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andywright

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Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« on: December 23, 2006, 05:17:01 PM »

Looking for a modern ships wheel, to suit my 1/32 scale Battler built on Mobile Marine Models Damen 1906 hull, any one any ideas. This is for the variety without spokes on the outside of the rim.
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006, 08:32:42 PM »

I 'modified' a speedboat steering wheel for my Sentinel 1:40 from SHG Marine. It's about 3/4 inch (19mm) which would give a 24" wheel at 1:32. Basically I just used the round wheel having removed the 3 spokes and hub. Made up a new hub and 4 spokes from plastic tube and rod. Finally painted the original orange with aluminium.

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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2006, 11:19:42 AM »

Not sure what diameter you're looking for. This one on e-bay would be easy to modify if its the right size.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Model-Boat-Fittings-Ships-Wheel_W0QQitemZ120067879902QQihZ002QQcategoryZ2564QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem - or item no 120067879902   

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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2006, 11:33:44 AM »

What diameter wheel are you after.

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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2006, 10:25:34 PM »

Barriew
thanks for that, item bought
Andy
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007, 07:08:50 PM »

I don't know what you call modern but most modern ships don't have a wheel.
They steer with a lever.
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2007, 08:00:24 PM »

Just got off a 3 month old tug with a wheel.
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007, 08:13:38 PM »

I don't know what you call modern but most modern ships don't have a wheel.
They steer with a lever.

Adam suggest you look at following web site.

http://www.lightshipman.co.uk/

Richard ;)
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2007, 09:52:30 PM »

I work on a modern ship and have done all my life. 

I can assure you all the ships I have been on do have a ships wheel although, of course, they are somewhat different to the traditional wheel.  I suspect that some small vessels such as tugs may not have anymore but I would still expect it to be a preferred method of steering.

If there is any interest here I could take a picture of the wheel for your reference.

Interesting site Richard, I was a Manchester Liners Engineering Cadet from '75 to '79
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2007, 10:47:38 PM »

It's andywright's web site Bunkerbarge.

Richard ;)
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2007, 09:25:22 AM »

I realised when I had a look around again later.

Many thanks.
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Re: Modern Type Ships Wheel.
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2007, 08:24:08 PM »

I don't know what you call modern but most modern ships don't have a wheel.
They steer with a lever.

I wrote most modern ships, not all ships
There are always some old fashioned shipowners who stick to a wheel ;)
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