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About steamschooner

  • Birthday 10/14/1952

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

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  1. Ken, yes this is part of a scale logging setup. They get together twice a year. There are two donkey engines with a spar tree and heel boom. Also a 7" scale rail line with a steam locomotive. Scale logs are yarded into spar tree than loaded on to rail cars with the heel boom. The logs are than taken around to back back side of logging show and tossed out were they can be reyarded. They even have a whistle for the whistle punk to sound the commands from the choker setters.
  2. Have you done a search on this site for the Flying Fish ? I did a quick search and there seems to be a few builders logs on this model. Steve
  3. Welcome to MSW from another PNWer. Been through Graham many times
  4. Dan, I'll add my best wishes to you and agree with everybody else that you have been a inspiration and teacher. My prayers are with you. Steve aka steamschooner
  5. Thought I would share these pictures of a operational steam donkey model. This is a scratch built by Don Freeman from Oregon. I have been to a couple of yearly meets where this machine was in operation. I was a chaser on the landing( unhooking chokers at the landing ) I don't remember the scale but I know he is working on another machine.
  6. Welcome aboard, could be a porcupine 🙂
  7. Long over due progress report, Dash is made and installed minus instruments, Steering wheel now has throttle lever, exhaust port on transom, Have some cleats cut out but need some fine tuning, Cockpit coaming installed, rear compartment coaming is installed
  8. Welcome to MSW, Also a pacific northwester, Pacific County
  9. Thanks, Bruce lots of nice looking boats in that catalog. Should be able to find some info in there.
  10. I have used" Dill Bit City" for my needs. WWW.store.yahoo.com/drillcity
  11. Well not much to show but I have made/ changed a few parts. Thanks Bruce & John for the links, still looking for a little more info on cockpit layout but since these were owner built or built for owners they must have all been different. So I should be ok however I layout the cockpit, It's my boat right?
  12. Well I decided that I would revisit a model that has been sitting on my shelf for 20 years or more. I got the plans for this boat from Motor Boating Ideal series of books/ plans ca. 1938 It was long before I had a pc and internet. One of the reasons I stopped work on it was because I just did not have enough info on the cockpit area. It was also a lesson in using veneers. So now I can research this class of hydroplane and get something going on finishing it up. If I am remembering correctly this was a Hacker design. Following pictures show what I have left after 20 plus years.
  13. Thanks everyone for the likes and following along. Paul, My bad was not paying alot attention to the black board😄 Chris, Thanks and yes it was a long journey Kurt, Glad you like her I do have a few other tug builds in mind but not right away. Gary, I am happy with the finished project, pleased you like her.

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