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    CS Mackey Bennett
    Thinking of a model of this cable ship.
    drawings
    from Greenwich have become ridiculously expensive. Does anyone ha be any ideas where I could get
    drawings
    , and hopefully photos?
    4 months ago by Gdaynorm
    Blog
    HMS Dreadnought
    Decision made. 1875 battleship Dreadnought to 1/96. Hoping for NMM
    drawings
    . Have two photos so far off Wikipedia. Wish me luck.
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Forum
    Mclaren Clockwork Submarines U50
    "..yes,
    drawings
    are much easier to work with as opposed to cad.." I can't see that. I haven't got the draftsmanship skill to create the
    drawings
    we see in the pictures - but I could easily reproduce them with a CAD package (though it would take a bit of time!). And the nice thing about the CAD drawing is that it is infinitely reproducible, and easy to publish on the Web, so that the information in the
    drawings
    I make are not lost when I disappear. Have you thought of publishing your plans on a web site? I'm sure that a lot of people would be interested, and there are so few resources for would-be tinsmiths available....
    4 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Mclaren Clockwork Submarines U50
    yes,
    drawings
    are much easier to work with as opposed to cad they are not formal engineering
    drawings
    in the traditional sense but more like a" Kiel Kraft plans" type shorthand showing all the bits on one page.
    4 months ago by mactin
    Forum
    Mclaren Clockwork Submarines U50
    I always enjoy your clockwork submarine projects, they are so different from the usual surface boats constructed from wood most often seen. Do you also prepare your own working
    drawings
    ?
    4 months ago by ukengineman
    Blog
    The motor cover.
    I want to keep the motor cover as compact and in proportion as much as possible so I drew up a design to visualise it and get some practical working dimensions, it also needs to enclose the prop shaft and coupling, and the MT60 connection for the motor so there will not be very much free air space inside. Because of this the motor cover will need some ventilation as the brushless outrunner motor can’t be water cooled and I don’t want to fit a fan, so the side panels of the box will need some gauze covered slots so that any heat generated can escape, assisted (perhaps) by the rotation of the motors outer β€˜rotor’ creating some air movement. I don’t intend to run this boat very fast so I’m hoping that the motor will not get too hot anyway🀞. I transferred the dimensions of the side panels from my
    drawings
    to some 1.5mm obeche panels and cut the side pieces to size and cut out the ventilation slots, some framing pieces and cross braces were fitted internally and the whole assembly glued and clamped together. Additional framing was added to support the part that covers the shaft and coupling and obeche panels applied to these. Some finishing details were applied around the base and the top to improve the appearance. The internal framing will later incorporate some small cylindrical neodymium magnets that will hold the motor enclosure down on the deck, I’ll fit these later when the deck floor has been fitted. The mesh is some of the stainless steel mesh that I had used in the water pickup tube on my RAF Crash Rescue Tender hoses, and this was cut to size and epoxied in place. The completed enclosure was finished with the same Teak stain as the rest of the boat. Next up will be an enclosure at the rear to conceal the control electronics.
    4 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Bollards
    hi Toby on most
    drawings
    depicting hidden diameters is normally done, as you say, in dotted lines and 10 inch diameter can indicate the bollards width at its middle section which, in this case, it does. Yours on the model you are building from the 1930s will not be prefabricated steel i.e. welded, they will be cast. The British shipyards were rather slow on the uptaking of welding steel and it wasnt until after the 2nd world war that we really got into the swing of things - long after the Americans, the Germans and the Japanese had been doing welding ships before the war. Three photographs which show you the type of bollards and the top of a bollard and also can show you the physical size of them. As far as the mushroom vents go, according to British Steam Coasters by C.V.Waine, there is a small drawing which shows a true mushroom shaped ventilator on a ship - also in the book from Norman Ough he has a set of
    drawings
    of them, although they were mainly aimed at Royal Naval ships, they would also be found on a merchant ships. John
    4 months ago by JOHN
    Forum
    Folding Bulwark????!
