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Robin smith

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Submarines general
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:58:01 PM »

i have had a number of subs , the OTW type 7c, the OTW Vanguard, the Robbe U47 as a dynamic diver and then acquired an Engel Lafayette. I sold them all and built a 1/12 Seven lifeboat and sold that. I have just ordered an Engel Type 7c which I am waiting on its arrival. All the slots now are pre cut. The Engel Lafayette was excellent to sail in fact you could fly it. My OTW type 7c I eventually built the later conning tower with the two decks for additional AA guns. The only problem was it was always in bits with WTC problems, the Vanguard performed well. Looking forward to getting my Engel Type 7c. Having been involved with lifeboat building I have to comment on the passionate nature of all the lifeboat guys. I don't see the same degree of enthusiasm from submarine builders 😂😂 I don't understand why? 😩
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 10:03:55 PM »

Robin I think you'll find periscopes popping up soon  O0

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 12:26:33 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 10:34:07 AM »

@Essex.  Did your Father  finish his monster sub  ?  Has in been in the water yet  ?

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 10:35:34 AM »

"Submarines are underhand, unfair and damned un-English." Also rarely orange...which is why we like them %)
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 11:21:52 AM »

@Essex.  Did your Father  finish his monster sub  ?  Has in been in the water yet  ?

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Ken I think you have me mixed up with someone else
My dad did planes
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 11:29:02 AM »

Robin, are you referring to the content on this forum, or expressing a more holistic opinion?

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 12:03:29 PM »

This forums not great for model subs but I've found the community in general to be very pasionate in general!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 12:09:16 PM »


 Perhaps the lack of demonstrable passion is because building submarines especially from scratch , I cannot speak on assembling a kit of parts, causes us submariners to spend so much time in our sheds, at lathes and playing with resins , and straining our grey cells by figuring outhow we can cram a quart of these mechanical gubbins and electronic trickery into a pint pot tube and get it to work without leaking- - - -and not throw a wobbly when it does- - - - that we become just a little bit hermit like .

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 12:14:25 PM »


Ken I think you have me mixed up with someone else
My dad did planes

So sorry.  You are correct.  It must be the drugs I'm on.  Sorry to spoil the thread.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 12:51:59 PM »

So sorry.  You are correct.  It must be the drugs I'm on.  Sorry to spoil the thread.

Cheers

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2016, 01:45:57 PM »


I've found the blog............   It should have been addressed to  'raflaunches'         %)    sorry

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2016, 02:11:20 PM »

Amazing treatment on the Nhs these days!

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2016, 03:12:39 PM »

Hi, I scratch built a scale Type VIIc 41/43 mainly for solving the problem of submerging and getting it up again. A fellow modeller who had watched the build and all the trials and tribulations made the comment " you must be mad, all that work and you sink it". In a way he was right especially on our lake. I did get the chance to sail in the local swimming pool, that was brilliant, flying under the water.  Nemesis
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2016, 04:42:23 PM »

I've found the blog............   It should have been addressed to  'raflaunches'         %)    sorry

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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2016, 06:02:14 PM »

So sorry.  You are correct.  It must be the drugs I'm on.  Sorry to spoil the thread.

Cheers

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Hi Ken


Yes he has, I think there are some pictures of HMS X1 on the water under the thread Project Eleven HMS X1
We had to convert the individual throttles to one because even with separate controls she didn't manoeuvre any different to that of a single throttle control. Turrets worked beautifully. I think my dad is just looking for one item (fitting) and she's finished.
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2016, 08:52:28 PM »

" you must be mad, all that work and you sink it".

Build a Springer in the shape of a conning tower I say  ;D  :}

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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2016, 09:24:22 PM »

I am so pleased that I provoked something. It's just that being involved with a lifeboat build there is a great deal of posting which I did not see on the sub side. All my models have been built with attention to detail I have not necessarily experimented with dive systems etc. I must say that I prefer Engel type in so far as I feel there is more control rather than a pump system. Many of you guys are technically more knowledgeable than me on this subject. I have done a fair bit of research especially into the Uboat type 7c and spend a fair bit of time on uboatnet reading up on the technical aspects, the guys who sailed them and the havoc they caused. Looking forward to getting my Engel 7c I expect I will detail this. I have in the past had to be careful in our club lake with weed and branches etc. Duck poo great for weathering.....
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2016, 09:31:28 PM »

Forgot say that with surface vessels you build and hammer round the lake and I lose interest? At least with a sub you can have fun even if it is a simulated attack run on a club member who knocked your periscope off the previous week....or even surface under a duck!!! I always found with my subs that they always attracted interest from the public. Again like my two yachts, you have to think and work at it as a consequence more interest! ☺️
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2016, 07:59:20 AM »

I am so pleased that I provoked something. It's just that being involved with a lifeboat build there is a great deal of posting which I did not see on the sub side. All my models have been built with attention to detail I have not necessarily experimented with dive systems etc. I must say that I prefer Engel type in so far as I feel there is more control rather than a pump system. Many of you guys are technically more knowledgeable than me on this subject. I have done a fair bit of research especially into the Uboat type 7c and spend a fair bit of time on uboatnet reading up on the technical aspects, the guys who sailed them and the havoc they caused. Looking forward to getting my Engel 7c I expect I will detail this. I have in the past had to be careful in our club lake with weed and branches etc. Duck poo great for weathering.....

I've read that his type 7 is quite a tricky build. There's a chap build one on rcgroups who's thread I would advise you to read as it might save your from some of the pitfalls of building one.
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2016, 09:39:02 AM »

Build a Springer in the shape of a conning tower I say  ;D :}

Dave

       Funny you should say that Norseman  :-)) . I suppose that I ought to blow the shed dust off this project and get it finished now.

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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2016, 02:38:13 PM »

I am so pleased that I provoked something. It's just that being involved with a lifeboat build there is a great deal of posting which I did not see on the sub side. All my models have been built with attention to detail I have not necessarily experimented with dive systems etc. I must say that I prefer Engel type in so far as I feel there is more control rather than a pump system. Many of you guys are technically more knowledgeable than me on this subject. I have done a fair bit of research especially into the Uboat type 7c and spend a fair bit of time on uboatnet reading up on the technical aspects, the guys who sailed them and the havoc they caused. Looking forward to getting my Engel 7c I expect I will detail this. I have in the past had to be careful in our club lake with weed and branches etc. Duck poo great for weathering.....

I have just completed a Red October mod on a ten year old Engel Typhoon and I have to say that I am impressed with the in built safety systems fitted. With internal over pressure safety, water depth pressure safety, plus signal failsafe blowing the tanks, I felt very confident ( after the first run! ) to put it through its paces. Next on the slip is an Engel Nautilus, also about ten years old...we shall see how that handles.
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2016, 02:53:33 PM »

Next on the slip is an Engel Nautilus, also about ten years old...we shall see how that handles.


Does this mean your name will change to partbuiltnautilus
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2016, 03:44:45 PM »


Does this mean your name will change to partbuiltnautilus

In answer to your question...good question!
Partbuiltnautilus sounds almost like part build nautilus...first issue 99p then 8.99 an issue for 144 weeks, cheaper to go to Engel :}
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2016, 03:50:45 PM »

OK


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Maybe we can have a vote :D
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