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Mike Woodyard 12-25-2017 05:38 PM

New model sidewheeler
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After a bit of planning to build a model of the rafter Clyde i have decide not to. Many of you have given me references for the Clyde which i very much appriciate but there is still very little information about it. That being said here is a photo of my next model. It is a 1/24 scale model sidewheeler of my own design but will closely resemble the upper Mississippi rafting steamers such as the Clyde. I have never built a boat from my own ideas so this should be fun but since i have built so many this should also be easy. The only limit to it is my imagination and according to my wife thats a scary place. It will have all the usual animations. Electric drive, smoke, whistle, lights, and sound. I am open to any ideas from all you professional steamboaters as the model progresses. Stay tuned.

R. Dale Flick 12-26-2017 08:22 AM

'New' model looks good to me*
Morning, Mike,
Great photo above and it's looking good to me. I'm learning/seeing more each day on internet web sites great boat/ship models being done or finished. I know I don't have the talent, patience, steady hands to even think about tackling a project like this. Our own John Fryant of S&D of Pioneer Rivermen has done many fine models. He's often said, "Models should be left out in the yard in rain for a few days so they take on that real patina and look of a working steamboat." Keep us posted. Thanks for sharing.

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

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