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The Jocks New Tows...
« on: January 20, 2008, 05:58:08 PM »

             ...Hi Guys...

Here are  a couple of a wee pictures of our latest projects for Tug-Towing Competitions....

The Submarine will be self powered surface running  but will be dead ship for Tug-Towing....

The Ships Bow Section wil be a Wet Tow

What do you think guys ???...

              ...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: The Jocks New Tow...
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 06:03:31 PM »

Is this the 2.6m beast that Martin pointed out on Ebay?
or one of its siblings?
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 06:11:25 PM »

            ...Hi Guys...
...Naw This is its Daddy...This one is 14 feet long...

Here is Billy The Kid (Blazing Penguin) trying it out for size...Ride Em Cowboy...

This one was bought on E-Bay last year & stored in Southampton till we could organise transport up North...

We also have acquired a 44" Bow Section of a Royal Navy Ship which will be towed on a Barge...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 06:29:47 PM »

That picture reminds me of Dr Strangelove.  :o ;)
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 06:33:28 PM »

Billy wants to call the sub
HMS Ann Summer's  {-)
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 02:57:46 AM »

Billy wants to call the sub
HMS Ann Summer's  {-)


I won't ask about the batteries then.
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 03:45:09 AM »

        ...Hi Guys...

Another Topic going way off coarse...

Its all your fault Colin...Back To The Subject...

Does anyone have a propeller that would suit this project...We are looking for items to complete the sub...Come On Prop Shop...Sponsor us a Prop...

Also, We are looking for a suitable Road Trailer to transport the sub around to other clubs regattas etc...So if you, Or someone you know might want to Donate/Sponsor a trailer that can be used for this, Please Get In Touch...

Now for the Paint...Whats the phone number for The Royal Navy Stores...

As my Late Mother used to say..." You Don,t Get    If You Don,t Ask"...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 03:56:20 AM »

norry
  how heavy will the sub be?  that is to cool!!
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 04:11:18 AM »

   ...Hi Bigford...

We dont have an exact wieght as yet, But we needed 4 men to lift it on & off the cradle at the club yesterday...We Beleive it needs no Ballast to sit on its Waterline Marks...

It is the Original Test Tank Model for this type of Submarine...Bring on the "General Belgrano" for a Battle Re-Enactment...

It is our intentions to complete the Submaine with Surface Running Gear & Road Trailer So it can then be used to visit other clubs Regattas & other related Events throughout the United Kingdom...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 06:07:31 AM »

Hi Norry

Just a thought.

If you cannot get a 'scale' prop, then could you use a prop off a small outboard motor (1:1 scale) or other boat of about 9ft long.

It won't be the correct number of blades etc for scale, but it would be big enough and may be a lot cheaper option.

Like I say, just a thought.
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 09:46:01 AM »

      ...Hi tigertiger...

We have had that thought as well...a 4 bladed prop from a Brittish Seagull engine would probably be as close to scale...But we are open to suggestions & offers of parts...
All thoughts & Ideas are in the think tank at present & we will make decisions on what where & when we see whats available to us..

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 12:31:51 PM »

Do it right Norry, cut a hatch in it for Wee johnny to crew it {-)   What scale is it anyway ?   We`ve got the makings of a South Atlantic Task Force with my RO5 and your sub.  Props; how about two three bladers off a 5hp Merc or Mariner spliced together. They are "curvey" blades  and could be re-profiled to near-scale 6 blade scimitar shape.  I think most Seagulls had flat square-ish blades.  Good find that, as good as my big yin.
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 02:07:10 PM »

      ...Hi arrow5...

There are hatches in the hull already Duncan...One of our main jobs is to refit & reseal them...

I dont know what Scale it is as I dont know the sizes of the real  HMS "CONQUERER"...And anyway i dont have a brain near smart enough to work it out...Its 14 feet Long...Someone else could maybe work it out for us...

How do you think this one would look in Loch Insch...If its available I will bring it up to the Springer Meet...The Loch Insch Monster...

 ...Best Regards...Norry...


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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 02:20:04 PM »

Right you are for Loch Insh. I`ll get RO5 out of hibernation. Johnny in front hatch and Strong tug(s) pulling,  cameras rolling......ready when you are , Mr DeMille ! Sub must be about 1/12th at a guess.
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2008, 05:10:27 PM »

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I dont know what Scale it is as I dont know the sizes of the real  HMS "CONQUERER"...And anyway i dont have a brain near smart enough to work it out...Its 14 feet Long...Someone else could maybe work it out for us...



HMS Conquerer is 285 ft long so at 14 ft (+ the prop ?) that makes it 1/20th doesn't it ?

Don B.

BTW - where will the towing bollards go ?
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2008, 06:26:30 PM »



 ...Hi Guys
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Thats one for when we get a set of plans for it...

The Towing Bits will probably be Screw ons for when its being towed & plugs in the holes when its on Surface Patrol...

Duncan, The Lads are asking me about RO5...Any chance of a picture of it...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008, 08:47:33 PM »

Oh yes FTF, The first one, multi blades, number not too important . A bit of artistic filing and that would be convincing.
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 09:18:11 PM »

Hello Norry, many many years ago I used to deal with Frank Langnes who had his own propellor business in Buckie. He'd  renovate  / make for an size of vessel mainly fishing boats but there were other things too. I checked on Yell.com and the business is still listed

F.A.L Scottish Propeller Service
3, March Rd West, Buckie, Banffshire AB56 4BU
Tel: 01542 832185

You might like to give him a call. He probably won't remember me as it was a very long time ago!

cheers

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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2008, 09:21:49 PM »

Norry, go to http://groups.msn.com/MannedModelShips  for 6 pages of  pics of the build.   More on page 6 of the Gallery on www.warshipmodelsunderway.com
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2008, 09:26:58 PM »

I could follow that up as I`m a bit closer to Buckie. There is a very strong model boat club there too. Anybody in contact the Tarlair club. Well remembered Jim.
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2008, 11:46:20 PM »

Im just dying to see the look on the faces of that  'Argie' lot that built that Belgrano recently.....

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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 12:13:20 AM »

A little bit of interest to say the least from the RC Sub guys , is there any way of getting hull lines taken off as getting accurate plans of ANY SSN is like finding Hens teeth !!!
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Re: The Jocks New Tows...
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 11:17:04 AM »

    ...Hi Davie...

I dont think we will need lines as we have enough hull to go round everyone...

I would suggest a General Arrangement type plan would be suitable...Its so we can see what bits we need to make/steal/mooch/borrow/ or dare I say it, buy, and then fit them to the correct part of the hull...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008, 11:27:38 AM »

Hey Penguin, where do we find more on the Belgrano model ?
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