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PostSubject: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:59 pm

Hello everyone

I have built the model of the Waverley and did a blog on Mayhem so I won't bore you with the details unless requested. I would like to show a few construction pictures of how it was done.

The hull was purchased from Waverley models in Clevedon, Somerset along with the brass paddle parts. The rest was scratch built and she took around 6 months to build.






















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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:10 pm


We continue with further work on the upper deck






Some Chinese people at a penny each were added to the matchstick benches





The drive system was fitted





and the paddles were connected


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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:19 pm

I then set to building the many bench seats from matchsticks




Then the Davits were constructed from plastic sheet




and fitted to the decks





Lights were then wired in using LED's




A bit more paint





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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:34 pm

Next, it was on to the electrics




Beginning to look the part now










Fitting the Radar motor under the cabin roof. (they were bigger in those days !)





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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:43 pm

More work on the decks




Framing the windows (not many boats with square ones !)







Floatation benches stained and fitted with ropes




Fitting the fittings





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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:49 pm

Very Nice model and great work. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:51 pm

Yet more seats







Unusual view





Lifeboat time. Carved from solid wood.





Smoke machine plumbed in








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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:53 pm




Thank you Mat. This is just a brief outline of all that time spent building her.

Loads more stuff on it's way.

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:01 pm

Not forgetting the gang planks








and kitting out the lifeboats





Pillars and canisters all over the place Wink





Air vents and capstan





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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:09 pm

lovely job kenny.......just pure nostalgia..........hope you don't mind me posting a few pics on your thread, but seeing and sailing on her every summer for the past 12 years i thought you might like to see a few of her from Largs,
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and finally off to her birth in Glasgow for the night.










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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:14 pm

Air vents hand made and fitted




Rear cabin entrance and second steering wheel added




Passengers getting ready and anxious




Nearly ready





Rear life boats fitted instead of canisters. (represents a pre 1970 version and looks more attractive Very Happy )





Railings started








and painted white. Mast rigging connected





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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:17 pm




Great pictures Neil. Thank you for sharing them with us.

The Waverley is due down here in the Bristol Channel this Saturday and will be touring the coastline.
I hope to go down and see her again for some more pictures

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:26 pm

I've stuck a paper flag on the stern




tried my hand at hand lettering the sponsons





almost ready (I think I said that earlier )








Sign boards are up.... ready to sail ??





Here we are all proud and cold.








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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:31 pm

have you been on her kenny.............if not, she is really well worth a trip...a fantastic ship.
was on her two years ago doing a sail around the kyles of bute when she was called to answer a distress call for a man overboard from a yacht.
a happy outcome but the whinging that went on because she was out for 4 more hours than she should have been, searching.....i just loved it.
i would say to anyone who gets a chance....have a sail on her..she might not be around a great deal longer, sadly if this government and it's regulations has a say.
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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Hi Neil,

I hope to get aboard this year as I missed the boat last year as she never came into Newport

All the people were transported to Penarth by coach. Evidently our local river was not ready for her.

Here is the final part of this short blog. Seems funny to condense 6 months work into an evening by the fire.

lol!


The 'Flash Photo' out in the garden




Off to the lake








On show at Wicksteed park









Model Boats Magazine picture






If you want to see the whole build on YOU TUBE then please click here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3NwN7HapCU



Thank you for reading

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:34 am

Kenny, I followed your build thread on Mayhem with interest. Thanks for showing it to us here..
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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:46 am

A truly brilliant build, cracking photos as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:18 am

Excellent Ken.

How about some more now ?

How you doing with your Titanic ?
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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:32 am

Thank you everyone.

Yes I must admit I do like this craft. She has pride of place on the shelves. It was a busy time posting all the above with more clicks on the mouse than I'm used too. Wink

I might put up some more shortened versions of the other models if the interest is there.

Dicky, the Titanic is coming along great and might be released soon. So many mistakes that parts have been rebuilt several times and more photos than you can shake a stick at. Will need sorting through to show a smoother Blog, unless you want to see the downs as well as the ups. Sometimes it can be depressing to re cut 600 windows !!

I will put up the latest picture on this site and see if anyone is interested. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:24 pm

Saw this build on mayhem as well Kenny,
A lovely boat thanks for refreshing our memories.
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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:00 pm


Nice of you to say Mark. Thank you

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:37 pm

Very nice build. Very Happy and thanks for bringing a few very precious memories back. I remember when I was a kid, having holidays seven years on the trot in Motherwell with my Mum and Dad, going on the Waverley from Glasgow Broomielaw to Dunoon and back again. Thanks for sharing.

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PostSubject: Re: Waverley Paddle Steamer   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:39 pm

Cheers Mat. Glad you enjoyed it

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