    Thank you. I have indeed scrolled to that and it is the file that downloaded without telling me it was or had so. In the index page 200 mentions collapsible bulwarks and this is found actually on page 212 in the pdf. it seems to refer to lifeboats and albeit a few pages several are blocked from view as are some of the
    drawings
    . I believe it said one has to be a member in order to see those pages. I don't think that the information concerns the ship's bulwark but rather the side of a ship's lifeboat. What was it that you read? Am I yet in the wrong link. T
    4 months ago by Toby
    Response
    HMS EXETER
    Cheers Doug for the compliment - she is 1:96 scale. I obtained the original plans from Greenwich maritime museum - the plans that they hold are as she was 'proposed to be built' in 1928 - the same as her sister ship HMS YORK - but amongst the
    drawings
    they supply are the correct hull lines - which are the ones I used for my hull - then I used literally thousands of images from all over the place to do the rest of the superstructure. Also, I used the aid of a small online plan of her rigging which shows a fair amount of superstructure detail of how she was built.
    5 months ago by JOHN
    Forum
    Damen Stan 4207 Plans
    I retired 4.1/2 years ago at 70. I've finished all the jobs Management set me, and have decided to try my hand at model making. I set my mind on making a model of HMC Searcher with the rib. I purchased a Sports Game Racing Boat, took off the top, lowered the RC pickup into the hull and remodelled the top to a good facsimile of the Delta rib. Because of the size of the doner hull I have to build the Searcher to a 1:32 scale. I have no
    drawings
    only those off the internet which are very sketchy. I would ask if the person (maybe RH Baker) with the plan
    drawings
    of the hull could let me have a copy. This is the first model I have ever made so you will all no doubt be hearing from me on a regular basis to tap your knowledge. Thank you for bearing with me. RayA
    5 months ago by RayA
    Blog
    Keel
    Printed out the frames /ribs
    drawings
    and outlined each in orange so I could easily see the correct lines. Cut those out and pasted to some plywood. The plywood is Baltic Birch 1/4" -5 ply, very nice quality that I get from a local woodworking supply store. it's a bit nicer than from the local warehouse hardware lumber yard, but that would work also. Used some spray rubber cement, sprayed only the paper back and stuck on the plywood. Spraying just one surface allows quick removal of the paper once cut. I don't have a bandsaw of scroll saw, so I use a sabresaw/hand jigsaw mounted upside down on a surface that secures to my drill press. Works pretty good. My shop is so tiny that I just don't have a space for larger tools. Maybe someday. Keel board was glued up, will show more tomorrow on that. Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    1950s sea commander refurb.
    ".......If you have a computer, they usually come with some basic drawing tools like "Paint" or use paint.net.... Take the image and open with Paint, then just use the rectangular select tool to pick what you want to enlarge. Then just crop it and you have a nice separate image to save........" The fully-featured Open Source image processing package is called 'The Gimp'. You can download it for free, and it enables you to perform any image manipulation process you like - matching professional packages like Photoshop. I use it to create full
    drawings
    of vintage model boat plans which are often sent to me as a set of partial A4-sized scans. These can easily be re-sized, rotated, matched up and stitched together to make a full-sized drawing. For example, look at any of the Stirling plans on my Old Boats website: http://oldboats.tk/Sterling1.html
    5 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Blog
    Determine Scale / Ribs / HELP with building board ideas?
