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u35 clockwork submarine
U40 Tinplate clockwork submarine. by jugge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Fantastic welldone

U40 Tinplate clockwork submarine. by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Haha, not 20 feet down mate! 20 feet along, it dives to about 8 inches then when the motor runs down it surfaces. Ive had a look at the electronic wizzardry you guys make its incredible and way beyond me.Hats off to you all! brilliant stuff!

U40 Tinplate clockwork submarine. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Magnificent, beautiful work, as ever👍 Do you ever sleep??? 20ft? How do you know? Did you follow it down with a tape measure? 😁 My Akula sub has a big tank and about half a pound of electronics in it to control the diving 😉 I will set it to max 2m (6 feet or so)! Happy Tin Bashing, cheers Doug 😎

U40 Tinplate clockwork submarine. by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Designed and hand built from scratch in three weeks (including the clockwork motor). Its only 11" long equipped with a 20ml trim tank midships,it can run on the surface or dive for about 20 feet.The hull is made from recycled tin cans hand beaten and wheeled smoothish in three parts.

MK4 Finished(ish) by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Ahoy mateys, still could put loads of bits on it but the bare bones are done.By the by,I am quite proud to announce that I have been fortunate enough to be selected as an exhibitor at the Makers Fair in Newcastle 28th/29th of April this year. If anyones going stop by and say Hi,its at the Life Science Centre and should be quite good. Ill have my models and be doing demos of tinsmithery and general metalworkery.

Ebay old wood and giant clockwork motors by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Haha, most excellent comments my friend! Thats the spirit!

Ebay old wood and giant clockwork motors by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
A change of materials or will you use the cans from your test tank liquid for the next project, Your record is lager than life took a stout heart and its just as well the hull wasn't a wee heavy ,you will probably get lots of alcohol related replies or with any luck sponsorship by a famous Irish brewery

Ebay old wood and giant clockwork motors by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Bought this 27" boat off ebay for £11, it had more warps than star trek but came in a cracking purpose made box so... not too bad. Anywho, stripped it and put this ridiculously huge clockwork motor I built last year in it. Ive tested the twin prop output in Irish stout beer for added viscosity, got to be some kind of Guinness world record.

Steam errr boat...canoe..? by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Ahoy mateys, finally done.. its a 23" tinplate steam torpedo suicide semi submersible contraband smuggling canoe ship boat type thing. The only proprietary part is an old Mammod flywheel everything else is built from scrap including the motor.The meth burner empties before the boiler and it runs for about ten minutes, its rather fast and the Egyptian theme on the fin gives it a Nile type feel.

Steam Canoe by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
But I bet it'll run like clockwork! 😉 Nice one Cyril👍

Letting off Steam by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
I really havnt got a clue where Im going with this! its not even clockwork..... or a submarine!

wardrobe by philpjuk Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
yes still clockwork,The best improvements have been made by lightening the motor, drilling holes in everything and replacing a side plate with one made of alloy.It is just a nut on the sponson, they are adjustable for incidence.It will now plane on the sponsons "unsticking" the hull.The original was built when I was 13/14,the motor came from the family gramophone when my dad converted it to autochanger/amplifier,the wood came from the woodshed but I was short of plywood and realised the back of my wardrobe was plywood and was hidden behind clothes so when my parents were out I cut the bits I needed from it!,my mates christened it "the wardrobe".Performance is down to propeller choice and is a compromise between speed and runtime.I took it to a boating pond in a nearby town when my wife needed to visit it and a council "jobsworth" told me I was not allowed to sail it,"only yachts and electric boats on here sir"no amount of reasoning would make him change his mind and he escorted me out of the park!.

wardrobe by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
That's different, are you going to still use the clockwork motor. How does the rudder work. I see it has a wire from it to inside the boat. Also what is the nipple on the side sponson for?

Too Good To Be True! by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Avast mateys, Old tin is not the most versatile material to work with so experimenting with forming this unbendy stuff is 90% of the job.Whilst tinkering with hull forms,Ive come up with this experimental hull albeit in the early stages. What if there was a hull that could be a ship,motor boat,yacht or even a submarine??? I leave myself wide open to ridicule most of the time!

USS Seahawk by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Its 24" long all tins n clocks, totally fictitious boat totally not to scale and the bow is unclipperyfied for a gato! but what the hell im using tinsmithery licence.