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Anchor Chain Wheel. Available in white, grey or black, no need to paint! 15mm diameter. Made from a plastic material. 1:16 scale.
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Cabin Mast. Made from a plastic material with a hinged base. Comes in four parts, the hinged base clips, main structure and top light. The top light will require a small amount of glue to secure. Stands 10cm tall and 7cm wide. Choice of colours available or white if you prefer to paint yourself. Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
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Krick Police Launch by TheBlacksmith Petty Officer   Posted: 7 minutes ago
Hi nice to see your build, I built a Krick police boat about 18 to 20 month ago and it is my favourite boat to sailI have a 550 motor in it and although it was very fast I experimented with props and I am down to a rough scale speed. The only other mods are I fitted spray rails on the chine and I used a longer propshaft and reversed the position of the motor and batteries, it sits in the water at just the right level with no ballast and planes beautifully. I bought a couple of 5mm. 9v. led's and used one along with a siren kit from the now defunct Maplins. Happy sailing😁

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 minutes ago
Right, he says in a John Cleese accent, a la Fawlty Towers, here's the damned Tx. Box first, then the real thing, cropped only to save you from my fizzog and belly. Please note....DSM X, splashed, as I said earlier, across the front of the label panel AND the box itself, no less, from which the Tx . has still only been drawn 4 times. Martin

What do you do when... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 minutes ago
Easy Doug. Ever heard of a pawl and gear. Have a free running motor and gear wheel with enough weight on the line to pull the line off the pulley if the pawl is lifted and no power to the motor. the weight will pull off line from a decent diameter drum and the motor turning backwards.Line pays out with the magnet's weight.Once contact is made the pawl( spring loaded ) is released after enough length of towline is achieved. This re-engages the pawl and stops the motor and drum turning. Power then applied to motor again as needed to recover line. Gear ratio may need playing with for best results. Suggest 2:1 for starters. likewise drum diameter for best results. Get the idea? A derrick would be needed for reach of course. P.S.I don't get the "it's not a flying boat " bit though.Why would we imagine it was?😜😋🤔👍

Speedline Lifeboat crew by Brianaro Petty Officer   Posted: 30 minutes ago
Typo, that should have been, does anyone know where I can buy Speedline 1:12 Lifeboat crew

Fire Boat (crash tender) colours... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 47 minutes ago
Should I do a "finishing" blog on the Crash Tender? Had a nice easy day on it today. What should I do? I took some pictures. Martin

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by kiwibryn Seaman   Posted: 1 hour ago
Well, I have no idea what went wrong before... got it now. Thanks, guys 😁

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
File downloads OK for me

Spektrum, new, useless... by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 hours ago
I've been using Spektrum now for 10 years, never a minuets problem, granted I only use the budget "orange" receivers on my boats but remember your transmitters protocol HAS to be dsmX and NOT just dsm2 otherwise you may experience binding problems. I am using spektrum to fly my 1/4 scale piper J3 cub and its faultless but I always use matching spektrum receivers in planes, not because I don't trust the orange just because when you've got over £1000 worth of plane in the sky it's worth having the added security. Martin are you sure your dx5s protocol is dsmX?. Norman.

GLMBA by captaindoug1 Seaman   Posted: 4 hours ago
Great Lakes Model Boat meeting and Banquet meeting at 11 AM talks all day Turkey supper at 5 PM

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 4 hours ago
Just downloaded the file no problem, windows 10 click on pdf logo, downloads automatic, then access through file downloads...simples as the saying goes😊

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 hours ago
Just tried and worked fine for me click on pic and select download ( top left ) the PDF file is saved to your downloads folder ( windows no idea about ******* Macs)

Sorting Resisters by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
Hi Ed, you might find this page useful in future 😉 This company ships from 'Thief River Falls' (😲) Minnesota! Some places you can also buy a little mechanical calculator. See pic of mine. Turn the wheels to show the colours you see and read off the value below. Example shows a 1k Ohm 5% tolerance resistor. 10x100! Alternatively; if you are looking for a specific value, turn the wheels until the numbers below show what you need and the dials will show the colours to look for👍 Happy 'wheeling'. Ciao, Doug 😎

Left the harbour by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 7 hours ago
EmilyPII left my Harbour yesterday and has headed north to Manchester.. she will be on a lake with her new Skipper Andy.. I loved making her and am glad she will be used regularly! EmilyP III is still in the Harbour and search now starts for a new fishing boat project...

Speedline Lifeboat crew by Brianaro Petty Officer   Posted: 8 hours ago
Thank you for that, yes please I would like to buy them from you, how do we arrange that?

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Hi tt, Spektrum is actually very well made good reliable kit. Just check the specs and small print veeery carefully before you fork out the hard earned shekels! 👍

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