Wow, thanks for the kind words Ed. I'm enjoying talking to Jim, nice to see him on here as well (as "oldiron").Edrock wrote:Thanks Moose! Yes,I met Jim on RC Forum and we struck up a friendship. Wound up with a Seguin Tug kit that I had been wanting for some time. Jim is a wonderful person and hope to meet him some day so we can float boats together. Your Launch that you built with the SEL engine was one of the first builds I watched when starting in this hobby that borders on an obsession. Have looked at your site many times and admired your collection. Not sure if you know but my father has been in live steam for 25 years and still going strong building locomotives from raw materials at 86 years young. He has guided me into this hobby with a wealth of knowledge.MooseMan wrote: Fantastic work Ed!
BTW, I think we have a mutual friend called Jim, am I right?
Finally got the engine /prop alignment correct and epoxied in and plan on rudder and protective strut tomorrow. should be priming and painting soon. Do you know if the Snipe came from Bowman with the front cowl painted? I have seen them both ways and am leaning on leaving it bare aluminum.Looking forward to posting a maiden voyage. great to talk to you and I know that you are highly regarded as a seasoned steamer with lots of experience and knowledge as well. Best regards, Ed
I'm pretty sure the Snipe cowls were always painted. Most examples I've seen were in the typical Hobbies/Bowman creamy yellow.
All the best, Odilon