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ashley needham01/08/2012 10:00:24
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I am mistaken, i see that they just used one of your GE paddlewheels. Makes me realise just how big your boat is, bob.

Glasgow, did it serve in the war? did it get a lick of battleship grey?

there must be loads of Glasgows out there, be nice to give it a different treatment, or indeed model it on one of her (presumably) sisters???

Ashley

Bob Abell01/08/2012 10:11:17
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The model is not based on an existing paddler.........It`s freelance

So anything goes!

I like the idea of all grey..........Because it`s easy to do!

Don`t like carefully painted models

Will also fit a Becker rudder and enter it in the club steering comp?

Bob

Bob Abell01/08/2012 11:21:01
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Work in progress picture

The drive framework fits nicely in the hull and paddlewheel shaft is in position

The top edge of the hull will be finalised when the deck is in place.....ie......Too wobbly at the moment!

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Bob

Paul T01/08/2012 13:49:10
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Good Afternoon Captain Bob

Using a Becker rudder with independent paddle wheels in a steering competition!

Doesn't that give you a little unfair advantage?

You have done a nice job on that hull.

Paul

Bob Abell01/08/2012 14:35:16
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Hi Paul

Only joking about the comp.......Glasgow is too wide anyway!

But it will have a Becker rudder as I like the mechanism

That special Stabilit epoxy has arrived............£20.00 per pack!.............So it must be good?

Money Bags

Bob Abell02/08/2012 13:45:53
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It was a shear delight when the top deck fitted the hull perfectly!

No need for the sanding block at all!

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Pity the central cutout to clear the bearings was about 5mm out of plonk!

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Not much of a problem, but it should have been corrected?

Paul T03/08/2012 18:07:12
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Hello Bob

From a company of such repute to have a 5mm error on a well established kit is very worrying and would put me off buying from them.

Have you written and advised them of the problem.

Paul

Bob Abell03/08/2012 18:33:04
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Hi Paul

I think I will contact them, just to see their reaction.....and post it!......Don't worry Colin, I shall be very polite

Most of the paddle boxes and superstructure are plastic mouldings and it's very difficult, deciding where the flash ends etc

I would not recco this kit to a novice

Bob

Colin Bishop03/08/2012 19:16:03
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Paul,

Unfortunately this sort of error is quite common on even kits from the most respected manufacturers, mentioning no names of course! Usually if you report the error they will correct it so it is always worth doing so but if Graupner are still selling this venerable kit then I doubt if they will do anything now!

Colin

Bob Abell03/08/2012 23:12:42
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Perhaps Bish is right

It's no great deal?......What's a dollop o'filla, anyway?

Bob

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