    To clarify this build, it will be a RC Sailing Boat with full functioning rudder and sails. I say this as I am using the PEARL for its design overall, but as to detailed historical details it will have some, but be simplified. Boat's Dimnsions were shown in Imperial, 21' width x 85'-6" length. The bowsprit adds about another 25% in length. To determine what scale I wanted to build in I thought most about storage, weight to lift and how to transport to the pond. I like to keep things simple, I prefer to rig it and transport while assembled, with the topsail mast dropping and the bowsprit retracted. Have done this before and it has worked well for me. Looking at potential scales and finished sizes. * 3/4" or 1/18 scale would be 16" x 64" * 1/2" or 1/24 scale equals 10.5" x 42.75" * 3/8" equals 8" x 32" I prefer a larger bout in length as it is easier to get to sail correctly, at least in my experience. Anything under 32" get tricky. I like the 64" size, but with bowsprit will be about 88" LOA. This will be a little too large for my vehicle. I decided to go with 1/2" scale as it will still be a good length hull. Ribs - I took the hull line
    drawings
    from the book, which were very small, just about an inch wide. I scanned the image and using the app "paint" on my laptop. I cropped it close around the hull rib drawing, I then enlarged it to 1/2" scale. Then I printed on standard letter sized paper, then mirrored the image cut them in two, pasted up as seen in the photos to show the completed rib sections. Next I will put together a building board / hull jig. I want to build bottom up for planking. DO any of you have any good ideas for the best one to build? I have never done this except for tiny boats. Ideas, Help would be appreciated. Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    SS HUNAN
    drawings
    Just received a very helpful file transfer from the SOAS Archive in London showing a plan with the changes made to the SS Hunan. Just go to the local copy shop to print the 800mb file. So the plan issued in the 1990s was that for this later version. interesting considering that the ship was built 1932 and then re- fitted in 1958 and then scrapped 4 years later in 1962. So, unusual that a plan for the short lived version was considered for a model rather than that of its appearance for 26 years. Toby
    5 months ago by Toby
    Forum
    SS HUNAN
    drawings
    I am wanting photos and
    drawings
    of SS Hunan, a cargo ship built in 1932. Can anyone one oblige? Toby
    10 months ago by Toby
    Forum
    Help to indentify this tug please
    Gary - have now got some details it would seem the description for the pic on the IWM website is incorrect as it describes it as a Tid tug - hence my searches were revealing nothing also now EMP makes sense - will start looking for suitable
    drawings
    plans etc - Tx Alan
    5 months ago by al2612
    Forum
    SS HUNAN
    drawings
    Very good so far. The hull has been tested and the prop and rudder tested and now am creating ballast by making lead blocks to suit. The Glasgow archives had plans and photos and the staff was very obliging. Also I have found that the Swires ship business archive is held in London and they have a plan showing the changes which were made in 1953 or 1958. I cannot determine yet which because the image in the email reply was not of high definition. The staff there to date have been helpful. Then I will have to decide on whether to proceed with the later fitting out ore finish the superstructure in its original as fitted. Built in 1932 and scrapped in 1962 clearly it remained in its original fitting twice longer than the time from re- fitting to being scrapped. Likely this would account for the lack of photos in its second fitting. Don't have all the details but it largely appears to be an addition of poop deck superstructure and to such on the rear main deck. Needless there will be details lost or added in the area where these rooms were added. So will have to compare and decide and finish the build. If I can see a copy of the drawing for the revised fitting I will likely make a list and images for the benefit of others in treated in building this vessel. Toby
    5 months ago by Toby
    Forum
    Lazer cut Kits
    There would be no need to remove them if you simply follow the correct procedure and ask permission from the rights holder. I have found that Amerang are quite happy to allow people to make use of their old plans. They were happy for me to reverse engineer the kits, create line
    drawings
    and place them on my web site for the use of younger modellers. Maybe you came across them there? if you had asked, I could have given you a .DXF file and saved you some work......
    5 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Being Sociable.
    My memory is kicking in, now. My first little steamer was a "Putt-Putt Boat," NOT a "Pop-Pop" boat. These had a little boiler over a candle or a heat tab that directed the steam out a little underwater pipe in the back of the boat. The boiler would make a "putt-putt" sound, which gave them there name. The one I have now is a tinplate reproduction toy. it is designed to run like the old ones did -- I just haven't done it yet. I have also seen a larger one of these in a 1940s book like "The Boy Mechanic," where copper tubing was used for the "boiler." The two ends of the tubing were directed aft at a shallow angle, just like stuffing boxes, and the middle of the tubing was would in a coil with three to four turns and supported so that a can of "canned heat," used for keeping chafing dishes hot, could be inserted under the coil to generate the steam. if I recall correctly, the two ends (steam pipes) have to be bent so they are both a little higher than the bottom of the coil to avoid having all the water drain out immediately. if I find that book I will post any
    drawings
    they have.
