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scott

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HMS Warspite
« on: October 09, 2010, 09:39:55 PM »

hi ive just purchased a hull and plans forhms warspite 1/128 scale 60 inches long with a nine inch beam i wonder if anyone has any info for best motors to use on the 4 propshafts size of props etc. also any info on the actual vessel would be great thanks scott. heres a few pics





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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 09:46:23 PM »

Ross Watton's book is a mine of information with lots of detail drawings.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Battleship-Warspite-Anatomy-Ship/dp/0851779212

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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 09:58:50 PM »

The Fleetscale website has information about the running gear of this model or ones similar:

http://www.fleetscale.co.uk/system/index.htm

Motors:http://www.fleetscale.co.uk/system/index.htm

It will depend if you are going to run her on scale props.

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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 10:30:13 AM »

We would recommend a 555 on 12v on each shaft regardless of the props used. Plenty of torque at scale speed, low amps.

The correct url is : http://www.fleetscale.co.uk/pages/hullkits/warspite/warspite.htm

This will take you straight to the page.

Motors available under "products"  > then "components"
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 03:04:13 PM »

Warspite had a long distinguished career spanning both wars, and was much modified between the wars.

What stage of her career are you going for?

Looking forward to watching this build, Warspite is one of my favorite ships.
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Re: HMS Warspite
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 03:21:00 PM »

There are three main periods - WW1, without the torpedo bulges, so that's out (and she's perhaps a bit "empty" and "functional" during that period), the Jazz-Age-Refit <tm> with the trunked funnels and looks to die for, and then the famous - but maybe done too many times - WWII layout with the block o' flats bridgework.

I know which I'd go for!  :-))

Here's a brilliant build of Barham in a similar layout.

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