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Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:12 pm

I recently acquired one of the few Holland hulls produced by 32nd Parallel known to exist. The hull was pretty much ready to run, though there were a number of items that needed attending to. Nothing that complicated, though I'm still missing the torpedo door hatch. (You can see the boat as it was sent to me in the SubSwap ad located here: http://www.subcommittee.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11949 )

In any case, the hull came in primer gray and was calling out for a prototypical paint job. Over the past several days I prep'd the hull and today I was able to do the color coats. Here are two photos showing the results.

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There is some minor touchup that I need to do to fix two paint drips. Next up is getting the dive module ready for running.

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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby ccontrol » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:37 pm

Ha, ha, nothing says I know my stuff and have too many hobbies like a drill press, a reloader, and a mini-mill on the same bench! I know 'cause that's what mine looks like. :D
Nice boat BTW!
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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:37 pm

…you forgot the lathe and the live steam trains, which aren't visible. :)

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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby Bigdave » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:17 am

Wow! 8)
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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby Sub culture » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:02 pm

I've always like the look of Holland. Very much ahead of its time, although hampered by the propulsion systems of the day, they perform beautifully as models which have no such disadvantage.

Are you implementing any form of ballast shifting?

Did 32nd parallel ever do any more of these hulls? This is the only one I've seen pictures outside of their now defunct website.
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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby JWLaRue » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:38 pm

As far as I know, 32nd Parallel only made 2 or 3(?) hulls...and the brass tail feathers on this model may be the only one made by Simon.

The model came with an OTW dive module which should be quite workable. I'm not planning on running the boat in prototypical fashion as John Holland did, i.e. no 'porpoising', but will do the typical r/c sub full static dive trim.

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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby sam reichart » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:31 pm

great looking model Jeff.
are you going to create you own master/one off for the torpedo door?
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Re: Holland VI (32nd Parallel Hull)

Postby JWLaRue » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:50 pm

Hi Sam,

I'm hoping that the previous owner will send it to me. He has stated that he has it...just need to get it into the mail. :)

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