German Boys Build Scale Model Liners for Sea Cruises
EXPERT marine constructionists, between the ages of 9 and 16 are being developed in one of the most novel trade schools of the world at Potsdam, Germany. Under the tutelage of experienced marine engineers, the youths receive a thorough technical training in building exact replicas of real steamships on a scale of one to twenty.
Grades are given according to the aptitude and intelligence shown in building the model vessels. The plans from which the youth work are the same plans, scaled down, of such ships
as the Normandie and the Queen Mary. At the end of the school year, advanced students build models that can actually go to sea.
Monday, February 21, 2011
This is the coolest boat model I’ve ever seen. You can ride around in it!
Posted by Raef at 7:30 PM
Home-Built Boat Is Semi-Submersible
POWERED by a converted 1929 auto engine, a boat constructed by Wylie Harris, of Chicago, Ill., has a sheet-steel cabin and can be operated semi-submerged. The pipes at bow and stern serve as air ventilators. Water ballast is stored in ten two-gallon cans.
Posted by Raef at 7:28 PM
Wine Keg Boat to Cross Channel
A SEA-GOING adventurer from Holland who last year crossed the English Channel on a water bicycle is attempting to add to his laurels by making the passage in a wine cask. The barrel-craft carries a tiny sail and is equipped with a miniature radio set.
Posted by Raef at 7:26 PM
BABY TANK IS BUILT BY BOY TO NAVIGATE RIVER
Similar in appearance to the land tanks used during the war, a queer boat has been built by a boy in England. It is propelled by a paddle like a canoe and provides room for only one passenger. The novel craft attracted much attention when it appeared during a regatta on the River Thames.
Posted by Raef at 7:23 PM
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This blog is about ride in model tug boats and ride in models of all types. I am going to rely on readers sending in information and internet stories for the content of this site. I will also contribute as well. It is to be a general chat room for these types of models. I will now leave the floor open and as I don't know how to set up a forum just post a comment. Remember no sex or racism or bullying as these comments will not be published. Cheers Stewart
Posted by Raef at 6:16 PM