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    Coal Barge the "Elizabeth"
    Another scratch-built boat The Elizabeth, the barge scale is 1/16 = 52" x 6Β½" motor is a Decaperm 6v geared. Built from photos and no plans, the barge has two interchangeable cargo holds. One is a typical tarpaulin-covered and the other showing off its load of hand-ball coal plus some timber upfront. Slightly cheating I installed a homemade bow-thruster using a car screen washer motor which pumps water out either side. In fact so effective it will turn in its own length. For stability, the barge is flat bottomed.
    MTB
    Scratch built from photographs. The forward gun traverses via a servo and the searchlights are bright LEDs (4Β½v). Also a homemade "whoop" sound system.
    MV Gladys B.
    Scratch built from photographs, power is a Decaperm 6 volt.
    Pride of Suffolk
    A conversion deck from Ro-Ro to container.
    USCG EAGLE
    Another of my scratch-built ships (no plans) Runs on two-channel 6v
    Pride of Suffolk
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    1 month ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Some photos here if they help.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    1 month ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I only build from photographs, just three normally "bow, side & stern" providing I have the true L x B of the vessel. Just using a pencil/ruler I scale to what size I want, obviously, a computer and printer are needed and some maths or a calculator. I don't bother with a full plan.
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    πŸ“ Slapton Sands
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Incidentally, if you have read Ken Smalls magnificent book then this book "The Magic Army" by Leslie Thomas is well worth a read. The Magic Army is vintage Leslie Thomas. Charming, funny and imbued with warmth, he writes about the events leading up to that fateful day with his trademark compassion. A must for all fans of Leslie Thomas.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: WPB 110 Island Class
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    Mine is totally scratch built Bruce as normal with my other boats no plans. I got in touch with the USCG in Florida and they kindly sent me the photos so I could work out what size model I wanted to construct. I have the habit of building "big". The radio/radar mast is made from wire coat-hangers and parts of the crane and stern rail also from plastic c/hangers. Mostly built from various thickness of plastic sheet, a cheap vessel to make.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: USCG EAGLE
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    Sorry for the delay and yes the sails are furled. A better view is on these two pictures.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: USCG EAGLE
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The USCG Eagle was built as the German sail training ship Horst Wessel in 1936 and seized as war booty by the U.S.A.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: WPB 110 Island Class
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nicely done Inkoust, here is one I constructed a few years ago. Length is 142 cm. Power is 2 Ford Fiesta car heater motors 12v or 6 v salvaged from a scrapyard running on two props. If on 12 volts the speed is much too fast. Both radars work one being halfway up the mast. The scale is 1/23.
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    πŸ“ Coal Barge the "Elizabeth"
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Another scratch-built boat The Elizabeth, the barge scale is 1/16 = 52" x 6Β½" motor is a Decaperm 6v geared. Built from photos and no plans, the barge has two interchangeable cargo holds. One is a typical tarpaulin-covered and the other showing off its load of hand-ball coal plus some timber upfront. Slightly cheating I installed a homemade bow-thruster using a car screen washer motor which pumps water out either side. In fact so effective it will turn in its own length. For stability, the barge is flat bottomed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 'FAIRACRE' BROADS CRUISER (BATES LOOK ALIKE) RESTORATION
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just found the plan for the Fairacre ll. Thought it was five bob, but it was five & a tanner
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 'FAIRACRE' BROADS CRUISER (BATES LOOK ALIKE) RESTORATION
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nicely done, I made the Fairacre ll, around 1970, the only boat plan I ever purchased (5/-) five bob. Still have the plan, here's mine but with my centre cabin conversion, the photo is dated 1977c. The motor was a Decaperm Geared and Macgregor MR200 transmitter, single-channel (Deac). Still have the hull!
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    πŸ“ Slapton Sands
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I met Ken Small by his Sherman Memorial and after signing my book we had a good natter. I could tell instantly what a lovely natured man he was, and we talked for quite a while. It beggars belief the cock-ups in his book. The Schnell boat commander was eventually traced (not sure when now) and shocked at the carnage and loss of life.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Gladys B.
