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Question: What has been your biggest single SP purchase so far?
<$0.00
<$1.00
<$10.00
<$100.00
< $500.00
c. $1,000.00
> $2,000.00
 You need to see my SP mansion/yacht/private island!
It would be better if I do not think about it yet.  

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2014, 12:07:45 am »

Oh, damn. Beautiful! There were a few houses like this in Hawaii but for some reason they are not valued or restored.  I have seen them razed and replaced with functional business properties over and over again.  The Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in America, narrowly escaped becoming a parking lot, and the Moana Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel have been embedded in high rise towers.  I wish more Steampunks had riches to save these treasures!









 Oh  I am very jealous of your Moana Hotel,  Royal hotel  and royal palace. We have nothing that comes near the majesty or grandeur of that.    We have the  1970s "beehive" for a parliament  building ,   which is far  worse than it sounds.


  Sadly  too many of our older heritage building have gone by the way side . Tumbled down  with use as hay barns.  Knocked out for parking,   modern monstrosity  and other modern "improvements".  Heritage groups have saved some and we have a pre WW2 heritage code in some areas.

 hard to believe that there are  are a few people still living in 150yr  2 room shacks , including our main centres.  ...Steampunk before their time


  Kate and Wills might like to spend a night  here when they come down to this part of the Commonwealth this year.


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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2014, 01:04:45 am »

Actually, mine is more Dieselpunk than Steampunk.

It is a flying boat, now under construction in the USA.

The builder is a friend of mine, and the plane is practically a real flying replica of Porco Rosso's Savoia S.21, built in wood as the fictional original.

The price is not yet defined.

To see how it will be just look at my signature.

Cheesy

EDIT: No kidding, is for real.

What type?  Do you have pictures?



Here two pictures of the control panel (test pieces) under construction. It is a Savoia S.21.

We are trying to keep it as faithful to the original plane as it was concieved, and to the 1920 decade way of building and technology used.





Here a picture of the port side aileron bellcrank and hinges.


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Will Howard
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2014, 01:09:55 am »

A top hat & some waistcoats...
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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2014, 01:19:57 am »

Actually, mine is more Dieselpunk than Steampunk.

It is a flying boat, now under construction in the USA.

The builder is a friend of mine, and the plane is practically a real flying replica of Porco Rosso's Savoia S.21, built in wood as the fictional original.

The price is not yet defined.

To see how it will be just look at my signature.

Cheesy

EDIT: No kidding, is for real.

As long as you tell me the airplane is real, but not Porco Rosso  Cheesy

LOL, am I looking like a pig?
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Drew P
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2014, 02:23:07 am »

The house in NZ with the house number of 19 is just absolutely perfect!

That would be most enjoyable.
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« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2014, 06:38:15 am »

An opportunity to "up your vote"  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ssteampunkcruise/
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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2014, 04:30:04 pm »

An opportunity to "up your vote"  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ssteampunkcruise/

 These Steam cruises  look to be a fabulous time for all . I  am wondering  upon the possibilities in  the local regions; after all it is the city of sails.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2014, 06:26:11 am »

An opportunity to "up your vote"  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ssteampunkcruise/


 These Steam cruises  look to be a fabulous time for all . I  am wondering  upon the possibilities in  the local regions; after all it is the city of sails.


There was also an Alaskan SP Cruise but it was pricier and did not have many SP cruisers.  After the 1st cruise some of us went on a SS Natchez day cruise just to detox slowly.  http://www.steamboatnatchez.com/  I think that the American Empress cruise up the Columbia Riverf would be great but I am afraid to ask how much.  http://www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/destination/columbia-and-snake-river-cruises/   What sort of cruises do you have departing locally? 
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2014, 04:10:33 pm »

Well... the Delta Queen should be running cruises, but regulations have currently stopped that.  They are getting desperate, I fear, and she may be in danger of being sent to the knackers if they don't find a way to make her profitable soon.

There are day cruises and dinner cruises on another vessel, but it isn't looking as good for Chattanooga as it once did.



Chas.
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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2014, 07:19:25 pm »

For now, my only purchase that is primarily for Steampunk would be a modern, mechanical pocket watch for around €26; I'm waiting for delivery sometime in the next two weeks.


