Re: Museum Model - The 1808 version of the North River
Call it the love of a challenge, research or just plain stubborn! You can meet lots of interesting folks along the way.
I have rec'd support from several sources in my quest of North River details. Pop-Pops is an interesting trailer.
PS: Xavier, Check with Dan Noyes. He has a couple of engine designs used in larger boats.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frank McNeill" <frankmcneilll@...> wrote:
> Persistence, your real name must be "Pete Baker."
> Best wishes, Frank
> --- In email@example.com, "Pete B." georgeyyy@
> > I just rec'd a CD with 20 photos and the research papers of Fred
> > Aeshbacher's model of the 1808 version of Robert Fulton's North River.
> > It's the only model that I have found of the larger, more luxurious
> > 1808 version of the Steamboat.
> > Fred and I have been corresponding via snail mail. Fred is an active 96
> > years young. He is very interested in my project(s). He has sent me 1/2
> > scale copies of his original drawings and has offered me a full scale
> > set.
> > The model & research papers are located at the Fulton Birthplace Museum
> > in Lancaster County, PA. The model is 1/48 scale or approximately 37"
> > long.
> > I hope that you appreciate Fred's work as much as I do. ENJOY
> > Pete