Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Hmshood on November 11, 2013, 12:30:12 pm

Title: Model Galleons
Post by: Hmshood on November 11, 2013, 12:30:12 pm
I was reviewing a Marine Modelling magazine recently and stumbled across an article regarding some model Galleons that were used in a demonstration in the Bath Spa and this has sparked an interest in building one. I have recently been working on one from Mamoli (1:150 scale) which I am disappointed with in terms of the quality of the parts (none fitted without major surgery and the suppliers were very indifferent on my comments) and looking to build a larger one with the ability to match the propulsion system and steering of those used in Bath. Does anyone have details of the construction/propulsion systems used (I believe it must be and electric motor) and stabilisation as the keel is pretty much none existent and the model may well have a tendency to keel over when turning.
Title: Re: Model Galleons
Post by: BJH on November 11, 2013, 01:06:57 pm

If you Google "Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team" you should be able to find out some details. I have seen them a number of times at the Alford Show and they are indeed electrically driven and have large drop keels fitted to them