Then there's the pith helmet I bought a few years ago, before joining Brass Goggles.

More recently, two items that were bought for other purposes and will eventually be converted to Steampunk usage: a dust mask I bought for woodworking and a pair of goggles intended for brazing and grinding (tinted and hinged second pair of lenses).

The pith helmet, mask and goggles are in the Dress-up thread.
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« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2014, 09:59:02 pm »

Well... the Delta Queen should be running cruises, but regulations have currently stopped that.  They are getting desperate, I fear, and she may be in danger of being sent to the knackers if they don't find a way to make her profitable soon.

There are day cruises and dinner cruises on another vessel, but it isn't looking as good for Chattanooga as it once did.

Chas.

Are you on steamboats.org ?  SP has helped me develop a love for paddle wheelers.  There is a dry docked Steamboat, SS Klondike, in nearby Whitehorse that would have loved to have ridden up the Yukon River.  There was just a special sort of elegance and romance with river boats. 
I hope that the SP movement can help preserve these beautiful old boats like I hope that we might help airships get off the ground again.  It is just a dream.  I recall a SP group organizing a dinner river boat cruise (on the Hudson?) but it was poorly attended.  We may have had more SPs on the SS Natchez just stepping off the SP Cruise than that.   Sad.  I wish more SP folks could experience these "adventures" to see how different they are from the old con venue. 
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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2014, 04:37:46 pm »

Not as a single purchase but it would be my workshop equipment, Lathe, mill, bench drill, hand tools etc adds up to a fair bit...I don't want to think about the exact figure. OK it doesn't just get used for 'steampunk' but if you count the engines I build well over 90% of it's use is steampunk and it does fit the inventor, mechanical tinkerer side of things.

My second largest expense is my library, books on all kinds of odd subjects from aviation history to kryptozoology.

With a well equipped workshop I tend to make things rather than buy them, although I would like a traction engine to drive around in or a small airship should funds ever stretch to that.
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Captain Lyerly
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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2014, 06:30:46 pm »

Well... the Delta Queen should be running cruises, but regulations have currently stopped that.  They are getting desperate, I fear, and she may be in danger of being sent to the knackers if they don't find a way to make her profitable soon.

There are day cruises and dinner cruises on another vessel, but it isn't looking as good for Chattanooga as it once did.

Chas.

Are you on steamboats.org ?  SP has helped me develop a love for paddle wheelers.  There is a dry docked Steamboat, SS Klondike, in nearby Whitehorse that would have loved to have ridden up the Yukon River.  There was just a special sort of elegance and romance with river boats. 
I hope that the SP movement can help preserve these beautiful old boats like I hope that we might help airships get off the ground again.  It is just a dream.  I recall a SP group organizing a dinner river boat cruise (on the Hudson?) but it was poorly attended.  We may have had more SPs on the SS Natchez just stepping off the SP Cruise than that.   Sad.  I wish more SP folks could experience these "adventures" to see how different they are from the old con venue. 

The scenes from Maverick on a paddle wheel steamboat (or "steam" boat, rather) were really great - I loved the little getaway launch.  The Queen may someday be able to turn her wheel and turn a profit again - there are other boat tour companies that were actually lobbying AGAINST the exemption that would allow her to take overnight guests again, and there isn't enough money in anything else to cover overhead.

Once we get things going here, I hope to at least have the occasional Sunday brunch with a group aboard.

The Becky Thatcher was for sale up on the Ohio a few years ago.  This generated many daydreams and lottery fantasies on my part.


Cheers!

Chas.
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« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2014, 04:06:32 am »

I have been surprised over the years at how many paddle wheelers I have seen for sale.  It does not look like the there is a big enough paying audience to keep most of the operating.  We rode the SS Natchez the day after getting off the 1st Annual SP Cruise and had a good time but they really seem to run her hard to stay in the black.  A few of us went to see the SS Klondike in nearby Whitehorse:  http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/photo/albums/ss-klondike  I would have loved to cruised the Yukon River aboard her.  Dawson City not only is home to the SS Keno but there is a steamboat graveyard nearby.  Even the non-moving paddle wheeler motels and casinos seem like wonderful SP event (Raid) sites to me.
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« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2014, 12:31:51 pm »

My vintage top hat, about £49.00
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« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2014, 05:45:35 am »

My largest purchase was a $15 toy gun for my con-friendly costume.