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The vertical wood was only used in that way as I had used all my scrap wood and did not have enough to "bread and butter"/layer. The top /gunwale layer was normally a wider piece, incidentally, most of my boats have bulkheads just at bow & stern and the rest being frames. Take a look at this Tug I made again just scrap wood but layered. The scale is 1/32 @ 46"x 11" The twin homemade Kort nozzles give out a huge amount of power, 6 or 12 volts. The only downside with my construction ways is lots of elbow grease needed for the sanding. Insides are fiberglassed but just with the resin only. Around 50 LEDs are used on the tug, some bright and some slightly toned-down using resistors. As with my other boats, I saw a photo of a tug which I liked, obtained the bow,stern and side photos plus L x B and worked from there.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Gladys B.
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you, out of "My Fleet" she is the favourite. 99% of her is from my shed with very little purchased, (piano wire, propeller) The prop shaft is remnants of a car aerial. Here she is in a very early raw state, I just could not throw away scrap wood. The superstructure is a thin plastic sheet of which I like using.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MTB
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As for the sound system, I designed it myself and the Whoop, whoop comes via a miniature stereo amp using either one or two speakers. The bigger ships have a more powerful amp and horn. This video clip is me testing and apologies for the shaky film as I had the transmitter in one hand and camera in the other. I really like the echo in part of the clip. Baz.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MTB
    3 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I do have some photos somewhere in the bowels of this computer, Roy, but they are not in my boat folders? The hull is actually a Thames Cabin Cruiser I built in the '70s (enclosed is a photo of it) as for the MTB superstructure it is constructed from a very thin plastic sheet, which I also incorporate in my other vessels but different gauges for those. The four torpedo tubes are again just plastic tubes I came across. Baz.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A converted cheap folding lightweight golf trolly Rick. I made a spare boat stand and bolted it to the frame.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Correct Doug, I read somewhere a few years ago all six had structural faults and had gone to the bottom, obviously not as, on checking the remaining four were scrapped in later years. Not being political I have respect for John Prescott for finally getting the truth of the cause for the families. Baz.
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    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes, it was tragic the loss, 42 crew two wives and ships dog. Somewhere off the Sea of Japan, hove to in a typhoon. I saw the programme but remember it clearly in 1980. Do belive six ships were constructed of the same design and not sure if all were lost.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Derbyshire II
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The (My) Derbyshire had three interchangeable decks; Oil, Bulk cargo and container. each deck was 48"
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This one was 72" x 13" Beam, named her the Derbyshire II in memory of the Derbyshire, lost in 1980 with all hands. Again scratch-built.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    58" x 8Β½ Beam, scale roughly 1/115
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Gladys B.
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you.
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    πŸ“ MTB
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Scratch built from photographs. The forward gun traverses via a servo and the searchlights are bright LEDs (4Β½v). Also a homemade "whoop" sound system.
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    πŸ“ MV Gladys B.
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Scratch built from photographs, power is a Decaperm 6 volt.
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    πŸ“ Pride of Suffolk
    4 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A conversion deck from Ro-Ro to container.
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    πŸ“ USCG EAGLE
    10 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Another of my scratch-built ships (no plans) Runs on two-channel 6v
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    10 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The scale is 1:118 or for ease of working out 1:120 (50 inches x 8Β½) Twin rudders and propellers, 2 x 550 motors, homemade 2 x radars, bow thruster and horn sound system. running on either 6 or 12-volt. New lighting LED's are 3-volt and total 36. The only plans I draw are the ships frames. The superstructure is quite easy to make to the scale by simply using a ruler and a good quality photograph. The bow is Bread & Butter and the rest is ply with a plastic outer covering. A lot of scrap wood is used in all my ships. Runs on four-channel.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    10 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you, I sailed on the ship many times and P & O kindly gave me the LxB and also side, bow and stern photographs. I will put some construction pictures on and scale later. I have just changed all the lighting (Grain of Wheat bulbs) to LED's much better. All my boats have been built in the same way with no plans, I'll put them on, again later. A winter project I did to pass the time was a container deck for the Suffolk although not a container ship she did have a few on but close to the superstructure. Here's a photo of my version.
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    πŸ“ Pride of Suffolk
    10 months ago by Shipyard Baz ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Scratch built using no plans
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