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Iain



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Narval Build Reply with quote

Working on the French steam powered submarine, Narval, for a friend that's into steam punk.

Plans: http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/02fonds-collections/banquedocuments/planbato/planbato/Plans/planbato.php?id=510

3D model for developing templates:






The Build:






No, that plank did not come unglued; I just hadn't glued the end just yet.



I originally saw this in a general history about submarines and decided that I wanted to build it. Something as Rube Golberg as a steam powered submarine immediately captured my attention. So, I went to the French naval plans page, got the two drawings they have, and went to work.
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Iain



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Narval Update Reply with quote

Work has continued on Narval. The hull is much further along; to the point where I've slathered some epoxy on it in order to get a nice, smooth finish. There will be lots and lots and lots of sanding in my near future...

I've also begun to research the colour scheme of this thing. I'm assuming that it would be painted like the torpedo boats/destroyers of the time. However, I am getting conflicting reports of really dark blue and black for the hull above the waterline.

One of the side projects I may do is to do a physical model of the engineering plant in order to demonstrate how it was done.

Photos coming once I get some sanding done.
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Iain



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote









Progress on Narval.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: awesome ! Reply with quote

have you finished your sub ? ? And its a pretty sleek design ! I think they may have used black since it was easy to produce a black type of paint in the old days
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Iain



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Finally dragged this out of the project bin for the first time in a year and a half. So far I've mounted hatches and am halfway done with the prop. I still have to do the rudders, diving planes, and detailing, but she's coming along.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow she is looking good and really modern ! You said it would be steam powerd , how would that be done on such a small scale ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, this is a static model; the prototype was steam powered.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh my bad , how much power did the prototype have ? ? Because i also love steam power and i want to build a german steam powerd warship but i dont know which one to pick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





Work continues. About ready to start on rivets.[/url]
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: tottally awesome Reply with quote

its looking awesome !
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diedericek44 wrote:
ooh my bad , how much power did the zcode system prototype have ? ? Because i also love steam power and i want to build a german steam powerd warship but i dont know which one to pick


Hey Iain, what happened with your project? Maybe you could post some update pics?
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