Re: The new home page image
As always, great suggestions for ideas and resources.
--- In email@example.com, "Frank McNeill" <frankmcneilll@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Pete Baker's series of North River Steamboat images on the home page has
> been interrupted temporarily to suggest that patterns for paper and card
> stock models could be printed on sheet metal and used to produce pop-pop
> boats that would look a little more like historical vessels and a little
> less like the pop-pop boats that some of us played with when we were kids.
> The current home page image was produced by combining an image from Pete's
> North River Project images of Fulton's steamboat titled Clermont
> PAPERMODELER By: northriver07 with an image of a free waterline paper model
> of HMVS Cerberus.Anyone who would like to download a free pattern for
> Cerberus could go the links section for the "Paper Models (free)" list and
> the Paper Shipwright.. A pattern for a small display model of the North
> River Boat can be purchased by clicking on the link for "Paper Models
> International" and going to catalog page #54.
> I hope this will generate some discussion, because paper and card stock
> models constitute a huge untapped source for production of sheet metal
> models that could have pop-pop, or gurgle steam engines.
> There is also an untapped market for working semi-scale models that could be
> sold in gift shops that are maintained by museums, maritime institutions and
> groups that need money to restore and preserve some of the remaining vessels
> from the golden age of steam. Go to:
> http://www.pskc.freeserve.co.uk/links.htm for a list with some of these
> groups. For a potential customer that's closer to home for those of us in
> the US Go to: http://www.smithsonianstore.com/home.jsp for a visit to the
> Smithsonian's online gift shop and use "boat" as a search word. I don't
> think you will find anything that looks or acts like a boat online, or
> probably in any of several Smithsonian gift shops of the brick and mortar
> Best wishes, Frank