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  • #31

    Thanks Bruce, Philip, Mike & Cody.

    I have added some boards to the side of the boat. These are common on this style of boat.
    I assume it to protect the sides, when the lobster pots are being dragged aboard using the pot hauler. I still need to weather them a bit.

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    I've also made and painted all the detail parts

    The lobster pots were fiddly to do, but are a nice kit from Model Tech Studios. I've only done 4 so far.
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    Last edited by robert_goslin; 10-22-2021, 04:12 AM.
    Regards Rob

    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

    My current build.

    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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    • #32
      And this is the scratchbuilt pot hauler and winch.
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      Regards Rob

      Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

      My current build.

      https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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      • #33
        Nice work!

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        • #34
          I agree with Philip, nicely done!

          -Cody

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          • #35
            Excellent!

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            • #36
              Rob excellent work on those lobster traps!!
              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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              • #37
                Your boat is looking great, the lobster pots are a fine addition detail, nice kit, and your scratch build of the winch and hauler is a job well done!


                Louis
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                • #38
                  Thanks Philip, Cody, Mike, Jerry and Louis for your encouraging words.

                  I built the lobster traps as per instructions, but they don't look quite right. I thought I'd just leave it, but it's bugging me.
                  I'm going to add a centre rib to them.
                  And it has to go on the inside. So will have to break off a couple of the bottom slats to fit it in. Lucky I'd only done 4 so far.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                  • #39
                    So in the meantime, here's where I'm at.

                    I've weathered the protective slats on the side of the boat. The winch and pot hauler are in place.
                    The deck cross bollards I made from 2.4 mm styrene tube and strips.

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                    I added on the red hand rails to the cabin / wheelhouse. These I made from basswood strips.
                    Also added navigation lights, grab handles ( small staples), an anchor and rope, a foghorn and a hatch.
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                    On the port side I've added a life ring (Model Tech Studios OD-2076)
                    A dry exhaust. Scrap box part and styrene tube. I really like it coming out through the roof.
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                    Still plenty of details to go. Every time I think I'm nearing the end, I think of something else to add.
                    So will fix up the traps, and am making some classic Maine trap buoys. And other assorted junk to be added.

                    Thanks for your continued interest.

                    Regards Rob

                    Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                    My current build.

                    https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                    • #40
                      Looking good Rob!
                      Carl

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                      • #41
                        The boat looked a little naked in the previous photos. The details sure make a difference. You did them well.

                        Mike
                        _________________________________________________

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

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                        • #42
                          Thanks Carl & Mike. Yep, it's all about the details.

                          So here's some more.
                          Can't have a lobster boat without the classic buoys. So I've scratchbuilt some from 2.4mm styrene tube, filed to a round top on one end, with rope (twisted wire) coming out, and styrene strip for the handle / stick bit at the other end. Then gave them a colouful paint job.
                          These ones are for the boat, so all the same colour scheme, but I will need to make another 50 in various colours, to hang around the boatshed and other waterfront buildings. Very typical of coastal Maine.
                          Very happy with how they turned out.

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                          And here they are attached to the lobster traps on the back of the boat.
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                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                          • #43
                            Nice work on the buoys Rob!
                            Carl

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                            • #44
                              Rob,
                              Love this lobster boat and all the details. It makes me wish I had water and a dock on my layout!
                              Nice work!
                              Dave
                              Dave

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                              • #45
                                Great buoys, they make that scene with the lobster pots pop.


                                Louis
                                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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