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    West coast steamschooners, Tugs, local craft, turn of century vessels

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  1. Boy! I guess I should get busy and post some progress. Not much to show for 6 months, but I did get my mast shrouds finished this time without cutting the wrong wire. I have also installed both life ring holders and have mounted both boats. Added a step on both sides of pilot house just to round things out.
  2. Ilhan, Could it be that the wood used in the gangway is of a hardwood to hold up against heavy foot traffic. Plans show pitch pine as decking material which to my way of thinking is a softwood and would wear more under heavy use ( loading and unloading ). In the above picture do you think they could have gotten any more people onboard? You are right , questions ,questions. Steve
  3. Ilhan, As near as I can tell from the plans posted,is that the main deck was decked with 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 pine from bow to stern. Both sides of boiler space as shown on plans and both sides of engine space must have been decked with wood just not shown on plans. Example; Note on plan (teak cover over steering chain ) Why have a teak cover on a steel deck? Same goes for the steering rods aft, why have fancy teak covers with out a wood deck? The gangways I would have the same thickness as the deck ( no tripping edges ) just the deck boards are much wider. Plans note ( for detail of gangway see special plan ) Do you have that plan? Anyway that's my thoughts on the decking. Steve
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    My drill to mill adapter

    Michael, I will keep that in mind, thanks for the heads up.
  5. I would agree with wefalck, and add that the plans show a wood deck in the 2nd class saloon. How it ties in with the wood gangway it does not show. 1st class has carpet runners which I guess could have been put down over a metal deck. Interesting looking vessel should make a great model.
  6. Made this spreader adapter for my little drill press so I could use it as a mill. Light wood milling is all I will use it for but now I can adjust the depth of cuts. Happy New Year everyone
  7. Ilhan, My current project uses a rod and chain type of steering. The rods run in a box like channel which the cabin coaming is one side of the box. The channel top is removable( bolted or screwed ) so any breaks can be got to. Where crew have to cross over there is a ramp butted to each side to prevent tripping. On yours the box like channel is pushed up against the rail coaming. The rail coaming would be one side of the box. Below is what I see in your drawings above. Steve
  8. Kurt. In the top post above you write that for digital $40 and additional $ 15 for both digital and print. In the NRG store It's listed as Digital $40 and $65 for both. So I guess something changed ?
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    While searching in some of my digital books I ran across this, Wow pretty wild looking ride!
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    SS Norlina (1909-1926)

    John, Some British deck arrangement drawings I have show as many as 6 mooring bits per side. So there should be a few of them scattered around the site. Steve
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    SS Norlina (1909-1926)

    John, My guess is maybe they are castings for the boom pivot points. Looking at the above picture of the ship aground, you see that there were two booms on each side of mast. The boom pivots may have shared a casting? Might be that the holes are to large as I don't think pivot pins were very large. Otherwise I don't have a clue😖 steve
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    Paddle Wheeler Klondike

    Oh MY Looks like you have things well in hand😊 Steve
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    Paddle Wheeler Klondike

    Micheal, There is a book named ( Yukon River Steamboats, A pictorial History by Stan Cohen ) that has some great pictures of the Klondike. Which would be useful to someone building a model of her. Steve

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