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  • O scale Fishing Boats build

    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.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

  • #2
    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-Assemb...75.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

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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    • #3
      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

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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      • #4
        Rob, very interested to see what you do with these. Often looked at them and thought I should grab a few.
        Owen Pass Lumber Company

        HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

        https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Looking forward to the build.
          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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          • #6
            That’s a nice looking boat. Laser kits are a lot of fun and the price is right.

            Mike
            _________________________________________________

            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • #7
              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"....
              Carl

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              • #8
                interesting to see what you do with this, looks like an easy walk in the park

                Rich

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                • #9
                  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.


                  Louis
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #10
                    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 I’ll 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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                    • #11
                      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

                      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                      My current build.

                      https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                      • #12
                        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

                        Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                        My current build.

                        https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                        • #13
                          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

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15

                              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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