    5 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    I have always like the English sailing workboats and have built some fishing boats. Now my interest turned to Sailing Barges, found this nice book - Sailing Barges by Frank Carr. It's full of etchings, photos and some line
    drawings
    . Think this will be helpful in scratch building a barge. Over 450 pages and found a lightly used copy for $18.00 USD, on eBay. Regards, Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    I agree with Rob, Mike Cummings is such a nice guy he has been so supportive with my build sending me copies of
    drawings
    I may need without even asking, he even sent me a Christmas card. Keep up the good work Rob
    5 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    My next project, just started, is (apart from the hull), a scratch build of HMS Campbeltown as she was in1941. I have very detailed
    drawings
    in the form of a book, Anatomy of the Ship. Unfortunately, these
    drawings
    are 1/256 scale. I have been told that if the percentage difference is calculated then the
    drawings
    can be upscaled to 1/96. I am completely incompetent at maths, but I have calculated that there needs to be an increase of 266 percent. (256 divided by 96 = 2.66). Am I anywhere close? Thank you Steve
    10 months ago by cormorant
    Response
    Cabin detail part 3 (instrument panels)
    'tis true but I just provided
    drawings
    to my brother...him with the lathe 😁
    6 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    de Mist Naval Tug
    As I have made no progress on finding any
    drawings
    of the De Mist naval harbour tug ex Simonstown, and as kindly advised by Glyn as having been built by Dorbyl in Durban with VS propulsion, I am now switching my attention to the old steam tugs of the the late 50's and 60's...particularly the JR More (built 1961) that is currently decaying in the Durban Maritime Museum. Again I am on the hunt for
    drawings
    that must be more easily available judging by the number of models build of this vessel. She had twin props (rather than Voith Schneider or Schottel) which is something that I can handle! Any help or advice gratefully accepted.
    6 months ago by Joburg-sailor
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    Hello Joe We seem to be of a similar mindset, my interest is mainly in sail although I have several tugs etc. I found a really useful reference book is 'Spritsail Barges Of Thames and Medway' which was published around 1948 and written and researched by Edgar J March. As well as being interesting and a good read has many illustrations and
    drawings
    of old gaffer rigs. May not be easy to find but well worth the effort. Another avenue for information is the Society for Sailing Boat Research I have contact details if required, it is possible to join and contribute to this organisation for Β£15 p.a. Best regards Chris G
    6 months ago by ChrisG
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    Hello Joe Like you my interest turned a few years to sailing barges and East Coast sailing vessels in general, I was then given a first edition of 'Sailing Barges' signed by the author Frank G.G. Carr and was then even more 'hooked'. For beautiful
    drawings
    and a marvellous book try to get hold of a copy of 'Vanishing Craft' by the same author but illustrated by Frank Mason who in my opinion captures the essence of all things maritime in the 18 and 19 hundreds. They sometimes come up on Amazon but aren't cheap. As Nerys states there is lots of stuff out there, best of luck researching this most interesting subject. Regards Chris G
    6 months ago by ChrisG
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    There are many excellent books on Thames Sailing Barges, but for the modeller, I think 'Handbook of Sailing Barges' by F.S.Cooper and John Chancellor is one of the best. Fred Cooper was a well known Barge Skipper, John Chancellor, a former Merchant Navy Officer, lived with his family on the sailing barge Viper for many years. An accomplished artist, he illustrated this book with excellent line
    drawings
    of every aspect of the rig, deck fittings and construction details. There are usually copies for sale on Amazon and Abe Books. Nerys
    6 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Graupner Collie
    Wanted anything to help me complete a Graupner Collie. Plans,
    drawings
    , part kits please ? Thank you .