However, my largest barter was a trade with my brother--a cello and some recording equipment in trade for a SAA revolver and hand-made leather Sam Browne (two-strap rifleman configuration), complete with brass repoduction Confederate Navy belt buckle Cheesy And of course it came with a matching holster for the revolver.

It's great having a brother who is also a leatherworker.
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« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2014, 10:49:43 pm »

My most expensive item so far at £80 was a top hat - cheaper ones at half the price just don't fit very well. I do wear a proper trilby to work at times, so I'm used to 'hat fitting issues'  Smiley

Apart from that, waist coats and a frock coat seem to be the most expensive at £40 to £60.
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« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2014, 12:01:33 am »

As with so many things, it depends greatly on one's point of view...

If you count my half of the double-occupancy rooms on the Steampunk Cruises, that's probably the single largest outlay. But technically, my wife paid for those on her credit card, though we both contribute to paying it off.  Grin

My Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat, plus the Buchanan Hunting kilt were all bought together, so that was a close second on single largest outlay. Probably the most per item as well, come to think of it.

I've spent a good $200+ bucks on supplies at Tandy Leather on more than one occasion... so there's that, as well.
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« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2014, 02:20:39 am »

This might be the last SteamPunk Cruise and opportunity to spend a lot of money on one (very cool) SP event:  http://brassgoggles.org/forum/index.php/topic,36211.new.html#new 
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« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2014, 04:45:20 pm »

This coat, from Impero London. When I bought it (in 2009) it retailed at £325 ($510) but I got it for £275 ($431). I don't think they make it anymore but the last time they  had it on their website it was going for around £1200 ($1883)


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« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2014, 05:55:55 pm »

This coat, from Impero London. When I bought it (in 2009) it retailed at £325 ($510) but I got it for £275 ($431). I don't think they make it anymore but the last time they  had it on their website it was going for around £1200 ($1883)




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Leather-Steampunk-Military-Full-Length-Antique-Tan-Brown-Trench-Coat/141497689149?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D28111%26meid%3D31d32bb8f6964c46884137d09abbf254%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D11472%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D141497689134&rt=nc Scroll through to the last 3 photos, look familiar? Undecided
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« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2014, 06:01:57 pm »

Ah yes! That's the very one! They've dropped their price..unles the one I saw at around £1200 (which was a while back, I admit) was slightly different. They do a tail coat  version (cut away at the front) that was £1200 and is currently on sale for £985

http://www.imperolondon.co.uk/mens-c2/tailcoats-c6/impero-london-luxury-steampunk-antique-tan-tailcoat-waistcoat-military-emsemble-p66
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« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2015, 04:46:29 am »

Just a follow up to see what folks have been purchasing lately? 
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« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2015, 05:01:43 am »

This 11 month necromancy reminds me that I haven't heard from Captain Dirigible in a long time... I wonder how these folk are doing...

More relevant to the question,  so far since last month, I have started buying pieces for the Luftschiffengel uniform.  But my purchases still are well below $100 USA this year, more like $40 or less per purchase, is what I feel confident in buying.  Though it know it's bad,  I can only purchase from Chinese sites.  This has allowed me to start acquiring woolen items, and will probably be the source of a coat for the same Luftschiffengel outfit,  and the long woolen Navy Blue  long coat for the Admiral Wilhelm character,  as opposed to paying $500 for a reproduction naval officer's jacket at ushist.com
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« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2015, 04:30:09 pm »

Somewhere between $125 and $150; consisting of a used tail coat and vest. The coat was modified into a Prince Charlie coatee with epaulets, cuffs, etc. Rather than the traditional square silver buttons I went with gold frogs. The vest was put to another use, and I substituted a red velvet one, also with gold frogs. This I wear with an other wise standard Scottish outfit, except that my bonnet has a tassel, like a fez, rather than the traditional little pompom.         
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