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Mike Woodyard 05-19-2017 04:38 PM

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And just a few morw pics.

Mike Woodyard 05-19-2017 04:38 PM

Sorry for the sideways pics.

R. Dale Flick 05-20-2017 09:43 AM

*Perky MARION & Pictures*
Morning, Steamboating colleagues,
Thanks, Mike, for the additional photos taken close, afar etc. Really like the one you took in Black/White. She certainly looks 'new and fresh' but in real life operating she'd soon 'weather' and tone down: her wheel and stern board soon muddied up, decks roughed up with crew tramping around, moving heavy materials, wood or coal fuel, boiler smoke and soot, mud tracked on. Several of John Fryant's B/W model photos fool the eye thinking it was a picture of the real thing. Ok, now what are you going to do with the MARION model? Any thought of building another model? Let us know.

R. Dale Flick
Old Coal Haven Landing, Ohio River, Cincinnati.

Mike Woodyard 05-20-2017 11:44 PM

The Marion model which is now named Nicholas after my son is going to stay in my collection. It is the best model i have ever built and is just fun to operate. It is the 15th model i have built. My next project is actually in the works but only on paper. It is the sidewheel steamer Clyde. Only a couple photos of it exist so it may be a challenge to replicate. It will be built in 1/24 scale just like the Marion. The Clyde model may be a few years away because i just started restoring a Harley Davidson golf cart and my sons jr. drag bike needs some attention. So many projects so little time.

Mike Woodyard 06-08-2017 10:50 PM

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Here are some pics with some lighting in place. I found some small incandescent lights that when i add low voltage it gives that realistic look im going for. More will be added to the forward cabin and pilothouse.

Bob Reynolds 06-09-2017 12:32 AM

Perfect, Mike! Twenty-five characters

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