    6 months ago by wmbc40
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    "I wish I had never said anything or about Biro pretend deck planking Cheers Ian T" You weren't to know he was selling such crap! Are you sure it's the same guy you got yours from? I can't believe he was supplying first class
    drawings
    years ago and is now supplying rubbish. Why bother drawing (well trying to) around the frames etc. when you already have good
    drawings
    ?
    6 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Hi I was lucky enough to be given a set of Sea Queen plans by a member on this forum but of course the plans dont show the frames and they need to be drawn up from the lines on the side and plan views . Its not that I cant do it but it seems silly re inventing the wheel if someone has already done it . So if any one has
    drawings
    of the frames for the Aerokits Sea Queen 46" I would be very grateful for a copy Cheers Don
    7 months ago by donrecardo
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    RNinMunich wrote Hi Chris, If 'HE' "is blatantly copying the original kit
    drawings
    with Aerokits on them rather than redrawing them" why are they such 'freehand' rubbish? Surely the 'original kit
    drawings
    ' were not! No, you misunderstand , the original
    drawings
    are great, but aerokits never included frames with their plans as the frames were pre cut in the kit "HE" blatantly copies the Aerokit plan then hand draws the frames which are Crap. The side and plan view are excellent copies , but his selling point is he is the only person who includes the frames with his plans which he says are drawn to a high standard. in fact he says just put the frame
    drawings
    on the wood and cut out . That would be fine if you want a twisted boat . You cant make a straight boat when the two sides of a frame are not mirror images of each other Don
    6 months ago by donrecardo
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Hi Chris, If 'HE' "is blatantly copying the original kit
    drawings
    with Aerokits on them rather than redrawing them" why are they such 'freehand' rubbish? Surely the 'original kit
    drawings
    ' were not! Interesting (and probably never endingπŸ€”) debate. Cheers all and Garry Chrimbo, Doug 😎
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Yes, copyright is a real hornet's nest. I remember reading an article in Building magazine many years ago on the subject of copyright where one large housebuilder tried to take another to court because it had copied one of its designs. But because the defendant had slightly altered the design it got away with it. So for example if I put my Swordsman
    drawings
    on Ebay, which were based on the kit
    drawings
    , I shouldn't have any problem as I have made a number of alterations. I won't be of course as I've only drawn enough for me to build my model, they are not full working
    drawings
    and I'm not interested in doing that. Where that guy on Ebay is at fault is that he is blatantly copying the original kit
    drawings
    with Aerokits on them rather than redrawing them - not that he has the wherewithal!
    6 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    " I'm in no way condoning what that guy on Ebay is doing but the problem with the copyright owner is that they are not making
    drawings
    available for all of the boats that they produced hence why the likes of that guy on Ebay are able to keep on selling albeit illegally." I'm not suggesting that you are condoning what they are doing - I'm just saying that complaining to Ebay won't help at all - giving the seller bad feedback will help a little. There is a problem with old boat plans and copyright. The US and the EU together - under corporate lobbying - brought in a rule that copyright exists for a very long time, which was totally against the aim of the original copyright legislation. This creates the problem of 'copyright orphans'. Old model boat plans suffer a lot from this - they were often created by a small company which eventually closed down without passing copyright ownership on. Under EU legislation the copyright still exists, but is probably owned by relatives of the original holder - who won't know anything about it. Worse - ownership will be spread around the relatives - at a worst case there may be 50 or more of them. The EU says that you should make best efforts to trace them and obtain permission. Good luck with that! And if you were to trace them all, almost certainly one would consider that a nice little earner had fallen into their lap, engage a lawyer and ask for a stiff fee.... I run a web site aimed at gathering these old plans, addressing copyright issues and publishing them for free, so as to save them from oblivion. in most cases the copyright resides with another big hobby company who will have bought up the rights to many small ones, and in most cases they are happy to give me permission to publish their old plans. Occasionally a company employs an archivist who will provide plans for a fee - and occasionally the old kits are still available. in that case I don't publish. I have only had one company say that they would not provide prints of old plans, but that I could not publish either. That was MidWest. I seem to do better with the USA hobbyists than I do in the UK. I have quite a large collection of Sterling plans, for instance, but very few from the old UK companies like Feltra. if anyone has any old plans that they would be happy getting onto the web, go to http://oldboats.tk and have a look around....
