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David Maloney27/04/2020 11:08:35
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My father was an avid model engineer who served in the merchant navy on steam ships. Many, May years ago he acquired a hull and plans for a destroyer.



He never got anywhere near doing much to it. Real life always had a knack of getting in the way. He dreamt about making a proper steam model out of it.

If anyone is interested in taking this on and doing the magnificent hull justice, please contact me on 07740865266 or email


Dave Maloney

P.S. I have lots more pictures if needed



ashley needham27/04/2020 11:15:19
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Ooh that’s a decent size hull, and all that work! Not for me unfortunately but I can see that it would be a good project for someone.


Ray Wood 227/04/2020 12:30:19
1982 forum posts
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Hi David,

That looks like HMS Javelin, serialized in Model Engineer maybe late 1940's if it measures 70" long.

nice looking metal hull plans are still available, but it looks like you have a drawing already.

Regards Ray

David Maloney27/04/2020 12:37:05
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30 photos

Yes - that would make sense. Dad always referred to it as HMS Javelin and it is about 70" long. I have no idea who made the hull, but it is VERY impressive.

Noel27/04/2020 14:32:43
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This would have been right up my street if I had not just bought that 1/96 Ark hull from ebay!

Do hope someone takes it on.

Ray Wood 227/04/2020 15:09:28
1982 forum posts
707 photos

Hi David,

We don't know where you are in the country? You may have a local model boat club? obviously not much being bought and sold at the moment, logistics is a big thing with a hull that size.

Regards Ray

Tim Rowe27/04/2020 15:29:42
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Come on Ray, I am sure you could sort out the logisticswink

I sure you would be excused for this one and anyway you wouldn't be starting a new project, you'd be finishing it off.

Looks right up your street.

Tim R

Ray Wood 227/04/2020 15:40:50
1982 forum posts
707 photos

Thanks Tim 😃

Lost for words ! Which is a rare occurrence !!

Have you been to the beach for exercise yet ?

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 27/04/2020 15:41:22

David Maloney27/04/2020 15:42:21
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I am in Wigan

Ray Wood 227/04/2020 15:44:20
1982 forum posts
707 photos

Phew, that's a relief ! I'm in Kent & Tim's from a land far away 😄

Regards Ray

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