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    HMS Ajax
    Getting fairly close to completion, if there is ever really completion. I am taking a few liberties, giving her some carley floats, and probably taking the halyards up from the back of the bridge. She has been the most frustrating model I have ever attempted.
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    Well, no. The required length would include that part of the shaft that is inserted into the propellor, extending thru the keel into the engine compartment, and further extending onwards to and into the universal joint, figuring that the U-joint is properly positioned relative to the engine/motor mounted position. I hope that makes sense.
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    Considering a new project
    I do paper mock-ups prior to cutting precious mood stock. Here is a deck at 3/4โ€=1โ€™ which is more to my liking than 1โ€=1โ€™. I just do not have storage room for larger models, plus transporting them to a sailing area. When I go I like to take several vessels.
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    Beautifully built by a friend who cannot build anymore. I am honoured to have her. Working fire monitor and nav lights, etc.
    Irish Currach
    This is a model I picked up at a Tag Sale some years back. I think I paid $2.00 for it. It is as I bought it, I did nothing to it.
    Toy R/C Kayak
    Another toy, this time a Kayak, bought in a Brest toy/model shop 18 years ago 15โ‚ฌ. Had a crude r/c system installed, forward/reverse and direction, single speed! Another for bath time. Opened up the kayak to view the r/c system, room for a 27mhz system, which was duly installed using a home built speed controller and mini steering servo. I should have said, there is a rudder under the rear hull for direction, the paddle push rods just operate in a vertical oval pattern. Another for use by children at exhibitions. Ran well for 2 or 3 seasons then locked up, investigation revealed a gear box with stripped nylon teeth. I had a g/box with brass gears originally destined for a 00 gauge diesel loco! An adapted modified mounting was made and installed, success! Continued in use over the years with upgrades to the r/c system etc. The last time out whilst packing up a tx fell on the paddling mechanism and the two push rods were broken. Have not opened it up to assess the viability of a repair, but probably a goer as the system is in abs plastic so with plas weld or similar it should soon be back in action. I also need to produce a rubber seal for the paddle system etc, I have a wooden mould for this, and with talc and latex solution shouldn't be a huge problem! I will post more photos of the internals etc when I get around to making repairs.
    Anni P Toy Tug for the Bath
    My nephew had acquired a farm property in Normandy, whilst visiting him, we went to have a look around the site, He had a skip there for all the rubbish, when I looked in it there was this little tugboat. I asked if I could have it, the response was yes, but radio control it! I like challenges, and here is the result! All original pieces removed and then a r/c plan was made, originally for 27mhz kit, successfully installed and the system worked. After that the various UK exhibitions with a sailing facility available were attended and the transmitter was handed to children to 'have a go' -- 30 years ago, a novell concept at that time, still a little so!. It has continued over the years via new motors, batteries, r/c systems, 40mhz and now 2.4 ghz. Speed control is by a home built digi proportional unit which works extremely well! Some working lights as well! Long may it continue! ;-D
    Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    One of my few new purchases, from Hobbyking, a slight price reduction for the Xmas season! What a great mistake, enjoyed the build, sailing the beast a very different experience. Sails like a brick / nail! Even in the lightest breeze it turns turtle, have tried demounting each of the 2 sails, always the same result --- a real piece of cr*p. Hopefully this year I might get better results, my ideas are either to mount a ballast weight normally used on a 'Footy' at the base of the keel or a small wing at the bottom, or even a combination of the two. I cannot add too much ballast because that would reduce the flotation level where the two outriggers would be waterbourne as well. My advice AVOID it!!
    1:4 exact scale Optimst International
    1:4 scale Optimist, built 20 years ago to Optimist Association plans, the idea was to be a dual role model, for exact scale static competitions and also for r/c free sailing. The r/c setup being demountable with replacement by a scale forward seat/bench -- never happened! The original keel was a vertical ply job with a lump of lead at the bottom, power was from a 4 or 5 pack of 'd' sized cells(for ballast) across the stern with the figure sat on one side, hand, velcroed to the tiller arm, sailed like a bath, tendancy to 'dig in' at the front. The 2nd keel was made with a swept back aspect and the same lump of lead, now sails properly. I need to find a 1:4 figure or a 1:4 scale head to refresh the whole thing.
    Commodore Graupner kit of the '70's
    Another find in a French field selling house clearance 'stuff', cost 30โ‚ฌ but that included parts for the same model, 2 x Miniperm motors(380 size) a speed controller and a servo, I thought the parts equalled more than the 30โ‚ฌ! It is the current project, the hull is ready for painting, haven't got very far with the superstructure renovations as yet!
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