    6 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Don - that's basically what I did but went a stage further by tracing the top and side views on the PC and then producing the frames from them which is very accurate. DodgyGeezer - I'm in no way condoning what that guy on Ebay is doing but the problem with the copyright owner is that they are not making
    drawings
    available for all of the boats that they produced hence why the likes of that guy on Ebay are able to keep on selling albeit illegally.
    6 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    "Well I sent him an ebay msg expressing how displeased I was with the quality of his High Standard
    drawings
    and he said send them back for a full refund , so thats fair enough I suppose. its just a shame that a lot more people will also fall for the same thing ." I do not publish plans of the Aerokits boats on my website, because they are still under copyright and being sold commercially, so I wonder if these plans are being sold legally under license or not? The fact that the bulkheads are badly drawn suggests the latter.... Providing a complete refund minimises the risk of you leaving bad feedback - which is the only thing these sellers are scared of.
    6 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    I found the best way is to take height and widths from the side and plan viewsof the main plan and draw new frames from there. I will know if I got it right when I build it. I know one thing for certain, they will be a better fit than the
    drawings
    he sent me , at least they are symetric about the center line
    6 months ago by donrecardo
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Well I sent him an ebay msg expressing how displeased I was with the quality of his High Standard
    drawings
    and he said send them back for a full refund , so thats fair enough I suppose. its just a shame that a lot more people will also fall for the same thing . I did ask him if Stevie Wonder had drawn them He did try the trick of saying it says printed to a high standard but I pointed out it said Hand Drawn & printed ( to a high standard ). I did suggest he changed his listing to say hand drawn to the best of my ability which is pretty poor but printed to a high standard. it also says on the listing just transfer the
    drawings
    to the wood and cut them out. Well considering the frames are not mirror images side to side thats going to make a very twisted boat
    6 months ago by donrecardo
    Response
    Excelsior
    Hello, Just spotted your boat, I love the gaff-rigged working craft. Built one, a Falmouth fishing boat, and I plan to do more. Your boat is very impressive, nice quality workmanship and attention to detail. If you don't mind I am curious about a couple of things. is it plank on plank? Did you fiberglass over the hull or just paint. What kind of wood do you use for planking. I to, work from old
    drawings
    plans with lines and offsets. Great work! Regards, Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Sorry a bit off the original topic but here's a picture of my Swordsman build underway, ready for skinning. I made quite a few modifications to the
    drawings
    because I wanted the aft cockpit version at a scale of 1:12 and added a spine and "fingers" to help with construction.
    6 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Well , I'm sorry to say our fears were correct because the first of the two plans (Sea Commander) arrived this morning and as others have found the high quality
    drawings
    are absolute SH*T 😑 I think all curved lines were hand sketched by someone with very shaky hands 😲 I shall try and attach some pics. The first shows his attempt at the front windows A scan of his efforts is at the top , the correct drawing is below it The second picture is his attempt at the rear deck . One edge is a hand drawn wiggly line that should be straight . The drawing is too high, and the two sides should taper in towards the back . His drawing has one tapering in towards the back but the other side tapers outwards The third picture is a scan of one of the frames which is folded in two so as to check that both sides of it are mirror images . They are not even close So I will wait for my second plan to arrive (Sea Queen) which I expect to be no better and then put in my claim for not as described Drawn to a high standard ? what a joke
    6 months ago by donrecardo
    Forum
    Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1
    I have made contact with the captain and enjoyed a good conversation with him and had an invite to view the crane and take photos and see the engineers
    drawings
    .
