Saturday, 21 May 2022

MURRAY RIVER - PADDLE STEAMERS.

Hi....I've ordered a book on the Australian Murray River paddle steamers. The book covers all of the paddle steamers giving specifications and a photo of each vessel- should be great reading and very interesting. 

I'd previously thought of a project which I named 'Wren Vale'- it was to feature a riverside model of a village ( named Wren Vale) a wharf and a Paddle Steamer. The model was to have 35mm sculpted characters. In short I found the envisaged project rather to big for me at present - so I intend to possibly make something in the near future that will be smaller and less involved.
Well- that is my news for tonight.
Stay well Friends. Cheers. KEV.


8 comments:

  1. The river boats were amazing.

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    1. KAREN,
      Yes- Our Murray River still has many Paddle Steamers which are used for the Tourist Industry. The vessels all seem to be different from each other. Regards. KEV.

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  2. "Big wheel keep on turnin' ".

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    1. PAUL,
      "Proud Mary- keeps on turning"....Creedence Clear Water Revival. Cheers. KEV.

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  3. Shame about the Wren Vale idea Kev, but it's your hobby so of course, it has to be what you want to do and will find enjoyable! Looking forward to seeing where the book on paddle steamers takes your creative mind!

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    1. KIETH,
      Yes- I'm in a bit of a daze at present - not sure what to do for a Project...I'm probably in need of a Holiday - or at least a few days away from familiar surroundings to clear my head. Anyway- all the best to you there in NZ. Cheers. KEV.

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    2. That would be quite a project. I love river boats and have always wanted to ride on one. I've never wanted to go out on the ocean but a river boat! Gosh, I've missed so many posts...just looked back at several. You are certainly talented Kev.

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    3. HENNY,
      Thanks. Yes- River Boats- Paddle Steamers have a certain charm and appeal...I've been on two paddle steamers- once on the Lane Cove River and the other on the Nepean River- I've yet to travel south and go onto the Murray River - that'd be a real adventure for sure. Best Wishes to you and Poppy. Regards. KEV.

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