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Working Scale Model Merchant Ships
     

Working Scale Model Merchant Ships

by Tom Gorman
 

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This manual aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the building and sailing of working scale model merchant ships. Covering the spectrum of merchant ship types, each stage of construction is detailed, from the building of the hull to painting and finishing, and not least the propulsion, ballasting and sailing of the finished model. All building methods and

Overview

This manual aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the building and sailing of working scale model merchant ships. Covering the spectrum of merchant ship types, each stage of construction is detailed, from the building of the hull to painting and finishing, and not least the propulsion, ballasting and sailing of the finished model. All building methods and materials are described and chapters are devoted to the installation of electric motors and steam engines, and the fitting and operation of radio control equipment. The emphasis is on practical advice and details are given on the choice and use of all the tools and adhesives for working with a wide range of materials such as plywood, styrene sheet and white metal. The book also gives information on model ship clubs and organizations and material suppliers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557509420
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
7.71(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Gorman, a former marine engineer, has been a professional ship modeler for more than twenty years. He is the author of Finishing Scale Ship Models and Scale Model Ship Propulsion.

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