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1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:37:51 PM »

...Hi Guys...
A wee step away from tugs for a wee while...
I have bought a 1/24 scale wooden model of a Clyde Puffer...It will be built as the VITAL SPARK as she was in the television series starring Gregor Fisher as Para Handy...
The Puffer used was AULD REEKIE...I towed her around whilst in Irvine being prepared for filming...
Any pictures or plans would be helpfull...
Does anyone know where i can get a small boat & some scale crew members for her...
 
...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 11:14:29 PM »

Hi Norry

Starting to look the part already! Have you looked at Martin's build of Mountfleet's Highlander? It's shown on the website's start page under "My Builds" in the menu on the left hand side. Lots of helpful info.

Mike
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 11:36:38 AM »

...Hi Guys...
 
Here is a picture of me on board my old boat ANNEL towing AULD REEKIE in disguise as the VITAL SPARK out to sea from Irvine Harbour as she sets sail to film the BBC series "The Tales Of Para Handy" starring Gregor Fisher...
This is how we would like our puffer to look...
Does anyone have any good pictures of this puffer to help us with the build...
 
...Best Regards...Norry...
 
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 11:53:40 AM »

Great project norry
Sorry can't help with picture's 
A puffer is on my to build list


Ill keep my eye on the build for update's


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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 03:02:28 PM »

Hi Norry

Starting to look the part already! Have you looked at Martin's build of Mountfleet's Highlander? It's shown on the website's start page under "My Builds" in the menu on the left hand side. Lots of helpful info.

Mike

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Builds/Puffer_Jan/1ndex_Puffer_Jan.htm
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 03:32:45 PM »

Norry

The saga of Auld Reekie seems to be one of  ups and downs. I took this picture in August 2009 at Crinan boatyard and was encouraged that restoration was apparently underway.



I was then encouraged by this:

http://www.caledonia.tv/productions/full-catalogue/video.aspx?id=1182

However, I recently read (on the Internet somewhere) that the boatyard wanted to get rid of her (presumably because no money was forthcoming) and that she was up for sale.

Thereís quite a good article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_puffer

Apart from a holiday on the VIC32 in 1995, Iím no puffer expert. There are a number of forum members who can tell you a lot more than a mere Sassenach - if they can be roused from their slumbers!

Mike

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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 12:35:37 AM »

...Hi Guys...
 
The puffer build is coming along nicely...
 
Can anyone guide me to where i can buy 1/24 scale parts for her...
I am too used to using 1/32 parts for my tugs...
 
Is there a 1/24 scale kit of a puffer ?...
 
 
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 07:56:22 AM »

 
  Hi Norry.
                tried to send you data three times this AM but all I get is this ???????????
 
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 08:21:54 AM »

I have had trouble posting on occasions. I have tried later & it has worked. So try again later.
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 02:15:58 PM »

Have a look at www.themackenzies.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/puffers/index.htm  Lots of period photos of the real ones. Lots of good information on the type.
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 10:45:29 PM »

 
 
        Hi Norrie,
                          one from the files.     
                                                         http://iancoombe.tripod.com/id23.html
 
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 05:14:13 PM »

...Hi Guys...
 
Here are a couple of pictures of the Puffers Progress so far...
 
hmsantrim...Thanks for the info...It is helping me along nicely...
 
...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 06:03:32 AM »

norry if you google para handy you get a few clips of the films ...maybe some use some good pictures of the vessel  slug
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Re: 1/24 Scale Clyde Puffer project
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2013, 08:43:55 AM »

...Hi Guys...
 
Cheers Slug...I have the full series on DVD...I have watched it again lately and picked up a few good images for my build...
 
...Best Regards...Norry...
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