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    John W's Apostoloff Submarine

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    david f
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    John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  david f on Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:49 am



    I was very impressed by John's model at Edinburgh. This was to be a turning body submarine which would cross the atlantic in 28 hours!

    The spiral is done with windscreen wiper rubber and the body revolves very nicely.

    John must be working his way (like me) through the really useful book "The Garrett Enigma and the early submarine pioneers." by Paul Bowers.

    This covers a large range of early submarines and includes good drawings.

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    Re: John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  nigele(ADMIN) on Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:34 am

    That is one incredible model, I've never seen anything like that before.


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    Re: John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  ajg141 on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:08 pm

    'Apostoloff' is a fascinating piece of work. It created a tremendous amount of interest at Edinburgh - the first time it had ventured out of doors. To see it sitting there with the centre section turning was fascinating. A great piece of engineering John. I hope I'm around to see it sailing - Barrow maybe?

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    Re: John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  david f on Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:59 am

    John has just sent me this video. Fascinating model and it makes your eyes go funny!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H825fQKh2P4

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    Re: John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  nigele(ADMIN) on Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:10 am

    That's incredible...talk about unusual. Did the full size (I take it there was a full size one?) ever prove itself?


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    Re: John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  david f on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:09 am

    I don't think so - another dream idea from the Victorian "Dragon's Den."

    All very well described in the excellent book by Paul Bowers.

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    Re: John W's Apostoloff Submarine

    Post  nigele(ADMIN) on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:13 am

    It's certainly an amazing vessel...John is obviously a man after my own heart, build a model of something that there isn't a full size version of and to hell with the rivet counters!


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