An absolute beauty - cannot believe this is HO scale!
Only one thing has me confused: Is this a full hull model of an extremely flat bottomed boat, or is it a waterline model? Looks like a waterline model, but the whole sternwheel is visible.. Or is is an "inbetween" - designed to be sunk into clear silicone caulking or resin water?
It is not my intension to speak for Darryl or hijack this thread but to add in a little information on these smaller paddle wheelers. The City of Eugene Sternwheeler was built and launched in 1889 here in Eugene, Oregon where I live. I had planned on building a larger steam model of it. Having done a lot of research on the smaller paddle wheelers I found most are very shallow drafted boats, some claiming to float in four inches of water. It is very interesting how these boats worked over sand bars etc.
Very nice model Darryl.