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lenelg
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  11:46:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit lenelg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Simon Cox, aka. Kitwood Hill Models, a small UK manufacturer, is set to release a neat little 50 ft river steamer - see http://www.kitwoodhillmodels.com/50ft-river-steamer/ . This will look great on my Pacific Northwest On30 logging layout!

(I have no other connection to this than as an eagerly waiting customer)

Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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Craig H
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  12:01:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lenelg, Nice kit... I'm wondering if these kind of boats were still being used in the early forties in the US ?? as this is the era I want to model.


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elwoodblues
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  12:59:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like lot of interesting possibilities with this kit.


Ron Newby
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Grant Whipp
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  2:14:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, that's great, Lennart ...

... Thanks! for posting it ... ...! I'd drawn up a plan for a riverfront dock-side scene that would take up a couple of modules and have a freight-style sternwheeler ... I even managed to find a set of plans for ship that I was going to modify to fit ... this kit would save me a whole lot of trouble (if I ever get around to building those modules, that is ... ...) ...!

Kitwood Hills has some nice stuff! As I posted on my DW&A thread, I'm taking a serious look at their Ore Bin & Tipple. Thanks, again, and as always ...

CHEERS!


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  2:52:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Len', That is a very nice web site and they have some great kits and accessories. Very interesting.
Thanks for posting. I really like their furniture kit.

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Originally posted by lenelg







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spyder62
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  10:15:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit spyder62's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Simon is a great guy and does some fantastic kits.
rich


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Philip
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  10:24:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Craig H

Lenelg, Nice kit... I'm wondering if these kind of boats were still being used in the early forties in the US ?? as this is the era I want to model.


Absolutely, check this resource

http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WebZ/FETCH?sessionid=01-64811-1265263743&recno=1&next=html/nfbrief.html&bad=error/badfetch.html&entitytoprecno=1&entitycurrecno=1&resultset=2&numrecs=12&format=B&entityScanReferral=FALSE



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Philip
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Posted - 12/21/2014 :  10:32:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Also check Train troll http://www.traintroll.com/osternwheelcritter.html

He has sternwheeler critters and other stuff that my be interesting. Not affiliated with them just giving a plug.

BTW did he ever price his kit< Caught the latest feed on facebook. looks nice!



Edited by - Philip on 12/21/2014 10:34:37 PM

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lenelg
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  09:36:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit lenelg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have one of the Train Troll kits as well, and plan to finish it as a steam donkey powered logging workboat, inspired by the Big River "Maru" - see http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/big-river-maru-i/

/Lennart


Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  10:21:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This kit really aggravates me !! He doesnít have an HO version. Boo-hoo. And all this time I've been collecting old Florida steamers. This would have made a perfect base model to bash.









And my personal favorite.



Frank

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 12/22/2014 10:30:47 AM

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Philip
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  3:22:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I started a thread on the SS Maru 5 years ago.

It's currently a shelf orphan.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28122

Philip



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/22/2014 :  7:39:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Len, I hope you donít mind the intrusion into your thread. One more comment and Iíll be on my way, except to follow the build of course.

Philip, I just went through your thread, great job, saved it.


Frank

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Ollie
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  02:35:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ollie's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice set of photos... I may have a lok on that kit too!

www.olaviahokas.com/trainstuff

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lenelg
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  05:16:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit lenelg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The future home of my sternwheelers:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlsbz0b1bnvx09l/dump_short8_300dpi.jpg?dl=0


Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  10:28:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lennart, great idea incorporating the use of paddle wheel steamers into your logging operation. Iím really into layouts incorporating water in the theme. The idea of using staples for the L&P is really a time saver.



Frank

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lenelg
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  11:41:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit lenelg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Note that you can view the trackplan in more detail if you download it, rather than viewing it on the Dropbox web page.

Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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