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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine
U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine
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Forum Posts: 46
16th Jul 2018 20:59  
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Avast Mateys, U44 finished, 18" long 40ml ballast tank in the bow hand beaten and rolled from a 50p cereal tin from a charity shop

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 2548
16th Jul 2018 21:58  
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A sinister looking device 😲
Very nicely done 👍
How many of these 'beasts' do you have now? Must be quite a fleet!
A decent sized 'Wolf-pack' by now 😉
Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 516
16th Jul 2018 22:45  
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"Fair winds calm Seas"

Forum Posts: 46
17th Jul 2018 13:21  
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Its in the sixty odd range now,and thats just the subs! plus the skimmers its a lot! it helps to suffer from OCD!

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 2548
17th Jul 2018 14:06  
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I guess there are far worse manifestations! 😉
Keep on bashing the tin, we love it 👍
All the best, Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug

Forum Posts: 65
17th Jul 2018 19:20  
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Nostalgia aint what it used to be. The U44 model is excellent and it is so authentic.

Remember the Sutcliffe toys back in the 50s, I think they also made a sub but not actually a scale one. Never had one myself but I did have the Bluebird which I think was Malcolm Campbell's as it was a lot different from the K7 which Donald had.
I have a vague memory that Sutcliffes did bring out a later model of the Bluebird and I would like to hear from anyone who may have had one .


Dave Keech