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Paddler Collectables / Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Last post by Hankwilliams on Today at 05:33:56 AM »
Thanks, Bernie,

I suppose, the flag at the monitor must be the Prussian warflag for Rhine province. As far I know, there was no difference between the Prussian warflag before 1871 (establisment of Deutsches Reich) and after this date.
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Paddler Collectables / Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Last post by Spankbucket on December 08, 2019, 07:30:58 PM »
Great set of pictures Thomas...thanks for posting,

The Rhine monitor is extremely interesting to me as I have a deep interest in mid 19c military history. I wasn't aware such craft existed as I have not consciously come across them before.

It also begs the usual translation question!...in English that war is called 'Franco-Prussian' war as 'Germany' wasn't created until Jan 1871; the german side being a coalition of german states under Prussia.

The model carries a German flag so has to be a post 1871 representation?

Your postings on historical items always prompt me to come back with historical questions!

Cheers...Bernie
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Paddler Collectables / Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Last post by Hankwilliams on December 08, 2019, 12:40:37 AM »
Derek, this parts must be at the west side of the castle.  I think, the simplest explanation of the red colouration is the down going  sun in the afternoon or evening. Today the castle is nearly complete painted white. Just some other pictures of Rhine museum I will post.
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Paddler Collectables / Re: Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Last post by derekwarner_decoy on December 07, 2019, 07:34:29 PM »
Thank you Thomas.......we also know you have some of your earlier Paddler models locked away at your Mothers home

There are some beautiful images of paintings shown

Do you know what caused the red colouration to leach up from the lake water to the Masonry brickwork in the image of Gutenfels Castle?....

Derek 
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Paddler Collectables / Inspiring visit at Rhine Museum, Koblenz
« Last post by Hankwilliams on December 07, 2019, 08:34:38 AM »
Good evenig, friends and neighbors,

today I drove back from my mother`s home to my home, again mostly along the Rhine river. It was a gloomy rainy day. But I visited the Rhine Museum in Koblenz. It was inspiring, a good mixture of technologie and art - I hope, also you will enjoy the pictures!

Thomas
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Mike on November 27, 2019, 04:26:30 AM »


   A good idea Jurgen. :clap

   It is all coming along well.

   Mike
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Hankwilliams on November 27, 2019, 03:28:41 AM »
Looks really good, Jurgen!
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by DamienG on November 26, 2019, 02:54:54 PM »
Great job well done.   :clap :bravo :clap
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Paddlemex on November 26, 2019, 12:06:57 PM »

The measuring spoons would have been a good alternative, Thomas. Didn't think of them.

Anyway the christmas baubles split quite easy since they were made in halves and then glued together. A little gentle force applied with an Xacto and the split cleanly.
I made the cylindrical part from a 1/2" PVC pipe (O.D. 16mm) and the resulting cowl vent looks quite good.
I still don't like the surrounding lip. I used the isolation of a cable, but it looks uneven and is too thick. This still needs some improvement.

Also made the windows of the skylights. Looking at the picture I see that the roof is not centered. But, no problem, it's not glued yet.

Jurgen

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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Hankwilliams on November 24, 2019, 12:58:33 AM »
This may be a good idea, Jurgen. Another possibility may be measure spoons like this.
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