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Amphibious Triumph Herald
« on: July 18, 2015, 08:05:23 PM »

At one of the Boat Shows someone sailed a superb  amphibious Triumph Herald.   Are there any plans available, please .  Not after any freebies.   Thanks,  Pete
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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 09:10:25 PM »


I'm sure it was featured in an article in Model Boats magazine....

Some photos for you.
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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2015, 09:18:33 PM »

Anyone done a sailing version like James May's on Top Gear.

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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2015, 09:24:45 PM »

The one featured in Model Boats magazine was Ashley Needham's Top Gear sailing Triumph Herald. It's shown in the show report: http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/model-engineer-exhibition-2014/21702 (red sails) and was featured in an earlier edition of the magazine and in the 2014 Special issue.

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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 09:27:17 PM »

Thanks for that Colin

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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 09:08:45 AM »

Martin, that`s the one.   I have the article on the yacht version, I really need info on transmission and steering.   Thanks, anyway to all.   Pete
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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 09:59:02 AM »

The original full size version of the red one is an Amphicar, a German made amphibious car, not just a converted Herald. Google to find more.

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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 01:08:30 PM »

The original full size version of the red one is an Amphicar, a German made amphibious car, not just a converted Herald. Google to find more.

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The Amphicar was a completely new body design which used the Herald's 1148 cc engine and elements of the suspension and transmission.  They apparently change hands these days for ridiculously high prices.  If I was going for an amphibious vehicle I'd build a Schimmwagen, WWII amphibious german jeep.  Mind you, I might end up on the front page of "The Sun"
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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 02:26:30 PM »

Martin, one of your photos showed the car on The GL. and Dist. stand. Have now got in touch with them.   Once again, many thanks.  Pete
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Re: Amphibious Triumph Herald
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2015, 02:59:24 PM »

They are doing an attraction at Downtown Disney in Florida where you can ride in an Amphicar - god knows why - like most 'hybrid' vehicles, they make a rubbish boat and a rubbish car, but people seem to be paying silly money for them.

I've seen a couple being restored - incredibly primitive suspension mechanicals from an old Mercedes with the Triumph engine mated to a modified Porsche 356 gearbox.

They rust like mad - more so if they have ever seen salt water!

I'd go for the Schwimmwagen replica.

You can get a replica body for VW mechanicals - http://www.schwimmwagenreplica.com/solutions.html

And http://www.kooblekar.com/schwimmwagen
 
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