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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: nelsona on March 30, 2011, 04:42:01 PM

Title: Darnell U47
Post by: nelsona on March 30, 2011, 04:42:01 PM
Wouls anyone care to advise as to the length of the Darnell U47? Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: Sub driver on March 30, 2011, 05:03:04 PM
Hi,

From memory I think its around the 60 inch mark in length and about 4 inch beam minus the saddle tank area, but don't know the exact sizes.

Hope its of use
Regards Sub.
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: Subsonic Mike on March 30, 2011, 05:10:25 PM
What this Darnell
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26057.0
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: Patrick Henry on March 30, 2011, 06:05:22 PM
I think you'll find that the original Darnell U-47 was a bit shorter and bit wider that the later U-570 was...not much, only a couple of inches or so in length, and maybe an inch wider in the beam.

A nice boat though, well worth buying if you find a good one.
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: nelsona on March 30, 2011, 08:34:44 PM
Thanks for the replies, a further question, would it be worth making a brass deck and tower for this model (U47) or just go with the mouldings?
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: Sub driver on March 30, 2011, 08:49:19 PM
a brass deck and brass tower would add top weight and make it unstable unless you use thin brass
 sheet or use etched sheet  and are quite skilled in brass work and keep things relatively light. you can buy some very detailed resin towers these days from various companies that will transform the model inc a brass deck too
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: nelsona on April 01, 2011, 10:01:46 AM
Thanks Sub Diver, Could you name any of the firms who make the sid parts? I have taken possession of a Darnell hull,but it needs a lot of work!
Title: Re: Darnell U47
Post by: Sub driver on April 03, 2011, 11:27:22 PM
Sure no problems.

www.dream-arts.de

A German site but also in English very good parts and resin towers etc worth a look.

Also Accuate Armour from Scotland do a resin tower for the Type V11 U-boat.    www.accurate-armour.com

click on products then naval then submarines.

www.engel-modellbau.de

 again a German site very good.

Hope there of use.
regards Sub.