Banner Ad 1

Scale Sub made of brass - brass subs

Place for general submarine conversation

Postby smwarships » Sat May 31, 2003 10:49 pm

Hello Group ,

Has anyone ever built a scale sub from scratch out of
sheets of brass ?
I have been thinking about starting a project like this for
sometime now . So I am looking for some sheet brass in a
roll 12"X12' long and about .016" thick , that should be
enough brass sheet to complete a 1/48 scale sub of the
WWII era .
Any thoughts or replys ??

Darle
Scale Model WarShips ???




Edited By smwarships on 1054435818
User avatar
smwarships
Registered User
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:17 am
Location: Morning View,KY

Postby chips » Sat May 31, 2003 11:48 pm

Are you planning on making this a R/C model? The brass might reflect the radio signal.
Bob Gesking
SC# 1575
KC8WPF
User avatar
chips
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:41 pm
Location: Euclid (east of Cleveland), OH

Postby PaulC » Sun Jun 01, 2003 12:01 am

I seem to recall an old issue of the Report that had a short note about a guy who was building a 1/50 GATO in brass sheet. A picture too. Brass would certainly up the ante on lifting the boat out of the water. My back goes into spasm just thinking about it!
Warm regards,

Paul Crozier
<><
User avatar
PaulC
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 1129
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Houston, Texas

Postby Bob the Builder » Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:51 am

Guy Takiguchi did up an absolutely beautiful RC Disney Nautilus in brass. You could probably e-mail him for the details. I seem to remember a posting on the old message boards about how his radio reception was and he didn't have any problems, (although this may have more to do with where he mounted his antenna).

Image

There are more pics in the Subcommittee photo galler of this great sub project!
Bob Martin,
RCSub homepage: http://www.rc-sub.com
User avatar
Bob the Builder
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 777
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:40 am
Location: Naples, FL

Postby Don Prince » Sun Jun 01, 2003 8:40 pm

Hi Darle,

I just completed the OTW Type VIIC U-boat hull with the Brass Tower. The tower wasn't impossible to build, but difficult to solder together at times. I used a small hand held butane torch and got the best results... There were times I tried to use a propane torch, but I had to limit it's use because the higher heat would warp the brass. Building a complete boat from Brass sounds like an interesting project... the best of luck!

Regards,
Don_
"A man's got to know his limitations"
Harry Callahan SFPD
User avatar
Don Prince
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 186
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2003 1:40 pm
Location: 5335 Brierstone Drive, Alpharetta, Ga, phone 678-577-0476

Postby 70-1048541373 » Mon Jun 02, 2003 4:04 pm

Hi,

When it comes to working with brass, you might want to look into getting a resistance solder tool.

I am able to put parts together that are right next to another joint without it heating up and having that fall apart!

Micro Mark has em for about $400 I think, but I got mine off of eBay for only $120. GREAT tool!

Mike
70-1048541373
 

Postby Ramius » Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:35 pm

Looking on ebay today under "russian submarines" I was very surpized to see a static, BRASS, WWII russian submarine.
Just in case anyone is interested.It has to be a one of a kind,or darn few of.
Check it out.
"A little revolution now and then is a good thing"
Ramius-Hunt for Red October
User avatar
Ramius
Registered User
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:08 pm
Location: Austin Texas

Postby smwarships » Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:44 am

Hello All ,
Thanks for all the replies on this subject .
I searched Ebay for the soldering tool and the brass sub
and couldn't find either item .
Oh well I will just have to make a weekly search until I
find what I am looking for .
I use a small hand held torch to solder with when I am
working with brass and getting better as time goes on .

I just need to decide on the thickness of brass to use
in this project . I have some .030" thick brass that I am
working with and I am thinking about making the ribs
for the sub out of it . Next problem is , which sub to
build ?? US Fleet Sub or German Type VII or IX ??

Darle ???
User avatar
smwarships
Registered User
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:17 am
Location: Morning View,KY

Postby Ramius » Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:48 am

The brass submarine on ebay is item #2177666889.
It is a WWII boat for $129.00
"A little revolution now and then is a good thing"
Ramius-Hunt for Red October
User avatar
Ramius
Registered User
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:08 pm
Location: Austin Texas

Postby 70-1048541373 » Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:57 am

Hi,

Here is a link so you can get an idea of what the tool does!

Mike

http://www.dxmarket.com/micromark/products/80417A.html
70-1048541373
 

Postby smwarships » Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:53 pm

Hello Guys,

Well I checked out the brass sub and the resistance soldering
unit . Thanks for the help in finding those items ...
The resistance soldering tool I could use right now , it sure
would help when building my gear drive units that I sell .
However I will be using my hand held torch for a long time .
If sales increase where I am selling a lot of gear drives , then
maybe I could get a resistance solder unit ???

Is there any photos of the German U-Boat conning tower
built in brass ?
That would be nice to see .....

Darle
:D
User avatar
smwarships
Registered User
 
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:17 am
Location: Morning View,KY


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users