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    Hmmm! What fuel do they run on Nerys? You might end up with a different kind of pollution!Phew!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™Š ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Hi Mike, A Thermistor is a resistor whose resistance varies with it's temperature. PTC means Positive Temperature Coefficient. Which means that the resistance increase with temperature. Thermistor heaters come in various forms from tiny to huge and are used instead of nichrome wire for all sorts of heating jobs such as hair driers, bathroom fan heaters and in cars. They have the advantage that they can be designed for specific temperature ranges and when they reach their maximum design temp they stay there as long as the volts are applied๐Ÿ˜Š Possible disadvantages for our purposes are the initial heat-up time and operating current. Current is typically high while heating up but falls dramatically when at operating temperature when the resistance is at maximum. I=V/R ๐Ÿ˜‰. We'll see. After reading that article I started trolling my usual suppliers for suitable versions. No luck yet, either too small or way too big โ˜น๏ธ Anyway, I'm concentrating more on the alchemy side at the moment. I have several commercial mini smokers, e.g. for HO/OO scale locos etc., to experiment with. So I'm attacking the problem of the elusive 'Black Smoke'. As soon as I find some suitable thermistors heaters I'll be off and running๐Ÿคž Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Paddle Steamer Waverley
    We are very lucky that the Scottish Government gave a million towards the Waverley restoration. They must regard her as a national treasure, as indeed she is and of course, she is much better known and publicised. It is a pity though that these other ships that are fully deserving of saving are virtually ignored. Maid of the Loch is probably the most likely to sail again. Her engines were fired up for the first time in forty years earlier this year following a government grant and money from the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. She has been a static exhibit on Loch Lomond for some years. Medway Queen went through a complete hull rebuild in Bristol a few years ago and is open to the public at Gillingham Pier in Kent where she is still undergoing restoration, however there wasn't enough money available to re-engine her. Hopefully that will happen one day. I saw Balmoral a few weeks ago and she looks rather sorry for herself. The charity who own her are endeavouring to raise something over 3 million for the necessary repairs. Nerys
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    Aerials & Pacemakers
    Martin your story reminds me of one funny incident - which could have been disastrous....... A Vampire T11 came back after a run to the bombing range with a hung up WW2 type 3" rocket with a 50lb concrete practice warhead - aircraft was left in the revetments facing the length of the runway slightly to one side of it as per regulations - an armourer climbed underneath to check the connections - sure enough what was called a pigtail lead had come loose . He reconnected it. Despite all rules which prevent other trades from working on any aircraft while armourers are busy on it an air electrician climbed into the cockpit and decided to test the firing circuit- as he did so said rocket took off........armourer leapt for safety.........A few unkind words were said.......... The rocket ran the length of the runway - across a main highway (which led to the PM's farm) and landed amidst a herd of dairy cows a few miles away............ fortunately no one or any animal was hurt BUT the lady farmer claimed compensation from the Air Force as as her cows did not give milk for a week.........
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    I now have the XL boat stand in stock for models upto about 48" The same as the medium just bigger! www.hakits.co.uk
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    K & O Outboard motors
    I have these. One is for the Fleetline Boat in my harbour. made in japan in the 50's electric and very realistic
    Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    In 1961, you could get a 27" Wen-Mac Texaco Tanker ship for $3.98 with an eight gallon fill up at your local Texaco station. I have video of myself and two brohers as kids on the lake. We each had one.
    Fairey Huntsman 31 Sport
    The Huntsman 31 is usually built as the more common and practical aft cabin version but the rarer Sport version, mainly used for racing, has a full length cockpit which compliments the sleek lines of the hull. It is this version that I've just started to build as a winter project. Chris
    Fairey Spearfish
    My intention was to only build the wooden hulled Faireys but this came along and it was manners not too! The kit is semi-scale so what I'm going to do is build the superstructure in timber as per the first two Spearfish that were built before they became all GRP construction. Timber superstructure and GRP hull is a nice contrasting combination. Still in the box at the moment and will be for a while as other projects are underway. Chris
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    This is my latest acquisition - unfortunately just started its journey and got as far as my sister near Southampton. Still many miles to go before it gets home. When that occurs will be doing a refurbishment.......... As a blog no doubt
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    One hour challenge.
    I just thought I would post this. It was a one hour challenge. The challenge was to make a boat and to put it in a car brake light bulb in an hour. I done this some years ago to raise some money for a charity. I did the challenge and raise ยฃ175.00 pounds. It is not that good but for one hour of my time it was worth it. Martin555.
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