Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: boathound on April 20, 2017, 06:05:21 pm

Title: China building Titanic
Post by: boathound on April 20, 2017, 06:05:21 pm

Not just a story, they have actually reached the tank top!




http://french.china.org.cn/china/txt/2017-04/14/content_40621373.htm

Yep, everything really is made in China these days! %%







Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: grasshopper on April 20, 2017, 09:50:00 pm
Easier to understand....


http://www.china.org.cn/travel/Wild_Sichuan/2016-12/05/content_39834122_2.htm
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: dougal99 on April 20, 2017, 10:06:08 pm
Who is going to build the iceberg?  {-)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: T33cno on April 20, 2017, 10:10:08 pm
same old same old  cheap steel again  {-) {-) it will end in  <:(
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on April 20, 2017, 11:31:54 pm
Who is going to build the iceberg?  {-)

 :o  :o  :o

Global warming has eliminated them, the Titanic was before her time. %) %) %)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: imsinking on April 21, 2017, 12:06:01 am
Who is going to build the iceberg?  {-)
Donald Trump ? ?
Bill
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: BFSMP on April 21, 2017, 01:10:37 am

Donald Trump ? ?
Bill


Well , he had no luck building that wall of his............I suppose the next best thing would be an iceberg %%


Jim.
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: furball on April 21, 2017, 06:21:39 am
Is this Clive Palmer's Titanic II?


Lance
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: Plastic - RIP on April 21, 2017, 06:33:40 am
They've been running these Titanic stories for at least 20 years - none have ever materialised - most are investment scams where they make elaborate plans, animations, pretty pictures and even lay down a bit of cheap steel - all to get international investors to hand over buckets of cash - before the company disappears with their money.

I'll be VERY surprised if this ever gets finished or sees water or ever sees a customer.
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 21, 2017, 06:50:46 am
Is this Clive Palmer's Titanic II?


Lance
No
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: furball on April 21, 2017, 07:06:22 am
Ah. Not sea going, it will be permanently moored on the river (that'll teach me to read the first page in the article).

Lance
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: ringmaster51146 on June 09, 2018, 08:36:03 pm
Don't worry about the Donald, he will get the wall built.
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 09, 2018, 09:46:42 pm

slowly being built.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC_pkWdXoAMs_q5.jpg:large
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: Neil on June 10, 2018, 12:23:12 am
slowly being built.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC_pkWdXoAMs_q5.jpg:large (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC_pkWdXoAMs_q5.jpg:large)



but it's not riveted... %% {:-{ <:( {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: tigertiger on June 10, 2018, 02:54:17 am

but it's not riveted... %% {:-{ <:( {-) {-) {-)
 


They will glue those on afterwards. ;)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: Arrow5 on June 10, 2018, 08:00:52 am
 


They will glue those on afterwards. ;)
   which will lead to a world shortage of ping-pong ball halves %)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: ballastanksian on June 10, 2018, 12:19:00 pm
   which will lead to a world shortage of ping-pong ball halves %)



And blind Muppets  <:(
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: hama on June 10, 2018, 06:53:03 pm

And blind Muppets  <:(


 {-)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on June 11, 2018, 12:06:58 am

 :o :o :o


Oh my goodness imagine the anxiety  O0 O0


 of the rivet counters awaiting to get on with counting them %) %) %)
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: Positive on August 16, 2018, 10:31:00 am
I have been following this project since it began.    I have no strong feelings either way why it should, or should not be built - but I do find it interesting.   One thing I have noticed is that they seem to be stalling on building the counter stern.    To me, how that turns out will indicate whether they are going to make a hash of it.    If they get that right, they will probably get the rest right as well.  There doesn't seem to have been much progress in the past few months!Bob
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: tigertiger on August 16, 2018, 11:33:21 am
It is highly likely that they have cash flow issues. There have been a number of grand projects that have stalled since President Xi started his anti-corruption drive.
Title: Re: China building Titanic
Post by: john44 on August 16, 2018, 02:04:46 pm
They probably forgot to add the rivets to the plug before they made the hull moulding {-)


John