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Offline PeeWee

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Director Class
« on: February 27, 2009, 06:23:00 AM »
Hi All,

I have done a search and read everything here on the Director Class.  From my findings i have discovered that there are 2 hulls and 2 plans available, the Metcalf hull and plans.  then there is the Kingston Hull and Nexus plans. 

My question is which set would make a more accurate model or are they of equal quality, alternately buy one hull and both plans.

2nd question is whether the Graupner paddles would be adequate or construct a custom set.

Any help and suggestions welcomed.
Ian
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Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: Director Class
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 06:31:19 AM »
There are actually three hulls available - Nexus also do a styrene hull for the Director class tug.

As for the plans, they are both the same, originally drawn by Dave Metcalf. So don't buy both or you'll be diappointed! :)

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Eddy
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Offline mjt60a

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Re: Director Class
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 06:43:36 AM »
...also, there used to be a plan set available (probably still is) for the director class wheels, I believe they had the feathering mechanism between hull and wheel so presumably the centre of it is a kind of ring with the paddle shaft passed through it? not that anyone's likely to notice if you fit 'regular' ones...  :P
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(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

Offline PeeWee

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Re: Director Class
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 06:50:00 AM »
Thank you for the info on the plans, its that kind of information knowledge that i am missing in the Paddle world.  could have been embarrassing  ::)

I will have a search for the paddle wheel plans.

Cheers
Ian
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Offline PeeWee

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Re: Director Class
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 09:57:45 PM »
were these the paddle wheels plan you mentioned?#

http://www.myhobbystore.com/2125/-Forceful-Paddle-MM1293.html
Ian
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Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: Director Class
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 10:04:16 PM »
were these the paddle wheels plan you mentioned?#

http://www.myhobbystore.com/2125/-Forceful-Paddle-MM1293.html


Yes that's the ones PeeWee....


Regards
Eddy
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Offline Roderick Smith

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Re: Director Class
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 02:11:27 PM »
Information on these is scattered in lots of places in the forum.

RN paddletugs, diesel-electric, 1950s. Dexterous, Director, Faithful, Favourite, Forceful, Grinder, Griper.
Built 1957-58.  Fitted for firefighting, salvage and oil pollution spraying. Electric drive provided quick response to the direct bridge controls, Masts could be lowered by hand turning gear to rest between the funnels when working  under the overhang of aircraft carriers.
www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=25181

The reason for paddle this late: paddles would dig in and provide better braking.

Roderick Smith


 

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