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Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby lhdockyard1 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:31 am

I know this is a stretch but does anybody have a USS Holland kit from Rocky Mountain Scale Subs (I believe that was the name). Looking to get a hold of one as a research tool for developing a new kit of the same or similar size. Let me know if you do. Thanks.

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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby lhdockyard1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:08 am

Or the Holland from 32nd Parallel for that matter. Either one will work. Don
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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby Bob the Builder » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:49 am

This is an RPMTech kit that I have. Its fully RTR in 1/32 scale.

http://www.rc-sub.com/projects/viewproject.php5?id=46

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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby Sub culture » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:00 am

That's a later boat based on U.K built Hollands. The U.S boats that used that design were called 'A' boats. The earlier boat that was modelled by RMSS was of similar design, but a smaller submarine and with different deck arrangement. It also had different hydroplane arrangements, when originally built they forward of the prop. Upon feedback from the crews that worked her, they were changed to an aft arrangement.

Good plans of this boat exist, so if a model isn't forthcoming making a new master shouldn't be too troublemsome. The spindle shape makes it a nice subject to turn on a lathe.

Personally I would love to see a model of the Fenian Ram, I believe that was the purest Holland design, with close to ideal proportions.
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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby JWLaRue » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:52 pm

Don,

depending on your need, Jim Butt has a Holland that I believe is from a RMSS kit.

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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby lhdockyard1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:24 pm

Thanks everybody for the input so far. I do have a set of plans from Jim Butt as well as some photos and we have begun some of the basic master work so far. I was just thinking if I could find a kit, or built model for sale it would make working on the master so much easier to have a hull to study from all angles as a sanity check against the plans. Not having one won't stop us from developing it but if one does turn up somewhere I would sure like to get it. Keep the information coming, I appreciate it.

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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby subdude » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:43 pm

Don,

Any progress? Ready, willing and able to jump in when needed.

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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby gantu » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:25 pm

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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby Sub culture » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:46 pm

Once again, unfortunately it is not the same boat. That is modelled on British HM Holland 1.
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Re: Wanted To Buy - USS Holland by Rocky Mountain

Postby lhdockyard1 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:08 am

Hi Jim:
We had to set this projct aside temporarily to work on a few commissioned projects for customers that were in a hurry (various USCG and USN projects). The last of those is about 2 weeks from completion so the plan is to return to the Holland next. Based on some input I think we will change to a turned hull plug and then add pieces to the turned plug to get the final shape needed. Hoping to have the basic plug ready by end of year. We shall see. I will keep you up to date as we make progress. Thanks for the offer of help. I will be taking you up on that at some point

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