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Old 02-11-2011, 02:32 PM
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(I believe they indicate it is 1:300 scale)
No, that's a mistake by Zeist, I have an original set (a bit yellowed and the cardboard is getting a bit brittle) but it definitely says 1:400
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:18 PM
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Very nice But where did you get the GIANT match from ?
Thanks! From the Giant up the bean stalk, of course!

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:20 PM
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No, that's a mistake by Zeist, I have an original set (a bit yellowed and the cardboard is getting a bit brittle) but it definitely says 1:400
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Thanks! Would it be possible for you to tell us how it compares to the JSC model?

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:33 PM
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I'm afraid not. I built the Emsco way back in the early sixties as a boy, and I haven't studied the JSC model, so a comparison is difficult. But I do remember when comparing the Emsco model with photo's of the time, that it looked very realistic, with an endless row of lifeboats.
Has anybody tried building the Emsco copy?
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Bionic Modeler - Do you know where to get the hull templates referred to in the Popular Mechanics article?
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Bionic Modeler - Do you know where to get the hull templates referred to in the Popular Mechanics article?
I included a jpeg of the pages where the templates are found. If you need the full scale versions give me your e-mail and I will send them to you. You have to create the templates from the scaled drawing.
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You could build one of the models mentioned and do a custom hull. I have a pdf file from an old popular Mechanics Magazine with the plans for this ship. You could use it to build the hull. The file is too large for this forum but I will send it to you if you pm me.

I have converted to jpeg in a smaller file for view.
Forgive me for any inconvenience ,but would it be possible for me to get a copy of the pdf file for the SS United States . I would appreciate any help .
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:08 PM
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Send your e-mail I will sedn it to you
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:08 AM
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BModeler - Got your zip file of the PM article. Thanks. From what I can tell though, just like my copy, it doesn't have the info needed to make the 36" side, waterline and deck templates. These are what I was searching for. Recently, I bought a blueprint of the ship that these can be made from. It's 32" vs 36" but may be more true to the actual ship because of the secrecy of the design in the 50s. I'm going to try to scale them up to 36" on a copier and make the templates and will report in on how I make out. I'm also looking for a used Shopsmith to help build the model.
On a different note, does anyone have experience ordering directly from JSC in Poland. I'm interested in a number of their items.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:54 AM
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You probably already tried this, but Popular Mechanics is found on Google Books...just do a Google search of S.S. UNITED STATES.

I have ordered quite successfully from JSC direct, online. I think they use credit cards, but shipping costs can be a concern if you order only one thing.

Hope this helps!

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