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Offline DamienG

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Ideas for future builds
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:29:11 PM »
I spent the remainder of my Chrissy money on 3 plans to think on for future builds.

1/ Irene a tad small at 14 3/4in I'll scale her up 100%



2/ A steam packet ship.



and

3/ Lulonga

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 07:41:11 PM »
If it was me I'd go for the steam packet...could be adapted to ACW blockade runner or a  an 'aviso' in a European fleet of the same period.

No criticism intended but I can't believe that another '3' is the best choice on variety criteria!!.....

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 10:26:38 PM »
The steam packet would have to be modified to paddle only drive I think a dome covering the paddle drive pulley and I would hopefully be able to skip the propellor shown in the pic.
Prop models stall on lake within minutes there's so much weed.

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 07:47:11 PM »
I'm showing my ability to miss details again...I never noticed the prop!!!


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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 10:24:51 PM »
 :sobbing :sobbing :sobbing haha I didn't notice the prop until posted the pic.

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 07:48:53 PM »
...so the paddle wheels are dummy in the original design?

I would ignore the prop and drive it via the paddlers as God intended.

The only other hybrid that comes to mind is Brunels's 'Great Eastern' but I'm sure others can name more!

What is the scale of that plan please?

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 09:15:19 PM »
Doesn't say scale comes on CD in in two sizes 19 inch and 38 inch.

Bought on ebay from Canada bought from them before and plans are well detailed.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Model-Boat-Plans-RADIO-CONTROL-STEAM-PACKET-MODEL-BOAT-PLANS-NOTE/292396120996?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

$7-57Au

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 03:00:06 AM »
Almost all the plans they sell on that site are pirated from Model Boats Magazine.
Gerald,
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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 01:28:20 PM »
If that's the case I can't understand why Model Boats haven't sued them? I've bought many plans from them over the years.
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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 07:58:43 PM »
Thanks for the Ebay link....that plan is relisted and I was very tempted!

Their other items include a few paddlers and among other stuff there is a plan and photos of 'Bleasdale', a Scarborough paddler I haven't come across before.

Because of the postage one needs to buy a handful of plans but I am tempted on a few I must say...there is a Clyde Puffer in there too.

Many of them state they are 'Model Boat Plans' so they are quite open on the source.......in any event, as long as they're available I'm happy!

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 07:59:54 PM »
...and they have good old Josie...I forgot to mention...!

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 10:31:51 PM »
That's where I got my Josie plan.  :great :great

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 03:14:30 AM »
If that's the case I can't understand why Model Boats haven't sued them? I've bought many plans from them over the years.
Probably for the same reason that others have not sued John Tom, it would cost too much and they would receive next to nothing. I have heard that the couple that do them receive a letter from one of the publishers about every six months which they ignore. They used to reply requesting proof of copyright, which most publishers never acquire.
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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2018, 11:56:28 AM »
The plans I've bought all have the designers name on them.
I have tried to buy plans from MB plans service and were expensive and postage was twice the price of the plan.
I have built many boats from MB magazine free plans over the years.
I even built a  3 metre powered glider from a half page photo & plan from a march 1963 Aeromodeller when I eventually sold it a wine grower who'd never flown a model bought it to scare birds off his crop.
I doubt it lasted long. 

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Re: Ideas for future builds
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 12:25:06 AM »
Hi Damien and all,

The following suggestion seems rather excentric, but very interesting: Bazin`s roller boat.  I Think, a long time ago in this forum already there was a post with pictures. Bazin`s roller boat was really existing - it should be not too difficult to make an extraordinary model...

 

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