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 Posted: Fri Feb 14th, 2020 06:08 pm
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Jim Fl
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Seaport Model Works makes a couple.

http://seaportmodelworks.com

And there is this one,
a bit pricey, but makes up into a beautiful model.

https://www.interactionhobbies.com/HO-7302-CR-LAMB-Sternwheeler-Ship_p_64.html

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Thanks, Jim, for the links.

Some of their models would make dandy little steamers.

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Here are some hulls in my "collection." 

They are from kits once made by Maritime Art. 

They are nice resin castings,
but not exactly what I am looking for to make that little steamer.

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That Link had some nice little ships, the great lakes fishing boat was spot on,
for the ones used by Severtsons fisheries for Smelt in lake superior.

( don't ask how I know that, I was young once LOL )

Modified it might make a nice little ferry...




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https://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server3700/07c20/products/72/images/595/painted_port_front_quarter_reduced__88344.1420340981.235.250.jpg?c=2


O scale but a nice lil boat.  :)




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Thanks, Todd, for sending the links.

I modeled boats, before I crashed model airplanes, before I modeled trains.

:)

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Fifty years ago, my first project in HOn30,
was to make some passenger cars. 

I started with MDC Overton cars,
and cut a section out of the middle of the car to narrow it. 

This involved cutting the body, under frame, and roof. 
As I remember I used 'Grandt Line' trucks under them.

I found a few of these Overton cars at a show a few years ago,
and bought them, thinking I would try again. 

When the Mini-Trains cars became available,
I put the project way on the back burner. 

I wish I had kept the originals. 

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Hi Dave


For your ferry Google up the "Sabino". Deerfield Laser did one in HO -

http://www.deerfieldriverlaser.com/DRL-H-614.html.

It looks like their HO boat range is not showing in their catalogue at present.


However, their S scale tug should give you a flying start -

http://www.deerfieldriverlaser.com/DRL-S-701.html
 
Ditch the towing bollards front and back,
and extend the deck behind the bridge over the back deck,
and you're almost done.




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John

That kit is still listed under their steam boats.
I guess it is still  available.

I have a great book on the steamships of Maine's Cosco Bay,
and I am familiar with the Sabino.

Thanks for the links.

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Because I would like to model the 1920s in HOn30,
I am always on the lookout for suitable vehicles. 

There does not seem to be much available today. 
Jordan kits were nice, but they are no longer available. 

I found some strange, bagged kits at a show a few years ago,
but don't know the manufacturer. 

Some trucks I found in England years ago are nice,
but a bit oversize for HO. 

Dave L. 





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