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About CW_Tom

  • Birthday August 9

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    Aviation, Submarines, Sailing boats/ships, history (particularly military history).

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  1. Windships, I may have found one of Richard Boss' Keelboat models you were referring to. It looks like it may be in my hometown, Great Falls, MT, at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. I'm not sure if you were interested in finding its location, but if you are, then here you go! "He gave all of them to the Fort Clatsop National Memorial, which eventually placed them on permanent loan to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana. With the Center's permission, photographs of Mr. Boss's models are used to illustrate discussions of those watercra
  2. Here in Bismarck, ND, the Parks and Rec have some displays for those interested in riverboats that plied the Missouri. One is a half length replica of a paddlewheeler. Another is a complete replica of Lewis and Clark's keelboat, and finally, we've got the Lewis and Clark Riverboat, which is a modern boat built to emulate a paddlewheeler.
  3. Very much enjoyed reading through this thread, as I just discovered it. Being from MT and ND, the Missouri Riverboats definitely hold personal interest. Also, one river not as well known to have used steam paddle wheelers was the Great Red River of the North. This river flows north out of SD and forms the border between MN and ND. It continues through Canada, through Winnipeg and dumps into Hudson Bay. It used riverboats to haul cargo and passengers between Fort Garry (Winnipeg) and Fort Abercrombie (Wahpeton, ND). Goods traveled to and from Fort Abercrombie to St. Paul, MN via the Red R
  4. Back In Time - Huey Lewis and the News (Back to the Future) 1985
  5. Roger, Just stumbled across your log today. Needless to say, I'm interested and, as they say, I'm pulling up my virtual chair. Thank you for the history brief on the ship as well as the information on Lake Superior. My wife and I had our honeymoon in Duluth and I definitely made sure I went down to the museum they have there. I absolutely enjoyed it. I enjoyed the old town as well. Duluth has a unique blend of history with shipping and railroading that intersects a couple of my interests. Looking forward to seeing the state of things on your build.
  6. Richard! The model looks fantastic. As someone who has absolutely no experience and no idea how cannon rigging is meant to be done, both in theory and in practice, I have to say your rigging passes my fine tooth white glove inspection! In all honesty, the model looks great and I've been excited to see it come together bit by bit. I'm looking forward to watching your progress with masting and rigging her. I know what you mean about spring and cycling. I've been excited to be able to get out on my bike a few times already this season. Hopefully I get m
  7. That’s an off topic post I approve of. I’ll have to get me one of those mugs. That’s me to a T!
  8. Thank you Lou. As far as the baby, we're not sure yet. We're still a few weeks away from the 20 week ultrasound where we will be finding out the baby's gender. We're not disposed to waiting and finding out at the end. As far as the modeling time... well, it comes infrequently at best. Tom
  9. Just some updated pictures of the current status. Really the most noticeable difference is the sail and rudders have been sanded and shaped. I realize there isn’t a lot of substantial progress between the photo sets, but hopefully you guys enjoy the continued, if minor, progress. Thanks for the interest and hopefully between house projects and other commitments I can get the basic model complete. Painting and the like can be done later.
  10. Great work on this project! The Type XXIII used the Walthers engine, correct? I like the weathering effects you did over the hull. In addition to the rust runs, you managed to give the metal slight warping effects which I find fantastic! Thanks for posting the finished results. Regards, Tom
  11. Happy Spring to all who still have an interest in this thread! And to those who don't, I might add. It has been a few months since my last post. Life has gotten the better part of me, I'll admit, and the model has sat in my basement with little to no work being done on it. I'm getting to the point again that I believe I can pick it up and knock out some more steps in its evolution. I still need to sand and form the fairwater and stern planes as well as glue them to the hull. Once that is complete, I will add wood putty or something equivalent so I can sand that all down and ge
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