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  1. that is really nice and as a newbie I hope one day to be able to build something that good. thanks very much for sharing Tom
  2. Thanks all - I’m going to order the dory......I watched the video of the kit breakdown and it seems pretty straight forward.... I plan on utilizing this site to answer all the questions I’m going to have. Tom
  3. Hello All, I ran into this site only a short while ago whilst looking for a boat building project. I've read some of the material offered here for newbies, although I may qualify as an experienced newbie....I'm not sure. I've spent the last 10 years building a model railroad under the rear deck of my home. Its based on a prototype Southern Pacific railroad branch line. Although many of the structures are of the "fine scale miniature" type, some are completely scratch built......on the other hand there no curves to speak of least on my build. I'm an experienced sailor as well having owned a French built 32' sloop on SF bay for a decade or so and served on the Big E for sometime during the Vietnam era. I'm drawn to this because of the challenge and skill build necessary to create a sailing ship model, but I'm not anxious to try anything overwhelming....in fact simpler is better right now. My railroad will be basically completed in a year/ year and a halfs time......and that is my hobby priority. With that said and having looked around I'm thinking to build the little Grand Banks Dory from Bluejacket Ship Crafters. Would this be a good choice? thanks Tom E. Auburn, Ca

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