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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: awvs on November 06, 2009, 08:27:08 PM

Title: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 06, 2009, 08:27:08 PM
Hi all,
I just finished my Clyde Puffer and she made her maiden voyage today.  As you can see,  I christened the boat in the name of my Scottish friend Wullie “Oor Wullie.”
The electrical equipment , including the Rx, runs on 6V 7AH Battery. The motor is a small Graupner monoperm super which is adequate for scale speed. For the navigation lights I used  flickering LED’s removed from small flickering candles (bought at the corner store) . The Graupner smoke generator is still on back order (as usual). I know that all of you like pictures and I hope you enjoy them.

Regards
Wilhelm

Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: DickyD on November 06, 2009, 08:34:46 PM
Lovely model Wilhelm, not sure about the name though. ok2
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: bosun on November 06, 2009, 08:57:22 PM
Hy Wilhelm
Thats a cracking job on the Puffer, I have one ready for a winter project, and hope it turns out half as good as yours :-))
Bosun
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Voyager on November 06, 2009, 09:02:12 PM
Outstanding job, ultra neat paint job you've done on that Puffer, brilliant  :-)) I like the set of pictures as well.

Voyager
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Peter Fitness on November 06, 2009, 09:05:38 PM
Beautifully made model, Wilhelm, and great photos, too.  :-))

Peter.
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 06, 2009, 09:38:35 PM

Lovely finish. You should be proud of her. Great model

Ken
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: gondolier88 on November 06, 2009, 10:35:10 PM
Very well built, you should be proud to have made it. Nice to see a good boat isn't ruined by a rubish boatstand either.

Greg
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 06, 2009, 11:08:49 PM
Thank you very much to all of you for your nice and encouraging comments.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Bunkerbarge on November 07, 2009, 05:29:04 AM
A superb example of this model.  Very tidy and nice attention to detail.  I like the wooden spreaders on the mast shrouds, very nice touch.  Also as has already been mentioned the pictures a excellent as well with the low angle ones being particularly affective.

Great job and many thanks for sharing the model with us.
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 08, 2009, 07:56:51 PM
Thank you very much to all of you for your nice and encouraging comments.

Best
Wilhelm

I saw her at the Warwick show and she looks even better.  Do you know, I might have a go now I've seen her.    O0   Well done again.  (Wullie should be proud)

Ken



Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Corposant on November 09, 2009, 12:03:09 AM
Wilhelm

Brilliant - You set a very high standard!!

Mike
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 09, 2009, 12:25:20 AM
Hi Ken,
I bought my kit on ebay. At the time I was waiting for the new release of the Yorkshireman (and still do) so I thought this might be a nice model to bridge the wait. What an eye opener, this is a very nice kit. If you get one I wish you good luck and you won't even need a couple of helpers to carry it to the pond (like your St. Nectan). O0 ok2

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 09, 2009, 12:46:05 AM
Hi Bunkerbarge and Corposant,
thanks for your nice comments guys, always appreciated. :-) :-)

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: oldiron on November 09, 2009, 03:30:12 AM
 Another phenomenal job in a phenomenally short period of time. Well done Willie. You'll have to bring her out to Jerry's run next spring. :-))

John
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: bulerthebishop on November 09, 2009, 01:06:08 PM
A nice finishing touch to the model would be 'Oor Wullie' sitting on deck on his upturned metal bucket (Tin Pail as we say here).(http://)
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 09, 2009, 11:27:58 PM
Hi John
and thanks for your "phenomenal" comment. Finishing the boat in a short time span is a little deceiving, some retired people can spend many hours per day in the workshop. :-)) :-))  If I get an invitation for Jerry's run next spring I will bring her along. ;) ;) :-))

Have a great week John  and say hello to Jerry for me.
Best
Willie
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Capt. Spaulding on November 10, 2009, 01:45:00 AM
It's difficult to tell which skill to praise more -- the model-building craftsmanship, or the photography. Bravo all around.

Cheers,
Capt. spaulding
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 10, 2009, 03:17:50 AM
Thanks Capt. Spaulding

Best
Wilhelm  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 10, 2009, 07:48:20 AM
Seen at IMBS 2009.
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: Corposant on November 10, 2009, 10:20:28 AM
When 'Tug' Kenny said he had seen Oor Wullie at Warwick, I thought perhaps Wilhelm had popped over from Canada with her! - but thanks for the picture, Martin - it seems that if you build a Clyde Puffer and call it 'Oor Wullie', then a very high standard is expected, be it Northlight or Highlander! (I'm going to call mine Vickie!)

Mike
Title: Re: Calder craft Clyde Puffer
Post by: awvs on November 10, 2009, 09:19:01 PM
Hi Martin
and thanks for the picture of the Oor Wullie at the IMBS 2009. Whoever built this one did a super job. :-))
Regards
Wilhelm