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Jerry Hill

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First build for over Sixty years - ST Cervia Maiden run
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:34:41 PM »

It's been maybe sixty five years since my Dad made a model boat, his modelling interest in more recent times has been in live steam trains. With that in mind he though of making a standoff scale live steam tug, and the chosen design is based on ST Cervia. Scratch built from a few basic drawings using plank on frame he's done a Stirling job of a classic but awkward hull shape, and today we had it's (her  ok2 ) Maiden run out our local club lake, on jury rigged electric before he settles into making the steam plant etc. and adding finer details. A little stern down to the waterline at the moment, but it was very stable and maneuvered well. He's chuffed to bits!  :-)



I must say that as a sports boat modeller I found this quite engaging to watch, I'll put a video up shortly, but for now some images:









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Re: First build for over Sixty years - ST Cervia Maiden run
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 10:40:13 PM »

Here's the video:  https://youtu.be/Vvk63qfG7tI



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Re: First build for over Sixty years - ST Cervia Maiden run
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 09:24:49 PM »

Gosh that is good going, and a really good looking model to boot. I can't wait to see the steam plant fired up.
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Re: First build for over Sixty years - ST Cervia Maiden run
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 10:13:57 PM »

Tell your dad he's done a great job. First one in over 60 years, wow! U2
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