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Los Angeles class
« on: July 19, 2015, 10:26:03 PM »

Good evening to you all ,this is just my second post regarding r c submarines , basically I haven't much idea as yet ,but I want to learn. I recently purchased from a colleague ,parts of a model which I was told was a Trafalgar class submarine but which I now know is a Los Angeles class . I don't know whose make of model this is and if I should continue with the build, I think I have a bit of a mishmash of parts. I have taken a few pictures and am hoping someone can put me on the right track , I have spent a long time on internet trying to get info but am struggling . Maybe I should stick to surface boats.
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Re: Los Angeles class
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 10:53:10 PM »

I'm thinking that's an MMB Los Angeles class boat (Mark's Model Bits) big old beast of a boat. The module looks like one of A1 Down Under models (?? can't remember his christian name ) Horobin. Water pump based unit, filling a central baffled ballast tank.


Have a hunt through the sub build logs, my old friend Marius has a build log running of one of these boats.
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Re: Los Angeles class
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 09:12:13 AM »

Many thanks U-33 found the thread , now the fun begins %%
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Re: Los Angeles class
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 10:43:31 AM »

Good luck...you'll need it when you start drilling the top of the sail for the 'scopes, etc. I gave up in the end with mine and scratch built a new sail out of styrene...


They do make into a nice boat though..
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Re: Los Angeles class
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 07:27:44 PM »

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Re: Los Angeles class
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 08:21:58 PM »

Going to be a while before I get to that stage , got HMS Snowberry to finish , not started HMS Nelson yet maybe fit the sub in the middle, still be at it when I retire {-)
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