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May 05, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Vintage Model Boat & Ship plans

There are clearly some interesting and neat plans for Boats and ships. Would this be the perfect place to start a collection of these.
I like boats too
Sadly I don't have any plans to post at this stage, but maybe later
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May 05, 2011, 08:52 PM
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There are a couple of web-sites that are of a nautical nature. All have plans available.

May 05, 2011, 11:57 PM
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OK, I'll start. I took the pdf's of Tug Boat Annie and combined them into one pdf.
May 06, 2011, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by raglafart
There are clearly some interesting and neat plans for Boats and ships. Would this be the perfect place to start a collection of these.

Umm...No, it wouldn't. Because it's under the Aircraft top-level section.

There are now

1 - a 'Vintage Boat Plans' thread under Boats/Sailboats
2 - Vintage Boat plans under Aircraft Exotic/Vintage and Old-Timer/Vintage and Old-Timer Plans (with people complaining!)
3 - Vintage Boat Plans under Aircraft Exotic/Vintage and Old-Timer/Discussion Vintage Model Boat and Ship Plans

and probably more if we knew where to look....

I suggest that we ask the site admin to provide a top-level section under Boats, probably called Vintage and Old-Time, just like the aircraft. Does anyone know how to make such a request?

In the meantime, here are a couple of shots of the 'plans' for a 1950s UK 'FELTRA' kit...
May 06, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Thanks!! That hydro ski boat intrigued the tar out of me when it came out. I had a subscription to American Modeler since age 9,('59) until it became the official publication of the AMA.
May 06, 2011, 03:10 PM
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There are is a scale boat forum here on RCG. They even have a "Woodies" section,
May 06, 2011, 03:15 PM
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As per #6 above,

I may have you out ranked, I got Amer. Modeler back into the middle 1950's here, ran it until about 1967 then it was on to American Aircraft Modeler until their demise with the founding of latest version of Model Aviation magazine. My subscription did not begin until about late in 1963.

There are a number of places now selling old plans for model boats (even in the U.K.) as a number of the web-sites often refer to the original location in some publication. I am a big Berkeley boats follower, used them for years now and even scanned a few of the old plans obtained via SIG. Does not take much looking to locate such on the internet anymore.

May 07, 2011, 05:16 PM
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The Tug Plumgarth

From Model Boats magazine
May 13, 2011, 06:42 AM
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dodgy, That's a pretty big boat for a model. I think you forgot to assign the correct dpi. Thanks.
May 13, 2011, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dodgy
Here are the plan and build instructions for a Ron Warring model of 'Brave Moppie', from the Meccano Magazine of 1966...
"Next Month: Fitting out and finishing the hull & motorising"....

Do you have the following month's instalment; this looks quite a good boat to (over)power!
May 15, 2011, 12:27 PM
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If you are into runabouts and speedboats including some of the rarest; ClassicWoodenBoatModels on yahoo groups or workboats; ClassicWorkboatModels on yahoo groups. There are no charges for anything. Our goal is to provide an information
source that will promote the history of these boats and provide modelers with the knowledge to build them.
May 15, 2011, 02:04 PM
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Now that someones got this moved away from the other plan source, what about making it into a "sticky" before it gets lost?

Regards Ian.
May 15, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Plans for the 1800's steam tug Weymouth are here:

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