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  • O scale Maine Lobster Boat

    Hello, This is the third in my series of fishing boats, for my Maine waterfront diorama.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

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

  • #2
    Like the other two boats, I'm using a cheap laser cut kit as a starting point. $11 including delivery.
    Although the kit say 1:50 scale it's actually 1:66, S scale. It's the hull that I mainly want.
    Here's a recap from when I made the hull at the same time as the other boats.
    This is my inspiration

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    Last edited by robert_goslin; 10-02-2021, 03:59 AM.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

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

    Comment


    • #3
      here's the basic kit and how it assembled. For more info on full hull assembly look here: https://railroad-line.com/node/40230
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      I fillef in the spaces with balsa blocks for rigidity, as this will be a waterline model. So the spine will be cut off
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      Last edited by robert_goslin; 10-02-2021, 03:58 AM.
      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
        Robert this looks like a very interesting project and your off to a great start. I'll have to check in
        and see how this is progressing. Keep up the good work.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • #5
          Robert I followed the last one so count me in on this one to. Its amazing what you do with a cheap kit great start on this one!
          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
            Same here as Jerry said. Enjoyed your last thread build, so here for the following of your progress on this one, nice looking boat!


            Louis
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • #7
              Following!
              Philip

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              • #8
                These are great builds, standing by for more Rob ...
                Carl

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                • #9
                  Thanks Larry, Jerry, Louis, Phillip & Carl. Nice to be able to finally start a new thread, on the New Forum. My 403 errors have finally disappeared.
                  Last edited by robert_goslin; 10-03-2021, 09:57 PM.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

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

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                  • #10
                    I started making up the cabin / wheelhouse.
                    Using the existing parts for sub walls, but have clad them in boards and have extended the height of the wheelhouse section to O scale.
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                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

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

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                    • #11
                      I guess when it comes to changing the size of the scale, that the cabin/wheelhouse is what shows and makes the difference.


                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #12
                        Rob nice job on the wheelhouse!! Really like the color and I assume it's going on your diorama
                        that you've been working on.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Louis. Yep, boat hulls can be any size, so scale not so important there, but the cabin has to be the right height.


                          Thanks Larry. yep, the colour is warm red, but because it's over a tan base, it gives a slight orange hue. Just what I was after. And yep, for the diorama. I just needed a break from that.
                          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
                            I've added a band of crimson colour to the hull, just to beak up the overall white.
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                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

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

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              And now working on the front deck.
                              It's raised up from the main deck, so have made a balsa frame under it.
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                              And some supports for the sides
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                              The deck is made from balsa sheet.
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                              Can glue it in place now
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                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

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

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