Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'boat'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • The Captain's Lounge
    • Questions/instructions on how to use and post to this forum/Site Problems or suggestions
    • New member Introductions
  • Member's Build Logs
    • Build Logs for SHIP MODEL KITS
  • Model Ship World Group Projects
    • Admiralty Models Echo Class Cross Section
    • H.M.S. Triton, 28 gun frigate
    • Intro to carving - typical decorative relief carving for ship models
    • General Info about group projects on Model Ship World and past groups archived
  • Shop Notes, Ship Modeling Tips, Techniques and Research
    • Nautical/Naval History
    • Ships plans and Project Research. General research on specific vessels and ship types..
    • Building, Framing, Planking and plating a ships hull and deck
    • Discussion for a Ship's Deck Furniture, Guns, boats and other Fittings
    • Masting, rigging and sails
    • Model Tips and Tricks and Making Jigs
    • Modeling tools and Workshop Equipment
    • Metal Work, Soldering and Metal Fittings
    • Wood discussion
    • Painting, finishing and weathering products and techniques
    • CAD and 3D Modelling/Drafting Plans with Software
  • Ship Modeling News And Reviews.....Traders and Dealers...Ship Model Clubs
    • General Ship Model Kit Discussions - Questions and reviews
    • Book and Magazine reviews and Downloads. Questions and Discussions for Books and Pubs
    • Traders, Dealers, Buying or Selling anything? - Discuss New Products and Ship Model Goodies here as well!!
    • NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS, Model Ship Clubs and Exhibitions and Events, Museums and Museum Ships
    • Important Links to ship modelling resources
  • The Crew's Lounge
    • Nautical General Discussion
    • Shore Leave
  • Ship Model Society Of New Jersey's Topics
  • Ship Model Society Of New Jersey's Club Newsletter "the Broadaxe"
  • Ship Model Society Of New Jersey's Saturday Workshop Session at Chuck's House


  • Ship Model Society Of New Jersey's Events

Found 5 results

  1. Hi, A work associate of mine has a pond yacht that he would like to have restored to how it used to be at one time. It belonged to his dad, who passed away a few years ago. He has no history of this model. Hull is 30 inches long and 6 inches beam. All there is is the hull which is a bread and butter build and it has split apart. There are a few brass fittings on the deck which can be seen in the pictures below. The mast step may have had a piece of brass tubing soldered on which has most likely been broken off and could be easily fixed up. It was most likely home made, but the keel looks like it could have been commercial. Searching through the internet, I can't find anything that is close,but I should be able to come up with something to approximate the sails, standing and running rigging based on other pond yachts. The only thing that puzzles me is the steering gear. If it had a brain gear at one time, I can't figure out the function of the pin rail that runs fore and aft in front of the rudder shaft. I've already sent an email to the Vintage Model Yacht Group in the UK, but haven't hear anything back from them. I've had some correspondence with someone else who figured the model was based on Marblehead pond racing yacht. Yes, it does have some similarity to a Marblehead, I guess. The puzzler is the steering gear. Would anybody have any idea what it could have been? Thanks in advance, Bill
  2. Hello everybody, every love begins in the heart, ant the channel to come to there are the eyes... Soo I felt in love to the Tancook Whaler - as I leaf through Chapelle's book about the American Small Sailing Ships - then I ordered the book of Robert C. Post... And due to the numbre of plans I would like to build my own Tancook Whaler... but don't know how. So I deided to start a membership between your model ship building specialists in here. This because I figured out this article http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/6730-freedom-song-boatworks-tancook-whaler/in here, too. But as I did not own a visa card I'm unable to order the kit so I orderd the Amati plan set - it will come in the next few days.. As the kit is told to be a beginners it I hope to find my way through it. Of some intrest it may be what I bring kind of experience with one. I come from the plastic warmachines part of the hobby. Dealing with 54mm tabletop figures and 1:35 tanks I'm well in painting and my workshop and tooling is geared to plasitic and resin - so I have to renew some tooling to wood I think. I'm happy to find colleges interested in this favourable schooner boats and finding an online helping hand with hints by building this boat. So I hope for your intrest - although my english is pain to your eyes - it's a right hand thing to read (old NRG magazines, model and a left hand thing to write any text on your own, So please be patient with my english My silly nickname is choosen by this evenings moon shining on my desk. Yours, Moony I found my avatar picture on http://www.scrimshawgallery.comit is a painting aclled: " Portrait of a small Nova Scotia schooner plying Mahone Bay with a full load of passengers" by William Gilkerson
  3. Hello, I just received the ship, imaged attached, and need some help with identification. This was a ship my grandfather started restoring that was passed to my farther and now me. I do not believe they were able to make much progress at all and I would like to at least strip off the old paint, repair the rigging and sails, as well as missing pieces. My first question is any idea the make or model of this ship? Or how to determine what the sale sizing and quantity should be? From there is there any place to order the rigging and sails from? I am an engineer so am typically good with my hands and repairs, but I know nothing about modeling ships. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also this ship is big, like over 40" X 14" X 40" I can provide detailed dimensions once I am home. Thanks!
  4. I once heard a definition of a boat as anything that can be hoisted up onto a ship !!? (leads to the question of how do you first define "ship" ?). Then there's also the penchant of Navy submariners (and the rest of the Navy for the most part) calling a submarine a "boat". "Boomers" or SSBN's are pretty BIG in my opinion. Really don't think they are "boats". Just me. I think the German, the British and perhaps the French submariners do that as well. When is a ship NOT a boat? I served onboard the USS Iowa BB61 '85-'86, Length of waterline: 880 feet. About 45,000 ton displacement IIRC. Pretty doggone big! Take it from me. Only the Carriers and Amphibious Assault ships and the like were bigger. I surely don't think of the USS Iowa as a "boat". But my wife will call large ships "boats". (well, actually she uses the terms interchangeably) I try to get her to not call something like the Santísima Trinidad, Victory, or a French frigate like the Hermione) a "boat" - I think it's bordering on disrespectful. I can't stand to hear it! She says "Well, tell me the difference". I just gave a blank look because I had no answer. On the other hand, would one call a metropolitan city cruise ship of 250' accommodating 1300 passengers a "boat"? Or for that matter, a large ferry? I wouldn't. (well, a ferry maybe - but OTOH I've been on some fairly large ferrys ). There again that's just me.
  5. This is a video from the Winnipeg Model Boat Club in Winnipeg on a very Misty Sunday Morning it is worth a look as it is from a Water level POV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsOOozA4P-g