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    Hi all

    I have the Sierra West shipyard on the way from Brett and I am collecting pictures of everything that one would find in a shipyard. Everything from the winch system that they used to launch the boats to racking and miscellaneous junk lying around would help alot

    Im looking to base mine in the early 1900s, but even recent pictures may help.

    Please post pics if you have. I would greatly appreciate it.

  • #2
    Here is a website Mario has of Dave's shipyard. I don't know what type you are looking for. http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_dave_revelia.html


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      Wes

      I'll pass on any info I have collected for my Dundas Point.

      Every little detail created by others is helping me.

      It only takes a few photo's to get a project on the move.

      Here is a starter which may help.

      Ship Ahoy [:-pirate]

      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_r...at_repair.html


      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mic_greenburg.html

      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_don_railton.html

      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_c___d_railroad.html
      " Stay Motivated in Life "

      http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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      • #4
        There you go! I knew Mario would have more for you.


        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          Thanks guys

          M your website was the first place I looked at and stolen alot of ideas from.

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          • #6
            Wes

            Here is a nice one from my achives for a boat house

            Steve Pettit 2003



            time for [:-sleep]
            " Stay Motivated in Life "

            http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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            • #7
              My first post to Railroad Line! Try browsing this website:

              http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/

              I visited this museum several years ago, in Bath, Maine - it includes a shipyard with most of the buildings intact and the walking tour explains how each were used in the shipwright process.

              I'll try and find the brochure and dig out a few photos.

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              • #8
                Check the HABS website - search it for "Marine Steam Railway" - the Thames River Shipyard pages on HABS have a bunch of information on the last operational steam powered marine railway in the US.

                Marty
                Marty McGuirk

                Manassas, VA

                www.centralvermontrailway.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  Welcome aboard, TC. A great first post with a link to a very interesting site.

                  Don't miss Mario's most recent page. The link is in this topic : http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=38119

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                  • #10
                    Hi Wesley,

                    I am well into Brett's Shipyard kit (go to his forum for a few pics). Most of my historic shipyard research has been done at the Essex Shipyard Museum in Essex, MA. Google that and you will find a wealth of information. If you can contact them, order the book "Images of America, Essex Shipbuilding".

                    The photo below was hanging on the wall in their museum. It will give you an idea as to what this shipyard was all about. It is estimated that almost 4000 ships were built here starting in the mid 1600's, Mostly for the Gloucester fishing fleets.



                    Here is one photo of the Harold Burnham yard as it exists today. This yard is pictured many times in the book over the last century.



                    If you can find one, get the book "Building the Blackfish" by Dana Story. It chronicles the building of a 51' wooden schooner similar to the one in the kit. Photos of the build from laying the keel to launch in 1938.

                    Great to see another shipyard about to be built.

                    John Elwood

                    Olympic & Puget Sound Rwy

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                    • #11
                      Hi again Wesley.

                      Here's a link to the Burnham yard in Essex, http://www.wickedlocal.com/essex/ardelle. Make sure you watch the launch of the ARDELLE.

                      My wife and I went sailing on her in Gloucester harbor this past summer with Harold Burnham and his son. OUTSTANDING!!!

                      John Elwood

                      Olympic & Puget Sound Rwy

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                      • #12
                        Sorry Wesley, it appears that the above link no longer exists.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the links and pics gentleman. Mario that pic of Steves little build is awesome. Do you have any othes for me?

                          John thanks for that info. Its going to be very helpful. No building as of yet because of the new lady in my life. Will get to it sometime in the future though.

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                          • #14
                            I visited this place a few months back. While it's a museum, it's also a working boat yard. If you don't find the pics you are looking for on the site, you might want to google it and see more photos.

                            http://www.cbmm.org/

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                            • #15
                              Wes & RRL members

                              Give me a few more days and I will post ALL photos of the maritime village.

                              This village has everything I need for my current project.

                              And thanks to RRL members for the extra links on this thread.

                              No wonder we never stop getting motivated in our little world

                              cheers "M"
                              " Stay Motivated in Life "

                              http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_mario_rapinett.html

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