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Mahogany in Scale by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Here's a few toy museums https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Model+Museums+in+U+K&oq=Mo... The British Maritime Museum has loads of models too

Prince Charming - Sam O. Berg by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Terry, glad to help, hope you found some decent plans. Yep, they have many great Maritime Museums in Scandinavia. I spent a week in Stockholm (yes I know that's not Norway😊) just before Christmas, visited the Vasa Museum - Fantastic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship) Happy sailing, Doug 😎

Ship's Boats by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
I was talking to the man in charge of ship's plans at the National Maritime Museum yesterday and apparently they have digitised most of the plans so they can now be used to make a 3D model. I now have to find out how much a 3D model would cost. A model maker quoted £7k for building a model from the plans.

Getting ready by Jerry Todd Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum moved their Model Boat Expo back to May and I'm getting Constellation ready to sail. It's a tradition now that I have some progress to show each time she sails, so this time I want to set the courses. Since her last sail the aft bulwark was added and new winch drums made, and a wedge added to the cart to keep her from sliding back. Putting her on and off her ballast was a pain by myself, so I ground off the threads on the rods for about a centimeter so they act like pins and hold the boat in place while I thread in the other rod. That little hack was much simpler than figuring out some sort of cradle to fit on the cart. I looked at all sorts of ways to control the courses, and the simplest method was sort of a yard at the bottom, but one that wasn't obvious. I used a length of vinyl coated clothes hanger and sew pocket onto the clews on the backside of the sails. In the center of the foot, I sewed a sleeve. The rod goes through the sleeve and onto the pockets. If I need to reduce sail, I can easily pull out the rods and bunt up the sail. I also figured I'll set the two gaff-headed Spencer sails. So far I sewed hoops on the forward one. Their a line on it to brail it up if I need to lose it. The t'gallants and royals will get hooks on the halyards, and some sort of easy release on their sheets, so I can take them off, yard and all, if it's too windy. If need be, I should be able to brail up the spencers, bunt up the courses, and remove the t'gallants and royals all in just a few minutes, and have her down to just tops'ls, spanker, and jibs. If THAT's too much sail, well, then it's just too windy to sail. Hopefully I'll get to sail her with all 17 sails set! The other bit of "progress" for this sail will be to use both winches. Previously I used one winch to control the main corse yard, and the fore and mizzen were slaved to it. Last time I controlled the fore tops'l yard and slaved the main and mizzen to the fore. This time the main and mizzen tops'l yard will be controlled together on their own winch, and the fore tops'l yard will be controlled separately on it's own winch. This way, when I come-about or tack, I can back the fore against the wind to push the bow across. So, I was looking at images of the real ship to refresh my memory of how the main and mizzen brace were led when I noticed the main tops'l brace was anchored in the rig in one place when sail was set, and another place without sails. Looking around I found there was some sort of ring or band that slide up and down the mizzen topmast pushed by the tops'l yard parrel when it was raised and lowered to set or take in sail. I'd never noticed that sort of thing before, but looking at images of ship contemporary to Constellation, I found it was actually pretty common place, and I even saw it done on a few British ships of the 1850's and later. Always learning something new.

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Finally mystery solved. National Maritime Museum had chanegd their e-mail set up! Spoke with them this morning, and they ahve all drawings, probably including modifications prior to commissioning. Their current address is plansandphotos@rmg.co.uk

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
So you think similarly to me. Eberyone builds famous ships. Trouble is getting the info for an accurate build. I usually get drawings from the National Maritime Museum, where they have builders drawings of just about every ship built in Britain, but for some reason they are not answering my e-mails. Very strange.

What to do???? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hallo Kathy, my sympathies and commiserations, I also lost my Dad a little while ago. This a basically a UK site but we have very active members all over the world, including the US and Canada, so if you post some photos (or even a simple list (text catalogue with name of ship, type if you know! and size) you may get some responses from your side of the pond. Some of our US / Canadian members have connections to maritime museums and may be able to help you. Or may even want to buy one of the models! Even if static models many of us like the challenge of converting them to functional models. RNLI stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institute, it is the UK organisation which provides and maintains the lifeboat rescue services around the British Isles. It is totally funded by voluntary contributions, no government funding. All best wishes, Doug. In case you wonder about the site name RNinMunich; I'm English but have been living in Munich for over 30 years and my first radio control model was a Royal Navy ship!

Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum by pugwash1 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
This is way more than just a maritime museum. The location in the heart the Chesapeak Bay Area, the home of the only sail ” fishing fleet in the U.S.A. No power drives at all with the exception of small ”pusher” units, kind of tiny, with room for a motor only! These are used to aid in getting to the fishery. The traditional boat is a Skipjack and the museum is a living boat yard. So even when there is no events there is always something to see. Model boat days are held around a large square tempary pool. One day is for scale and live steam, and another is free sail and model skipjack racing. We do not have control of the weather but I can not remember anything but sun on the days I have been there👍. The team at the museum are a great group of ladies and gentlemen who are passionate in their love of the sea and on model days you will find loads of helpful tips etc from all the “captains”. If you are visitors on holiday, Anapolis is no more than three quarters of an hour away, this is the home of the Rodgers collection of dockyard models and the worlds largest collection of French prisoner of war bone models (napolionic) in the world, it is a super nautical town! the Chesapeake museum is in St.Michaels, with lots of super shopping for the non model boating spouses. Further up the road on Tilghman island is a fantastic nautical book store who specializes in model ships and boats. However you need to visit the book store a day before the show day as everyone will be looking for that rare and special book!!!!! Hope this is a help.

Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
saw this ,a nice poster for next year.Cheers Marky

Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
I am always interested in Maritime Museums/Centres and this one obviously plays to its strengths of location and events.

Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum by Phrogphlyer Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
I hope to attend this event, it is a great location and the museum is really worth a visit. If anyone cares to write up some of the happenings and take a few photos, please send them to Journal@ssmana.org

J R MORE by RoyLorentz Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 9/10] 30" J R MORE Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Geared to a 2XDECAPERMS (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2X ELECTRONISE ESC - Comments: 1:48 SCALE Model of a Steam powered oil burning harbour tug built for South African Railways & Harbours in Scotland in 1960.Last of steam powered tugs built by Fergusons for South Africa.Decommisioned in 1982 and now on permanent display at the Maritime Museum in Durban,South Africa.

Mersey ferry Wallasey/Marlowe by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
There used to be a display of ferries models in the booking / entrance hall of old Mersey ferries . They were all in glass cases round the walls.I don't know where they are now but could help if you can find them .Try the Maritime museum.👍

Canning Tug - Tooley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Tooley, Since you are now a member - Welcome aboard👍 - post in the Forum (e.g. Boat Specific or Build Blog) not in the Guestbook, we can't answer there 🤔 Re advice: 'quick' 😉 trip to Swansea Maritime Museum to take some measurements and check details?? Good luck with the build, nice subject👍, and above all Have Fun! Cheers Doug 😎

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Model Boat Expo by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
You and me both, I'm also a Cussler addict! 😉 Have fun Jerry 👍 Cheers Doug 😎