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U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Martin, Your Subs are very nice, beautiful workmanship! Your skill at tin work is inspiring. Joe

U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 11 days ago
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.

U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
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.

U49 Mclaren Clockwork Submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 12 days ago
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.

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
The soldered edge along the keel is originally the outer edge of the elipse,after rolling out the dents whilst its still a bowl,I place it upside down on a flat surface and mark all the high spots and gradually trim down untill it sits perfectly flat. Then carefully cut the thing in half,this flat outer edge becomes the keel and the cut edge becomes the gunwale.The keel edge is simply bent using flat pliers to give two flat mating surfaces,after soldering any overlaps are filed away. It sounds complicated but its quite easy to do hope this gives you an idea.Cheers Neil.

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
How do you keep the edges straight to . Butt or lap joint mate and solder.

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
No mate,just an old brass caster off an old sofa. Its fitted to a file handle, then you just roll the tin on a rubber mat on the bench it takes a bit of pressure initially but once you're away its easy after practice. No special tools involved and its disgustingly cheap to do! Cheers Neil

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Do you use an English wheel to roll out the planishing marks. Cheers Marky

U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Ahoy Mateys, Just a little insight into constructing tin hulls from scratch.Having spent the outrageous sum of 50p for the tin from a charity shop carefully de-construct,flatten and mark out the template. Cut out the elipse then work on a sandbag untill its sufficiently hollowed.Roll and smooth out the planishing marks then cut the bowl right down the center.Reverse the two pieces then solder together. All done by hand and takes a couple of hours Cheers Neil. mclaren clockwork submarines.

U48 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Martin, This is beautiful work and I look forward to looking at your website. I have only minimal experience at metal work, but want to try more. Joe

U48 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Mactin, I had a look at your web site, very impressive work and with only minimal tools. regards Michael

U48 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by mactin Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Ahoy Mateys, U48,this ones taken me ages due to a brief hiatus brought on by a touch of black death I caught. Anyway another bin salvaged effort made entirely from scrap tin and alarm clocks. No ballast tank in this one,the smaller boats don't need them and dynamic dive on planes alone,or just surface run. Cheers Neil www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

MK5 14" Skimmer Tinplate Clockwork Battleship by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Neil, found it.😉 Interesting, but I was hoping to see what it does in the wet stuff; i.e. the Domestic Test & Trials Tank 😁 Here's a quicker link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGiaIwMdHe8 To copy the link just click on it in the address box so that the whole address is highlighted. Then press CTRL & C to copy it. Press CTRL & V to paste it into a Post or eMail or whatever. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW; the vid after yours is interesting too 'How to make a submarine out of plastic bottles and Coca Cola'. And it dives!!😁 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq-8n4XufsQ

MK5 14" Skimmer Tinplate Clockwork Battleship by mactin Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
I'd genuinely love to do that but I havnt got a clue how to do it, Iv'e only just got to grips with a touch screen phone! seriously! but Ill have a bash. www.youtube U19 U33.com

MK5 14" Skimmer Tinplate Clockwork Battleship by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Neil, Good to hear👍 Can you post the link please? Saves a lot of searching!! 😁 Cheer, Doug 😎