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Offline Broder Incertus

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« on: March 08, 2006, 06:17:29 AM »
Greetings!  
   
I saw a rather cute, small (62 cm) "fun scale" junk, Junkit, in a magazine, a kit made by M and M Development. I tried to order one, but I couldn't: the box would be too big, and it would be too complicated and too expensive (though how expensive I have no idea) to ship to Sweden. Does anyone know anything about Junkit and/or M and M? Did I have a lucky escape? :?    
 
I'm rather intrigued by chinese junks, and I saw somewhere (I wish I could remember where) a paddler with a junk rig.
   
/Torbjörn

Offline Red_Hamish

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 09:25:12 AM »
Hello all, M and M developments have beeen around for a good while . I've not personally ordered from them but I think they are a part-time operation. Their web page is http://www.mandm.gb.com/page7.html for the "junkit" Not too sure if the hull size mentioned has any cor-relation to the overall box size? I did  not think the size excessive.

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Jim
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Offline Broder Incertus

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 05:08:36 PM »
More expensive but no more complicated than shipping one to Aberdeen I would have guess, but I guess I'm wrong.

I have to find myself another junk. MRB has some junk plans in their plans catalogue, but I don't know of any other kit.

Cheerio

Offline Broder Incertus

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006, 11:54:20 PM »
No information about the actual cost of shipping, in fact, no reply what so ever …

Any suggestions for a kit, plans, something? Chinese junk, or something similar, a simple scalish sailing boat?

tia

Offline Eddy Matthews

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Junkit
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2006, 06:45:51 AM »
Hi Torbjörn

I don't know of any kits, but here's some plans for a Chinese Junk, and some others for an Arab Dhow....
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2006, 08:41:09 PM »
I have somewhere some "Model Ships and Powerboats" mags from the late 1940's and early 50's which have a series of articles about building a "Crooked Stern Junk".  Cannot remember much about it except that I was always fascinated by the fact that they would want to build a bent boat! I will look the articles out if anyone is interested. Cheers, Ian.
"Every time I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel it turns out to be some bastard with a train trying to run me down!"

Offline Broder Incertus

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 03:19:12 PM »
Quote from: "Eddy Matthews"
Hi Torbjörn

I don't know of any kits, but here's some plans for a Chinese Junk, and some others for an Arab Dhow....


Ooops! Absentminded, I think; blind I must be: missed this. Thanks! Looks interesting.

/Torbjörn

Offline Broder Incertus

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 03:21:39 PM »
Quote from: "kiwimodeller"
I have somewhere some "Model Ships and Powerboats" mags from the late 1940's and early 50's which have a series of articles about building a "Crooked Stern Junk".  Cannot remember much about it except that I was always fascinated by the fact that they would want to build a bent boat! I will look the articles out if anyone is interested. Cheers, Ian.


I remember seeing some reference to those articles, but of course I couldn't find the mags. Always interested.

/Torbjörn

Offline Walter Snowdon

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006, 10:05:33 PM »
About 6 years ago a British magazine called RADIO CONTROL MODEL BOATS now defunct) did a free plan and article on building a small but nice two masted junk for R/C. I particularly liked the sail trimming method which rotated both masts from one standard servo- very easy to fit and very accurate sail trimming. When I get to our club  I am detain we have  a copy and  one of our members built and sailed a larger version. I will look it out. Regards, Walter.

Offline mjt60a

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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006, 04:21:46 AM »
Taubman plans have one - http://www.taubmansonline.com/ - it's listed under 'historic sailing ships' ProductID: 10.00.024 ($55 though...)
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Offline kiwimodeller

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2006, 08:11:59 PM »
Finally got to get to the back of the shed today and found the old mags. October 1950 Model Ships and Powerboats has a general article about Chinese Junks with line sketches of the various varieties but no plans or dimensions. 1951 January and February issues have "Notes on building a model of the Crooked Stern Junk".There are some scale drawings but no proper plans or instructions. I do not have a scanner but if anybody wants a copy I could photocopy them and mail them to someone who can post them on the site. Send me a PM with an address. Incidently the centre pages of the Feb issue have photos of the P.S.Shanklin and the P.S.Britannia plus dimensions etc.
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Offline Walter Snowdon

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2006, 06:23:05 AM »
Mike Mayhew at WAVERLEY MODELS (one of our long time subscribers) does a large one piece fibreglass hull for an impressively large junk with plans (at a guess about 40 1nches (1 metre) long with plan. I saw one complete about a week ago which looked pretty good. Just got home, so I will look up details in his catalogue and post them when I can. Regards, Walter.

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2006, 06:44:31 PM »
Further to the above- Waverley models fibreglass junk hull is 1/24th scale model of a large three masted Hangchow Trader, 57 inches long with moulded in detail, so it is large and a lovely sailer. Hull and plan costs £80 plus postage which isnt bad for a hull of that size. Designed for 2 channel radio. Regards, Walter.

Offline Walter Snowdon

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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2006, 07:19:16 PM »
Just spoken to Mike at Waverley models, He is just finishing the plans for an all wood easily built SAMPANG, two   masted junk. I have seen the prototype- its a very pretty  little thing, 30 inches long with a bulb keel and looks to be a good sailer. Ring Mike on 01275 546772 for details.  Regards, Walter.

Offline Broder Incertus

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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2006, 05:38:11 AM »
Quote from: "Walter Snowdon"
Just spoken to Mike at Waverley models, He is just finishing the plans for an all wood easily built SAMPANG, two   masted junk. I have seen the prototype- its a very pretty  little thing, 30 inches long with a bulb keel and looks to be a good sailer. Ring Mike on 01275 546772 for details.  Regards, Walter.

Definitely interesting; more so than the Hangchow Trader, since I'm rather logistically challenged (lacking a car).

Thanks!

 

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