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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2016, 09:25:17 am »

Cheers Dave.  That's actually the only mention of the Tiddler I'd managed to find on the internets, and even that one's not standard size - hence my starting to wonder if maybe there's a reason it doesn't seem to be popular?
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2016, 04:24:54 pm »

Tiddler was featured in Model Maker magazine June 1958.
A couple more ideas if Tiddler isn't to your liking -
SHG Marine "King Midas" tug semi-kit at 470mm. You will need to download the catalogue.
http://www.shgmodels.com/acatalog/
A free plan of the 21" cute tug "Lil' Salty". Two plans - one for the hull and one for the wheelhouse.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1404112
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2016, 04:40:52 pm »

Cheers Dave.  That's actually the only mention of the Tiddler I'd managed to find on the internets, and even that one's not standard size - hence my starting to wonder if maybe there's a reason it doesn't seem to be popular?

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It's more likely because Vic's designs are all getting on a bit in years, and fewer people seem to want to build from plans than was the case when I started modelling - when Vic Smeed and David Boddington vied for the title of Modelling God. Tony52 is a collector of Vic's old plans and articles, including some of those which were given away as freebies and so were never available from the old MAP Plans Service. If you're at all interested I'm sure that a PM to him will produce all sorts of rewards for you.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2016, 05:46:01 pm »

Gosh, I hadn't realised that these plans are so old!  Not that that makes the slightest difference to me.  I came to boats from model aircraft, and I'll always remember the look on the guy's face behind the counter in the local model shop when I asked a couple of years ago what he had in stock by way of tissue for the rubber-powered flying thing I was building  :}

Last year, he reckoned he only knew of me and two other blokes (both even older) who built aeroplanes from plans the old-fashioned way ... 

 
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2016, 06:13:59 pm »


Last year, he reckoned he only knew of me and two other blokes (both even older) who built aeroplanes from plans the old-fashioned way ...


I have to say that building a model aircraft from plans (1:6 Fokker DR1)is one of my biggest achievements. Bigger still was flying it.


Biggest tho was landing it safely  :-)
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2016, 06:32:29 pm »

Biggest tho was landing it safely  :-)

I can identify with that ...  {-)
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 06:55:33 pm »

I can identify with that ...  {-)


Funny thing is tho, once I built it flew it, landed it took it home I think its been up 3 or 4 times since completion in 2008.
Would I sell it tho? Not on your Nelly!

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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2016, 07:26:23 am »

There's one on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Lesro-Model-Tug-Boat-Kit-/252284059147

Crikey!  95 for an incomplete vac-formed kit that's been started, and that on the strength of a poor description and one photo which shows very little of what you get apart from the misleading picture on the box?????

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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2016, 08:43:05 am »

"From a pet and smoke-free home"........... AAAAARGH!! Pass me the sick bag, please.
This isn't a tug; it's a smug.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2016, 08:51:34 am »


If you're interested, I have that same kit.... for a much lower price!

I can take photos tonight if required....
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2016, 09:04:02 am »


If you're interested, I have that same kit.... for a much lower price!

I can take photos tonight if required....


How long is the tug and is the barge in the kit you have?
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2016, 09:36:07 am »


Tug about 520mm long by 140mm wide
Barge about 550mm long by 140mm wide.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2016, 09:51:20 am »


Tug about 520mm long by 140mm wide
Barge about 550mm long by 140mm wide.


You have email, sir  :-)
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2016, 03:06:03 pm »

Short on cash, have a look at my Targa 37 New Thames Police patrol boat, exactly the right length, carved out of foam. Plan.MM2093. I've had a lot of good feedback from magazine readers and it attracts a lot of attention .Only costs about 25. to build plus the hardware. Feature articles on how to build it in Model Boats, Sept, Oct and Nov 2014. Apart from that the good old Fairey Swordsman is always a winner.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2016, 04:04:44 pm »

Gosh, I hadn't realised that these plans are so old!  Not that that makes the slightest difference to me.  I came to boats from model aircraft, and I'll always remember the look on the guy's face behind the counter in the local model shop when I asked a couple of years ago what he had in stock by way of tissue for the rubber-powered flying thing I was building  :}

Last year, he reckoned he only knew of me and two other blokes (both even older) who built aeroplanes from plans the old-fashioned way ...

     Well there's another one here, I just recently sold on the well known auction site, the last dozen sheets or so of the huge stock of lightweight Modelspan that I bought back in 1970, had some Solarbo too, and cup washers %%

 As to building under 22"  as other folk have said if you don't want to spend on a kit then there's plenty of small plans to be had and if you carve from pink/blue foam and cover with tissue or brown paper and acrylic resin and a bit of balsa for deck and so on, decor it with acrylic art paint, the plans will probably cost more than the hull. There's an added bonus that these materials are 'safe' and easy to buy and work- - and the finished item won't sink either 8)

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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2016, 03:21:58 pm »

Ref my earlier post concerning the Maine Lobster Boat kits, I've just had a reply from Midwest to tell me that their boats have all been discontinued. That's a real shame.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2016, 04:47:57 pm »

Ref my earlier post concerning the Maine Lobster Boat kits, I've just had a reply from Midwest to tell me that their boats have all been discontinued. That's a real shame.
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they are no longer in production, but they can still be found...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAINE-LOBSTERBOAT-/191807249453?hash=item2ca89a5c2d:g:RvAAAOSwUuFWwl24

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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2016, 05:29:28 pm »

Thanks for that link, tsenecal. Interesting to see the vastly different values placed on the same thing ($20 and $100). Midwest did send me the Instruction Manual but the lady there couldn't find a copy of the plans. Shame.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2016, 12:06:45 am »

I own one of the 22" lobster boats, and it was a joy to build.  it isn't technically an r/c model, but the things that need to be changed to make it r/c were very obvious and simple, and the rest of it basically falls into place.  you could make a scratch kit if you got your hands on the plans.  sadly, i no longer have my plans, or i would offer you a set.
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2016, 01:47:21 am »

I have a set of plans for a 19 inch Plaudit, not a bad little boat and easy to build. I can pop them in the mail if you like.


http://riverthames.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=2317
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Re: What can I build that's under 22" long?
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2016, 07:08:35 am »

Antipodean, you have a message  :-)
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