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New to Forum by retirement-hobby Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 hours ago
Hello fellow model boaters. I'm new here so forgive my posting mistakes. Just wanted to introduce myself, I've been building model boats (static) for about 5 years. I mostly build my concept of a boat, however I have built from some plans. I build small models, 10" is my biggest and most are under that. I also have a fascination with air boats and have built several. Does anyone deal with soldering metal components, having a problem with material. Usually I draw what I want to build, make templates, transfer to balsa, and build. Are any of the clubs focused on non RC models? Looking to learn and share!👍

Guestbook Post by retirement-hobby Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 day ago
I'm a static model boat builder, I build from scratch, and have built from plans. Looking for a model building forum to share and ask questions. I've been building models for about 5 years. I'll post some pictues later.

HMS PENELOPE by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 5/10] Single Propellor Direct Drive to a MFA Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This model was made by me from Glyn Guest plans - I made this a good few year ago. Of all the scale models I have built I like this one. When you take a scale model to the lake you have to be so careful not to damage anything - with this one you just put the model in the back of the car and throw it in the water - well not literally (you have to drive down to the lake first)🤓🤓 - many hours of enjoyment.

MV DUBURG by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 5/10] Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 80mins Direct Drive to a MFA 550 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries - Comments: scratch built model from Jim Pottinger plans - I made this several years ago - plank on frame and the hull is double planked. 1:96 scale/

RTTL 2751 by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 8/10] Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (9.6v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ACTion (40Amps) ESC - Comments: model was originally built by myself using a mixture of Vic Smeed plans and photographs/plans from a gent called Christian - my model is double-planked. Outer planking is scale sized; props both drive the same way as in the original boats.

Emma C. Berry by carpemoment Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
These plans were most likely downloaded from this website. I'll email you what I have in the best resolution that I have. I'll keep an eye out for photos of the original kit box, the kit, original plans but I don't recall ever taking any. The box itself made it through several moves but was apparently culled out when we downsized.

Emma C. Berry by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
I see that you have uploaded copies of the Sterling 'America' plan. I run a website which provides copies of old model boat plans for free download, aimed at letting a new generation of modellers create past models so that they are not entirely forgotten. 1 - Would you be happy for me to load these copies (or better ones if you have them!) to this site? 2 - Do you have any further information - part templates or box are, for instance - that you could contribute? You may see what we already have under the Sterling name here:

HMS EXETER by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Cheers Doug for the compliment - she is 1:96 scale. I obtained the original plans from Greenwich maritime museum - the plans that they hold are as she was 'proposed to be built' in 1928 - the same as her sister ship HMS YORK - but amongst the drawings they supply are the correct hull lines - which are the ones I used for my hull - then I used literally thousands of images from all over the place to do the rest of the superstructure. Also, I used the aid of a small online plan of her rigging which shows a fair amount of superstructure detail of how she was built.

Folding Bulwark????! by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
hi there, I posted the 2nd pic of the bulwarks opening out over to show that there were various styles of openings in bulwarks. You are correct by saying the plans show a dotted line indicating that the bulwarks would fold flat to the deck / be totally removable for loading access to the ship. As far as how the sections would be secured to the deck normally I think would be strap hinges with removable pins and also angular supports from the deck to the top of the bulwark. I have another pic which I found on the web but its got getty images ross setford stamped right over it :-) so this also shows large openings for 'gangway access' or 'access'

Folding Bulwark????! by steve-d Commander   Posted: 8 days ago
Whilst the photo and others comments are for the bulwark opening like gates the plans the OP has show a dotted line on the deck implying, IMO, that the bulwark folds inwards to lay flat on the deck. The dotted line representing where the bulwark would lay. Steve

Damen Stan 4207 Plans by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Will send you the plans (such as they are - these are sections and the General arrangement) to your personal address. I am pleased with the model from ever perspective. She sails well and looks good; was also a rewarding challenge to build. She does require either skill or much patience to build.

Damen Stan 4207 Plans by RayA Apprentice   Posted: 10 days ago
I retired 4.1/2 years ago at 70. I've finished all the jobs Management set me, and have decided to try my hand at model making. I set my mind on making a model of HMC Searcher with the rib. I purchased a Sports Game Racing Boat, took off the top, lowered the RC pickup into the hull and remodelled the top to a good facsimile of the Delta rib. Because of the size of the doner hull I have to build the Searcher to a 1:32 scale. I have no drawings only those off the internet which are very sketchy. I would ask if the person (maybe RH Baker) with the plan drawings of the hull could let me have a copy. This is the first model I have ever made so you will all no doubt be hearing from me on a regular basis to tap your knowledge. Thank you for bearing with me. RayA

Emma C. Berry by carpemoment Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
I need some help. I've successfully refurbished my static display Emma C. Berry model and added remote control. I have the sails on a winch loop, I have the rudder on a servo, I even managed to add a motor, and an extended keel with weight. The one issue that I have not been able to resolve is maneuvering under sail. Primarily, I cannot get it to move through the irons when coming about. She responds and the sails will luft, she might even catch some wind but she never makes enough of a turn to change direction. I've already changed out the rudder for the larger size on the plans. I've also tried extending the depth of the rudder. Bottom line, she is mainly being driven by the current. In this situation, by current I mean whichever way the wind is blowing the small lake. It is a local park lake and doesn't really have any inherent current. My one suspicion is the keel I added. It is doing its job to keep her upright and providing some resistance but in the end, the underwater current is overpowering her response to the rudder and/or trimming the sails. See Photo. I had originally wanted to incorporate a more rounded profile on the ends of the weight and the shafts but I remember reading somewhere that it isn't that critical Sails are per the plans and made from the material that came with the kit (25+ years ago). I even added a couple of sailor figures but we still can't establish control. 😭

Folding Bulwark????! by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Hello John Thank you for looking into this subject on my behalf. Much appreciated! What did you use as a search online because I have spent time trying to find any helpful cargo loading images and have not found an example. Did you save any of the images. Things like this and even such as correct doors present problems because the details are not on the plans. If you can give me a lead that would be great. I will now have another search. Toby

CNC boat kits...? by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
I'm thinking about interchanging boat plans as CNC files - so I'm thinking about the sort of machines people are going to have at home. There are a lot of 'cheap Chinese' machines on EBay for £200 up to about £500 - but these will be used for engraving, and will have cutting tables of about 8" square. Boat modellers really need a long axis. The Shapeoko is an 'open source' hardware design - much like the Rep-Rap, and the great thing about it is that you can specify the axis sizes - so you can have a machine which is a foot by six feet if you wish. I have just bought a UK kit for one called the eShapeoko - 1m x 500mm - cost about £500. But there is so much to consider - calibrating the machine, choosing a spindle drive, picking a software set....