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Oct 25, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Sternwheel steamer "Antelope"


Back in the Donahue thread, https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1753031 , I showed the elegant sidewheeler "James M. Donahue". Also working for the Donahue line (and apparently later, the NWP RR), was the Antelope here.

A little confusing, because Donahue had an earlier sidewheel boat also named Antelope, quite similar to James M.
Antelope 1 was famous for carrying the first Pony Express packet from the Sacramento station to San Francisco.

Antelope II is much less elegant, being a boxy sternwheeler... but she did the same work, carrying passengers and light freight around SF Bay.

This is another plan set from HAMMS (Historic American Merchant Marine Survey), a WPA project of ~1937. I have hi-res scans, but will put the paper set up on ebay... originally printed on nice heavy paper stock and sold through Model Expo in 1995.
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Oct 25, 2012, 05:51 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300804200326
Oct 25, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Sold thanks Pat.

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Oct 25, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Nice! Love those old packet boats.
Oct 26, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Pat, if you are working your way through the HAMMS plans and come to the set of the Florida sternwheeler Thomas A. Edison, those are incorrect. The Edison plans sold by Paddlewheels and porps are correct. P & P now has the largest selection of sternwheel and sidewheel boats available anywhere. http://www.modelplans.steamboats.org/
Oct 26, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Nope, no Edison; all done with the steamers now. Got a bunch of schooners left though!


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