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    Sail control of RRS Discovery . Help required
    Hi Robert Sqare rigged ships look magnificent on the water but do require a lot of experience sailing model yachts. We have a member in my club who has successfully sailed several such models using his own designs for controlling the sails. He also uses bolt on keels similar to a yacht as they are quite top heavy. Does the whaling ship you are modelling have a name? Doug has extensive records of all types of sailing ships and if he knows what you are intending to build I'm sure he will be more than willing to give advice on sail control. dave976
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    Another one to watch and repeated tonight on BBC2, Ships that Crash and this is about the container ship blocking the Suez canal for days and the financial and trading impact on large chunks of the world. The investigation into causes of the accident I found fascinating. I hope this is one of a series of similar programs. Regards ChrisG
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    Price would be $25 plus postage. You probably should PM me at my e-mail: ghiltz01@hotmail.com Feel free to also join my FB page: Greg's Model Boatyard
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    Check out eBay, as there is a three-cylinder slide valve T3DR, 12mm bore and stroke for only $719 or ยฃ529, I appreciate this is not a triple expansion, but it is a triple at a bargain price which has to be a mistake. I am sure this is the right price for the two-cylinder T2DR, and somebody has made a mistake with the prices. Get in there quick it is the bargain of the year. Good hunting. Gary.
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    hi guys! Thanks for comments ๐Ÿ˜Š in regards to questions below: The rudder can be removed, yup, the decks on TIDs are indeed steel, but i wanted to do mine with planking as i wanted to be posh! (just kidding!) But I've decided to no longer plank the deck, I tried to make a start but soon realised this was going to be VERY a difficult & long task, main reason is due to the bulwark being in the way, usually when adding planking to a deck its done before adding the bulwark so you can get a very neat fit around the edging, but with the hull i have this was not an option as the bulwark is part of the main mould. So i decided to pass as i didn't want to make a mess of it. My TID will not be modelled on any particular TID, i decided before the build that i was going to make it "my own" ..im still deciding on a name for her! The colour scheme for the hull will be Red (bottom), Dark Green (middle) & black (top), the stack & deck will be the same colour green as used on the hull & the wheelhouse will be the standard ivory colour. I've spent the last few days prepping the deck (Filling / Sanding... LOTS of sanding!) to get a smooth finish prior to spraying. I also trimmed the bottom of the superstructure so it sits flush on deck. I also finished the rest of bulwars supports, just need to add front plate to each one now! Few more pics of the Superstructure placed on deck, the stack isn't fixed yet as I'm still finishing it off & the bulwark supports I'm also finishing off with the front plate on each one before i fix them to the deck. I'm planning to spray the deck/inner bulwark at weekend providing i manage to get all the supports finished & fixed! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Toy R/C Kayak
    Another toy, this time a Kayak, bought in a Brest toy/model shop 18 years ago 15โ‚ฌ. Had a crude r/c system installed, forward/reverse and direction, single speed! Another for bath time. Opened up the kayak to view the r/c system, room for a 27mhz system, which was duly installed using a home built speed controller and mini steering servo. I should have said, there is a rudder under the rear hull for direction, the paddle push rods just operate in a vertical oval pattern. Another for use by children at exhibitions. Ran well for 2 or 3 seasons then locked up, investigation revealed a gear box with stripped nylon teeth. I had a g/box with brass gears originally destined for a 00 gauge diesel loco! An adapted modified mounting was made and installed, success! Continued in use over the years with upgrades to the r/c system etc. The last time out whilst packing up a tx fell on the paddling mechanism and the two push rods were broken. Have not opened it up to assess the viability of a repair, but probably a goer as the system is in abs plastic so with plas weld or similar it should soon be back in action. I also need to produce a rubber seal for the paddle system etc, I have a wooden mould for this, and with talc and latex solution shouldn't be a huge problem! I will post more photos of the internals etc when I get around to making repairs.
    Anni P Toy Tug for the Bath
    My nephew had acquired a farm property in Normandy, whilst visiting him, we went to have a look around the site, He had a skip there for all the rubbish, when I looked in it there was this little tugboat. I asked if I could have it, the response was yes, but radio control it! I like challenges, and here is the result! All original pieces removed and then a r/c plan was made, originally for 27mhz kit, successfully installed and the system worked. After that the various UK exhibitions with a sailing facility available were attended and the transmitter was handed to children to 'have a go' -- 30 years ago, a novell concept at that time, still a little so!. It has continued over the years via new motors, batteries, r/c systems, 40mhz and now 2.4 ghz. Speed control is by a home built digi proportional unit which works extremely well! Some working lights as well! Long may it continue! ;-D
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    One of my few new purchases, from Hobbyking, a slight price reduction for the Xmas season! What a great mistake, enjoyed the build, sailing the beast a very different experience. Sails like a brick / nail! Even in the lightest breeze it turns turtle, have tried demounting each of the 2 sails, always the same result --- a real piece of cr*p. Hopefully this year I might get better results, my ideas are either to mount a ballast weight normally used on a 'Footy' at the base of the keel or a small wing at the bottom, or even a combination of the two. I cannot add too much ballast because that would reduce the flotation level where the two outriggers would be waterbourne as well. My advice AVOID it!!
    1:4 exact scale Optimst International
    1:4 scale Optimist, built 20 years ago to Optimist Association plans, the idea was to be a dual role model, for exact scale static competitions and also for r/c free sailing. The r/c setup being demountable with replacement by a scale forward seat/bench -- never happened! The original keel was a vertical ply job with a lump of lead at the bottom, power was from a 4 or 5 pack of 'd' sized cells(for ballast) across the stern with the figure sat on one side, hand, velcroed to the tiller arm, sailed like a bath, tendancy to 'dig in' at the front. The 2nd keel was made with a swept back aspect and the same lump of lead, now sails properly. I need to find a 1:4 figure or a 1:4 scale head to refresh the whole thing.
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