BMPT Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > General Discussion > Modelling
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Modelling a ’Gay’ class
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Modelling a ’Gay’ class

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 4>
Author
Message
Pioneer View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group

Pioneer

Joined: 07 December 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 667
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pioneer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Modelling a ’Gay’ class
    Posted: 02 October 2006 at 8:25pm

Here are two shots of what is expected to be a superb model of the 'Gay' class by Ted Childs. This is a scratch built model in 1/18th scale requiring all of the fittings to be hand built - I will look forward to Posting its progress 



Edited by Pioneer
Pioneer - Forum Moderator
Back to Top
Christian View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 17 June 2005
Location: Gibraltar
Status: Offline
Points: 770
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2006 at 6:23pm
If only mine were as good as this.
Back to Top
robotski View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 09 September 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 23
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robotski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2006 at 9:59am
Very nice hull work, should be a cracker, is this going to be a static display or working boat?
Back to Top
E.S.ChildsDrum1 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 02 March 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 43
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote E.S.ChildsDrum1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2006 at 5:22pm

     Hi Robotski.

     Yes it will most definately be a working model. It will use three seven pole motors. But I dont know if it will plane at scale speed,as it is to be remembered that although you scale the boat you cannot scale the density of the water,therefore it needs to go higher than scale speed plane so considerable more power is needed.and this makes the model heavier.

          E.S.C. drum33

E.S.Childs
Back to Top
E.S.ChildsDrum1 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 02 March 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 43
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote E.S.ChildsDrum1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2006 at 5:23pm

      

    Sorry I should have put Drum1

E.S.Childs
Back to Top
robotski View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 09 September 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 23
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robotski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2006 at 7:03pm
Is the plan to plank the frame on the diagonal and then cross plank it the same way Mike Harrison did with his Ferocity.
Back to Top
E.S.ChildsDrum1 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 02 March 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 43
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote E.S.ChildsDrum1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 October 2006 at 10:46pm

    Hi robinski.

   Yes, the sides are double diagonal with aircraft nylon doped on between layers, and the bottom is triple diagonal with the nylon under the last layer of planks, this is done after the sides are complete, and is the same as there full sized counterparts. The Nylon membrane forms a waterproof layer and increases the strength.

          Regards Ted Drum1

E.S.Childs
Back to Top
robotski View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 09 September 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 23
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robotski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2006 at 8:14am

I had seen the planking done on full size craft, my father was a ship wright by trade, but I never knew they used nylon sheeting between the layers, see, you learn somthing every day.

regards

Mike.

Back to Top
E.S.ChildsDrum1 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie


Joined: 02 March 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 43
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote E.S.ChildsDrum1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2006 at 9:31am

         Hi, Robotski

       On the full size boats they did`nt use Nylon the material used was aircraft fabric which would be too heavy on a model so the nylon used was the light weight nylon used to cover some model aircraft.

                Regards Ted Drum1

E.S.Childs
Back to Top
Pioneer View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group

Pioneer

Joined: 07 December 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 667
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pioneer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2006 at 4:56pm

The latest shots of Mr E Childs magnificent model of HMS Gay Charger

And a close up of the Bridge under construction -The Compass really is on a working gimble and that door does open.

 

Pioneer - Forum Moderator
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 4>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down