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  • 47' O Scale Steam Tug 'Ida B.'

    Steamboat fever has struck the Arroyo Verde & Western RR. I thought I would do a step by step on my build of Train Troll's "Smokey Duck" steam tug in O scale:



    I am going to modify the model a bit to include push knees on the bow, and a higher freeboard. She will be named the "Ida B." after my mother...and coincidentally, there was a craft on the Colorado River named Ida B.

    The kit is in the mail from Train Troll, and I look forward to beginning construction soon. I am also closely watching the great thread documenting Lenart Elg's project building a 50' sternwheeler here:

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=44246

    This should be a fun build, and I am really looking forward to it!

  • #2
    I'll be watching with interest Verne!

    Always like a boat build !
    Carl

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    • #3
      Go for it, have fun with it.

      Vince

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      • #4
        Looks like were going down the river for sure. looking forward to this build to.
        Jerry



        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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        • #5
          That's a really attractive and interesting little steam boat. I look forward to seeing your "take" on it.

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          • #6
            Great model, I'll follow your build with interest too.

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            • #7
              Verne,

              You will love your tug, mine is ready for the layout and water so I will be interested to see what you do with your kit.

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              • #8
                Thanks, gents...

                Working on planning the landing area and dock for the Ida B. and the Kitwood Hill Models steamboat, which I will be building following this project.

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                • #9
                  Now you're "tugging" at my dock lines.....;-)

                  Looking forward to the (both) build!

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                  • #10
                    I was fortunate when I bought mine from Andy (taintroll) that he offered a number of variations. I chose to build mine like Verne is planning. Don't know if he still offers those options though.



                    This is the Gail Diane with the logging upper structure but the pusher base, before I got the roof, stack and mast installed.

                    Dave Mason
                    On30Kits.com

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                    • #11
                      Wow now I have 2 paddle steamers to watch the builds on.[:-captain]
                      Frank

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                      • #12
                        Excellent Verne! Steam, a boat and a crane all in one model. Cool!

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