Welcome to my latest catalog.
This collection of plans is one man's effort to provide modelers
with unique subject matter and also to help preserve a bit of U. S. maritime heritage. The plans
listed in this catalog include riverboats, tugs and also inland river ferries and barges. Both
vintage and modern vessels are represented, including steam and diesel-powered passenger vessels
and workboats used on U. S. inland and coastal waters. The plans are intended for model builders,
artists, historians, authors and others seeking accurate reference information. They show all
necessary views for constructing accurate models. These include hull lines (except scow types),
elevations, deck plans, sectional views, details, color schemes (except where noted), and
historical information. Where possible, photos of the real boats or of models of them are
included. None of the plans include step-by-step building instructions, materials specifications
or specific details for installing radio control equipment except where noted on the listings.
In addition, there are three pages of resources for photos, other plans, publications, historical
societies and model building supplies.
This plans service was started in the early 1970s with two sets: the Thomas A. Edison and the
Wild Goose. With this latest catalog I have expanded the offerings to include forty-eight
vessels. The Xerographic process resulting in a higher quality print than the old blue-line
method now reproduces all of the plans. All prints are black line on white bond paper.
The new process has made possible the offering of some formerly un-reproducible drawings
such as the Mary Powell and the G. K. Wentworth.
Paddlewheels and Props has always been a one-man operation, which must sometimes bow to other
priorities. You should receive your order within two weeks. Since relocating in May 2000, I am now 20 miles
from a reprographic shop. Because of this I generally make trips there only once a week.
I regret not having time to enter into lengthy correspondence concerning model construction
techniques, research, etc. If you have a question that demands an answer, please include an
SSAE with your inquiry. Or you can e-mail me at Jnoboat@aol.com. You will find sources of
research and photos listed in this catalog which should be helpful in answering questions
about these vessels.
A hard copy catalog is available for $7.00 U.S. or $9.00 to Canada and all other countries.
Payment accepted by check or money order made payable to Paddlewheels and Props or to John
L. Fryant. Sorry, I do not accept credit cards. The listed prices include shipping within
the U. S. and Canada via U. S. P. S. Priority Mail. Ohio residents please add appropriate sales tax for your county. For overseas air shipment please add
25% of the total price of your order and allow three to four weeks for delivery. Please
note: Overseas checks or money orders must be in funds drawn on U. S. banks.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the catalog and that you gain an appreciation for these vessels,
some of which once played a significant role in U. S. transportation.
John L. Fryant
7672 Crystal Cove Pointe
Maineville, Ohio 45039-7008
U. S. A.