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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Dont throw your tins out.
Dont throw your tins out.
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mactin
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Forum Posts: 9
5th Jul 2017 15:22  
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Hi mbws, Latest recycled tin effort,looking forward to boaty thing in Heywood Grt Manchester in September, I literally live ten mins away! www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com
The boats 20" long and made entirely from tinplate the clockwork motor was a Big Ben alarm clock.
cheers Neil.


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marky
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Forum Posts: 80
5th Jul 2017 16:25  
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hi Neil .
A quick question or two ,is this beauty fully soldered? , if you use the large olive oil cans how do you remove the internal coating they tend to have? and where does the key go?

Cheers Mark

mactin
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Forum Posts: 9
5th Jul 2017 17:01  
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Hi Mark, yes fully nailed up with solder,the key is a long thing that goes down the funnel. this particular hull is made from go system gas cans (empty of course) but if any tins do have any form of coating I leave it on and paint over it. the only bit that needs to be sanded is the bit you are soft soldering. Theres a construction bit on my site www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com
cheers Neil


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marky
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Forum Posts: 80
5th Jul 2017 19:28  
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Hi Neil , thanks for the reply will have a look at your build site ,I put some pictures up of my soldering bolts(irons)in the post bargain of the day old school stuff you probably work higher tech ,Cheers Mark


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marky
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Forum Posts: 80
5th Jul 2017 21:32  
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Hi Neil,loved the web site some really cool stuff really liked the copper subs .

mactin
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Forum Posts: 9
5th Jul 2017 21:34  
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Hi mark lordy that is old school! Ive not used irons like that since the seventies! all I use now are the cheapo propane pencil torches off ebay they are so much easier and more accurate and dont need kilowatts of heat. The Go System stuff is brill and available from BnQ youd probably get quite a few quid weighing in all that copper!
cheers Neil

EAGLE
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Forum Posts: 41
6th Jul 2017 15:26  
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Hi Mark
The good thing about the old heavy irons, is they keep there heat, so on a long joint, you get a good clean finish.
Regards Dave

marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 80
6th Jul 2017 16:25  
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The ones in the picture are a 12oz ,8oz and 4oz I was looking for the heavier ones I have a 4lb hatchet bolt(iron) when I dig it out I will post a picture ,

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 593
6th Jul 2017 20:55  
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A 4lb hatchet !!! Just the job for the yagi antennas on my 1:72 destroyer!!
😉


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 80
6th Jul 2017 23:20  
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Doug its really good for that small tight corner that's hard to reach could post it to you for a loan but it might pull your postmans arm out its socket plus the postage would bankrupt me

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 593
7th Jul 2017 06:19  
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It's the thought that counts!! 👍😉😁


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
BOATSHED
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 52
7th Jul 2017 10:12  
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I have been into model boating since I was 9 (1959) ans still enjoy it. I moved up to Heywood in 1991 and lived there for 2 years and as I had nowhere to do things there and take model boats to use them, I left them down in my Greenwich flat. used to see people fishing in Queens Park so I thought I cannot use a model boat on there. So I went there fishing instead and also went out to Pilsbury and fished there. I was living in a house in Wild Street Heywood with my Ex wife. (yes EX). We were just getting back together. I only wish I had known there was a model boat club that I could have gone to. I had seen there was a pond/lake in the grounds of Mutual Mill as this was just at the end of Wild Street. I once asked a man at the gates of Mutual is I was allowed to fish in there and he said no it's private. I have since seen in the angling papers where they have had fishing days there. And also since joining this site I have seen it is also used for model boating. OH what a bummer, that was 2 years of using my model boats wasted 😭. We eventually moved down to Greenwich and she now rents the Heywood house out. And I go using my model boats down here now and also use them in the boatyard in Potter Heigham when we go up to Norfolk to my river boat up there.😊


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Midlife306
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 89
10th Jul 2017 16:37  
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Spotted in my local TK Max today, cig packet for scale🤔
Cheers
Wayne


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mactin
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Forum Posts: 9
10th Jul 2017 18:34  
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Crumbs!!! if TK Max is knocking them out im going back to stamp collecting!
cheers Neil

mactin
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Forum Posts: 9
9th Aug 2017 20:34  
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U37 Just finished www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com
I prefer this to putting stuff in the light green bin.
22" tinplate clockwork submarine fully functional diving and resurfacing.
cheers Neil


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RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 593
9th Aug 2017 21:11  
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WoW!! What you might call 'Far scale' but who cares? Magnificent work👍👍👍 More power to your soldering iron, or gas torch, whatever😉
Please don't sink my destroyer with your 'Wolfsrudel' 😲
Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
marky
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 80
9th Aug 2017 21:33  
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can only reiterate Doug other brilliant piece of tin craftsmanship ,key down the periscope this time ?,could be a competition guess where the key goes .

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 593
9th Aug 2017 21:37  
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Be nice to see the 'workings' sometime, but I understand they are Sealed For Life! 🤔


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
mactin
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 9
9th Aug 2017 21:56  
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No probs, its only a basic single ballast tank and motor setup some of my other stuff ends up looking like the engine room of a type 21. theres lots more detail on my site but heres a few internals of different boats ive done.
cheers Neil


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RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 593
9th Aug 2017 23:42  
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Brrrrrrrrilliant! 👍👍👍 Best 'tin bashing' I've ever seen.
Would love to see video of them in action 😉
Type 21!? Navy or industry?
I've seen the insides of many ships, from Colossus class carrier to Type 45, but never the 21. Keep up the good work. Cheers Doug 😎


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug
mactin
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 9
10th Aug 2017 07:52  
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Thanks Doug much appreciated, Ex stoker from back in the day, Marg Thatcher was on the throne so thats an inkling of timescale.From Y100s to cogog then flukes, however my skimming canoe of choice was type22, HMS Brilliant to be precise clipper bow and concord engines! cracking ride. shes still at it I believe in Brazil. Es nostra Vocamus , "Leave gets up our noses" . Cheers Neil.

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 593
10th Aug 2017 09:40  
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Aha! An 'oil shoveller' 😉
Yep, I saw Brilliant (then renamed F47 Dodsworth) in Rio, Arsenal do Marinha Ilha das Cobras, several times. We fitted a new VHF/UHF comms system to her.
Afraid she was scrapped in Turkey 2012. 🤔
Cheers to another 'Old Sea Dog', Doug 😎
PS Re Maggie's reign, during the Falklands business I was on a business trip to Scotland, remember seeing reports of the Vulcan attack on TV in a bar in Oban!


"Retirement is when you stop living at work -
and start working at living/boat modeling!" 舰队的海军上将 😉 Doug