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Something for the Christmas sock
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:22:14 AM »

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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 10:16:35 AM »

1/400th scale? I'd never see the thing!
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 12:18:21 PM »

How long before someone makes a static diving one?
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 03:21:37 PM »

I wouldn't hold your breath!

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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 03:51:58 PM »

There's a challenge for you, Andy!
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012, 04:28:47 PM »

One I am happy to pass on, I assure you.

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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 07:32:27 PM »

ooh come on its easy Glue it all together fill it with heavy stuff (nuts, bolts, cement) chuck it in static dive all the way to the bottom nobody said anything about it surfacing again  {-) {-) {-)
 
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 07:36:43 PM »

Pack it with baking soda, and it'll come back up again too. One trick pony though.

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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 03:27:09 PM »

When I was a lad (c1970) we could buy a little grey plastic sub model, just a few inches long, weighted with probably some toxic metal. This came with a transparent hose with a rubber bulb on the end with which to pump air into its 'ballast tanks'. Hours of fun in the bath - I can even remember the sound of it hitting the bottom of an enamel bath - Mum was well pleased!. Maybe you could try something similar - but ask Mum first.
 
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 03:40:53 PM »

When I were a lad in the fifties I had a clockwork submarine.
You wound it up holding the prop Put a rubber bung with a periscope in the key hole
and let it go. It dived and stayed dived until the clock ran down
then surfaced again.
I thought it was magic.

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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 03:51:17 PM »

I had one like spook and also an Action Man seawolf..... never got that to work properly tho
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2012, 06:18:22 PM »

When I were a lad in the fifties I had a clockwork submarine.
You wound it up holding the prop Put a rubber bung with a periscope in the key hole
and let it go. It dived and stayed dived until the clock ran down
then surfaced again.I thought it was magic.Ned

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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2012, 07:30:49 PM »

I once had something very similar, key wound clockwork dynamic diving metal hulled hulled submarine with rubber bung and periscope where you wound it up.  It had a few extra embelishments to make it look like Disneys Nautilus, and made about a year after the movie came out.  Worked very well.
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 08:58:49 PM »

I remember the free subs that came with Corn Flakes I think. About 40mm long, with a small space on the bottom for baking powder if I remember rightly.
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 09:49:36 AM »

I remember the free subs that came with Corn Flakes I think. About 40mm long, with a small space on the bottom for baking powder if I remember rightly.

blimey that's a blast from the past!
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2012, 10:16:51 AM »

blimey that's a blast from the past!
Strange that you sometimes remember such small things from your childhood.
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 10:19:32 AM »

Cool wee things, used up all Mum's Bi-carb in no time
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012, 11:05:28 AM »

And the little plastic "Frogman" with a hole for the facemask that held an air bubble. Stick it in a pop bottle full of water and make it sink and rise by screwing the stopper tighter and loosening it.
 
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2012, 06:04:29 PM »

there was this 1 as well , it used a tablet or pellet that fizzed in water but the tablets were expensive  but an alka seltzer tablet broken up worked fine
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Re: Something for the Christmas sock
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2012, 07:10:05 AM »

but an alka seltzer tablet broken up worked fine

or grandads steredent tablets
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