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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Sep 2022 11:46 a.m. PST

I went to the Chicago Toy Soldier Show last weekend and I made a wonderful find at the Hobby Bunker dealer table: a 1/32 scale (54mm) Nile River paddleboat to use in my 54mm Sudan games. This will likely make an appearance in my Khartoum game at Historicon 2023.

click on the link to my blog for more pictures:



Micman Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2022 11:52 a.m. PST


Lascaris27 Sep 2022 12:34 p.m. PST

Very nice indeed!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2022 12:38 p.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2022 12:38 p.m. PST

I didn't see it there. When did you buy it? It is a nice find.

PaulRPetri27 Sep 2022 3:40 p.m. PST

That is one cool paddle wheeler of death!!
Jim it is very cool seeing you go to your youth roots! I remember when I met you way back when and you had your mighty 54's already in the fold. A great nostalgic trip. My youth groove is my 1/72 collections. Nothing like heading back to our early youth.
Keep up the excellent work..

DisasterWargamer27 Sep 2022 6:54 p.m. PST

Love it

enfant perdus27 Sep 2022 7:30 p.m. PST

What a beauty!

I was tied to my own tables so I barely had time to look for any goodies. It was really great meeting you and Joe/79thPA!

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2022 8:20 p.m. PST

Looks like a great find, congrats!

At Huzzah 2022, I picked up a hand made river boat off a dealer table, and where I figured it would be more than was charged. Bingo! Off the table it went.

It says on a sign "Western River Express", followed underneath by "J. Farragut, Capt.", and by the size of the doors, it is probably for 20mm figures. Also, it has a fairly decent length of 14 inches, and I can probably get away with using 25/28mm figures on it. Maybe use it for some sort of fantasy or imagi-nations game.

It was too cool not to purchase.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2022 5:34 p.m. PST

She's a beauty! Great find, what an awesome addition to an already amazing collection. Looking forward to seeing it in upcoming AAR's.

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