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Bustler class tug by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Marky, Your interest in the Bustler design is correct. I have a relatively basic model of this class of vessel, built my late father and it is a superb runner. Earlier on this year, my partner Maggie spent some time in Liverpool for the Tall Ships rage. We found this example in the Royal Albert dock dry dock. It has been painted in a WW1 dazzle camouflage and modified to serve as a pilot boat.

#HMVS CERBERUS by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HMVS CERBERUS story on ABANDONED ENGINEERING now. World's first turret armed battleship. Also the wooden hulled steamers built in WW11 .Never used then burned out and sunk to form a nature reef in the Potomac River, U.S.A.

Help by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Martin, Damon is in Basingstoke. He is trying to build a 6foot model of HMS Lion, the WW1 battlecruiser. He has some difficulty I'm afraid. Here is his first plea for help from a year ago. " Help Me Please by Damon Lieutenant Posted: 1 year ago I have a rather expensive dilemma and am really hoping that somebody might be willing to help me please…I have a £100, HMS Lion hull and £200, driving gear made specifically for this ship. I used to make RC Ships with a close friend, but he passed away beginning of this year. The problem I have is I was in a road accident a long time ago and as a result I damaged my brain, fracturing my skull. My friend use to be my memory for me explaining what has/had to be done because I forget after a very short while. I am not asking you to pay anything, it was our ship, his uncle or something served on her just after Jutland and Bill wanted to make as much as he could, this is now I want to make as much, I realise that I am asking a lot, but I’m not that bad and it might be fun, I’ve already built 4, ships with Bill, if you’d like a chat my email is hazelldamon2@googlemail.com or leave a message here I’ll then give you phone numbers…Thank you Damon😁 PS. After all the above I forgot to mention where I'm located, sorry...I live in Basingstoke, Hampshire I apologise for not replying folks but I'm afraid this is part of my problem, I forgot I'd placed the request & I now need to remember how to reply to each response 07706,439865 this is my mobile...thanks, sorry I have plans of HMS Lion, but there isn't any measurements on the plans, I've tried converting the plan to the size of the hull I have, it's about 6ft in length" A sad tale but Damon seems to be doing his best to get through. Wish I was close enough to Basingstoke to be able to lend a hand 🤔 Basically he needs someone to be his memory and guide. Best regards, Doug

explorer by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
I sold an EXPLORER steam boat kit to my mate Bob and look how he painted it !!!! He intends to call it HUMBUG .....and i wonder why !!! I think he is fitting a WW1 gun to the front of it soon. My red and white boat is far more refined dont you think !! Video taken at TILFORD rural life center Easter Saturday ......an annual toy steam up. Les Breame

2 Unknowns by SelwynWilliams Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Two models seen at the Plymouth Gin Factory in the Barbican. Whilst there I had to sample the product and chose the Plymouth Navy Gin, which is gunpowder proof at over 57% and like drinking a single malt compared to a blend. Recommended. We were in Plymouth for the IMASS shipwreck conference the next day, which ranged from Byzantine to WW1 Naval shipwrecks, including HMS Hampshire and HMS Vanguard.

Help Me Please by Damon Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi there Thanks for the question, It was the Lion from WW1, had a gun cover blown off at Jutland, was the flag ship to that dick head Beatty, who got those ships & men blown through his incompetency during Jutland. Do you know the one, she was built 1912-1914, was flag ship throughout WW1, was scraped I think 1920-21?

HSRL 2507 by scout13 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 7/10] 35" HSRL 2507 Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Geared to a 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through mtronics 20amp ESC - Comments: credited with the most northerly rescue during WW11 the picture is in ti's D Day colours

HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Yes mine is the steam picket boat as used on capital ships at the beginning of the last century. You nedd one from the post ww11 period

PT109 by Lauriem Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Seaman Blucher - shouldn't that be Admiral? Are you named after Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher of WW1 warship fame? Anyway, thanks for your comments, although my intention was never to put anyone off building these boats. I have looked at other peoples PT109s and seem to recognised the same stability problems that mine exhibits. Mine can look quite alarming when turning to starboard - I can't help thinking it's going to 'dig in' and submarine, even after the turn signal is cancelled. I have to admit that I probably installed the rudder a few degees off vertical - not much really, about 3-4 degrees - and wondered if it was that. I should get around to straightening it up one day. I have tried multiples of lower batteries and more ballast up front or at the stern but nothing has improved it. The boat isn't plastic, it's plywood and you can see its very robust construction on the build blog I did for it on this site. Your idea of a false keel or keels might work but seems very drastic when you think how many of these kits have been made, and presumably they don't suffer from the same stability problems that mine does. At least I haven't heard of it if they do. I have also thought about fitting trim tabs which I expect will fight any tendency to roll the boat at speed. Obviously more work is needed but my Perkasa works so well the PT109 is on the shelf for the moment!

stanchions by Ballast Captain   Posted: 3 years ago
He was certainly a character and a hard task master, he served in the Gloucester Regiment in WW1 he was a sniper. but apparently when he came home from war he never talked about it like so many others. when I was little he used to use his "tommy hard hat" to dip in the water butt to water the plants and cut his trench boots down for gardening. He spent some of his service in Ypres and they had it rough there , I have only learned how bad since my dad died and I came into possession of my Granddads "small book" and diary, his time and his muckers was horrendous. As you say though, he was a character !!! They don't build them like that anymore !!! Hard as nails !!! But very pationate about life.

Interwar cargo ship - lines plan by Trillium Captain   Posted: 3 years ago
Does anyone have the lines plan for a twin-screw cargo steamer built between WW1 and WW2? I'm looking to build a model of Canadian Pacific's "Beaverford" 1928. NMM have copies of Barclay Curle's GA drawings, but the lines plan Is In too poor a condition to copy. Need something similar. Roy

two boys ex wandering star by rkretchmar Seaman   Posted: 4 years ago
What Is the length of this model? I am still engaged In flying scale WW1 airplanes at 83, but I can see me getting back to my Bristol Pilot Cutter and Clyde Puffer.

HMS Belfast WW11 Cruiser by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 4/10] 30" HMS Belfast WW11 Cruiser Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Built back In the early nineties, based on an Airfix 600th scale kit, but for reason unknown, timed my measurements by 2.5 Instead of triple them. So at the time thought to small for RC, still had a free sail In now defunct boating lake, In Stamford Park, Ashton-u-Lyne, found her to be very stable for her size. Recently bought her out of "retirement" and busy getting her set up for sailing with micro servos, electronic speed controll and 2.4GHz RC. This picture was taken In small garden pond on a old SLR manual focus camera.

Assurance classs WW11 Tug by DenisePT109 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Another part done which Is the engine room cover and the rear hold, hope to have a fine day to be able to spray all the sections (Some hope LOL)

super structure by big-stig Seaman   Posted: 5 years ago
hi just bought a rc model of a vosper mgb boat from ww112 I think,any how I think that the superstructure Is not as It would appear on some of the photo's I have seen on some web sites' of this mgb so my question Is 1 how would I go about making a new superstucture that would be like the propper boat,as I would like to keep the hull. 2 how do you go about finding the scale size,the length of the hull Is 47 Inch's any help would be appreciated thank you