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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines.
U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines.
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Forum Posts: 46
9th Feb 2019 07:22  
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Ahoy Mateys,17 inch, U49 has a 3 plate hull made from an old Panettone tin,it has two ballast tanks and a powerful single spring clockwork motor. The diving planes are a through hull type and quite large because its bit of a lump to dynamic dive, to assist diving it has 350g of lead trim in the bilge.

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Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 468
9th Feb 2019 12:01  
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Any chance of clockwork torpedoes as well, no seriously I think your modelling skills are some of the best I have ever seen. We're you ever a tinsmith, keep up the good work.
Cheers Colin.

Fair winds and calm waters,

Forum Posts: 46
9th Feb 2019 16:44  
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Hi Colin, Thank you,very much appreciated. As for tinsmithery its not something iv'e ever been trained to do but for my sins I was an RN stoker many years ago.
Cheers Neil.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 38
13th Feb 2019 03:53  
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Your Subs are very nice, beautiful workmanship! Your skill at tin work is inspiring.