Im looking to add some caterpillar tracks to my submarine. I need some long
strips of rubber. Does anyone know of a place where i can get them? Or an
alternative to rubber?
The sizes will be somewhere in the region of 6m by 10cm X2 not that bothered
with the thickness.
Yes you got it right. It will (should) be amphibious however at the moment
as i'm only 14 i'm findng thast getting my parents to part with the money is
harder than actually building it. But eventually it will have GRP hull, BB
deck gun, r/c torpedo, compressed air missiles and two piston ballast tanks
as well as working sounds and lights.
The lads fourteen - they don't do Irish jokes. They start doing "blonde"
jokes at about 12 though...
Given todays report that the ROI has been ranked No.1 place to live out of
100 countries with the UK at 29, and they have a booming economy, I think
the joke is rather on us Englishmen?
You are doing fine. Take no notice of us sill old men. It is an
admirable project, and probably in advance of what a great many folk
would undertake. I hope the family come across with a substantial
Christmas box to enable progress.
Out of shear curiosity - do you get any encouragement from your school.
Is there perhaps a model club or similar? Do you belong, maybe to an
outside model club?
Keep the group up to date with your progress.
If it wasn't for my school i wouldn't be able to do this. They have a huge
technology dept. with lathes, milling machines, bandsaws etc. and a load of
materials. At the moment I'm going there everyday.
They do have a Radio Control Club however it is mainly for cars, and only
runs and when i had my r/c boat i did belong to an external club. The only
problem is that there arn't many, if any r/c clubs for subs in the uk and
dealers for parts are even rarer. This is mainly why I've decided to scratch
At the moment I've started on the GRP hull and ballast tanks however the
speed at the moment isn't really worth telling anyone about, but when i do
pick up speed i'll let you know and try, TRY, to post pictures (depending if
i can persuade my brother to lend me his digital camera)
In message , Himszy
There are model submariners in the UK and at least one active
club/group. There are always seems to be a small but very good
specialist display at the Donnington show and the London show (the one
that that was at Wembley but this year will be at Alexandra Palace).
Also, and very important from your point of view, there always seems to
be at least one knowledgeable person on the stand. The dates are 21st,
22nd & 23rd January 2005.
I suggest that you try your best to get to 'Alley Pally' in January and
preferably take brother's camera along too.