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British S-class Submarine by Bryan-the-pirate Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
where is the hayling lake? great lookng sub too

Prop Shaft Grease by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
I tried a few different grades of oil and found that if the inside end of the prop tube is close to or below the waterline then some water always seemed to enter the boat, as well as leaving an oil slick in the lake. You also need an oiler tube. Light grade marine grease - whilst offering some friction initially soon eases off on the friction (via a quick run-in), whilst offering a good seal. I have ships, patrol boats and submarines and they all have marine grease. I re-grease the prop tubes/shafts once a year for the frequently used models and others once every few years. I also tried Lithium grease, but it always remains sticky and so does the friction load. In most cases this is great grease except for prop shafts. Choose what ever you are happy with.

Letting off Steam by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
I really havnt got a clue where Im going with this! its not even clockwork..... or a submarine! www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

Voltage step down by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Agreed Dave👍 A 10 cell NiMH would be my solution, or depending on type of boat; size, weight, performance demands, motor current etc possibly a 12V SLA or 2 x 6V SLA. I use the latter very happily in my 140cm destroyer and 100cm submarine and can tap off 6V for various low current ancillary functions. Will also do the same with my Graf Spee and Belfast refits - provides useful ballast as well 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Too Good To Be True! by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Avast mateys, Old tin is not the most versatile material to work with so experimenting with forming this unbendy stuff is 90% of the job.Whilst tinkering with hull forms,Ive come up with this experimental hull albeit in the early stages. What if there was a hull that could be a ship,motor boat,yacht or even a submarine??? I leave myself wide open to ridicule most of the time! www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

K Class Submarines by mactin Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months 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 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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. www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by kiss it Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months ago
No wonder this ones taking so long! www.mclarenclockworksubmarines.com

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months 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 😎