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trelawney

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Bowman model steam boats
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:52:20 PM »

Would be interested to know what type of wood may have been used in their constriction and also if the curved sides were likely to have been formed by steaming ?


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Re: Bowman model steam boats
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:43:00 PM »

The couple I have are Pine
The early boats have bent planks for the sides and often end up pigeon toed as they distort as there is no bulkheads fitted
The later as in Snipe ,Eagle and the one I always forget are cut from the solid like Russian dolls and you can often see the saw marks on the inside of the hull
No idea what the Luton Bowman boats are
For a brief period around 1924/6 from memory the hulls are carved out from a solid board and according to folk lore Mr Jenkins was not amused by the waste but it kept the shop warm. These hulls are fairly rare as they suffered from shaking
Basil Harley did a build in Model Boats that had the sides steam bent to shape
Tony Bird has done a thread on the toy forum and he steamed the boards worth a look at for ideas
Hope that helps
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Re: Bowman model steam boats
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 08:07:38 AM »

Thank you Frazer - most helpful and appreciated.


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