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Title: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: petermun on June 23, 2019, 03:32:38 PM
I have been searching high and low for a source of paddle steamer hulls as I want to build from scratch.   Can I? No.   Has anyone any info please?   Thanks,  Pete
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: tony52 on June 23, 2019, 06:19:50 PM
Models by Design have a 1:48 scale hull for the Director Class paddle tug in their Kingston Mouldings Hulls range.

https://www.modelsbydesign.co.uk/model_boats.aspx (https://www.modelsbydesign.co.uk/model_boats.aspx)
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: petermun on June 23, 2019, 08:38:33 PM
Looks good, many thanks, Pete
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: Hellboy Paul on June 23, 2019, 09:01:30 PM
MMB do a 1/48th Dromedary class paddle tug  http://marksmodelbits.ieasysite.com/mmb_site_048.htm


Paul..
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 23, 2019, 09:07:08 PM
Scratch building normally means building the hulls yourself. If you are willing to tackle that then there are lots of interesting paddle steamer plans available.

Usually the practical problem is either sourcing or contructing suitable paddle wheels. Otherwise it is just like any other build except that commercial paddle steamers had very narrow hulls so you really do need to keep the topweight down to a minimum for stability.

Colin
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 24, 2019, 07:24:38 AM
When I was young & dinosaurs roamed the earth and paddle steamers roamed the Bristol Channel the best of them was Bristol Queen. She was built by Charles Hill in Bristol just after the war and was a very good ship in rough weather - much better than the rest of the fleet despite the fact that Charles Hill had very little experience of paddlers. This was always put down to the fact that Charles Hill had spent the war building River Class Frigates and Bristol Queen was a slightly modified frigate hull adapted for paddles.
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: petermun on June 24, 2019, 07:38:31 AM
Thanks to all.
Hellboy, looks worth consideration, Colin, I am not that talented, Tug Fan, you are about my age then (or younger).  Pete
Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: tony52 on June 24, 2019, 08:50:33 AM

Further research, hulls at Mountfleet Models - P.S. Albion (no thumbnail), P.S. Berry Castle, P.S. Reliant, P.S. Talisman and P.S. Waverley.


http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk/hulls.html (http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk/hulls.html)









Title: Re: Paddle steamer hulls
Post by: derekwarner on June 24, 2019, 09:26:00 AM

I understand the Nationality of Paddler was not listed, however Float a Boat have a number of Australian Paddler plan sets...........


https://www.floataboat.com.au/FABPlansCat.pdf

Uniquely Australian, absolutely superbly drawn and detailed.... :-))


Derek