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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: rsm on December 07, 2009, 10:43:25 PM

Title: Sheerline Trafalgar
Post by: rsm on December 07, 2009, 10:43:25 PM
This is my Sheerline Trafalgar rescued from ebay. The first owner had made a start on her but not made a very good job, so I disassembled it, stripped the paint off and then rebuilt it, added some detail and repainted her. She is not to the same standard as some of the Trafalgars I have seen but I'm proud of her.  :-)
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Post by: gyronuts on December 07, 2009, 11:36:27 PM
good effort I am about to do the same thing with an Ohio. Bill
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 08, 2009, 04:05:13 AM
EXCELLENT photos!
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Post by: 6705russell on December 08, 2009, 06:43:48 AM
Excellent work  :-))

I think  Sheerline subs are the best that money can buy.

Russ
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Post by: sheerline on December 08, 2009, 09:23:35 AM
Russ, you old smoothie!!   :embarrassed: She looks fine Russ but if you want to make her look a little more consistant internally, whip the dive unit out and aim a can of satin black car paint at it, that will take the 'just put together look' away . Provided all the bits are in the right place within the hull and the unit is watertight, she will still perform just the same.
Title: Re: Sheerline Trafalgar
Post by: sheerline on December 08, 2009, 09:30:13 AM
RSM, you may be interested in one or two small mods to your boat, I have incorporated these on the later mk2 kit, pm me if you are interested.
Chris
Title: Re: Sheerline Trafalgar
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 08, 2009, 02:15:56 PM

Mod 1: The propeller now goes on the front.
Mod 2: Fit live warheads.




.... is that me off your Christmas card list then Chris?  %)
Title: Re: Sheerline Trafalgar
Post by: 6705russell on December 08, 2009, 03:45:56 PM
Russ, you old smoothie!!   :embarrassed: She looks fine Russ but if you want to make her look a little more consistant internally, whip the dive unit out and aim a can of satin black car paint at it, that will take the 'just put together look' away . Provided all the bits are in the right place within the hull and the unit is watertight, she will still perform just the same.

No problem Chris, only buttering you up because i am getting close to ordering some gear off you for my Victor sub...  :-))

Russ
Title: Re: Sheerline Trafalgar
Post by: Circlip on December 08, 2009, 04:51:18 PM
Look and weep, the full sized one has just been Junked.

  Regards  Ian
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Post by: sheerline on December 08, 2009, 05:39:12 PM
Prop on the front eh Martin? Anything to oblige, but do tell me if you want that with or without the Kort nozzle before you order it. I think such a mod may seriously affect the re-sale value a little though.... {-)

I knew you were up to something Russ! :P
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Post by: Turbulent on December 09, 2009, 08:08:17 PM
Like the Paintwork, nicely dulled down, you'll love sailing this boat, especially if you've got the batteries in the keel.