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merseyferry

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batttleship id??
« on: June 01, 2014, 10:56:05 AM »

hi all, I've had this very old battleship on the shelf for ages  she is in  bad condition and i think fit for the bin...out of curiosity can anyone identify her. Apologies for pic quality shes made from wood with a outer layer of very thin tin many thanks
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 12:01:41 PM »

looks like a bit of a freelance design.It must be a battleship because of the secondary armement,and the turret shape seems to be the german shape rather than british.Dont bin it! it would make a grand model if time was spent on it.If you could post a couple more photos,showing the whole length of the model,it would help identifying her.
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 12:07:46 PM »

thanks for that mick f shes about 23 inches long (dont quote me on that) lol and she does have 3 funnels.pad
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 12:12:38 PM »

pic of inside
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 12:19:21 PM »

that is some fairly modern electrics in there,so looks like it may have been used! I would still like to see a photo of the full length of the ship please.the one you have taken close to the microwave,just move a bit futher away with your camera so you get the whole boat in?
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 12:28:18 PM »

apollogies to all esp mick.....looking back in my posts ive discovered ive asked this question before  according to past answers its a ww1 tiger  my appologies i had a stroke last december and the gray matter took the nock
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 01:26:00 PM »

no worries,hope you manage to put her together,and keep us posted please?
Mick F
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 01:56:24 PM »

Please don't throw that one out. I think its a model of HMS Tiger from WW1. The turret layout is a give away as is the secondary armament, albeit there should be three funnels. As an alternative she just could be IJN Kongo which has the same layout.
 
I think if it's made of tin it is actually very rare indeed
 
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 09:56:07 PM »

it does have a very thin outer skin of very thin tin with a wooden  under skeleton also the main guns are on a  set up were they all turn  useing handset i will borrow a better camara and take better pics
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 09:57:35 AM »

Definitly a keeper that Mr Ferry. Tiger was a lovely battlecruiser. Hopefully the hull plates have no tin worm to deal with.


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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 10:11:01 AM »

ok.......... whats tin worm???? {:-{
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 10:30:55 AM »

Tin Worm = RUST
 
 
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 10:31:39 AM »

It is a term used by those who restore old vehicles and describes the effect of rust/corrosion on the body panels.
It is the bane of the restorer as he/she then has to have new bits or whole panels made to replace the old ones. In your case it would be limited to discolouration as otherwise you would have mentioned the holes!
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 11:39:58 AM »

hi all just a update on the battleship .... shes 44 inches long  by 7 inches wide  i appologise  but i carnt up load better pics . as far as i can see .... no tinworm regards paddy
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 09:28:20 PM »

Sounds like she is about 1:192 scale, so she will be a gorgeous model when completed. I envy you Paddy. Good luck with your project.
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Re: batttleship id??
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 09:41:03 PM »

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