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logoman

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Cruiser or warship?
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:56:44 PM »

Hello, I'm new here.
I'm planning the restoration of this little (37") live steam ship.
It may be modelled on no exact class of ship, it may be a specific ship, I don't know.
I thought it might be a C Class Light Cruiser, about 1915, but I'd like to find out what the Mahem people think.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/69998588@N00/sets/72157608026012325/
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logoman

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 05:45:46 PM »

pics on the Flickr link
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 05:49:54 PM »

Yes, it looks as if it might be loosely based on a C class as you say. End of WW1.

Colin
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farrow

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 02:25:36 PM »

With the shape of the bridge , funnels, hull shape and the guns try a destroyer of the G to I class pre WW2. Afraid it doers not remind me a C or D class WW1 cruiser at all, wrong funnels and bridge. Have fun with it anyway, it was some ones pride and joy on a local pond once, when imagination played a greater part than rivet counting of nowadays.
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logoman

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 02:44:12 PM »

thanks Rmasmaster, very helpful.
Do you have any idea what the two brass things on the deck either side of the bridge are?
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farrow

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 09:41:41 PM »

Sorry no idea at present?
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Jonty

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 11:57:09 PM »

  Looking at your model and some old books I have, I think it's just that in the days before proper scale fittings were available, people used whatever they could find at their local hardware shop.
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logoman

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Re: Cruiser or warship?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 09:36:04 AM »

I think you're right, the other fittings are odds and ends too.
Thanks for the help fellas, I'll keep you updated on the resotration.
In which forum should it go, Steam?
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