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U47 Tinplate clockwork submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Indeed, the whole history of tinplate toys mirrors the last 100 years, Bassett originally used the German stuff but after ww1 it all went anti jerry that's how Hornby,Triang and Meccano all got going and now we don't make anything, hats off to Mamod though,they're still plugging away. cheers Neil

U47 Tinplate clockwork submarine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
You're right it is!👍 Might have known you'd know the museum 😉 Maybe others were interested. I found the Bassett-Lowe connection interesting. Cheers, Doug 😎

U47 Tinplate clockwork submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Doug, Been onto the freinsheim museum, they thought the conning tower was not original but an American collector of Bing thought it was original and sent me this pic from a book. If you look at B-25 the tower is very similar? cheers Neil

U47 Tinplate clockwork submarine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Looks like it might have been part of one of their Flying Boats! Lots of their old goodies to see in the Bing Museum. https://www.wikiwand.com/de/Historisches_Spielzeugmuseum_Fre... http://www.spielzeugmuseum-freinsheim.de/english/index.html Sadly Bing was a victim of the 30s crash and the company was broken up. BTW: they used to do a lot of contract model railway work for Bassett-Lowe! 16mm track gauge, which became the HO/OO standard. The loco in the pic is a 'Real Steamer' 😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

U47 Tinplate clockwork submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Ahoy mateys, U47 11" tinplate clockwork diving submarine as usual made from landfill (despite what the government says about recycling!?). Anyway, the last pics Iv'e posted are of a Bing Werke 1920s submarine Iv'e acquired which I'm going to restore, the problem is identifying the original model. I think its B-25,so if anyone can shed any light it would be very much appreciated. Thanks Neil. www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

U46 Tin Clockwork Submarine by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Very nice work, good to see some real engineering

U46 Tin Clockwork Submarine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Simply masterful, more Mactin Magic 👍👍👍 Would love a video of the 'mental' cruise 😁

U46 Tin Clockwork Submarine by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Mind blowing stuff, and people think modelling is easy. Great work MacTin. Let's have more of your marvellous creations. Cheers Colin.

U46 Tin Clockwork Submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 27 days ago
Ahoy Mateys, U46, 7 inches long, 2 plate hull, screw cap tinplate clockwork diving submarine. The fin on this was made from an old brass light fitting. Its mental in the water and impossible to steer in a straight line but hilarious to watch. Smallest spring motor iv'e ever built and as usual made from the contents of the light green wheelie bin. cheers MacTin.

U45 Tinplate Diving Clockwork Submarine by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Absolutely amazing work, wish I could have the skills to do it, I was once a prototype engineer but most of my work was done with the help of machinery, keep it up matey. Cheers Colin.

U45 Tinplate Diving Clockwork Submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Ahoy Mateys, U45 11" long made from an old aerosol can,the donor clock for the motor was an old Westclox made in Scotland in the 60s, got it from Todmorden flea market for £2.00! This recycling lark can get expensive! mclaren clockwork submarines Cheers mactin.

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by boaty Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
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 . Boaty😁

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I guess there are far worse manifestations! 😉 Keep on bashing the tin, we love it 👍 All the best, Doug 😎

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by mactin Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Its in the sixty odd range now,and thats just the subs! plus the skimmers its a lot! it helps to suffer from OCD! Neil.

U44 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Amazing!