInTheHat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's a 1:48 scale model of the Robert E. Lee. http://www.freetimehobbies.com/cnsb8840.aspx

I found this one. http://www.historicships.com/TALLSHIPS/Dumas/MtWashingtonDU1235/MtWashingtonDu1235.htm



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