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The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:06:03 PM »
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I have a number of kit designs piling up to get instructions finished, so instead of doing that, I designed another model!! :facepalm:

This is the CR Lamb. It was the last of the Stern Wheelers in the Shuswap and of similar design to the many lake steamers in the Pacific Northwest. I chose this one as our first design as it had very interesting lines and a reasonable size of 91 feet for modeling in N and HO.  This is the N Scale prototype. The kitted version will have better castings of the Capstan and lifeboats.






Still desiding on a resin cast hull or layered wood which will require a little sanding and carving, a little less pricy.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 03:31:16 PM »
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WOW!
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 05:13:42 PM »
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Yeah that is HOT!

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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 09:25:39 AM »
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Daryl, That's smokin hawt!  If it were me (!) I'd go resin hull.  Having built sveral small 1:1 boats in my day, fairing the wood layer-cake hull will be a bit of a nightmare.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 11:11:04 AM »
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Wow that is absolutely stunning! I would be so tempted to get one of the kits, although putting it together myself might be a bit of an exercise in futility.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 06:50:51 PM »
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I have a number of kit designs piling up to get instructions finished, so instead of doing that, I designed another model!! :facepalm:

Sounds familiar.

I find that sometimes diverting from a project (or 5) is creatively refreshing and when I get back to the others I feel like I've had a bit of a vacation.

Nice job on the Sternwheeler.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 06:57:57 PM »
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Daryl, That's smokin hawt!  If it were me (!) I'd go resin hull.  Having built sveral small 1:1 boats in my day, fairing the wood layer-cake hull will be a bit of a nightmare.

+1 on the resin hull.

Did you mean to say 1:1 boats? I can't imagine building a real boat layer-cake style.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 09:38:13 PM »
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Yes I meant 1:1.  in small wooden boat construction, there are several plank on frame types where you have to fair individual boards onto the frame as yo go from the keel to the waterline.  It requires a lot of and plane and sanding work.  Not quite layer cake, but takes a LOT of work to get really nice curves.  hence my comment.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 10:48:35 PM »
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SWEET!  :D

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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 01:48:42 AM »
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Yes I meant 1:1.  in small wooden boat construction, there are several plank on frame types where you have to fair individual boards onto the frame as yo go from the keel to the waterline.  It requires a lot of and plane and sanding work.  Not quite layer cake, but takes a LOT of work to get really nice curves.  hence my comment.

Thanks for clarifying that Phillip, I was having trouble visualizing it.

I might be a little prejudiced on the use of resin for the hull as all of my products are cast in resin.
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Re: The C.R. Lamb Stern Wheeler
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 01:03:01 PM »
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Actually the hull took about 15 minutes to sand to shape. This is a pretty small boat when you think about it. As well, the layer cake on the prototype did most of the work for shape. All I did was use a sanding block and sanded away until there were no notches left.

I might still go with resinon the N scale version, time will tell.  The HO version is done with a frame and gluing 1/16" planks to it and then sand down.
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