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Glyn Cleaver

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Waverly Paddle Steamer
« on: October 04, 2006, 06:42:15 PM »

Just a few pics to show you a lovely model of the Waverly Paddle Steamer. It is trailered down to our local lake at Barry in S/Wales. The trailer is then adjusted to become a set of davits for launching it into the lake.
Once it is on the lake it is a great looking model and has many admirer.s
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006, 06:49:35 PM »

It looks a work of art :o I have always admired paddle boats, this is one of the best i've seen ;D

Do you have any technical details on the boat like length, weight, running gear?


Regards:Voyager
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Glyn Cleaver

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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 06:57:26 PM »

I will try to get some technical data next time he is at the lake. All I know is that it is a full working model that includes all lights, music from the bar, engine noise being installed. It is a big-ish boat 2.5  3 metes maybe, not sure but will try to get the official blurb for you. ;D :P
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 07:06:51 PM »

Is this the model that was built by Mike Mayhew of Waverley Models several years ago? Mike told me that he'd sold it earlier this year, but I don't think he told me who he'd sold it to. If it is the same one, I hope he sold it with the custom made trailer. It was always a bit of a "xxxxx" parking outside Mike's house with that thing taking up all the available space.
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Daryl

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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006, 09:30:25 PM »

I have seen Mike's model and it is absolutly wonderful. My son has one of Mike's hulls to build Waverely which I look forward to when he has built it.

Daryl
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 11:32:50 PM »

What a gorgeous looking model!
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2006, 06:44:35 AM »

When I saw Mike a few months ago he did say the model had gone across the water to south Wales.
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 07:25:15 AM »

If I had built such a lovely model, I'm not sure that I could bear to part with it!
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006, 01:29:29 PM »

Sure is a great model. if you cannot get to wales to spot it.

dont forget you can see it on the south coast. and on the thames. not sure when they stop
over the winter. but saw it last sunday of Clacton pier what a site.
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2006, 03:29:48 PM »

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know of any model; either built, or kit/hull; of the Waverly's sister ship the Balmorel?

Although not a paddle steamer, this carries passengers over many of the same excursions as the more illustrious Waverly, but is (in my opinion at least) an equally lovely to look at ship.

Any information on something easier to handle than the 1:1 version would be greatly appreciated :)

Brad
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Eddy Matthews

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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2006, 03:37:30 PM »

Metcalf Models do a hull for the Balmoral Brad...

Regards
Eddy
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Daryl

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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2006, 03:43:21 PM »

You could also give Mike Meyhew a ring at waverley models, ( don't e-mail as he rarely answers them). Mike has plans for Balmoral and may have a hull. My son has his Waverley and we think it is excellent.

Daryl
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2006, 03:56:46 PM »

You could also give Mike Meyhew a ring at waverley models, ( don't e-mail as he rarely answers them). Mike has plans for Balmoral and may have a hull. My son has his Waverley and we think it is excellent.

Daryl

A very common practice in the model trade, apparently.
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2006, 04:26:00 PM »

Thanks guys, will do a little more searching.

Anyone out ther with any pictures of a completed model?

Brad
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Re: Waverly Paddle Steamer
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2006, 05:33:42 PM »

How about the one from Waverley models site?
Mike with the 13 foot long model of the Paddle-Steamer Waverley, completed in June 1986 after being built over a period of 6 months. She has a beam of 3 feet, weighs 2 cwt and she is the largest 'sea-going' scale-model of the Waverley in the UK

 
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