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the goon

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LAKE POWELL PUSH BOAT
« on: December 14, 2011, 19:38:45 »


Hey out there,

Just thought you might want to take a look at a model I built about 15 years ago. While working around Lake Powell Arizona, I took some pic's of a push boat that was used to move the houseboats around. It was called a "truckable" push boat, meaning it could be loaded on a lowboy trailer and transported. My model is 1/12" scale (1"=1'), and the dimensions are 30"X11"X5". Weight is about 20 lbs. The hull is glassed door skin, and the cabin is black "LEXAN" polycarbonate. The windows are part of the walls, so that all I did was frame around the "window" panes and the glass was already mounted  :). Power is a geared 6V master airscrew motor with an old Hitec esc. Battery is a 6V 10 amp gel cell. This model has 3 rudders; 2 flanking and 1 behind the prop. Steering is very positive as long as there is some power on. Most of the fittings are scratch built, including the operating hand winch forward, and some dollhouse pieces. This has been my most consistent running model over the years.

Mark
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Re: LAKE POWELL PUSH BOAT
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 16:06:35 »
Very nice!!

That's a Burlington Northern logo on the stack?

Well Done Mark.
"Suds"

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Re: LAKE POWELL PUSH BOAT
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 21:46:52 »

Suds,

You would be correct  :). That was the only decal I could find at the time.

Mark
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