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Old 02-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #21
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Pardon me boys, but I thought I would mention this.

http://www.tvrail.com/

and this.* Sleep and dine in a rail car.

http://www.choochoo.com/

Right in our own backyard.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #22
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #23
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Peter B wrote:Marin, they must have listened to you, because when we were there, not only were there cards in English on the exhibits, but there was an excellent audio system you could get for next to nothing which gave a complete run-down on the exhibits in most of the main languages, you just selected the language desired.
*Well, that's very good to know.* When we're in Paris again we will give it another visit.* There was a lot of cool stuff that we wanted to know more about.

And my wife just reminded me that I've been mixing up our trips to Paris.* The trip when we went to the maritime museum was way back in 2001, not just the other year.* So they have had plenty of time to get their act together since we were there :-)
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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Another excellent maritime museum is the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, up in Dave's neck of the woods.* Went there a couple of years ago enroute back to Virginia from a trip to Prince Edward Island.* I was sort of "photographed out" after our stay on PEI plus it was just bucketing down rain, but here are a few photos I managed to take.

One of the unique things about this museum is that it occupies the former site of a large shipyard and the original shipyard buildings are incorporated into the museum.* Lots of exhibits about boat building with the tools set up and so on.* The emphasis is on the maritime history of the region.*

The boat my friend is looking at is a fishing dory typical of the ones carried on the schooners in the late 1800s and on through the 1930s or so.* Primary fish was cod, and each dory fisherman used a handline.

The long builidng is just one of the original shipyard builidngs, and I was intrigued by one of the boats stored underneath it.* I don't don't remember the make, but it looked like it would make a wonderful restoration project for someone with the time, tools, and knowledge to do the job.

Great museum, located next to the still-active Bath shipyard where they build destroyers and stuff.* So you can get a sort of old and new experience.
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Too true. How're you getting on with that boat disposal thing, Walt?
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I guess a lot of us share interests in rail transportation. I grew up outside Chicago, and the old steam locos on the C&NW and Milwaukee Road ran thru the neighborhood and we never gave it a second thought. Dabbled in N-scale modeling for a while too.

One of my memories of the early 90's was taking my boys down to the end of our subdivision outside Richmond VA to watch the final run of N&W 1218.. a real monster. We stood as close as we dared when she came by.. just like in this Youtube video:



Sorry to be turning this into a railfan site!
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Too true. How're you getting on with that boat disposal thing, Walt?
****** I wrote in the "I'm losing my desire for boating" thread that I have identified & contacted the recipient of my choice & that a final decision as to whether I keep it, sell it or donate it will be made in the spring. (Probably April as my grandson is coming for a visit later this month and he wants to go fishing.) In the meantime the boat sits in her slip and is being varnished, compounded and waxed. Since the recipient last saw her, I have put .6 hours on the engine. All in the slip, in gear.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #29
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Seems to be a lot of "common bondage" between many boaters and model railroaders. Wonder what's the bond/common denominator?
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Anybody else into ship modeling? Here's acouple of my "plank on frame" efforts from a few years ago. Kits, but stick-built. Very relaxing detail work when you can't work on the real thing.:
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Seems to be a lot of "common bondage" between many boaters and model railroaders. Wonder what's the bond/common denominator?
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Anybody else into ship modeling? Here's acouple of my "plank on frame" efforts from a few years ago. Kits, but stick-built. Very relaxing detail work when you can't work on the real thing.:
*Nice models. Which kit company?

I was into building ship models many years ago. Unfortunately, they have all succumbed to time, kids, pets, moves and ex. Now that I am retired, its a hobby I have been thinking about getting back into. But, boy, the price of kits is way up there now.

Here's a link to some modelers supreme:

The Internet Craftmanship Museum
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:02 AM   #31
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David, you are right about these kits not being cheap. Both of these are Model Shipways kits, the Pride of Baltimore and a Chesapeake sharpie.

They are available on a number of modeling sites.. eg


http://www.modelexpo-online.com/prod...NO=MS2032&UID=

http://www.modelexpo-online.com/prod...NO=MS2120&UID=


My efforts are hardly "Museum" quality, but I do enjoy the challenge.
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Very, very cool. I looked at HMS Surprise, $1,000! Now, THAT'S a surprise.

Would need to get a taller mainmast, drop the carronades in the hold and add some 9 pound long guns. (Or were they 12 pounders?) And a pair of brass long 9's. :-)

O'Brian fans will know what I'm talking about.

I am looking hard at the "Pride of Baltimore". Nice work on that one, Al.



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Old 02-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #33
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For those of you into steam locomotives, you might be interested in this place.

http://www.warthers.com/carving.htm

I had the pleasure of visiting the museum 7 or 8 years ago and was absolutely capitivated by the engines on display and the stories behind their creation - hand carved. Absolutely amazing.

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Very, very cool. I looked at HMS Surprise, $1,000! Now, THAT'S a surprise.

Would need to get a taller mainmast, drop the carronades in the hold and add some 9 pound long guns. (Or were they 12 pounders?) And a pair of brass long 9's. :-)

O'Brian fans will know what I'm talking about.
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"The real Surprise was built as the French L'Unite from August, 1793, to April, 1794, at Le Havre, captured by the Royal Navy on April 20, 1796, and taken into service as the Surprise.***Armament: Upper deck: twenty-four 9-pound long guns; Quarterdeck: eight 4-pound long guns and four 12-pound carronades; Forecastle: two 4-pound long guns and two 12-pound carronades.*************************************** ****************************

Under Jack Aubrey and with her hull specially strengthened, she typically carried a main battery of 12-pound long guns".******

I think in the movie "Master and Commander", they used the "HMS Rose"*as the Surprise.*************************** * KJ

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*Hi Al

Ship models, well sort of this is a photo of my first of two IOM One Metre fully remote controlled model. Started with just a hull and you do everything else. A bunch of us at my old yacht club built 8 different boats using two hull types. Build time was about 4 months each, two or three nights a week. Boats had three different rigs and sails for various wind strengths from 0 to 40 knots.

The best part after the building was racing them. At one point we had a couple of regattas with the boys from Vancouver. Over 18 boats showed up. Now my two boats are great toys for the kids that attend our club cruises and it is amazing how much respect they give the boats, no damage!
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This is the boat that was used in the movie. We leased her for the San Diego Maritime Museum for two years. You can see the boot stripe of the Star of India to the right of Surprise's stern.
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I think in the movie "Master and Commander", they used the "HMS Rose"*as the Surprise.****************************


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This is the boat that was used in the movie. We leased her for the San Diego Maritime Museum for two years. You can see the boot stripe of the Star of India to the right of Surprise's stern.
"Originally based in Providence, Rhode Island, The HMS Surprise was actually the HMS Rose, a reproduction tall ship built in 1970 at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia by Smith and Rhuland Ltd. The film crew made several alterations to its design to match the 1802 design of the HMS Surprise. The Rose/Surprise has been at the Maritime Museum of San Diego since 2004, but in previous years the HMS Rose was available for tall ship cruises".************* KJ


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