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Author Topic: Clyde Model Boats  (Read 27011 times)

Offline Talisman

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Clyde Model Boats
« on: November 21, 2009, 07:14:17 AM »
« Last Edit: November 21, 2009, 07:26:01 AM by Talisman »

Offline Stuart Badger

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 07:27:53 AM »
Love it! well done - I shall be ordering when it's next supply time. Any chance of doing 1mm brass rod!?

Stuart
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Offline Talisman

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 07:45:16 AM »
Hi Stuart,
send me a pm with the amount you need  and i'm sure i can do you a deal.
Regards,
Kim

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 07:46:53 AM »
Yes, very interesting, Kim, I shall be keeping an eye out for any forthcoming CSP hull/plan sets.
Wheels look fantastic by the way  8)

Offline Talisman

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 08:16:18 AM »
Many thanks Clark,
Currently i am researching / drawing up a plan for a set of wheels from the Duchess of Fife. Not 100% about manufacturing them as a working set yet but they are very nice wheels maybe as a static set.
I am looking into a semi kit for Mercury / Caledonia (1934) at the moment. details to follow soon.
Thanks again,
Kim

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 11:40:41 PM »
Kim,

Where is this model of the Fife?

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 12:09:53 AM »
I'd be a maybe for a set of Fife wheels, a few years ago bought a very old model of the ship on ebay, couldnt tell from the pics how good or otherwise it was. Got it home and surveyed it up and heart sank to find a noticable twist in the hull and very fragile all wooden wheels!

Have stripped it down and chopped the bow and stern off, with some reshaping of the prom deck and a brand new bow and stern i think the twist will be removed, or at least unnoticable, i will at least have a straight centre line to work from to restore symmetry!

Really wonder if its worth the bother, wouds probally have been as easy to start from scratch, especially as i no longer plan to work in 1:48, but have started now so when time permits, I will finish! So if a suitable set of wheels were available, I might just go for them....

Offline djcf

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 01:03:27 AM »
Kim,
I'm going to make a new set of rims for an existing wheel kit I have. the kit has 9 float rims, I'm going to make 7 float rims  & use them for my Marchioness of Lorne.


Where is this model of the Fife?

Mercury, I would say that model in the pic is Duchess of hamilton 1890

Clark

Offline Red_Hamish

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 07:08:01 AM »
Sorry I moved this reply from Mercury while splitting the topic into more appropriate areas. I hope this will now read properly.

Jim
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 Re: Clyde Model Boats

Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 09:18:49 PM

thanks Clark - I was a bit mystified.
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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 08:32:30 AM »

Currently i am researching / drawing up a plan for a set of wheels from the Duchess of Fife. Not 100% about manufacturing them as a working set yet but they are very nice wheels maybe as a static set.


Kim
Here is that pic confirming that Duchess of Fife was fitted with 7 float wheels

Offline Talisman

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 08:41:04 AM »
Thanks for that Clark, super pic - there is a lot of rivet detail :(
Back to the drawing board ...

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 08:43:54 AM »
Thanks for that Clark, super pic - there is a lot of rivet detail :(
Back to the drawing board ...

Have a word with Stuart Kim, he can knock you up a set in a couple of days  :whistle

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Offline Talisman

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 08:46:26 AM »
Eddy, I have spent months researching manufacturers and chasing them to get my products to me in a reasonable time. Should have just gone straight to Stuart really shouldn't I.

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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 03:56:01 AM »
I have a plan for a model of the Duchess of Fife, acquired about 1960. It is still available on the X List see the MY HOBBYSTORE WEB SITE. R.G.Y.
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Re: Clyde Model Boats
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 10:56:17 AM »
Hi all,

Just a quick note to say that I visited the Clyde Model Boats website earlier today, and Kim has obviously been putting a LOT of work into it!

Lots of new additions to the site, and lots more to come from the sound of it, so if your after any model boating items give it a thought - Lets try to give a fellow Paddleduck a bit of support!

I know for certain that Kim will bend over backwards to help if he can, so even if that part your looking for isn't listed on his site, drop him an email and ask if he can help!

Regards
Eddy
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