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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. 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.

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.

Nomenclature... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi John, think somehow you've got the wrong end of the stick!🤔 All BECs are Battery Eliminator Circuits of one sort or another. The objective is to eliminate the separate receiver battery, sometimes necessary purely to save weight and/or space in small models. If you do that then the RX power must come from the main drive battery, which then has to supply all RX functions; servos, switched lights etc etc. Personally, if the boat / ship can carry it, I prefer to use drive batteries for just that and use separate battery for the RX and special functions. Some of which, like smokers for instance can be current gobblers. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS If you ever find a way of eliminating all batteries and still get the RX to work and the boat to move PATENT IT QUICK!! 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎 Hmmm! Maybe a raft towed behind with an array of hi-current solar panels!? 😁😁 Years ago in my work in NAVAL COMMS systems I once suggested to a shipbuilder, who was complaining about the number of antennas needed, to put some of them on a raft behind the ship 😉 Now they are doing just that with antenna buoys from submerged submarines! No credits 🤔 ... SIGH 😉

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Boaty, The Taycols have fascinated me as well, ever since I dug the Target out of the Sea Scout my Dad built in the early sixties. I blogged my renovation of that and the conversion to run with a modern RC system and presumably that, and the converter boards I built for Martin (Westquay), is what triggered Colin to ask me to have a look at his Supermarine. How could I resist!? 😉 The 'smell of something electrical' is the ozone gas caused by the prolific sparking of the Taycol metal to metal brush / commutator combination. The other source of Ozone is on the coast wherever there is a strong surf! I agree, a nostalgic smell, which unfortunately disappears when the converter board is attached to make it run with a standard brushed ESC. The diode bridge kills almost all the sparks. 'Almost' so the usual suppression capacitors are still recommended. 0.1µF across the brush terminals, 0.047µF from each terminal to the motor can, or frame in this case. Earth to prop shaft tube as well if possible. The motor may not disturb the on-board electronics of your own boat, if using 2.4Gig, but could still affect anyone nearby using 27 or 40Megs. The power density of spark transmitters (e.g. unsuppressed E-motors, peaks in the upper HF bands and diminishes to almost zilch in the UHF bands. I.e. approx 300 MHz upwards. Like me and other submariners for instance; 2.4Gig is useless for subs cos it don't go underwater. Cheers, Doug 😎 But here! BTW Boaty: where are the pics of your Avanti? Harbour posts without pics are pretty dead 🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎

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.

Range Safety Launch? by trekil Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi NPJ . have just read your blogs re RSL. I spent twelve years in the RAF on Marine craft and was the coxswain of RSL 1662 the boats in the uk were painted black and overseas were painted white, they did`nt carry any fire monitors and no radar while i was in the RAF ( came out in1968)they did have the sweep searchlight. If you search for RAF boats you can see a picture of 1662 leaving the jetty in Londonderry. They were used officially for keeping the bombing ranges clear of all shipping when the ranges were being used but mostly used while i was in the RAF for ferrying personal about. 1662 was used for ferrying RAF aircrew to Naval ships anchored at Magiligan point and bringing Naval personal back to Londonderry to be taken to Ballykelly airbase where JASS ( joint anti submarine school) was joint meaning European and American ships and aircraft. I have the plans of the rsl and hope to build it over the winter months . the y were powered by two Rolls Royce C6FM diesel engines with teleflex controls and had a speed of 22 knots.Hope this gives you a little insight of the use 0f RSLs

Old Futaba servo wiring... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Stand easy CPO 😁 Neat gadget👍 But I wanted a broadband device so I could also use it for some vintage 27 and 40MHz gear which I still use for my submarines, or just out of nostalgia. They still work so why chuck 'em out? Is also good for checking the microwave oven. I let the Web do the 'running about'😉 In the meantime I found the little handheld analyser in the pic, covers 15 to 2700MHz. Cost a tad more than 10 bucks though🤔 Greetings from 'Up Over', Doug 😎