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G Mason

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« on: June 13, 2005, 04:54:04 AM »
G'day Paul and Listers

Thanks for the welcome. I am a riverboat enthusiast and modeller who hopes
one day to graduate to live steam modelling. Until then I am content to
build my way through the collection of scale model riverboat I seem to have
accumulated over the years. I build using whatever media there is on offer,
plastic, wood, card or paper. Have recently completed the "Columbia Gorge"
in paper and am currently working on two HO scale card models of Australian
Murray River sidewheelers, the "Pevensey" (built 1910 at 112') and
"Adelaide" (built 1876 at 76'). Both boats are steam powered, have been
restored and work the tourist trade from the historic theme "Port of Echuca"
on the Murray River, only a few hours drive from my home in Melbourne. My
next project will be a European sidewheeler, the "Hjejlen" from Billing
Boats. I also model flying boats and airliners from the 30's in 1/144th
scale. That's about all there is to tell, I hope to learn a lot from the
list and to occasionally have some input too.

Happy modelling,
Graham Mason (Australia)


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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2005, 04:54:40 AM »
Well you certainly hit a strong chord with THAT one, Graham...and
you've met our Oz contingent. Thanks to Jim (Stein) we first
learned about the 'Paddlers of Echuca" and WHAT A STORY IT IS...I was
so impressed that I opened a folder in our Bookmarks section


If you have any more links to websites dealing with OZ paddlers,
please feel free to post them. What I"d LOVE to see is some pictures
of your card models of "PEVENSEY" and "ADELAIDE"..any chance of you
being able to snag a scan of them..and also where they are available
from so we can put them in our CARD MODELING section? Card modeling is
an equisite art form, and miniature paddlers must lend themselves so
well to this.

> next project will be a European sidewheeler, the "Hjejlen" from
>Billing Boats. I also model flying boats and airliners from the 30's
>in 1/144th

It's a lovely kit...will this be a display model or powered? Please
keep us posted on your progress and also details of your other
paddleship models...

Regards PJ

Derek Warner

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2005, 04:55:22 AM »
Welcome Graham from Derek Warner in Wollongong (Australia)

I know details of Pevensey and Adelaide from the book "Ships of the Inland
Rivers" by Ronald Parsons.
- Adelaide looks like a beat subject - more classic hull lines over that on
most Australian river steamers, but what are you doing for plans?

Haven't been to Echuca, but took the opportunity to visit Goolwa this past
March and saw Oscar W in all her splendour - although she could use lots of
AUD$ and a bit more TLC

I have about 90% completed the framed & planked hull a 1/24 scale of PS
Decoy - pages 65 & 97 in above reference - the current plan is completion
say December 2001

We have another Australian paddleduck - Jim Stein at Euchuca - I will copy a
previous communication from Jim to you - will find it interesting

The open forum in Paddle ducks is great and with the Moderator PJ at the
helm together with other members seems to help steer us in the best
direction when it comes to the solutions whether it be design, materials or
just basic scale fundamentals etc - stick with Paddleducks - you will enjoy


Fred Bultman

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2005, 04:56:04 AM »

Where did you get your card models of the Columbia Gorge, Pevensy and the
Adelaide? Are they still available?




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