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BigTam

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Clyde model boats
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:21:46 PM »

Hi All
 
 I am new to marine modelling and am looking for something different to build, I was wondering if Clyde Model boats are any good, I had a chat at two clubs in Glasgow and the members said bad things about the service etc. I would love to build a paddle steamer, the problem is getting good paddles. Can I please have the benifit of your experience with dealing with this company.  There is a Fab Lab open AT THE LIGHTHOUSE in Glasgow that has all the same facilities for water cutting and laser cutting, 3D routing etc would it be better to make my own? Anybody can now make just about anything if they have a drawing. Model making is so much easier today than 10 years ago. Thanks in advance. Tam
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Re: Clyde model boats
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 07:41:53 PM »

Can i suggest that you look at the Paddleducks website? There is a lot of infro, including making paddlewheels. John.
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Re: Clyde model boats
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 09:12:27 PM »

Here is how i make my paddle wheels. If no lathe is available tube with washes soldered on the ends will do for the hub.
www.paddleducks.co.uk. - Forum - Construction - Duke of Devonshire - page 4.
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Re: Clyde model boats
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 12:13:50 AM »

 
  Hi Tam ya bam.
 
  Graupner and waverly models do paddle wheels waverly have hulls for paddlers
 
   http://www.waverleymodels.co.uk/mainpics/paddlewheels.pdf
 
   http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/graupner_581.html
 
              Frank  :P
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Re: Clyde model boats
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 08:27:17 PM »

Thanks for the replies, I was more interested in your views of the company Clyde model boats based in Torrance near Glasgow as I could spend some serious money, I do not want to end up with a bad experience. <*<
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