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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2016, 08:50:41 am »

She sure looks perty Kenny... O0
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« Reply #101 on: October 24, 2016, 08:09:45 pm »

She sure does.  :}

I have been busying myself with making 19 bench seats from matchsticks and plastic card.

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« Reply #102 on: October 24, 2016, 08:12:50 pm »


These were then sprayed white and allowed to dry off overnight.  The next day they were sprayed again.

I then placed them on deck to get an overall impression.

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« Reply #103 on: October 24, 2016, 08:16:00 pm »

The steps will need a colour to offset the white everywhere. %)

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #104 on: October 24, 2016, 11:07:47 pm »

She looks lovely Ken. I hope you find lots of folk to populate her with as she will be beautiful with a crew and passengers.
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #105 on: October 27, 2016, 06:59:57 pm »

Very nicely built!!!! I like your technique using different materials.
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #106 on: October 27, 2016, 08:08:24 pm »


Thank you folks.   :-)  No pictures today as I've been gluing some parts and they are under clamps.

The chairs are stuck down and I'm working on the top deck barrier rails.  I have a smoke machine which was tested today so,  will be fitted when the chimneys are stuck together.  The plumbing has been made all ready for connection.

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #107 on: October 28, 2016, 08:10:28 pm »


A few more posts have been fitted to contain the rescue floats.  I have also started on railings around the pilot house.

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« Reply #108 on: October 28, 2016, 09:45:56 pm »

Why is it called a Pilot House Ken %).......when the vessel is steered by the helmsman under instruction  :police: of the Captain  :D...Derek
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« Reply #109 on: October 28, 2016, 09:51:57 pm »


The steering wheel and gear shifts are on the port wing, or will be when I fit them, so the little house is to run into when it rains I suppose.     

You'd never believe I haven't been on a boat.   {-)

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« Reply #110 on: October 28, 2016, 09:59:53 pm »

Why is it called a Pilot House Ken %) .......when the vessel is steered by the helmsman under instruction  :police: of the Captain  :D ...Derek
On the Mississippi the paddle steamers were under the control of a river pilot not the captain. The pilots were the ones with the knowledge of the river hazards. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was a river pilot before an author.
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2016, 10:52:50 pm »

Why the life rafts Kenny? They didn't have then in the ninteenth century.
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« Reply #112 on: October 29, 2016, 08:19:16 am »

Why the life rafts Kenny? They didn't have then in the ninteenth century.

I was going to say why the life rafts. They may still use them for tourist purposes but the sternwheelers were the province of 19th - 20th century's, model it in that period and they wouldn't be needed.

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« Reply #113 on: October 29, 2016, 08:26:34 am »

The Creole Queen is modern, she was launched in 1983..


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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #114 on: October 29, 2016, 10:03:15 am »


Well that's all interesting info guys.  Thank very much.

I enclose some pictures of the area mentioned.  Would that be the River pilot steering ?    Also, there appears to be life preservers in the  'Pen'  behind the wheelhouse. or it could be container drums of some sort.

I only have pictures to work with so it's all guesswork.   %)     Keep the ideas coming.

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #115 on: October 29, 2016, 12:14:39 pm »

Probably don't need a river pilot now as the river has been changed since the time of the old paddle steamers. It has been straightened, dredged and kept clear so no need to learn where the sandbanks etc are.

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #116 on: October 29, 2016, 09:08:34 pm »

That late! You learn something new every day (except for spelling by the seems of it). Re life rafts and saving equipment, I assume it has to be renewed periodically to meet safety laws, so yours may not be wrong Ken, but of a period when the white ones were fitted.

Your model looks fab what ever matey  O0
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #117 on: October 30, 2016, 10:20:16 am »


I have painted the fence and started on the posts around the top section.

These are made from the cocktail sticks and are individually cut to fit.  The results are quite firm for a wooden fence.  I had considered brass tubes but this will keep the weight down.

 
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« Reply #118 on: October 31, 2016, 08:13:30 pm »

Fencing completed in 2 days and painted white.

I have also secured the centre black bar between the chimneys with hidden screws.  The original version was glued and it broke apart.

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« Reply #119 on: November 04, 2016, 04:22:49 pm »

Thought you might like to look at this facebook page Ken...

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« Reply #120 on: November 05, 2016, 12:00:35 pm »


Thank you for that Brian.  What a craftsman that chap is.  All made and crafted with real wood.    :-))

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« Reply #121 on: November 22, 2016, 09:09:38 pm »


I have been busy putting up curtains on my 60 windows.  They are all glazed with 1.5mm clear plastic and it was not any easy job.

I had saved the glazing until the rest of the carpentry was fitted to prevent scratches to the plastic etc, but actually made it harder for myself in the long run.

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« Reply #122 on: November 22, 2016, 09:10:49 pm »

The river pilot has been given his own command centre on the port wing.   ok2

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« Reply #123 on: November 22, 2016, 09:14:27 pm »


We then started on an assortment of Crew and guests for the boat.

Painting has started but what a fiddly job.  I have to let the colours dry before adding more paint.


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« Reply #124 on: November 22, 2016, 09:35:15 pm »

It probably took about the same amount of time as now you don't have to polish the scratches out (assuming you had made any!)

I paint figures in a production line so that once the last figure has a colour added, the first is dry so you can do the next colour. Again assuming you use acrylics and not enamels that take longer to dry.

She's looking very finished Ken:O)
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