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David Hale

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What's this?
« on: June 09, 2009, 11:51:35 PM »

This picture appears on the slide show for the Wicksteed Park meeting - but what is it?  It's driving me nuts!

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Re: What's this?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 10:52:12 PM »

It appears to be a model boat.  O0 O0
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Re: What's this?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 08:14:40 AM »

Its Greek
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Re: What's this? - Gunboat Ambrakia
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 08:28:59 AM »


 Gunboat Ambrakia (AMBPAKIA)  at 1:36 built by Tony H.


"Hello All,

Ambrakia was one of a pair of gunboats, built in 1881 at the Thames Iron Works, for the Greek government. Originally named Spetse sehe was renamed when the Greeks decided to re-use her original name for something bigger!
I was looking to build something for steam power and so something about 4ft long with a displacement of about 20lbs (The steam plant is about 10lbs).

The photo in Janes or Conway didn't show a lot apart from a big gun with a dome above BUT I managed to get a copy of a postcard from Piraeus Naval Museum which showed the (possibly) builders model and I was sold. Further photos from Sig. Aldo Fraccaroli, a rough drawing from Brasseys and some very dubious drawings from Romania followed and you see what I think is an attractive vessel.

As noted above, she's 1:36, weighs just short of 20lbs and is powered with a John Hemmens Richmond twin engine and boiler. The hull splits on the waterline and the only major problem was the link to the rudder which had to be split with a 'T' bar arrangement for control.

TonyH"   -  http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=42381

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=684.msg4687#msg4687

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17021.msg170456#msg170456



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David Hale

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Re: What's this?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 09:50:40 PM »

Thanks for the info chaps!
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