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John Cudahy by steamschooner - 1/4" scale Steam Tug


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steamschooner

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I know this is not a stick and string type build, but I enjoy building vessels of local interest. The John Cudahy was built in Ballard Washington in 1900 for the fisheries trade. In 1904 she was sold to a tug firm in Grays Harbor and was rebuild for tug work. Her duties included ship assist and log raft towing. She was sold several times during her stay on Grays Harbor and went thur several changes. She went to work on the Columbia River for a number of years before being sold again. Foss tug bought her and rebuild her completely. Added length, changed to diesel power and renamed her Henry Foss. She was lost in Alaska in 1952. The period I chose to model is sometime after her conversion in 1905 to about 1915.img008.jpg


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John Cudahy  Scratch build 1/4" scale Steam Tughttp://modelshipworl...tug/#entry22127

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steamschooner

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I redrew a set of tug plans to fit the sizes I needed to match up with the John Cudahy's spec's. Basswood was used for frames and planking. Yew wood was used for keel, stem, counter timber, guard timbers.img009.jpg


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John Cudahy  Scratch build 1/4" scale Steam Tughttp://modelshipworl...tug/#entry22127

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1914 Steam Tug Scratch build from HAMMS plans

1820 Pinky  "Eagle" Scratch build from; American Ships Their Plans and History


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ccoyle

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We need more non-stick-and-string builds around here.  Model on!


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steamschooner

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The deck is scribed spalted English Walnut, cap rails are Yew wood. I craved the prop out of Maple and the rudder is yew wood but painted. Cabin coaming is also yew wood.

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1820 Pinky  "Eagle" Scratch build from; American Ships Their Plans and History


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steamschooner

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Some cabin work is done as well as some pilot house work.

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1820 Pinky  "Eagle" Scratch build from; American Ships Their Plans and History


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Nice build of an interesting subject!


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Jim Lad

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Nice to see another non-string model on the site - I'll be following with interest.

 

Was it usual for tugs in your part of the world to have left handed propellers?

 

John



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This is a very interesting subject. Nice build.

 

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Good to see something different being tackled, steam schooner.



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steamschooner

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John, There is very little info on my built so alot of it is conjecture on my part. When I made my propeller for this model it did not matter to me if it was left or right. I am not trying to be historically correct as I don't have that kind of information available. Just my version on how it might of looked.


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Jim Lad

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Cheers, mate!  Keep those updates coming!

 

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I will be adding some detail that will be little seen. I am going to out fit the engineroom/boiler space with a assortment of gear. This is the beginings of my compound steam engine. Wood items are my master molds, the red items are a couple of finished molds with there master patterns removed. I use a vulcanizing rubber for my molds and use Cerro Cast the actual casting. Some molds will be flat cast where the casting material is just poured in. Other molds will be cast in a centrifugal. The wire on the master forms are for cast inplace venting holes which are needed when centrifugal casting.

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Jim Lad

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Now that's going to look good.  Are you working from detailed plans of the engine or from old photos?

 

John



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I have a line drawing of a compound steam engine that I am using. From some documents about the John Cudahy that I have read I know that at one point she had a Vulcan compound engine. So this is the best I can do for a engine.

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1820 Pinky  "Eagle" Scratch build from; American Ships Their Plans and History


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Great start! are you still active?


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Just found you.  Good start.

 

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I just love the lines of those old Tug boats, Great work. I'll be looking foreward to seeing your progress.

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Been slowly working on engine and boiler ( non working ) so haven't had much to post. That and it seems life in general gets in the way of spending much time modeling.


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1914 Steam Tug Scratch build from HAMMS plans

1820 Pinky  "Eagle" Scratch build from; American Ships Their Plans and History


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Well I got to spend sometime in the boat yard. I have got the engine room deck in place and am figuring out where the rest will go. When done there will be a boiler, the compound steam engine, feed pump. dynamo engine, Condenser tank, and two water pumps. Why I do not know since most of it will never be seen once the cabin is in place.

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1914 Steam Tug Scratch build from HAMMS plans

1820 Pinky  "Eagle" Scratch build from; American Ships Their Plans and History


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Steve,

 

Engine room looks great.  It may not be seen by most folks unless you open up the cabin area, but you'll know it's there.  Well.. we'll know it too.. :)


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