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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/09/2020 :  9:56:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is really interesting to me. You did a fine job planking the hull. And I quite like the “tent”.

Mike



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Bernd
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Posted - 11/10/2020 :  08:40:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I check in once in a while to view the progress and see if there's anything I can use in my modeling projects. I really like that planking method. Very interesting technique.

Bernd


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Carl B
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Posted - 11/10/2020 :  08:59:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent work Greg.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/10/2020 :  8:57:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Simply, tremendous modeling! Completely outstanding'...


Ted

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jbvb
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Posted - 11/10/2020 :  10:22:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This model looks nice. One widely-available source of info on wooden boat construction is Wooden Boat magazine (woodenboat.com). It's been decades since I subscribed, but I recall lots of different techniques, varying from location to location and purpose to purpose.


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CNE1899
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Posted - 11/11/2020 :  3:01:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,
Wonderful planking and I really like the pilot house.
I was thinking of getting rid of some art supplies, like water color paper.
Maybe not.

Scott



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robert goslin
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Posted - 11/13/2020 :  01:28:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the planking Greg. A lot of work, but looks excellent.
I know from experience how difficult it can be.


Regards Rob

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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/13/2020 :  08:38:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shaping up nicely, Greg.


Bruce

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 11/13/2020 :  09:23:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks excellent Greg!

Jim


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Greg Rich
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Posted - 11/13/2020 :  1:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wel-l-l-l-l!,
Thanks to all; Mike, Bernd, Carl, Ted, Jim,, Scott, Rob, Bruce, and Jim.

Now it's time to focus on the aft portion of our vessel. This was a bit of a challenge. The block of wood supplied with the kit, looked like . . wait for it . . a block of wood. So, it was decided to try a constuct of sheet styrene for the cabin structure. But, how to attach the styrene cabin to the deck, have it conform with the compound curves fore and aft/port to starboard and make it be robust enough to hold all the hardware to be mounted atop its deck roof?
This took more noodle-ing.
The block of wood was sanded to match the deck profiles rather closely (a couple of tries with the belt sander to get right). Then it was relieved to accept a styrene cabin shell that was constructed to enclose the block. A picture is much better at relaying these instructions than 999 words.

This configuration provides a couple of plus's, a detailed cabin exterior and a solid base for the attachment of large-ish details to be added later.



Next layer, the upper aft deck. The template used to cut the decking under the cabin was used again to cut the upper aft deck.



This deck was covered with canvas and painted on the real boat to be a water proof roof. So for this and the added strength offered; 1/32" plywood was employed as the deck material. Also, a basswood reinforcing strip bent using my jig, was added to the outside lower edge of the plywood.
Next, no pictures taken here, the cabin was removed and the upper deck was taped to the lower deck. With a trip to the drill press, the appropriate number/size holes were drilled for the stanchions that will support our upper deck and for the boat davits. This ensures that the holes will match up as needed and, that they will be vertical when installed. This step avoids A LOT OF HEADACHES!



There were a lot of pieces massaged between that last pic and this one. The stack was constructed, the lifeboats shaped and tweaked and another piece of basswood volunteered to be "warped" in my jig and taped in place. I think you can see how all this hardware will add character and a business to the aft deck.

Here is a long shot with a lot of the various pieces "set" in place for a photo op.
I think the captain is getting itchy feet and is looking forward to grasping the wheel & tooting the whistle of his new command!




Regards,
Greg R.



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Greg Rich
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Posted - 11/17/2020 :  6:38:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe it's time for an interlude from the boats. After all this is "Railroad Line forums".

Here is a picture of NB&FH #28 pulling a rattling string of boxcars into St. Claire with the skyline of New Baltimore rising up behind her.
Some of you old timers may remember the thread covering her build on this forum several years ago.


Greg R.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/17/2020 :  7:00:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice!

Is that an ash pit over to the right?

Mike



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CNE1899
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Posted - 11/17/2020 :  9:39:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

Excellent, just love it all!

Scott



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Greg Rich
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Posted - 11/18/2020 :  01:03:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your interest guys.
Scott, thank you, it means a lot.
Mike,
It is not clear in the previous picture, but, that is actually a loco powered coal hoist and sand crane. (not the bird!)



If you look closely, you will see a chain lying near the track that would have been hooked onto the loco at the correct spot. As the loco pulled forward, it would then hoist that 500 lbs of coal up and it could be swung onto the tender. You have to remember, this was way before OSHA.

And, since we are visiting St. Claire, we may as well take a gander at the water tower.

With #33 peaking out of the engine house waiting for a long drink. Josh is working on that #@!+?}**!!$~the steam powered pump AGAIN! That is the pump that moves the water from a well into the tower tanks and until it is fixed, nobody goes anywhere!




Hope you enjoyed our visit to St. Claire.

Greg R.



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Tyson Rayles
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