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r/c model warship fleet gathering
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:10:39 AM »
city lake, Rocky Mount NC,, starting today, sat and sun.. Sat is the big day.. 1/96th scale (think 8 ft battleships) I'll have a few of my 1890s cruisers there on sat.. we have had over 80 ships and all visitors are welcome..
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 01:44:57 PM »
Wow, that is really neat  :ThumbsUp: be sure and take more photos and share here.

Have a great day,
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 03:16:55 PM »
city lake, Rocky Mount NC,, starting today, sat and sun.. Sat is the big day.. 1/96th scale (think 8 ft battleships) I'll have a few of my 1890s cruisers there on sat.. we have had over 80 ships and all visitors are welcome..


Anybody make a model of BB-12    the USS Ohio?.....curious

I have a full set of drawings for her engines....10000 HP 4 legged triples

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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 03:33:08 PM »
not that I know of,, WWII era gets most of the attention along with newer fast stuff.. crazies like me admire the early beast. have looked real hard at USS Wisconsin BB9,, a cage mast in 1/96 can look great.. I do have a hull for the original USS Texas BB1 (she's so ugly you just can't look away,, looks like the offspring of a snapping turtle and a hermit crab)
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 04:27:24 PM »
not that I know of,, WWII era gets most of the attention along with newer fast stuff.. crazies like me admire the early beast. have looked real hard at USS Wisconsin BB9,, a cage mast in 1/96 can look great.. I do have a hull for the original USS Texas BB1 (she's so ugly you just can't look away,, looks like the offspring of a snapping turtle and a hermit crab)

Pretty ship....part of the "Great White Fleet" with the ram bow and the crest.....I have a picture of her somewhere on her trials with a massive bow wave up close....

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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 04:44:53 PM »
not that I know of,, WWII era gets most of the attention along with newer fast stuff.. crazies like me admire the early beast. have looked real hard at USS Wisconsin BB9,, a cage mast in 1/96 can look great.. I do have a hull for the original USS Texas BB1 (she's so ugly you just can't look away,, looks like the offspring of a snapping turtle and a hermit crab)

Hello again tghs,

I have been aboard the USS Texas many times and she is a brute of a vessel. A good friend, Jim, served aboard her and he told me that the heat below decks while underway was so oppressive that most of the crew slept on deck. Jim said that he slept under one of the huge side guns most of the time. Would love to see a scale RC model of her.

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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 05:14:49 PM »
that's the second Texas, when battleship design had somewhat stabilized.. BB1 was not that well refined..
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/XOR9F5.png
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 08:43:40 PM »
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 11:01:31 PM »
link to some of today's photos.. the long USS Colorado with her cage mast..." battlecruiser"  my van is loaded for the morning and batteries are charging.. should be a great day
http://www.wmunderway.mysite.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1570830287
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 09:44:55 AM »
we had great weather, great friends, great models, as always I should have taken more photos, but the day seems to fly by..
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Re: r/c model warship fleet gathering
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 01:42:59 PM »
Very impressive models to say the least. Thanks for sharing them !!!

Bill