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skysteamer

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« on: March 04, 2010, 11:22:22 pm »

Hi All,Thanks Martin for the welcome,i am downunder ( Australia) where the water goes down the plughole the other way,lets hope that my boats dont follow.
What have i been up to in the last 60 years or so, well i was trying to build boats from MAP plans when i was a teenager ,no money,they were pretty crude ,got a steam engine and a boiler but it never went into a boat,went down the live steam loco road for 40 years,built 10 locos 5 & 7 1/4",2 half size traction engines and now i have come back to where i started ,a lot wiser i hope.I recently built a clyde puffer from original plans given to me by an old scot who worked on ships in Scotland,i made it 1/19 scale and plated and rivet detailed the hull in aluminium sheet,finishing touches yet  to be done,i am planing to do an open launch to  the Dianna drawings i have from Live Steam mag back in 1976..enough chat ..back to the workshop
Cheers
Peter
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Re: newbie
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 01:58:46 am »

Hi Skysteamer

Welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing your builds.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 07:46:07 pm »

Welcome to the mad house... Nice bunch of people here--- and--- there is a whisper that some of them are actually sane.
Freebooter :-)) O0 O0
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