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    A Tin Plate Free Sailing Barque
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    Nerys
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    I remember having clockwork tinplate submarines as a child. I also have vague memories of a clockwork tinplate warship, on wheels, non floating. About ten years ago in France there was a weekly magazine offer consisting of a tin toy and a magazine all about it, They were mainly vintage cars, a seaplane and a warship (wheeled) they were all clockwork and said to be replicas of 1920's toys. I have a motorcycle and sidecar from that series somewhere around.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Close though Martin๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Sorry peewit looks like i got it wrong again LOL!!

    Wrong link! Oops!

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    RNinMunich
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    But this one will take you straight to mactin's various U Boat threads Peewit.
    https://model-boats.com/forum?q=clockwork
    I just searched 'clockwork' in the 'Forum' tab.๐Ÿ˜‰
    He must have run out of tins, haven't seem him around since May last year.
    He used tins of all kinds, biscuits, drinks, etc etc, drives and gearboxes from old clocks, frames & chassis from old gas fires๐Ÿ˜ฎ What ever was being chucked out or cheap at flea markets! A very clever and talented guy.
    Shame he's disappeared๐Ÿค” Hope he's OK๐Ÿค”
    Happy browsing๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS "Peewit, a fictional dwarf in the Belgian comics series Johan and Peewit.
    Peewit: a blond, gluttonous dwarf, he lived in the forest neighbouring the King's castle playing practical jokes on the people and stealing meats and apples before being hired as the court jester. He agreed, provided that he was not obliged to wear the jester's outfit, which he felt made him look like a "fool" (which is another term for jester). His name is pronounced "Peewee".
    Contrary to what he believes himself, Peewit is a terrible musician, though, unlike Cacofonix from the Asterix series, the other inhabitants of the castle cannot bring themselves to tell him how bad he is โ€” though the King did once make a show of removing earplugs in Peewit's presence. His "music" has also been known to cause rain.
    Peewit is easily upset, especially when Johan volunteers him to go on another adventure but, being cunning and agile, he is quite capable of escaping from a tight corner and putting up a fight. When outwitting his enemies, he screams out his cry of triumph: "Peeeewiiiiit". In the Smurfs cartoon series, rather than being a random dwarf, he is the King's nephew, as he states in the episode The Sorcery Of Maltrochu, and is portrayed as a kid, younger than Johan."
    Or does your user name come from the Northern Lapwing or Magpie Lark?๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://model-boats.com/forum?q=clockwork
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Hi peewit,

    I think this link will get you to the Blog.


    https://model-boats.com/user/mactin


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    If it looks right it probably is.
    peewit
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    Thanks I will try to find them. If you look on the โ€œBring back toy boats Facebook page they had something on clockwork tin submarines a couple of weeks ago.
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    Hi Peewit , a few years ago a member mactin put up some beautiful tin subs with clockwork internals the subs had been built from old biscuit tins ,worth a look .
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    peewit
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    Looking back at some articles and talking to a few people it seems that people were making model ships from tin plate from the early 1900โ€™s.

    Lot of advantages, a lot of things came, packed in good quality tin plate in those days from food to petrol. It was cheep, and people had the skills and time to work with it.

    It seems to have been used almost exclusively for battleships and military marine models both working and static. Some were and apparently. still are being produced by specialist modellers although the source material ie good quality tin plate is more difficult to source these days.

    This thing is not made from food grade tin - most of it is much thicker Oil drum stuff, but I suppose you use what you have got if you know how to do it, itโ€™s about and it doesnโ€™t cost you anything.
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    Nerys
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    I live near Swansea, but do not have a dog to walk, perhaps that's why I never see schooners and A class yachts in dustbins. That's what I call luck.

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    peewit
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    I think you are possibly right about the building and the oil drums. The brain gear sounds about right as well. The rudder spindle is much more flimsy than I would expect A model maker to use its supported but I suppose you used what you had.

    I seem to specialise in the odd. The schooner was found in a skip in Swansea by a friend of mine while walking his dog.
    The phone call went, โ€œ hi Dave, Iโ€™ve sent you a picture but I am standing right next to it at the moment - do you want me to take it home?โ€ To my answer of yes he replied โ€œ do you want the A class yatch as well?โ€.

    So I have two A class yatch hulls now. Itโ€™s good to have friends.
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