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mike_victoriabc

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Information on some models
« on: September 03, 2016, 04:52:23 PM »

Our club has had a fellow donate some models built by a relative that decided to part with them - all static but did install shafts and rudders in case he might r-c them later.

Curious what models these are - one is the HMS Rodney and came with plans from Sambrook Marine (no date). Look like they may have been kits as lots of fittings on the two navy boats.

Fellow seemed to build mostly UK style models.

Any ideas?

Thanks, mike
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 04:55:58 PM »

Top one Green Parrot
Admirals Barge.
Second River Class Monitor maybe.

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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 05:11:42 PM »

2nd to last is a M15 monitor from ww1
Last picture is either HMS Nelson or HMS Rodney
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2016, 05:21:50 PM »

All my time in the RN and a Crab puts me right :embarrassed:
I used to cross a monitor HMS Roberts quite often
to the Submarine Depot ship in Devonport.
I had been talking about HMS Humber to a fellow
Modeller today so my brain said River Class %)


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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2016, 05:41:37 PM »

That was quick!
Thanks very much - this is helpful. Will look up the Admirals Barge.
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2016, 06:24:34 PM »

Green Parrot Admirals Barge - would this be a kit?

Doesn't come up with my google search.

I tried Lesro Aero Kit as well.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 02:56:47 PM »

Might well be from plans, from about fifty years ago. There was a recent article in Model Boats Magazine regarding a restoration of one of these. I am fairly sure it was from a Vic Smeed plan. Never been kitted to my knowledge.
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 03:21:40 PM »

Thanks for the information - I'll see if I can locate the article.
It's been built to allow for a motor and rudder control but not sure of the layout for those.
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 01:49:15 AM »

Deffo an Admirals barge but looks as though many parts are plastic to me.Ducking for cover
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2016, 07:31:54 AM »


Don't know what it is..... but made with large amounts of skill and lots of pride!   O0


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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2016, 03:11:01 PM »

Don't think it's an old model - parts of it are plastic. That little sear folds up.
Hoping to get in touch with the fellow who built these and get some more information on them.
There were other models as well but a relative of his will keep them.
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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2016, 04:33:43 PM »

Having read all the postings and got me trusty map hands book number 2 - in there Plan Number MM2 - Admirals Barge - length 33 3/4  - beam 9 1/8 -but I am unsure if its by Vic Smeed - or it could be David Metcalf.

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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2016, 06:00:31 PM »

The Admirals Barge MM2 design appeared in the August 1952 issue of Model Maker with part 2 in the September issue and was credited to E. G. Cocks.

I think it was quite a popular plan.

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Re: Information on some models
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2016, 06:29:58 PM »

Thanks for the info - Mike
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