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    ๐Ÿ“ I gauge ships crew
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ robc_wa ( Recruit)
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    G Scale garden railways are modeled to a scale around 1:24. There are heaps of plastic figures available on ebay and similar which could be customized with filler etc. 1:24 is also a dolls house scale. a 6ft person at 1:24 would be equivalent to someone of 5' 6" at 1:22 , quite within the span of normal humans. Cheers, Rob

    ๐Ÿ“ Hello and some initial questions
    8 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ robc_wa ( Recruit)
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    Hello. I have recently joined the forum since I cane across it when trying to find out some info about the Aerokits\KielCraft RAF Crash Tender model.
    Something just less than 50 years ago I started building the 34.5 inch model, and never finished it. I even had an electric motor ready, a beautiful thing with an open frame, all red enamel and shiny metal, don't know what happened to it. Any way on a trip back to the UK to vist my parents ( who still live in the house they did then ) I removed the hull from the top of a cupboard in Dad's, fortunately very large, garage. Boxed it up and brought it back to Australia with me. I hope that now I am retired I may be able to finish it. I probably have rather better financial resources that I did then and will be able to afford radio control now. My main hobby is SM32 garden railways and I am amazed at how much easier RC is now than it was in the 60's. I seem to recall you needed a licence back then.
    I may not be able to started on it right a way since I am supposed to be getting the house ready to put on the market, but I thought I would start asking a few questions, if you good people don't mind

    Firstly, there seems to be no mention of marine Internal combustion engines on the forum. Is that deliberate or are they just out of fashion. I believe the Crash Tender was specified for up to 3.5 cc (I could not afford that hence the electric motor)

    Secondly, I seem to have built some parts out of balsa (one side of the foredeck and a few other bits). I must replace those with ply. Do we just use standard birch ply like the aero modellers and (large scale railway modellers !) or is there a special marine version.

    Thirdly, How can I get hold of a set of plans and instructions? I saw some on Ebay a few weeks ago but didn't buy them since I presumed this was someone who was printing on demand and they would always be available. I have since discovered differently.

    I think that is enough for now. Thanks in advance.
    I attach a photo of the vessel in her current state.


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