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Author Topic: Members in Indiana?  (Read 3340 times)

cronousa2002

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Members in Indiana?
« on: June 22, 2005, 06:30:23 AM »
Would like to know if we have any members located in Indiana? I live
in the Lafayette area. Also would like to get some information on
confederate side wheel blockade runners used in the Civil War. I
want to build an RC model of same. Any help is most appreciated.

cronosusa

B Worden

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Members in Indiana?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005, 06:30:46 AM »
A leading expert on blockade runners is Kevin Foster in the maritime
preservation program of the National Park Service in Washington. There are
surviving plans in Britain for at least some blockade runners.

Bill Worden

cronousa2002

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Members in Indiana?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005, 06:31:13 AM »
Dear Bill,

Thank you very much for the lead on Kevin Foster, I'll try to contact him via the National Park Service web site. Although i have been a R.R. modeler and model airplane (RC) modeler for nearly 30 years I have never built a ship or boat model as of yet. I am a scratch builder usually working from plans, purchased or my own. I am also a Civil War buff and the blockade runners have been an interest for some time. Unfortunately there is absolutely no interest in RC boats in the Lafayette area so I'm on my own. Thanks again for your help.

Gordon Waligorski

Alistair Deayton

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Members in Indiana?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 06:31:39 AM »
Osprey Publishing published a small book earlier this year on Civil War
blockade runners.

Paulrjordan

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Members in Indiana?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005, 06:32:21 AM »
Hi Gordon:

Here are a couple of leads for you on your "Blockade Runner" project.

Books:
BLOCKADE RUNNERS OF THE CONFEDERACY. Cochran, Hamilton 1958
LIFELINE OF THE CONFEDERACY Wise, Stephen R 1988
WARSHIPS AND NAVAL BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR Gibbons, Tony

Plans:
Contact Plans N' Things which is an Ebay Store at
http://stores.ebay.com/PLANS-N-THINGS_W0QQsspagenameZl2QQtZkm

Dave has a set of plans he sells of the Blockade runner "Fergus" for
around US$20.00. She's an early Clyde built sidewheeler.

A bit of history:
You may be interested in the strong relationship which developed
between the Confederacy and Glasgow, Scotland, during the American
Civil War. The Southern Navy wanted the fastest ships available to
beat the blockade and the high speed sidewheelers of the Clyde were
the fastest ships in the world and fitted the bill perfectly. Thus a
strong trade grew between the Southern cotton plantation owners and
the merchants of Glasgow. It's a fascinating period of Clyde
shipbuilding and explains why many blockade runners resemble early
Scottish sidewheelers...for in fact they were! My particular
favourite blockade runner is "Bansee" which is pictured in the Tony
Gibbons book.

Hope this helps...keep us posted of your porgress.

PJ
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

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