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Author Topic: P S Westward Ho  (Read 3460 times)

Offline Malcolm

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P S Westward Ho
« on: January 26, 2016, 01:14:53 AM »
Just picking up construction of my 1/48 "Westward Ho" after delay due to family illness. A query about lifeboats: info I have from Andrew Collier suggests that the boats were 22ft long, but looking at the picture on P 97 of Chris Collard's book "P&A Campbell pleasure steamers 1887-1945" they look to be quite a bit shorter, unless this is a perspective  effect. Has anyone any info?
Any ideas on lifeboat construction would be welcome; I aim to make everything myself.

Offline R.G.Y.

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Re: P S Westward Ho
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 08:41:31 AM »
I have measured the Life Boats on my model of the Glen Usk, one of Campbell's fleet. They come out at 21ft. But I did draw my own plans, so at 22ft you are in the ball park.   A little of how I make clinker bouts hear.
 Or the whole process hear.
I have used thin ply, cardboard & plastic card. But I do favor ply. Geoff

Offline Sandy

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Re: P S Westward Ho
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 08:07:06 AM »
They should be 21ft. Sorry for not spotting this thread and posting earlier.


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