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K Class Submarines by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 16 hours ago
Steam powered submarines eh? just some tinkering here,its the motor for my next tin boat. The K class killed more of our side than the Germans! The motor took 2days to build from scrap. just got to figure a way to clutch in the clockmotor for diving. Boringly enough,the earliest subs were steam and so are modern nukes! ahhh the irony. Ohhh it runs like squit off a shiny shovel.

Denatured Alcohol by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Pop Pop boats 😲 are called Knatter Boot over here. I've still got one. There was a brief resurrection of them here a few years ago, all made of old drink tins, mine is the classic red Coke tin. Would have pleased the submarine 'Tinman' on here 😉 Came with solid fuel pellets which reminded me of the old Jetex rocket pellets. Dangerous days but fun, cheers Doug 😎 PS Back in those good ol' days of yore, I remember the family using a Tilley Lamp run on meths to warm up the bathroom. Anyone remember those? Looked like a 50cm SAT TV dish with a miniature crab basket in the middle, which started to glow when you pumped it up! 😲

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
That is a big advance on anything I have Doug! HUGE thanks! Also, it has been a couple of years since I last visited the RN Submarine Museum at Gosport and I can't locate the photos I took there. They had several superb models on display, including the one shown below (not my photo). In the background is the famous painting of the launch of HMS Dreadnought, but can anyone recall whether the model is also HMS Dreadnought, or one of her half-sisters (Valiant or Warspite, both 20ft longer), or another boat?

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Andy, all I could find is this, almost toy-like 🤔 But at least it gives the hull lines, and there are hundreds of photos on the Web to give you an idea of the details, such few as there are on a modern sub! Don't forget 'Every submarine dives - at least once!' 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

HMS Dreadnought (S101) by Airtrooper Seaman   Posted: 4 days ago
I also posted this at MBM was was also hoping people here might be able to help... I'm trying to find ANY plans (but especially lines and body plans) for the RN's first nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnought (S101). The NMM charge a fortune IMO 😤 ,so not a viable option as I need to keep costs low. The Submarine Museum and the NMRN don't hold anything. 🤐 This has left me pretty much stuck! 😭 At this stage I'll be happy to find anything, even if it is lacking in detail! Perhaps someone out there can come to my aid please? For instance, does anyone know of any GA drawings published in books or magazines from any country around the globe? Many thanks in advance. Andy

HMS Triumph by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Another video from the sub-cam on HMS Triumph at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, Australia. A Scratchbuilt British Trafalgar class submarine using two engel piston tanks for the ballasting system.

USS Seahawk by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Its 24" long all tins n clocks, totally fictitious boat totally not to scale and the bow is unclipperyfied for a gato! but what the hell im using tinsmithery licence.

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by kiss it Petty Officer   Posted: 21 days ago
You do know that it's recommended to never swim or risk your life for a model boat? (I guess I really don't know how deep the water is?) Do what I do; take a fishing rod and reel out with you and a couple of plastic or rubber practice casting plugs, and you get to hone up your fishing skills to retrieve your boat safely. It's really an effective way to reach your model... of course, not really if your boat is now a submarine!... Doug Samrah :)

Civvy Contractors by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
No wonder this ones taking so long!

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Rats, then I guess I'll have to make my own! 🤔 Hmm! Tumty tumty tumty tum .... Heh! wadda ya know! It woiks, even with a heavy submarine 😉 Howdaya like my Easter Island tissue dispenser? Cheers Doug 😎

baking soda sub by BritVic Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago style='background-color:yellow;'>submarine Good luck! I can do 3D printing if tempted by whiskey ;)

Naval History - PQ17 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Sorry couldn't resist this - dry British humour at it's best😉 Extract from the history of PQ17, disastrous arctic convoy to Russia- 'The convoy was now entering the zone of the Barents Sea where enemy surface attack was most likely to happen. Lt. Beckley (P614), the senior Officer of one of the two British Submarines taking passage in the middle of the convoy, flashed to Senior Officer Escorts, "In the event of attack by enemy forces propose to remain on the surface." Commander Jack Broome in the destroyer H.M.S. Keppel (ever the humorist) promptly flashed back, "So do I!" ' A classic! Found while researching Flower Class corvettes - HMS Poppy.😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Tilgear by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hmmm! Are you sure he has more knowledge? Polyanthus has little or nothing to do with 'Pink' but Pinks belong to the Dianthus genus - Dianthus plumarius. Dianthus (K95) survived the war to be eventually scrapped in 1969. She was decommissioned and sold for civilian use after the war, and became the Norwegian buoy tender Thorslep. She was later used for whaling (which this type of hull was actually designed for!) before being scrapped in 1969. Builder: Henry Robb Ltd. Laid down: 31 October 1939 Launched: 9 July 1940 Commissioned: 17 March 1941 Out of service: May 1947 Fate: scrapped 1969 Polyanthus (K47) had less luck 🤔 Sunk while on escort duty with Convoy ON202 by German submarine U-952 on 21 September 1943, while trying to rescue the crew from the destroyer escort HMCS St. Croix, sunk earlier by U-305 . Doug 😎 Additional interesting info

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by AllenA Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Beautiful work Mactin. Reminded me that I had seen a series of articles in the Model Engineer January 1959 illustrating the build of an A Class submarine should you ever wish to put your engine to work.

Tinplate submarine motors more toys than models but I like em by marky Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
the fear of losing bodily parts was enough to keep us away ,changed days i remember him having bottles of meths and matches in the bedroom for the engine which powered a workshop with a small circular saw a power hammer and other potentialy lethal tools no health and safety in these halceon days ,next time i see him will have to ask what happened to it knowing him it will be up in his loft