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    Abergavenny steam and vintage show.
    Great day at the Abergavenny steam and vintage show today. I took about 20 of my boats, along with 250 model lorries from my wife's collection. While there I managed to help a few new modellers get started and hopefully they will join us on this wonderful site. I always point interested people in this direction. Back there again tomorrow, 5am wake up to be on the road hopefully by 6am. Start setting up the display at 7am. Cheers and goodnight all Colin.
    1 hour ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Finding a supplier of 2.00mm 2.5mm Ply
    Try Jotika, they used to make their own ply. Regards, Pete D.
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    Mistery box
    Whilst I was at the Abergavenny steam and vintage show today I was offered some model boat stuff for a charity donation. Box of assorted boat fittings and a box of motors etc including another Taycol, plus a mistery box. When I got home I opened the box to find a large tug Hull and decks but no name or instructions. So if anyone has details of this tug I will be eternally grateful. All parts are labelled, J&P. McConnell, Mersey Tugs, Catalogue number 00603.
    3 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Colin H ( Lieutenant)
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    Fairmile c class maiden voyage
    hi there Chewi having read through your postings and watching your video - I am not sure if you have the ACTion P94 set up correctly. You should be able to spin that model round on the spot as the P94 contains a rudder motor mixer built into it. However, be warned, the P94 doesnt like certain 2.4 transmitter sets. Basically, you have to set your transmitter back to zero manufacture settings with no mixing at all on your transmitter to get it working - and - its all done in the ESC - I have built several triple screw vessels myself - the RAF63and the MTBs and basically what I used to do there is use the old Electronize speed controllers from the 90s which dont have the pre-programmed chips in them so that I could switch the signal on and off to the speed controller, thus allowing me to control the centre prop by switching the signal off and on. So, when I wanted speed I ran on all 3 props but when I wanted to manouvre I switched the centre prop off and allowed the 2 outboard motors to spin the vessel with the rudders, using mixers. In this particular model - I would ditch the gelcel battery and go for a Ni-MH battery and the 9.6 volt 500 mAh - 3 of these batteries one for each motor should give you ample run time. John
    4 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    how did your sailing day go?
    hi ya pretty windy today (after rain at first) so there wasnt much sailing for us lot - but the yachties were loving it. I took my oil rig supply vessel down The Seaforth Conqueror and had 10 mins down the lake. Hope you all had some good sailing today. Lets see some more pics of your sailing :-)
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