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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  10:12:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This project is one that I started a year ago and put on the back burner.
I am building this for my current layout build.
this will be a rock deck scow based on an actual scow that was built for the New Haven Trap Rock Co. by a Connecticut ship builder.
I am using maple for the hull, poplar for the cabin and NESL lumber for bullwarks, bitts, and other deck details.
The cabin will be printed paper over wood with layered detail.
I made a sanding jig with the correct deck camber and created a deck board scribe tool out of a plastic block and a compass extension arm.

Scott





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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  10:22:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott,

Ahh! to be young again! Wish I could still build in that level of detail. I'm enjoying this and the scratch built Tank car as well.

Jim


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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/09/2021 :  11:29:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, should be an interesting build.
Do you have a picture of the prototype ?


Regards Rob

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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:24:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim,
My eye sight is not what it used to be and my hands shake like the dickens. I just got a head band magnifier for Christmas and if I concentrate enough I can calm the shakes.

Rob,
Here is the prototype and a drawing I created in illustrator. The rock scow is in the foreground.








Edited by - CNE1899 on 01/10/2021 11:42:36 AM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  11:43:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing that your going to make that in such a small scale.

Really like your work and the threads your creating!!


Jerry

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robert goslin
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Posted - 01/10/2021 :  9:24:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scott, Thanks for the proto photo. Always like those old time pics. And nice drawing, very neat.
Amazing how low those scows sit in the water.



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  12:18:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Neat! That prototype has a lot of character.

Were these scows self-powered or did they have to be towed?



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CNE1899
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  07:03:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry,
Thank you. I am pretty impressed with your builds!
Ray,
The scows were towed in groups by a tug. It might be pretty cool to see one built in your scale!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 01/11/2021 :  08:56:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like an interesting build. I will sure to be following.

Bob


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