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Hollander

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Information required please on Ann M
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:57:07 am »

Dear all,

I am a new member, based in Nth London - joined yesterday - though I have been making and refurbishing model boats for the last 50 years. My fleet consists of:

- 1960s Billing boat trawler 'Progress'. Sails beautifully on Hampstead Heath boating lake.

- 'Cranborne' 2 hatch coaster from Model Engineer 1961-64. Brass hull and superstructure, tin plate decks and hatches. A beautiful model made by an expert engineer - very detailed. Took me 1 year to repair and complete. She is RC equipped and floats - but only 6mm freeboard! Would sink like a stone in rough weather!

- A recent purchase is 'Ann M', another coaster, but this one has a steel hull and decks and wooden superstructure. Build from plans in Model Maker, July 1962. She is very well built yet has no fittings or detail added - will give me many years of fun doing this! She is 57" long!

My first questions - all concerning Ann M:
- Marx decaperm motor - its noisy (gearbox) and does not respond well to my ESC. Can you suggest an alternative please?
- Does any other member have the same ship?
- Fittings - where to buy? - Westbourne Models and Modelling timbers have both closed I believe,

Regards
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Re: Just joined - information required please on Ann M
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 08:48:11 am »

Hi it's John V can you tell us what scale it is cheers
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Re: Just joined - information required please on Ann M
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 08:54:43 am »

its 1/48 scale
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Re: Information required please on Ann M
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 05:09:55 pm »

Hi it's John V deans marine do a good range of white metal and brass fittings for your scale .Also I always think that the 850 torpedo motor is good cheers John V
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Re: Information required please on Ann M
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 10:23:30 pm »

Hello,I have the plans of the Ann M and some photographs.  I also piloted the ship on many occasions when she was under the Metcalfs flag, hence my interested in building a model of her.
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Re: Information required please on Ann M
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 09:10:45 am »

Canalpilot,

Plans that you have - are these the plans as advertised in Model Maker July 1962? Can you send me copies of your photographs, also, can you describe the ships colours - especially hull and decks please?

I can send you copies of the information that I have if you would like,

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