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Miniature MacBryanes Ferry LOCHEARN, 1930
« on: November 20, 2011, 04:24:49 PM »

Latest completion.    6 1/2 inches long!     Scratchbuilt.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 04:48:52 PM »

Another masterpiece, beautiful.  :-))   Do you put them in glass cases?
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 06:45:37 PM »

Locking great!

How did you do the water?
My grandfather used putty some 50 years ago, still looking fine. But the models where somewhat bigger abt 50cm in length.

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Re: Miniature MacBryanes Ferry LOCHEARN, 1930
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 07:08:50 PM »

Thanks,

Harald, that looks like the POTOSI - five-masted barque!

I put them in acrylic cases these days, glass is too fragile and modern acrylic is much clearer than glass.

Until recently, I made the seas from painted plasticine, but this one is made from painted polystyrene foam and looks much better.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 09:21:04 PM »

wow thats incedible detail. do you suppose something like this could be made rc?
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Re: Miniature MacBryanes Ferry LOCHEARN, 1930
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 06:12:33 AM »

I don't suppose so as it's only 6 1/2 inches long.    But a large one would be OK.

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 07:59:38 AM »

nah not a large one EVERYBODY makes a larger one. I managed to squeeze a motor into a 3 1/2 inch speed boat but it was just on off. not rc. it was just small enough to sail in a saucepan. ok i suppose not a good model though.

i found this ages ago its plantraco rc planes and radio gear.

http://www.indoorflyingmodel.com/BeginningIndoorAirplane.html
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Re: Miniature MacBryanes Ferry LOCHEARN, 1930
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 08:34:36 AM »

Interesting link.    It would also be an interesting project to make a small radio controlled ship like LOCHEARN.    I have no doubt I could build one with a motor in it that size, but I have never heard of a tiny R/C receiver and servo that would fit in anything so small - are there such things?
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 09:18:52 AM »

yes absolutly. I found this website just look at the size of these 2.4ghz receivers. they even have the esc built it!!

http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/rx_dt.html

micro servo actuators

http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/micro_servo_browser.html
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 09:25:15 AM »

Hi Mike,
Thanks for that - it was quite an eye opener!     Not particularly expensive either.      I can make miniature ships easy enough and dealing with electronics is no problem either as I was in electronics at sea for 30+ years.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 09:50:36 AM »

heres a pic of the mini boat i made. ive torn the deck off because i wanted the battery out of it but all the mechanicals are in there. just a switch, motor and battery holder. of course theres the coupling and the stern tube with propshaft in it:


its hard to see but i also had to make this 6mm propeller.  due to my rough storage conditions one of the bades snapped off. i made it out of a peice of thin wire, i stripped the wire then using outer sheathing as a hub, i then stuck the blades to that. worked fairly well.


i got some spare parts from a broken helicopter and made these out of them . theres a tiny lipo, a 0.8mm propshaft and sterntube, and a motor. I have no idea how to charge the lipo of even know if it works. i can send you them if you want i got another propshaft and motors too ill salvage them out my other busted chopper.
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 09:52:12 AM »

here i forget to post a pic:

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2011, 10:09:29 AM »

That is amazing, it would easy fit into LOCHEARN, (if it wasn't solid) but I never realised they made R/C gear so small these days.    Also very pleased to hear from someone else who likes miniatures.     You wouldn't even need a pond for something like that, just a large tray with just an inch of water in it - you have made me think!
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2011, 10:12:44 AM »

you could sail a whole fleet in your cuppa tea  %% pm me if you want the spare propshafts i got. you can have em because i got no use for them, and i think you will do something better with them.
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2011, 10:15:20 AM »

Sounds like a Guiness world`s smallest R/C ship record challenge %)
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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2011, 11:27:56 AM »

ive been seeing these around a lot and they use those tiny motors and these are fully function. draw back is there the bang bang type throttle and steering controll not linear, but they have a servo and the battery charges off the remote. wouldnt take a genius to break one open and use the components, at least for experiment:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-SALE-Radio-Remote-Control-Mini-Palm-Micro-Size-Super-Bath-Size-R-C-Speedboat-/120774179181?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item1c1eb3b96d

hovercraft:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FLYTECH-RC-HOVERPOD-Hovercraft-BLUE-BNIB-rrp-30-/220837135626?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item336aeb450a

you tube video of a hovercraft:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RftpW_D-sT4&feature=related
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