I cannot answer the question but I do hope so. I was looking forward to going to the Warwick show this year. Surprising for me, the better half said she would like to go as well. I think she wants to see Warwick really.😀
3 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
Hi Ron - alternatively to JBs suggestion you could try two other things . Use a 4mm Brass nut (assuming its a 4mm shaft) then file that to almost washer size - but ensure there's still a little bit of thread left - that will still work as a locknut - use a file BOTH sides to ensure that - there is also some stuff out there ( non-permanent threadlock ) which you can use in addition to keep the prop from falling off. Secondly file away the front face of the rear propshaft bearing - again to washer thickness - just enough to keep it from pushing into the tube . They are usually a very tight tapered fit in any event and unlikely to go further into the tube even if you filed of a little too much - assuming its a bronze/brass bearing. a nylon one can also be filed - but not as thin as metal.
From experience I have removed the tip of a prop altogether for a similar reason (look at outboards) and its still a very fast little boat without much noticeable cavitation . However in this case agree with you that the blades themselves might pose a problem . I would personally remove the tip completely - leaving a flat face on the boss.
Hope that helps
8 minutes ago by 🇿🇦 redpmg ( Commander)
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Afraid in Canada
Don't worry Rick👍
You put your post in the right place - Non-Hobby Chat.
Normally religious and political debates would be frowned upon.
But I consider your post to be more of a Social Comment.
I believe that there are millions around the world who share your concerns.
Me for one. I never thought I would live to see 'The land of unlimited opportunity ' degenerate into dictatorship and anarchy. But that is what is beginning to happen.
Just read the report about NBA-Coach Popovich, who described trump as "a mentally disturbed idiot" and 'destroyer'!
What's the betting that if we do get a second virus spike that it emanates from the US or Russia!?
Stay healthy, keep modelling👍
33 minutes ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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SHG Model Supplies
A few years ago I bought some resin timing pulleys and a toothed belt from SHG. They have worked very well in one of my boats but they did take a long time and a fair bit of effort on my part to arrive. I have tried to order since then but unsuccessfully. I would like to use this system again but can't find another supplier. Anybody got any ideas?
Chris, I have found MBB very good for shafts, but that's not much help to you if you have already paid someone else for it!
4 hours ago by 🇬🇧 ianed57 ( Midshipman)
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SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
I'm sorry that I haven't mentioned Caroline's foot problems but with all that's been happening I forgot.
It seems that with this latest problem she has been coping very well and she is almost back to normal. Still some pain but she ignored it while helping with the granddaughter.
She thanks you for your concern and wishes you and Alice all the best, stay safe and well, Colin and Caroline.
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I had a hull sitting round under the hose for a number of years and decided the lockdown was a good time for a new project (ie complete it) Finally finished it in around a month and a half (on and off) and it's now been tested and runs very well on the water, (bit tricky on land) Will probably be experimenting with different motors and props for best performance and quietest running. Would make a great rescue boat with a set of padded arms on the front. Thought of fitting it with a car ESC so as to have reverse,- (only problem is keeping the prop on while starting in reverse) Hull is completely glassed and resin sealed inside.
10 hours ago by jbkiwi
I joined Taskforce 72 some years ago so my first scale model was HMS Argyll. Never having built a scale model before I purchased a Fleetscale semi kit. The build took 18 months and incorporated working stabilizers, rotating gun, rotating radars and lighting. Running gear consists of Futaba 6 channel radio, ford buhler motors,twin speed controllers and 4x 7.2v 5000 ma nicad packs running on 14.volts. It was a much enjoy able build with many challenged including making many moulds and castings to create the finer details. Some think else I had no experience in. The wharf was also made just to moor the model, along with a few islands just to add some intrest.
I hope you enjoy the pics.
12 hours ago by oddjob58
First steam boat
I was sent the steam plant by one on our members.It is a freelance steam launch as I lengthened the boat to fit the boiler and engine.The steam boiler and engine are the Maxwell Hemmens Canton plant.It has been run on water and held 30 psi for allmost 20 min.
7 days ago by Newby7
So many years later. Pilot Boat, much more to be done.
8 days ago by highwayman
Black Bess was built in 1984 when R/C was 27Mhz. Sail winch and rudder. All frames were 5mm plywood salvaged from the bottom of surplus RAF bedside table draws. 3/32 plywood skinning. transport courtesy of Richard Blizzard. I found the sails and rigging this morning
8 days ago by highwayman
Just started a Refit Blog on HMS Repulse.
Following a phone call from a distant friend I have acquired the above for a song price and will be undertaking a total and 100% refit.
Tremendous amount of work to do In every area.
Repulse will be in dry dock for the foreseeable future with work in hand.
Keep you posted.
12 days ago by Scratchbuilder
Z37 NARVIK Destroyer
Z37 NARVICK German Destroyer type 32 class.
14 days ago by Rookysailor
The "Orca" from Jaws 1975 scale 1:14
Here is my newly finished "Orca" scratch built from the plans by Pat Tritle. she is 1:14 scale and about 35 inches length. First run out today and she went perfectly. The only thing I needed to do was add a little ballast in the stern as she was sitting slightly nose down at top speed, thats now been rectified. I will add more photos and perhaps a video next time out.
But I am very pleased with how she's turned out, a definate keeper!
15 days ago by Skydive130
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1 day ago by eejoe
Brushed Motor Controllers
1 day ago by eejoe
RNLI during lockdown
1 month ago by chiffs
RE RIGGING A 1 METER YACHT USING A NEW SERO WINCH.
3 months ago by jimdogge
Easy reversing switch for single ESC twin motor set-up