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BlueWotsit

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Scale Brig - what value
« on: September 25, 2006, 09:54:09 AM »

I've recently aquired the following ship, and I am undecided as to whether to keep her for future use or to resell on and concentrate on my pilot cutters. Anyone have any thoughts on what a reasonable valuation would be for her.

The details are:

She is a 1:32 scale model of the brig "Belle Of The Clyde", which was built in 1865 and wrecked in 1874.

The hull is G.R.P. and the the 10 spars are swung by two independent winches.

There is also a motor connected to a small propeller. The motor control is connected by a servo which gives on/off and forward / reverse via microswitches and a relay.

A further servo controls the rudder.

Overall appx dimensions; height 950mm. Length 1450mm, Width 280mm.
Weight approx 13.5kg.

Masses of intricate detail, this ship was obviously crafted by an experienced builder as there is so much attention to detail.

Looking at it, I would think that with the addition of batteries and radio control it should be able to sail as is, with only possibly a bit of ballast adjustment as you would expect to trim her off. Obviously at least a four channel radio system is needed to cater for the two winches, motor and rudder controls.

For the true perfectionist you could always add even more sails.

I also have in my possession original plans and miscellaneous other information which is very interesting reading.
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2006, 01:42:25 PM »

Just going by the photos it looks to good to sell, If it was mine I would be keeping it, it would not take up that much room...




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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2006, 05:10:47 PM »

thats not what the wife said, when I turned up with yet another boat    ;D

Seriously though some of the attention to detail is incredible and whatever I do with the boat Im going to closely photograph some of the things for future knowledge
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2006, 01:09:09 PM »

A local guy who builds cutters and similar saw the boat yesterday and reckons its worth at least 450 - thats a nice surprise - the dilemna now is whether to sale or not (without influence from the wife)
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 09:21:38 AM »

Now listed on ebay at a silly price !

Item 260037592063
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006, 11:13:22 AM »

I now have this ship. She really is smart. Whoever built her was no amature like me. If anyone out there has any idea when she was made ,by whom and was she built from a kit etc I would be most grateful. Many thanks
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 02:28:32 PM »

Now that you have that ship, perhaps you can help me out learning where to find kits or plans for that kind of ship and how to sail it.  Got a little time?
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2007, 02:25:45 PM »

Here you go: Steel, Chapman & Hutchinson, Ltd:

http://www.modelsailingships.com/index.html

Great website if you are interested in scale sail.

Chuck

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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007, 04:37:45 PM »

Here you go: Steel, Chapman & Hutchinson, Ltd:

http://www.modelsailingships.com/index.html

Great website if you are interested in scale sail.

Chuck



And got loadsa money.

I would love any of them
My favourite it the Prince N, or maybe HMS Surprise,
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Re: Scale Brig - what value
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007, 12:37:27 AM »

Yes, those kits don't come cheap!  :o :o :o :o

But then I like to think that everything is relative.  I tell my wife that my hobby is still MUCH cheaper than keeping an er ni over at Gubai's Mandarin Garden!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Chuck
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