That is good to hear, just north of Austin would be very close to me if IĀ*move out where IĀ*planned on.Ā* Austin would be about an hour drive.
As far as the ship I am still not sure.Ā* It really comes down to transporting it and honestly IĀ*would love to build Olympic/Titanic troop transport or a Britannic Hospital ship.Ā* I have a great idea of how to get the 3 screws working just like they would on the real ship.Ā* The two outter and one center prop spins when going forward but the central one is killed when you go into reverse.
Only thing is I dont know if I would be able to go with a scale speed of 24 - 25 knots.Ā* Olympic got up to 23 knots maximum but Titanic got up to 21 1/2 knots without all the boilers lit up nor running at the max revolutions her engines could run.Ā* 24 - 25 knots is in theory possible but rules are kind of iffy on these groups.Ā* One is I hear the speed has to be the same speed the orignal prototype went and if it went slower than 21 knots it doesnt matter all ships will be setup to run at a bare min 21 knots.
I will also have to keep an eye out for events, I would like to go to an event to see how things goes.Ā* Also need to get the most uptodate rules cause if I do start to build I would hate to have to go back and make changes.
But it would be impressive to command a Olympic class liner that is measuring in between 70 and 75 inches in length over the New York class battleship IĀ*would like to do which would be around 47 or so inches in length.
I am also thinking might consider building a flower corvette.Ā* Not sure if the north texas rules will allow putting armament on a flower corvette but they did have a pretty good sized deck cannon about the same size used on US subs during WWII.