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    X craft plans/drawings

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    drookit
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  drookit on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:14 pm

    david f wrote:A very interesting project and it would be good to help "our 1:1" fellow enthusiasts!

    Has your son been in touch with the RNSM, for starters?

    I believe its part of his plan to contact them but I tend to think that he wont get much done this side of xmas so I thought that I would make a start, what are dads for eh?! lol. thanks for you guys prompt response. :o)
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  drookit on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:15 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Give me a couple of days chaps, and I'll trawl through my ever growing pile of CD's and find the X craft plans, etc.

    Brilliant, your a star! :o)
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  david f on Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:51 am

    If you are contacting the RNSM perhaps you could gently remind them that they have a number of fine submarine models (some from our members ) in their archive store.

    It may be nice if they saw the light of day again - on loan etc. perhaps?

    Just a thought.

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  kazzer on Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:53 am

    If you want a permanent home for these plans, send them to me and I'll post them here, as long as they are copyright free.


    You can download them here


    NB. Any plans that belong to John Lambert are copyright and should not be swapped around, emailed to friends or subject to any 'horse trading'. John earns a living from these.
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  drookit on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:39 pm

    david f wrote:If you are contacting the RNSM perhaps you could gently remind them that they have a number of fine submarine models (some from our members ) in their archive store.

    It may be nice if they saw the light of day again - on loan etc. perhaps?

    Just a thought.

    Thats not a bad idea , I will give him a bell and suggest it. Cheers Craig.

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  schoolie on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:02 pm

    Hi Richard, like many I have just joined, coming across the site when researching X-craft. I would love drawings of X-craft, as I would like to make a model of X24 for our club display at Scale Modelworld 2012.
    Thanks , Dave

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:53 am

    schoolie wrote:Hi Richard, like many I have just joined, coming across the site when researching X-craft. I would love drawings of X-craft, as I would like to make a model of X24 for our club display at Scale Modelworld 2012.
    Thanks , Dave


    Just emailed you a few bits and bobs Dave...more if you need it.



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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  schoolie on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:23 am

    Hi Richard, that is just fine, and very quick! I intend to build at 1/48th, should come out at just over 1ft long.
    Thanks, Dave

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:57 am

    schoolie wrote:Hi Richard, that is just fine, and very quick! I intend to build at 1/48th, should come out at just over 1ft long.
    Thanks, Dave

    1/48th scale? Good grief, you must have excellent eyesight, I'd never see it at that scale!

    Good luck with that, don't forget to post up some pictures as you go along.



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    1/48th/!!!???

    Post  schoolie on Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:18 pm

    At least it's not in 1/72 like the Pavla kit. My son gave up on that, and his eyesight is better than mine!
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  kraftykid on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:02 pm

    cann i have a copy of this please (thinking about my next project)

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    Would love a copy as well

    Post  kielbasa on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:03 pm

    I was wondering if I could get a copy of these plans as well. Getting ready for my next project, and this may be it....

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    I would love a copy too

    Post  GRANTRIDDELL on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:20 pm

    I've just found this forum and i would love a copy of these plans as i would love to make a radio controlled model of an Xcraft.
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    x craft

    Post  wadsworthj on Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:52 pm

    Hello Richard.
    Could i ask you to email me the x craft plans in your msg,
    Email url is.
    jwadsworth1000@live.co.uk.
    Many thanks for your time.

    John..W.

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    Plans

    Post  Bruce Grainger on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:03 pm

    New to modelling and Forum could i pease get a copy of those plans ?

    Bruce

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:02 pm

    Welcome to the forum Bruce, give me until tomorrow when I'm on my other pc and I'll email you a load of stuff.


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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:55 pm

    Has anyone seen the Italeri Xcraft submarine model?
    I am wondering what size WTC tube can fit inside the hull?
    I'm thinking a 1" tube?
    Is there a larger scale fiberglass model?
    It would be great to find a 1/12th scale version or larger.

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  dain_od on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:40 am

    Could I have a new copy of the plans/drawings please, have received before but seem to have lost them. In particular there was 5 A4 sheets of very detailed deck plan with one section at the W&D compartment, do you have more from the same source.

    As I have been unhappy with the shape of the stern of the MBD model I am in the process of moulding a new set with sections as shown in Paul Kemp's drawing. These mouldings could be made available.

    Can anybody confirm that the under vertical and the horizontal fins are the same outline and contour.

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    Needed: submarine drawings & plans

    Post  eparras on Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:45 am

    Hello Richard,

         I just log in recently from a long absence and I was wondering if you can please send me the drawing and plans of the WW2 British X craft. My email is eparras@gmail.com.

    Kind regards,

    Manny
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  david f on Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:49 am

    Hi Manny,

    Just to help you with your search.

    Richard doesn't post here much now.  He now hangs out at Andy L's "Dive-In" Facebook site, if you need to contact him.

    David
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  HarpoMarx on Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:17 am

    I'm currently working on a static model of the X-Craft and I'm looking for any references to the early models. Can anyone help me with drawings or photos with decent details on these elusive subs? Much appreciated if so.
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    Post  HarpoMarx on Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:49 pm

    Please, anybody .... any drawings or photos of X-Craft?
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  david f on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:28 am

    Hi Harpo,

    I have just been doing a search on the Forum on your behalf. However there seem to be more promises of X craft plans than actual plans!

    To help give you some pointers (and I see that you live in the US.):

    - Original X craft are on display at both the RN Submarine Museum, Gosport and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. This might not seem to be very helpful information when you live in the US but if you go on to their websites you will see photos/ walk rounds etc and they can be contacted for photo archives etc.

    - The Dock Museum at Barrow in Furness http://www.dockmuseum.org.uk/ have the Vickers Photo Archive. (Most of them were built at Vickers, Barrow in Furness. In fact one of the members of my model boat club (Barrow) worked on one of the later X craft.)

    - John Lambert did do a plan:

    X51 Class Midget Submarines
    Model Boat Plan: MAR2096

    But following his death last year I don't know about availability. His daughters are cataloguing his plans at the moment. (See the thread on this Forum and let us know if you find anything more.)

    - There is some info in my favourite "fall-back" book. "Observer's directory of RN Submarines 1901-1982" by M P Cocker publ by Frederick Warne (1982) Some nice photos, specifications and some (very small!) drawings. Let me know if you are having problems finding a copy.

    - The photo archive on our new website shows some good models:

    http://associationofmodelsubmariners.com/pages/british.html

    Please let us know on here how you get on and what you find. There does seem to be a shortage of information but there are some excellent models out there (Nigel Edmonds and Alan Poole come to mind immediately) so there must be plenty of information.

    David

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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  tsenecal on Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:29 pm

    not sure how you feel about making your own plans, but merit makes a 1/35 plastic model kit of the x-craft.

    you could purchase one of those, and draw your own plans, at what ever scale you choose, from that.

    http://freetimehobbies.com/1-35-merit-international-hms-x-craft-submarine-british-sub-model-kit/
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    Re: X craft plans/drawings

    Post  HarpoMarx on Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:26 pm

    Thanks to both of you; the website has some great RC Subs! Yes, that is precisely the kit I'm building and enhancing. Their propeller is the saddest excuse I've ever seen and the kit is full of discrepancies, but it scales out nicely. Thanks for the advice!

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