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Bryan Young

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Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« on: March 02, 2007, 06:35:21 PM »

Now that I have got started I may as well continue.
Another of my "boats" is the steam trawler "Bayflower". Another of Mr. Pottingers plans. The plans as originally published in another journal were too small to build at 1:36 (makes up to 5'). So I got a set of the "builders" plans from the Hull Fishing Museum. Perfect....and quick and cheap. Thank you Hull.
The trawler is actually "Bayflower" built in 1933 (I think), but I liked the look of the "cruiser" stern instead of the more usual "counter" stern of the period. She was also one of the first trawlers to have hydraulic steering gear. (Big rams under the dinghy).
The model was stolen but as I still had the hull mould I rebuilt her. Not wishing to "do" "Bayflower" again I renamed her "James Cullen" after a deceased TMBC member who had been a Ch.Engineer on steam trawlers and gave me lots of advice on this type of vessel. R.I.P. Mr. Cullen.
The model was to be my "winter" boat and is heavily built. At 53" long and deep draughted she weighs 56lb. Still goes like a train if required.
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 10:55:14 PM »

Absolutely beautiful Bryan and trawlers are not really my cup of tea.  If someone ever stole something like that from me, that I had built, I would be devastated.
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 05:58:37 AM »

Hi Bryan


Another inspiring build, Makes me want to go out to the shed and start a new project however I know I could never match anything as good as this......

Regards Bigfella

PS Keep those pictures comimg
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billj

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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 01:12:58 AM »

bryan, I NEEEED ONE AND NOW! fantastic build well done,  did you purchase the plans direct from the museum?

billj
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 01:35:53 AM »

Hi there, I've not been around for a while so am assuming this model is
steam powered.

What workmanship, it makes me very humble.

J.
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2007, 12:06:35 PM »

bryan, I NEEEED ONE AND NOW! fantastic build well done,  did you purchase the plans direct from the museum?

billj
Yes. From the Hull Fishing Museum. May be part of Hull Council. Fast, efficient and friendly. B.Y.
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007, 12:08:18 PM »

Hi there, I've not been around for a while so am assuming this model is
steam powered.

What workmanship, it makes me very humble.

J.
Sorry. Smiths car heater motor. B.Y.
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billj

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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 04:12:03 AM »

hey bryan, thought you might like this,  original piccy of the "bayflower"



found it here; http://www.users.wiredcity.com.au/~annville/B.F.A.%20Hull%20Trawlers4.htm

at this interesting website; http://www.users.wiredcity.com.au/~annville/B.F.A.%20Index.htm

billj

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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 04:54:05 PM »

hey bryan, thought you might like this,  original piccy of the "bayflower"



found it here; http://www.users.wiredcity.com.au/~annville/B.F.A.%20Hull%20Trawlers4.htm

at this interesting website; http://www.users.wiredcity.com.au/~annville/B.F.A.%20Index.htm

billj


Yes, got this one....the striking thing is the huge size of the mast lights. I have also often wondered if I made the funnel a bit short. BY
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 05:11:45 PM »

Wonderful model, nice to see a boat inspired by my plans, sorry to hear about the theft.
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Re: Steam Trawler "James Cullen" (aka "Bayflower")
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2007, 08:26:42 PM »

Bryan,

A lovely model that really exudes atmosphere in every way (I wish I could build something as good as this)!

Simon  :o
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