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  • 50ft O scale sternwheeler

    Simon Cox, aka. Kitwood Hill Models, a small UK manufacturer, is set to release a neat little 50 ft river steamer - see http://www.kitwoodhillmodels.com/50ft-river-steamer/ . This will look great on my Pacific Northwest On30 logging layout!

    (I have no other connection to this than as an eagerly waiting customer)
    Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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    Lenelg, Nice kit... I'm wondering if these kind of boats were still being used in the early forties in the US ?? as this is the era I want to model.

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    • #3
      Looks like lot of interesting possibilities with this kit.
      Ron Newby

      General Manager

      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

      http://cvry.ca

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      • #4
        Hey, that's great, Lennart ...

        ... Thanks! for posting it ... :up: ...! I'd drawn up a plan for a riverfront dock-side scene that would take up a couple of modules and have a freight-style sternwheeler ... I even managed to find a set of plans for ship that I was going to modify to fit ... this kit would save me a whole lot of trouble (if I ever get around to building those modules, that is ... ...) ...!

        Kitwood Hills has some nice stuff! As I posted on my DW&A thread, I'm taking a serious look at their Ore Bin & Tipple. Thanks, again, and as always ...

        CHEERS!
        JSBSOn30MRRs - Jefferson State Black Sheep On30 Model Railroaders, Founding Member

        DW&A - Diddy Wells & Afterthought On30 Module/Mini-Layout

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        • #5
          Len', That is a very nice web site and they have some great kits and accessories. Very interesting.

          Thanks for posting. I really like their furniture kit.

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          Originally posted by lenelg






          Ted

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          • #6
            Simon is a great guy and does some fantastic kits.

            rich
            In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame,

            two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.

            --John Adams

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Craig H


              Lenelg, Nice kit... I'm wondering if these kind of boats were still being used in the early forties in the US ?? as this is the era I want to model.


              Absolutely, check this resource
              http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Web...Referral=FALSE

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              • #8
                Also check Train troll http://www.traintroll.com/osternwheelcritter.html

                He has sternwheeler critters and other stuff that my be interesting. Not affiliated with them just giving a plug.

                BTW did he ever price his kit

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                • #9
                  I have one of the Train Troll kits as well, and plan to finish it as a steam donkey powered logging workboat, inspired by the Big River "Maru" - see http://www.depuffendeschoorsteen.com/big-river-maru-i/

                  /Lennart
                  Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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                  • #10
                    [IMG]https://railroad-line.com/core/This%20kit%20really%20aggravates%20me%20!!%20He%20 doesn’t%20have%20an%20HO%20version.%20Boo-hoo.%20And%20all%20this%20time%20I've%20been%20col lecting%20old%20Florida%20steamers.%20This%20would %20have%20made%20a%20perfect%20base%20model%20to%2 0bash.
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                    And my personal favorite.



                    Frank

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                    • #11
                      I started a thread on the SS Maru 5 years ago.

                      It's currently a shelf orphan.

                      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=28122

                      Philip

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                      • #12
                        Len, I hope you don’t mind the intrusion into your thread. One more comment and I’ll be on my way, except to follow the build of course.

                        Philip, I just went through your thread, great job, saved it.
                        Frank

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                        • #13
                          Nice set of photos... I may have a lok on that kit too!
                          www.olaviahokas.com/trainstuff

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                          • #14
                            The future home of my sternwheelers:

                            https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlsbz0b1bn...00dpi.jpg?dl=0
                            Lennart Elg - the Sloat Lumber Man

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                            • #15
                              Lennart, great idea incorporating the use of paddle wheel steamers into your logging operation. I’m really into layouts incorporating water in the theme. The idea of using staples for the L&P is really a time saver.
                              Frank

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