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Old Nov 01, 2011, 08:18 AM
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RG, I did draw up a set of plans just so I could layout the major components and get them some what in the right spot.
I think most ( mine anyway) scratch building has some sort of drawn plan to work from.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Great job you're doing Jerome! Got the wood stove goin' yet? Harry
Old Nov 03, 2011, 07:22 AM
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Hey Harry, Unfortunatly YES. Every morning have to touch her off. Getting into the low 50's inside.
Hope your still busy! I'll swing by If I'm in the area.
Old Nov 07, 2011, 11:45 AM
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I admire your work, Jerome.

Ed
Old Nov 08, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Thanks Ed.
Though working on this tug has made me realize....
Get it done. I'm tired of looking at it.
Old Nov 08, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Tug


Looken wicked good, can U bring it 2 meeten 11-9 also can U bring your Lobster boat hulls that we spoke about, What time is meeten C U there. THX AL
Old Nov 08, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Al The meeting is at 6:30 at the ed building which is just beyond the Museum.
We usually go over to the Kennebec Tavern for dinner. We meet ther first about 5 o'clock.
Will bring the hulls and Tug.
Old Nov 08, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Freehand talent


Even with plans / guidelines you seem to have "freehand talent", a disappearing skill ....
I am sure everyone remembers having to make what you needed yourself because it wasn't available...

This enabled us to learn to create.
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Thanks Tim.
Partially based on the fact that there are no hobby shops to pop into and buy what is needed, And I'm very particular about scale items. If it doesn't look real...I'll make my own.
Old Nov 10, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Make your own !


Fun to make things, gives you license to design and fab.
I needed a boom winch for a Tug, dreamed one up from nuttin, the only "real" parts were the drums ...
The operating levers with ratchets are actually fire monitor parts !
( crate in background scratch also ) .. oh - and so is the funnel ...
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Love it!
Old Nov 12, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Today the Plimsol marks were put on.
It's almost time to finish this thing!!!!!
Old Nov 12, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Its only a model.
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what color and kind of paint is the boot topping?
Old Nov 13, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Ahhhh, There is no boot top. The paints that you can see is as follows.
Superstructure: Floquil Soo line red
Hull topsides: Floquil Engine Black
Hull Bottom: Napa brand automotive hi-build red primer ( spray bomb)
Plimsol marks: Floquil reefer white


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