Author Topic: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer  (Read 4026 times)

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Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« on: December 07, 2013, 04:13:47 AM »
hi all thought i would post some pics of my finished model of the Waverley Paddle steamer unfortunatley i no longer have her i sold her to a retired sailor who used to work on her but i loved creating her and thought she was a beautiful ship.DSCF1270

she is the only paddle steamer still in service and only then because she was sold to the paddle steamer preservation society for £1.00

so what do you think.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 05:29:02 AM by kpnuts »

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 04:16:00 AM »
Very nice!  :)
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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 04:32:23 AM »
I've sailed on the 1/1 scale version a couple of times. Once from Weston-Super-Mare down to Ilfracombe and back to Penarth, and then another time on the same trip but sailing from Lydney Dock, about 2 miles from my house! :)

Looking down into the engine room under way was awesome, the paddles have some ENORMOUS cranks driving them.
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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 04:51:56 AM »
Yes I've been on her to at Clacton too London she is one of the most beautiful ships, I have plans for the duchess of Fife and will be building her in the future .

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 05:13:21 AM »
Simply gorgeous!

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 05:17:48 AM »
beautiful modelling indeed, the Waverley's home berth on the Clyde is not far from me  8) i look forward to seeing other examples of your work, cool

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 05:26:57 AM »
I could post pics of her build if anyone interested.

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 05:30:00 AM »
I could post pics of her build if anyone interested.

Please do
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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 11:03:03 AM »
Gorgeous!!  Going to "think big" and try doing a "Great Eastern"?

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 04:40:45 PM »
If I did it to the same scale I would need to knock a few walls down (I did once make a fundamental mistake in size)
When I was a young lad living at home I built a mississippi stern wheeler the Robert E Lee to be exact she was so large I could not get her out of my room and down the stairs when complete (she was 8'6") when complete. Never made that mistake again.

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 04:22:01 AM »
That's incredibly well done, kp!

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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 12:33:58 AM »
sorry guys some of the pics dont seem to be there so i will repost them here



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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 12:42:37 AM »
Oooooooooo love the pool shot. Great to see this beautiful model in it's natural habitat  :-*

cheers
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Re: Scratch built Waverley Paddle steamer
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 04:51:01 AM »
Oooooooooo love the pool shot. Great to see this beautiful model in it's natural habitat  :-*

cheers
Brent

I've got to agree! That pool pic is the money-shot!

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