Hello all- First post on this forum!!
Greg, but you can call me MO!
I have been only in the boat world for a short while ( since about February) but decided to get into the modestly deep end of the pool- I love live steam!! I have amassed about 5 boats so far - most old Bowman and Modeen boat. I am not a pro modeler at all - nor scale stuff is so far beyond my ability- so no one shoot me if my terminology is shoddy or too uniformed- I am a definite newbie.
In addition to steam I have also just bought a Seaport Workboat( Dickie) for steamer recovery purposes!! It looks as id many members have these cheap little hulls and kit bashing them is some what of a pass time. It should be fun to learn more about R/C etc- Some on my steamers have basic R/C and some are "set the tiller" and let fly!! They will be happy to see a tug around when needed!!
I am in a boat club here in Portland Oregon( USA) and I also hang out on line with the steam bunch at the Un-Official Mamod steam forums. There is a pretty good boat presence there as well.
These are a couple of shots of my little projects. This first one is a Pre war German "former" clockwork boat.. now destined to steam with a Mamod boiler and a Stuart turner single oscillator!!
a little tug that I am building
A pre-war Bowman Snipe I restored
and an old home built hull that I am converting to steam-she is about 36" long