Full Size Printed Plan Semi Scale 1:144 Cargo passenger ship M.V. TARANAKI Suitable for radio control
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Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
No material plans only
Full size printed plan on a sheet 40" x 28" 20lb bond
Plans to build steam plant on a sheet 40" x 28" 20lb bond
Twenty-four-page article with building notes and illustrations
(Not all shown)
Semi Scale 1:144
Power Steam or convert to electric
(Plans to build steam plant included)
Suitable for radio control
Two methods of hull construction are shown --the slab sides are built-up from three planks as sketched opposite and the bow and stern either carved from solid pieces of wood or built on the bread and butter principle. Our skilled readers may care to undertake hull plating, but as this is not really work for the tyro reader making his first model, this idea was not included on the main drawings. Each section is jig drilled to ensure it fits the mating part correctly, and the author would stress that there is nothing complicated in this—it really is the only satisfactory way to carry out the task. A simple jig drills the dowel holes and when each part is pushed home and glued, they will not at some future date part company.
TARANAKI an unusual name to British readers, but as a full-size vessel of some 10,000 tons would no doubt pay a visit to the shores of New Zealand, to that country we go for the name of this new model motor ship. However, this particular design does not represent any known type or size of vessel rather does it take its layout from several sources, and one of the chief factors which have influenced the design is the need for simplicity because this model is meant for work, and not the glass case. For those who prefer the looks and great amount of detail of a Queen Mary, the author can only urge that they give further thought to the matter; the making of some couple of dozen lifeboats and an equal 'Dumber of ventilators is calculated to dampen the interest of this hobby, especially when the final result is perhaps a collection of details which do not fiave the appearance of uniformity.