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Re: Submarines general
« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2016, 04:00:33 PM »

I have just finished converting one of these for the Royal Navy, honest...and it still works :-))

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 Made as an educational tool, the original sub suffered a terminal failure. The innards of which were one of these subs ( actually a cheaper, nastier version on examination!) . It seemed more sensible to just use a donor sub, rather than silicone the innards back into the original hull, which was virtually destroyed to get into it first time...too much silicone adhesive used! I painted the sub black and trimmed it slightly stern heavy. Most of the work was in ripping the Tx to bits and building it into the base unit.
The screen runs a ten minute programme detailing the do's and dont's of operating submarines, while the snotty little oiyks get to try one out for real..good fun :-)
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Re: Submarines general
« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2016, 11:29:18 PM »

Taking up Sc's suggestion here's one shaky freehand, not to scale nor representing any particular submarine, sketch with some dimensions of roughly the sort of thing for this Springer sub- - - -or should that be Sub Springer? Very much similar to the picture in the earlier link,

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Re: Submarines general
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2016, 09:53:41 PM »

  Thanks to the generosity of essex2visuvesi the sub springer now has a tower and a gun deck hatch, I've fitted these with a pair of Robart mini hinges so they can be set open as seen here, or shut. There's a short length of blanked off tube below the hole so that if this springer does take a bit of water topside it won't get into the hull , it'll just have a couple of deck mounted paddling pools instead!

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Re: Submarines general
« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2016, 09:55:08 PM »

Marvellous! :)


They look good
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Re: Submarines general
« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2016, 10:06:13 PM »

   There's now been a little bit of progress below decks and the machinery is now being installed, the esc needs to be attached somewhere
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Re: Submarines general
« Reply #80 on: February 15, 2016, 10:18:31 PM »


 While below the water-line, err um, isn't all of a sub supposed to be below the water-line, oh well never mind, anyway the rudder has been well hung.
 The shipyard storeman is frantically scrabbling about for a propeller that conforms to the specification and may have to see the bean counter for some additional refunding and set off to the chandler's store.

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