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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  02:57:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello. I'm going to build some O scale fishing boats, to go with a large waterfront diorama I intend to build for the next Australian Narrow Gauge Convention, and eventually on an On30 layout.
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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  03:09:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought 5 of these boats last year. One I've given to a fellow NMRA member, another I intend to give to another NMRA member, and 3 boats for myself.
You can pick these up for under $11, with free delivery, so worth giving a go.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ship-Assembly-Model-DIY-Kits-Wooden-Sailing-Boat-1-50-Scale-Decoration-Toy-Gift-/224063378128?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c1#viTabs_0
I searched for 1:50 scale boats.
The instructions say it's 1:30.
The actual scale is 1:66.
And the instructions are rubbish.

So this will be almost a scratchbuild.
I mainly want it for the hull & deck, and the
cabins, etc will be modified or scratchbuilt to O scale size.




Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 07/18/2020 03:17:27 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  03:15:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So here's what's in the pack.
very nice laser cut parts. I've never done a laser cut kit, so something new.









Regards Rob

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adrian_batey
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  06:15:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, very interested to see what you do with these. Often looked at them and thought I should grab a few.

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  08:18:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to the build.

Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  08:19:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thats a nice looking boat. Laser kits are a lot of fun and the price is right.

Mike



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  09:11:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
never done a laser cut kit

Wow Rob, I'm surprised it's your first.

Unfortunately, you'll have to contend with the laser "burn edges"....



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Pennman
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  10:02:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
interesting to see what you do with this, looks like an easy walk in the park

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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  11:25:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BIG jump from "N" scale Rob. That is a fine looking craft. And, from the looks of the packages that is some fine laser cut parts. This should be and interesting build to follow. Can't beat that price as well. They must of made a mistake somewhere.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/18/2020 :  5:31:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rob, it looks pretty detailed from the pictures. Thanks for the direct over-head shot. I copied it and in the future if I need a boat of this type Ill trace it in AutoCAD and convert it to whatever scale I need.

It looks pretty straight forward construction to me. Should be a fun little project.

Please don't go by their rigging example, it's totally off. OMG the ship's wheel is on the outside of the cabin and the life rings are on top of the cabin.

Warning: look up shrimp boats before you go to finals.


Frank

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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/19/2020 :  12:43:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Adrian. yep cheap, so worth a shot.

Thanks Jerry. me too.

Mike, hope it's fun. Will see.

Carl Yep, I'm always a plastic man in N scale, and scratchbuild all my O scale structures from bass wood / balsa. The burns will be painted over anyhow.

Rich, maybe easy for you. I'm a dawdler.

Louis, Mostly N scale, But i do dabble in ON30, as well as various scales for my Military modelling

Frank. Yep a fair bit included but as the scale is way out whack, mostly useless. Luckily, I do have a lot of O scale detail parts for use, plus junk box items.
The hull and deck was mainly what I was after.

Carl and Frank, I look forward to your advice as I know you have both build boats in the past, and Frank has a boating background.


Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 07/19/2020 12:55:35 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/19/2020 :  12:51:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be building all 3 boats at once.
I will place the cabins in different positions on the deck, so they look like different kits.
Two will have the square back and the third one I may do a round stern. ?

Here's the basic instructions. mainly just poor drawings, and the bit of written instruction, which my Wife translated for me.
Note the 1:30 scale. ...Rubbish.




Here's an O scale figure next to the cabin, which is more like 1:66 scale, so will be added too, in height, and new doors built.



Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 07/19/2020 01:00:29 AM

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robert goslin
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Posted - 07/19/2020 :  01:12:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All aboard, and here we go.
I am slow. so don't expect this to finished any time soon.
And please pull me up if my terminology is wrong. I'm a land lubber.

Trial fit




Deck being glued to the ribs and keel attached.




These will be waterline models but need the keel on for support, and the bow. Bottom half will be cut off later.


Regards Rob

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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/19/2020 :  09:49:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Off to a good start, Rob.


quote:
Originally posted by robert goslin

Bottom half will be cut off later.



Good luck with that cut, Rob.




Bruce

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/19/2020 :  10:05:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Ah yes the cabin is out of scale a bit! I like the idea of a rounded stern version, they have so much character. That's a bonus having a wife that can translate for you.


Frank

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 07/19/2020 :  11:21:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat looking boats if in the new WTF scale. Maybe for O scale Hobbits?

I will look into one just for novelty. Build up for a display shelf in the new house on the lake?


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