    6 months ago by Toby
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Hi Don - unfortunately I didn't look at them in detail for some time and it was too late to do anything about it. it was useful having the kit
    drawings
    though which are drawn well. Whilst redrawing I did modify the construction etc. so not a complete waste of time. Yes, the "drawn to a high standard" made me laugh, maybe if they had been done by a chimp! Lines were wavy and the frames weren't symmetrical and would be a nightmare to build from and someone even had the cheek to put the copyright symbol on them! Maybe the ones you bought will be better, but I doubt it. Chris
    6 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Let us know what the quality is like. I bought some plans for a Fairey and the quality of the
    drawings
    for the templates was appalling. Fortunately I was able to redraw them using the kit
    drawings
    for the plan and side view.
    6 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Scratch built yacht.
    I am thinking of building a new sailing yacht from plans which I have yet to acquire. I have 8 A4 pages of
    drawings
    of a Goth-USOM from Frank Russell 2014, not sure where I got them from and if they are worthy of the time and effort. The size is about right at 1000mm length and about 1500mm deck to masthead. I have had dealings with Nylet in the past and am sure they would be helpful for rigging, sails etc. I plan to plank build the hull onto wooden bulkheads. Although I have built several model boat hulls using this method before I wonder if I could enlist some help or recommendations from any other members of this group ie choice of plans, how to do it books. Many thanks Chris G
    7 months ago by ChrisG
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    New wheelhouse
    I did the
    drawings
    myself based off some local boats and then scaled to 16th. I use craft board which is easy to cut and stick and bend.
    7 months ago by GrahamP74
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    (Other) Bluebird
    This was a Touchwood static kit that my boy brought back from Coniston, it said it could be converted to Rc and had some sketchy
    drawings
    that were not very good. I decided to go brushless with it and lipo battery, was not an easy job as had to go it alone to find out C/G and drive set up. The kit was very poor with a twisted hull and resin parts that were far too heavy, I made some aluminium planing wedges and various other parts to save weight. This project took the best part of 5 years to complete as it would go back on the shelf as I got stumped for ideas then back off again as I found a bit more inspiration, overal it came out well and runs on rails with. Good turn of speed as you can see in the vid I posted. (Motor: 2881kv) (ESC: ETTI) (10/10)
    8 months ago by Biscuit
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    Landing Ship Tanks (WW2)
    Hi Nerys, I think that was only scratching the surface. I found that lot in about 10 to 15 minutes. But then I've been used to trawling the WWW for specific info for as long as it's been possible. Gave me the 'Edge' I needed in my job. Don't want these skills to rust in retirement, and I never could resist a challenge anyway. πŸ˜‰ Plus I was moved by your story and found it worth following up. If I can help again please let me know. Know just what you mean about too many projects πŸ€” My Danish fish cutter restoration and conversion from static to RC has got bogged down until I solve the problem of getting the drive right down next to the keel, my PTB restoration and conversion to Kennedy's PT109 is shelved for the duration, re-shafting / re-propping Graf Spee and HMS Belfast, upgrading my Southampton tug are gathering dustπŸ€” Materials gathered for 1/350 Plastic Magic conversions of KGV (thanks Colin) and PoW battleships, HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, T45 Daring class (witnessed the building of the lead ship! Stitching the modules together was fascinating😊), USS Enterprise CVN65, RMS Titanic, etc etc!!! kits for a 1/96 HMS Manxman and a 1/100 Akula 2 submarine are lurking in the cellar as well. Not to mention the 1/24 De Havilland Mosquito as a memorial to my Dad. Whichever ship you decide to do for your Pa if I can help in any way I'd be very happy to. Maybe you can decipher from his personal records which ship was closest to his sailor's heart!? I'd love and be honoured to be able to see some of your Dad's
    drawings
    and cartoons. Bon chance with your current projects, All the best, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
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    (Working Vessel) STERNWHEELER
    This is a Sternwheeler built from scratch.
    drawings
    from "Radio Controlled Boats" by Graham Goodchild. (ESC: HOBBYPOWER) (7/10)
    8 months ago by solo1274
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    1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay
    Sorry Peter, I've scoured the VTH site and no trace of English translations, although they specifically reserve the translation rights! RATS! 😑 Shame co there's a lot of useful hints, tips and tables in it and it's well illustrated with many photos and
    drawings
    . Doug
    8 months ago by RNinMunich


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