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Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« on: November 13, 2011, 05:10:12 PM »

 It was the annual mall show for the faithful at the Kawartha Marine Modellers. The turnout was good from both the public and the modellers. Some new vessels out and some regulars. We also had one of your Brixham modellers on hand. Welcome aboard Rob.

JHV


  The lads helping builder Joe Lewis manhandle his helicopter carrier into place.



  Deck view of the carrier





Hugh Thompson's scratchbuilt Alligator, and the prototype he copied it from

John
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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 05:25:11 PM »

I looked at the pictures and saw the paddlewheeler aground. Looked at first to be someone's camp. Now I am wondering if it was a working boat. A little history perhaps. Also liked the carrier model.

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 05:38:01 PM »

Yes please more details of the William II...I feel another Springer coming on, %% only joking.
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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 05:40:20 PM »

I looked at the pictures and saw the paddlewheeler aground. Looked at first to be someone's camp. Now I am wondering if it was a working boat. A little history perhaps. Also liked the carrier model.

Thanks!

  The vessel's were built to haul logs down the inland waterways. They were steam powered through the paddle wheels, but also had steam winch(s) on board. Since logging operations moved considerably as the timber was consumed, these vessels had to be able to move from one water way to another. There were no vehicles at the time that could transport them, so the winches were used to haul the vessels over land. A cable was strung out from the vessel and tied off at a suitable point. When the winch was set to wind the cable in the vessel made its way across land. The model works exactly the same way, except the model uses electric motors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator_boat
http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/articles/alligator/index.cfm

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 05:41:13 PM »

Yes please more details of the William II...I feel another Springer coming on, %% only joking.

  Why joke, it could make a good springer.

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 05:53:12 PM »

More Mall Show pictures:



Member Don Hudson inspecting the SS Master



A line up of members vessel, mostly tugs. ggeorge's  RNLI vessel is in the foreground.



The model of the RMS Segwun that was featured as a build thread Scale Ships.



Phil Dewsnap's scratchbuilt Imara



Tony Burrell's boat works

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 05:59:51 PM »

Some closeup shots of the deck of the carrier:

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 07:46:41 AM »

Thanks John for the wonderful pictures you have some lovely models there. Is this an annual event & where exactly is it held ?. I am thinking in Canada somewhere. Mick B.
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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 11:02:26 AM »

Thanks John for the wonderful pictures you have some lovely models there. Is this an annual event & where exactly is it held ?. I am thinking in Canada somewhere. Mick B.

  Mick:

 We generally do it twice a year. This past weekend is a regular every year and we also do one about the third weekend in March. Its held in a shopping mall in Lindsay, Ontario.
For more pictures of our group and models check out this thread: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15215.0

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 06:15:59 PM »

Hi John, thanks for the fast reply. I went to your other pictures & I have to say the models are as good as or better than any on the forum. As you probably know I live in Calgary but not much in the way of model boats happens around here. I saw your build of the Neddy & read the whole tread, & very nice too. I am building the Neddy too, but without much mods just lots of electronics.  It is my first build & is a bit of a struggle. I also followed the build of your friends TID tug in the picture, a very skilled builder if I may say so,pass it on.  It was nice to hear from you keep in touch, if you are ever out this way be sure to drop by for a chat, lunch is on me. Mick B.
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2011, 08:23:35 PM »

Hi John, thanks for the fast reply. I went to your other pictures & I have to say the models are as good as or better than any on the forum. As you probably know I live in Calgary but not much in the way of model boats happens around here. I saw your build of the Neddy & read the whole tread, & very nice too. I am building the Neddy too, but without much mods just lots of electronics.  It is my first build & is a bit of a struggle. I also followed the build of your friends TID tug in the picture, a very skilled builder if I may say so,pass it on.  It was nice to hear from you keep in touch, if you are ever out this way be sure to drop by for a chat, lunch is on me. Mick B.

Mick:

  thanks very much on all counts. I'll pass the word to the other chaps. Same, if you're east gives us a call. I was west in September, missed you by that much.

all the best
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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 07:14:54 PM »

I already made a springergator, here she is at the Hamilton steam show last May

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 08:10:28 PM »

I already made a springergator, here she is at the Hamilton steam show last May



Well done.

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 09:12:02 PM »

Hi Chersquy, very nice too, now when are you moving in, LOL. Mick B.
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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 11:19:26 PM »

Here's a couple more shots from the boats in the mall:







ggeorge's  scratchbuilt RNLI life boat



Dan Wooddward's US destroyer - scratchbuilt



My SS Master

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Re: Kawartha Marine Modellers Mall Show
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2011, 04:49:43 PM »

Thanks for the compliments on the springergator, my first attempt at r/c boating.
I have a complete build log, which I'll post separately to avoid hijacking this thread.
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