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« on: November 18, 2015, 09:32:40 am »

G'day all from down under my name is Gary Gillam  from Wollongong NSW Australia my main interests are live steam mainly 5" gauge
I was into model scale boats about 35 years ago I then found  model power boats & went down that path for about 5 years then the all to common club politics reared its ugly head so I sold every thing & got out at the time I was building a model 2 cylinder small steam engine being described in the model boat magazine  I think around 1983 , I completed the engine & decided to build a live steam loco which I did being a freelance model called a Simplex  then amongst other projects I started building a Victorian R-Class 4-6-4 this is a 10 year project of which I am having a brake from, the attached link is a log of the build so far if anyone is interested
 I have re kindled my interest in model boats after a holiday to Echuca the home of Paddle steamers & talking to one of our live steam club members I am in the process of building a Murray River Paddle steamer live steam of course
http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=88857
Gary
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 10:05:48 am »

Welcome aboard Gary!

Your builds are awesome.  O0 Looking forward to the Murray River build!

Regards,
               Mike
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 12:01:55 pm »

 :-)) :-)) Welcome Gary  :-)) :-))
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 12:33:13 pm »

 
Top 'o the mornin' to you Gary!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 02:31:14 pm »

Oh God. Another Aussie with live steam trains on the brain O0 {-) Welcome to the forum mate, I'm sure your countryman will soon make contact!

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 03:36:29 pm »

Derek Warner on this forum is also a live steamer from Wollongong!
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 08:33:51 pm »

Thanks for the welcome yes Roger it was Derek that inspired me to start building the paddle steamer I see him every Saturday at the local club another reason my interest in model boats was re kindled I was on holidays in the UK back in May & while at the Harrogate model engineering exhibition I saw all the model boats on display I was very impressed at the workmanship of the builders
,there was a scale barge completely made out of brass very detailed
Gary
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 08:39:35 pm »

Yes....morning all......yes guilty as charged   {-)....... I have  been talking about my new hull for years & years.....& after talking about Float a Boat Plans from OZ, Gary says .....'hey...I will e-mail some images of my new hull for Adelaide'....... Derek  :embarrassed:
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