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boggler23 Aug 2020 3:17 a.m. PST
Hamilton23 Aug 2020 7:59 a.m. PST

Why were the housings for the sidewheels so high?
Could the wheels be raised up? To give height to the gun positions above? To account for water splash kicked up by speed?

boggler23 Aug 2020 10:41 a.m. PST

No idea. It is a bit of a weird arrangement.

Mind you, the whole thing is a bit weird.

boggler23 Aug 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

I also made them too tall by mistake!

khanscom23 Aug 2020 3:33 p.m. PST

Excellent! Scratchbuilding is so rewarding-- especially when the result is as nice as these.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2020 4:40 p.m. PST

Nice model, but personally I would have used wire for the masts.

Jim

boggler24 Aug 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

I did use brass wire but only had that gauge.

EJNashIII25 Aug 2020 5:19 a.m. PST

yes, the wheels could be raised. Helps get over snags in the river.

boggler25 Aug 2020 8:17 a.m. PST

I guess that's what the things on top of the paddle boxes were for?

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