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Greg Rich Posted - 09/16/2020 : 7:55:20 PM
This is in response to a request from our friend Hakan.

Due to a scale pandemic along the NB&FH, the wee folk alienated in their shops, have been burning the midnight oil, building away at anything that they can imagine and has not as yet been built.
As a result, we are going to start out showing some of the vessels that now grace the waterfront.
we will start with the smaller ones and work our way up to the big boys.

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Bill Gill Posted - 01/01/2021 : 08:01:32 AM
That looks great, Greg. Looks like a working vessel earning her keep.
masonamerican Posted - 01/01/2021 : 06:25:28 AM
My hat off for such masterful work Greg! Looks really really great! So much detail, among many things love how you have got the flag so realistically shaped as gently moving in a slight breeze.

Håkan
deemery Posted - 12/15/2020 : 1:24:26 PM
Both Lumber and Coal were moved as much as possible by water. Cheapest way to move bulk cargo if time is not of the essence.

dave
Greg Rich Posted - 12/15/2020 : 1:15:40 PM
Thanks Guys!
Scott, interesting site, lots of neat period stuff.
A coal barge would be an interesting point of interest. Not too many folks build them, especially those who run those newfangled diesel things!
Rob, a stern wheeler would be very interesting, I don't have one of those . . . yet. Once the carpenters in the shop get ahead of some of these projects, the shipyard may just start cutting wood.
Greg R.
Frank Palmer Posted - 12/13/2020 : 09:34:55 AM

Nice going Rob, that's an interesting site.
robert goslin Posted - 12/13/2020 : 01:00:18 AM
Great picture Scott. A bit of info of that scene.
https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/hrmm/id/454

And it shows that Greg's modeled the fenders exactly right.
CNE1899 Posted - 12/11/2020 : 12:55:40 PM
Greg,
I want to build a layout including some barges. I my research I came across this photo. Your use of the wooden fenders reminded me of this photo.


mark_dalrymple Posted - 12/11/2020 : 12:36:20 PM
She looks wonderful, Greg!

Cheers, Mark.
deemery Posted - 12/11/2020 : 11:55:12 AM
Fenders before tires were commonly available? :-)

dave
robert goslin Posted - 12/11/2020 : 03:35:11 AM
Excellent build Greg. Looks really ship shape.
I like that you've added the prototypical wooden fenders.
I've seen sternwheeler steamers with a similar setup.
Greg Rich Posted - 12/09/2020 : 2:37:55 PM
Thanks for your interest and comments guys.
Jim,
Those planks suspended over the side of the ship are fenders. I have seen many old pics of the early wooden freshwater boats sporting these fenders. Many times these craft would have reason to tie up along side one another. I suppose these fenders would prevent chafing and the rub strakes from "locking" and "catching" as the boats rose and fell with the swells. The "wet end" of these fenders could be hoisted out of the drink and lashed when the Captain decided it was time to get under way. This is the state of the fenders on the Huron Brave.
Any way, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, unless some old sea leg has a better explanation; at which time I may reconsider.

Greg R.
jbvb Posted - 12/08/2020 : 9:47:30 PM
Very nice. I grew up close to salt water, and haven't encountered those wood staves held over the side by ?ropes? Are they fenders, for docking?
CNE1899 Posted - 12/08/2020 : 1:36:25 PM
Greg,

All I can say is YOWSAH! Just lovely. I like the bicycle and the one-lunger on the deck.
Michael Hohn Posted - 12/06/2020 : 5:21:25 PM
Beautiful work, Greg.
Larryc Posted - 12/06/2020 : 3:18:29 PM
Greg that is certainly is a terrific look ship. You have a great eye for detail and execution. Well done!!

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