Herr von Tugboat's Haus of Linkz, ja!

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  1. Tugboat

    Tugboat Facilitator RCWC Staff Admiral (Supporter)

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    Zis sred vill be schtickied, ja, undt a goot place for mein friendz undt foemen to find der linkages to partz!
    (I wanted to aggregate some of the links I've accumulated for finding stuff!) (More to be posted when I'm not at work!)
    Parts:
    www.strikemodels.com 1/144 Boat kits, parts, just about everything
    www.battlersconnection.com 1/144 Boat kits, parts, just about everything
    www.hobbyking.com Cheap radios, servos, ESCs (brushless type), motors (also brushless)
    http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/...ulsion.htm Universal joints, motors, etc.
    www.harborfreight.com Cheap tools. Not as good as some places, but they (generally) work. Did I mention cheap?
    www.prop-shop.co.uk/ Propellers! (Shop is in England)
    www.harbormodels.com/ Props, motors, universal joints, etc... (shop is in California)
    www.kershawdesigns.com gears, including 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm bore

    Kits:
    http://www.jenkse.us/rcengr/index_files/Page896.htm Mark Jenks sells his lasercut ship kits! USS Baltimore, Bogue, Takao, and others...
    Boat Plans:
    http://www.servicehistorique.sga.de...tebato.php The French Navy boat plans page. Vive la France!
    http://www.servicehistorique.sga.de...as/rec.php Old French Navy ships... and a few others!
    http://www.schlachtschiff.com/krieg...plaene.htm Tirpitz plans!! Banzai!!!
    Wood:
    www.nationalbalsa.com National Balsa also sells good baltic birch plywood
    www.rockler.com Rockler mainly sells woodworking tools, but also has many types of wood and plywood 60" long!
    Other Materials:
    www.mcmaster.com I buy 1/8" stainless rod for driveshafts, but they have the best online catalog for parts small and large ANYWHERE.
     
  2. Anachronus

    Anachronus Well-Known Member

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    Excellent resource...please use your mod powers to sticky it.

    For even older plans AoS and Ironclads....Not all French.

    LINK

    Edited to actually include the link.
     
  3. GregMcFadden

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    don't forget mcmaster carr (www.mcmaster.com)
     
  4. SnipeHunter

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    http://www.prop-shop.co.uk/ - very nice cast props from England, not cheap but high quality. (and cheaper than replacing soldered props when you lose blades.)
     
  5. DarrenScott

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    Here's the link to the compact chrony I use for my big-gun cannon, it was designed for bb guns so it'll work just as well for all rulesets.

    http://www.chronoscopes.com
     
  6. Kun2112

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    I would also recommend Loyalhanna Dockyards for all sorts of scale goodies. They are also a US supplier of BECC cloth flags for hard to find nationalities (i.e. Sweden) and time periods (i.e. AoS)

    http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/
     
  7. GregMcFadden

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    I would note that on metals (that I have bought), onlinemetals.com tends to be about 50% the cost of mcmaster

    surplus center can be a gold mine, particularly for chain sprockets cheap
     
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    Anachronus Well-Known Member

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    The French plans archives are no longer available.
     
  10. dietzer

    dietzer Admiral (Supporter)

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    There are a few of us that downloaded large portions of the French Archives for WWI/WWII ships and subs. If you want plans for one these ships, just post the request in the plans section and we'll probably be able to hook you up.
     
  11. Anachronus

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    No, I had downloaded the ones I was interested in. I was just posting for general information.
     
  12. NickMyers

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    I downloaded the whole thing a few years ago.
     
  13. Tugboat

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    I started this morning putting the original files on my Google drive, public access. I threw the Richelieu plans on there in response to a special request, but I will be adding the others, and actually putting them in folders. Organizing it occurred to me after I hit 'send' and I was in a rush to get to work.
     
  14. Tugboat

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    Update on the Google drive: I am slowly uploading files to it and when it has reached some sort of appreciable size, I will throw it open. Right now, I've got Greg as collaborator to, well, collaborate. Nick, if you'd like to add to it, I can add you, too.

    Longer term, it will have all of my open-source plans on it. Folder name format at the moment is Nation-Type-Name (ex: 'France BB Richelieu') I expect as I get more in there, that I'll do country folders to organize searching.
     
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    How much space do you have? A rough survey of the archived Archives shows around 5gb of just tif files for ships spanning 1900-1940s. I also downloaded the misc photos and such they had for ships. Savings could be had by converting to scaling and pdf probably, but that would eat up considerable more time to do on a large scale.

    Happy to upload things if you want, but I don't really have the free time to clean them up or resize the plan files.
     
  16. Tugboat

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    I'm going to pay the $2/month for the 25GB space. If I need more, it's not really expensive. Not cleaning them unless I'm working on a specific boat (or like Chase did with Courbet), my intent is to have a mirror of the French site. If you can send an email to my gmail (or just send a pm thru here so I get your email address), I'll include you as a collaborator. I'm up to 6 ships on there now. Upload takes a little time :)

    But if you guys can help, I'll pay the bill and maintain the mirror on Google Drive so we (and other modellers) can continue to use the plans.
     
  17. Anachronus

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    Apparently the French Naval archives were the victim of another hack attack. The site is being moved to new secure servers and will be back some time in the future.
     
  18. Tugboat

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    Well, most of the files are on my google drive, and are being transferred to the warships1.org google drive. Slowly building the warships1.org pages. Please tune in to the thread on that for more in-depth discussion.
     
  19. Anachronus

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    And the French Plans are back

    http://www.servicehistorique.defense.gouv.fr/02fonds-collections/banquedocuments/planbato/planbato/central.php
     
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    Getting an SQL error, so not yet but hopefully soon.