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Hi Ron, OK. I'll start a new thread shortly. Photos only though at the moment - unless I re-enact the Nautilus trip under the North Pole!! 😉 AKULA II kit only arrived yesterday from Alexander Engel 'The U-Boat Shop', 5 days from order to delivery - German efficiency! More info in new thread (Photo Gallery?) shortly. Cheers Doug 😎
Just seen this, for some reason the videos wouldn't play when it was originally posted , loved the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues under the sea ,one of my all time favourite films after Forbidden Planet. Cheers Marky👍
hi Mark, I honestly wouldnt know how to go about doing an article but anyone has permission to use any of my site images and commentary. It amazes me just how much gear can be got from stuff people chuck away,im not a mad environmentalist or anything its just that its either dirt cheap or free! really glad you like my stuff. thanks neil
Hi Dave, honestly mate you can do it easily enough with a bit of messing around and practice,i dont use any presses or machines its all done by hand, get yourself some good sharp scissors,a scriber and a steel rule and some old tin cans. start by just getting flat sheets,practice with paper first and form your shapes, then do exactly the same with tin using your paper as a template. just have a play with it you,ll be surprised at what you can do. cheers neil
Hi Mark The motor duration depends upon gearing,prop size,submerged mass etc.. but i try to get about 2-3minutes its a balancing act between duration versus torque, but they all dynamic dive and surface when the motor runs down, with the 28"U30 that one can also static dive with its clockwork timed compressed air tank. you can set the timer for 5mins to 2hours then it will blow ballast and surface. glad you like them matey. cheers neil
HI Neil, Welcome to the forum, loved your site, and your humor, great work on the subs, how long a run do you get from your clockwork motors? also do they only submerge under power? surfacing once the run down??? Regards Mark
Hi, not sure if my hobby is of interest but it keeps me happy. I build tinplate clockwork submarines and boats from recycled tins and busted clocks. They sail and dive its a million miles from all the modern stuff but great fun. Have a look at www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com cheers neil.