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11-27-2002, 12:10 PM
Thinking back a little while.... I came across images of a scaled-down replica of a battleship that someone in Maine (I think) built and launched.

Does this ring any bells with anyone?

11-27-2002, 07:44 PM
I've seen it.
It was a scale model of the
Bismarck. The gentleman had built it with a
compartment between the stacks. Included a steering train and electric motor for drive.
From the pictures I recall he would trailer it to
Squam and Winnepausakee lakes And motor about.
He had installed stereo speakers so he could play
Wagner. I tried to find the website,but to no avail. It was a link off a model boatbuilding site. If I come across it I'll send it out

Take care, Barry

capt jake
11-27-2002, 08:03 PM
This one by chance??
Battleship (http://www.bismarck-class.dk/shipmodels/german_models/admiralgrafspeeterra.html)

Paul Scheuer
11-27-2002, 08:30 PM
You got an idea cooking there tect ? Let us in on it.

capt jake
11-27-2002, 08:50 PM
Oh , I have seen others, just can't recall where at present. Seems in 'Boating' there was an article about a miniature 'ship', not long ago...how to navigate with the big boys, or something like that.. :D :D

[ 11-27-2002, 08:51 PM: Message edited by: capt jake ]

Paul Scheuer
11-27-2002, 10:39 PM
"Ships" of about that size are, or at least were, used to train Navy Harbor Pilots. My Division Officer, a Lt, was Saratoga's Pilot. Awsome duty for a young man.

Paul Denison
11-29-2002, 05:12 PM
I love it! Can you imagine the on-lookers?

11-29-2002, 05:20 PM
Do the guns work? What a thing to clear out the jetskis.

Gary Bergman
11-29-2002, 07:46 PM
Yeah, but finding potatoes small enough for the guns could be a problem...