I modified the home page picture by replacing the photo of the resin model with a photo of a miniature model sold by the owner of the Yahoo discussion group, ironclads. Go to http://tinyurl.com/23c2xzs
for information about the group and the people who design and manufacture the kits for ironclad models.
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> > --- In email@example.com, "Pete" georgeyyy@ wrote:
> > >
> > > This Homepage photo of the CSS BALTIC id from the
> http://www.worthpoint.com/ website. It's a resin model. I posted it to
> show the below water line configuration. It give even more space for the
> RC Pop-Pop version.
> > >
> > > Pete
> > I'd start with a flat hull first and see how that works. If the boat
> is light weight then the boat might float high in the water. The
> ironclads tried to have very little or no hull exposed above the water.
> The 5.2mm lauan plywood (24"x24" sheet available at Lowes and such for
> ~$3) could be used make a flat basic hull (painted and sealed against
> water logging). If it rides too low in the water, additional flotation
> strips could be added to the bottom of the hull. The large boiler
> engines from the below site might be appropriate for these larger boats.
> > http://www.spacetin.com/navigation_bars/Boats.html
> I added a PDF document, Ironclads, that includes good info on building
> Ironclad models. It shows RC set ups etc. Some may be applicable to
> Ironclad Pop-Pops that some of you are looking at.