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Author Topic: Paddlewheel modelling websites  (Read 1967 times)

Paulrjordan

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Paddlewheel modelling websites
« on: June 13, 2005, 02:33:57 AM »
Well, it's been a little quiet here these past few days... I've been
muted by a tooth problem, but I have to get over my fear of the
Dentist and so I'm getting it sorted out today. I had wanted to
introduce everyone on Paddleducks on the 15th, but that's OKAY, we can
do that during this week.

I also wanted to share some info about David's test tank run with
"Talisman" on Saturday...and that "ol' weight problem" which often
plagues early stages of testing!! Again..later

I have 3 nice Paddlewheel pictures from the huge Nanaimo (Vancouver
Island, BC Canada) Show last weekend which I'll post on the files
server this week

I'm working on a web site for Paddleducks, something more than the
current awful temporary page on ICQ which takes a week to load. I
have scoured the net and really cannot find a website devoted
exclusively to Paddle Wheel boat modelling. Joe comes the closest
with ToeBoat Joe's at http://www.dragg.net/jbrown.

If you know of any Paddle Wheel boat MODELING sites then email the
group. I thought that Paddlewheels.com might be the place but it
turned out to be a UK parts/kit supplier. Great domain name though.
I'd like to feature as much information as I can on Paddlewheeler
model building along with research help/resources as there's plenty of
reference out there on the net, just a question of organizing it into
something manageable. (For instance, over the weekend I was emailed
by two different people requesting modeling information on "Great
Eastern")


Here are some ideas for the Pages...feel free to add suggestions

CONSTRUCTION:

Model Paddlewheeler construction (side and stern). Buoyancy, weight, C
of G, and stability issues. Wheel,blade (vein)design and construction.
Stern Wheeler propulsion/control systems. Crank /geared and pulley
drive systems. Wheel design and construction.
Side Wheeler propulsion/control systems and electro/mechanical control
workshop.
Experimental/development workshop.

If you have ANY thoughts or ideas on this email the group.

RESOURCES:

Kits/ parts and suppliers of paddlewheel ship models.(listed by
name/type/scale)
Libraries/Museum archives for Paddlewheeler prototype research
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH REGISTER. Requests for information (RFI) for
all those researching particular vessels
Links to Online resources.
Model Bibliography - Books/publications/articles on model Paddle
wheelers by Ship name/type
Modeling HELP DESK
Restored Paddlewheelers you can visit

INTERNATIONAL REGISTER:
Model Paddlewheelers by Category/Name of Vessel/Club (if applicable)
and Country.

PHOTO GALLERY"
Paddlewheeler models by index
Paddleducks member page

I have accumulated a some good Paddlewheel model photos from Clubs
around the world and I's like to showcase models built/owned or under
construction by PADDLEDUCKS Members. So SEND/POST on the FILES LIST
any photos of your vessels... and particularly current projects
underway.


Anyway ..if you have ANY BRIGHT IDEAS for the Web site so it ends up
as a truly useful resource for modelers, then let's hear from you.

More later

Paul J

 

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