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deck planks by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Finished companion ways. Open & shut case

three model live steam boats for sale by terry1956 Seaman   Posted: 4 hours ago
Only the open deck boat for sale now, fitted with a Wilesco d46 boiler and twin cylinder engine. Servos for speed and rudder. This boat runs on gas from a small gas cylinder which gives around 15 to 20 mins running. Looking for £170 collection only. Some people have asked about a boiler test and I have looked into this as I will never understand why it needs one, 19psi, there is more pressure in a coke can. Anyway to get a test it needs a pressure test. Or just buy a new boiler off eBay for £55 pounds. This is collection only from Yeovil

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Mornin' Ron, If you put the motor where the batteries are now - where will the batteries go? They weigh far more than the motor so moving them forward will push the CoG even further forward😲 Re shaft angle; as flat as you can get it for the size of prop you want to use. This is to reduce the forward rotation moment of the thrust which tends to push the bow down. The further back you fit the motor the larger the angle will inevitably become due to the space needed for the motor and mount! BTW: Why two NiMh batteries? I would be tempted to change the set up to a brushless and a single LiPo. This will significantly reduce the total weight as well👍 You did say the boat is 'a heavy model'! 😉 Doug 😎

Radio control Row boat by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hello From Australia Has anyone got a plan for a radio Controlled rowing Boat. Sid😭

WTF by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 10 hours ago
[Score: 5/10] 31"/1300g WTF Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 20mm) Direct Drive to a Aquacraft (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Pro Boat (5Amps) ESC - Comments: I'v had this model for a long time & it has had several different drive setups lastly a outboard motor that runs quit well but is a little noise .I built it with the outboard motor as it turns real well in reverse which is a asset at the high point regatas we have . stop at a buoy then reverse out I always mess up hopefully I'll do better at our Buffalo N.Y. High Point Aug 26 2018.

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
This is a Norstar Kingfisher design. I want to place the motor beneath the rear hatch where the batteries sat. The CG was far to forward and this is a heavy model so it never ran very well. the motors ran hot even with a water jacket. I am moving the motor back, using a shortened prop shaft ,but what shaft angle will produce the optimum performance? Ron

three model live steam boats for sale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Mornin' Maurice, No not yet. So far I've cleaned and primed the hull and bought new ESCs, 50 calibre MGs with mounts and ammo belts from Shapeways, scale crew members and Pacific cammo paints, Oh and the 37mm field gun for the foredeck. Then I got tangled up in a restoration and conversion from static to RC of an ancient Billing Boats Danish fish cutter. 😲 Right now I'm trying to figure out how to fit my renovated and converted Taycol Target motor plus battery and usual electronics into the small hull! Have been considering spraying some colour on the PTB hull the next few days, while it's still warm and dry outside😉 Then I can set about refitting the shafts and rudders. What are you up to? Apart from sniffing round steamers!😁 All the best, Doug 😎

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Was only 'pulling your chain' about the missing 'm' Steve😁 Sorry 🤔 I carefully checked every one of the hundreds of bits of my Manxman kit on arrival, some with a micrometer. All seems OK.👍 Still, I can understand why they may not be your favourite vendor! All the best, Doug 😎

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
No justice. I ended up buying a new shaft from ModelBoatBits for the very expensive price of £2.00. The damaged one was part of the running gear kit supplied by Deans for HMS Hood, which I bought at the same time. Sorry, I missed an m off the shaft. It should read 4mm. I'm sure your stuff will be ok.

Bustler class tug by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
Seems Tony Greens can't do decimals LOL👍

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 hours ago
Hi Terry I want to give steam boats a try but don't know a lot about them so letete get my mate to look at the post and then I won't insult you by under pricing and give you a decent offer, maurice

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 hours ago
Hi Doug Did you get the boat done ,as you know hate having to guess prices Regards Maurice

three model live steam boats for sale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
Hi Maurice, Shall we start an auction !?😁 That's the one that appealed to me as well. Looks a bit like a Pinnace? But if you have steam experience, which I don't, I'll 'retire hurt' 😭 Good luck, Doug 😎

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
HMS Samsonia Bustler class tug Plans are on order with realistic postage ,👍thanks to all at Tony Green steam for their patience, a Henry Robb ship built by an ex Henry Robb apprentice (a long time ago) hope I can do it justice. Cheers Marky

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